John Corbett (actor)
John Corbett in April 2007.
|Born||John Joseph Corbett, Jr.
May 9, 1961
Wheeling, West Virginia, United States
John Joseph Corbett, Jr. (born May 9, 1961) is an American actor and country music singer. He is best known for playing Chris Stevens on Northern Exposure from 1990 to 1995; and Aidan, Carrie Bradshaw's boyfriend, on Sex and the City -- a role which he reprised for the series movie sequel Sex and the City 2. He also played the leading male role opposite Nia Vardalos in Vardalos's hit film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). He starred in United States of Tara as Max Gregson, and has appeared on NBC dramedy Parenthood as Seth Holt. Aside from acting, Corbett has released two country albums.
Corbett was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on May 9, 1961, the son of John Joseph Corbett, Sr. He lived with his mother in an apartment block near the Ohio River in West Virginia. His mother was a waitress who worked in his uncle's music club. Corbett attended Wheeling Central Catholic High School where he graduated in 1979. He started playing the guitar at age 7 and at 16, he had a job as a security guard at the Capitol Music Hall. Following his graduation from high school, Corbett moved to California and worked in a steel factory for six years. During his time as a boiler maker in the factory, Corbett spent a year training to become an L.A. County Deputy Sheriff but ultimately failed. He stopped working at the factory when he got injured and went to Cerritos College in Norwalk, California. There, he took acting classes and studied hair dressing for a year. Corbett said: "I went to hair school by day and studied theatre at night." He is a licensed hair stylist since 1986. He graduated from West Liberty University. He then landed a Samsung commerical, and after three years, he had starred in 50 national commercials.
Corbett's first major role was as the hippie boyfriend of Karen Arnold in season 1, episode 4 ("Angel"), of The Wonder Years in 1988, but was credited as "Jack Corbett." Corbett has co-starred in three successful television series to date: Northern Exposure from 1990 to 1995, Sex and the City (spanning 22 episodes from 2001 to 2002), and United States of Tara (2009–2011).
Corbett played the leading role in two short-lived television series. The first was the 1997 sci-fi series, The Visitor, in which Corbett played Adam MacArthur, a man abducted by aliens, only to find his way home 50 years later and endowed with unearthly powers. In 2003 he starred in his second series, Lucky, which was about a professional poker player, Michael 'Lucky' Linkletter, living in Las Vegas.
Corbett played a Hospital Administrator, Board Member at Salem (MA) University Hospital on the NBC Television Series, Days Of Our Lives in a special guest starring role appearing for 2 episodes in late-December 1995, and reprised the role for 2 episodes in a cameo guest appearance in early March 1996.
Corbett's film credits include Tombstone, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Raising Helen, Dreamland and The Messengers. Corbett appeared in Serendipity with John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, and he played the role of a music teacher in Raise Your Voice, which starred Hilary Duff. He had a cameo role as Ken Roloff in Dinner Rush (2000). Additionally, Corbett starred in the 2007 Lifetime Television film, Montana Sky, and co-starred as a corrupt LAPD vice squad member in Street Kings (2008). Corbett starred as Tom Marks, father of a little girl fighting for her life, in the Hallmark movie "November Christmas" that premiered November 28, 2010, on CBS.
Corbett released a full-length, self-titled country music album co-produced in Nashville, TN, by D. Scott Miller and Tara Novick, on April 4, 2006, and went on tour that year to promote the album, opening for ZZ Top, Lisa Marie Presley and Charlie Daniels. Its only single, "Good to Go" (which was also recorded by Jason Aldean on his self-titled debut album), debuted at No. 48 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, which was the highest debut by a new artist from an independent label, and later reached a peak of No. 43. In addition Corbett was featured as a primary actor in Trisha Yearwood's music video of her 2008 single, "This Is Me You're Talking To".
Corbett co-starred in the 2009–2011 Showtime series, United States of Tara opposite Toni Collette. He provided the voiceover for Applebee's Restaurant television commercials at Playback Recording Studio and, in 2012, for Walgreens. He has a recurring role on Parenthood. In 2013, Corbett released his second country album Leaving Nothin' Behind, co-produced by Jon Randall who also wrote 7 of the 10 songs. As of March 2013, Corbett was also set to star in a proposed NCIS spin-off called NCIS: Red, starting with a pilot in the NCIS: Los Angeles episode Red for both March 19, and March 26, 2013.
Corbett was raised Roman Catholic, but is now a born-again Christian. He has never been married, and has stated that he does not see himself getting married or having children. He has been in a long-term relationship with actress Bo Derek since 2002.
|1991||Flight of the Intruder||Big Augie|
|1996||Wedding Bell Blues||Cary Maynard Philco|
|1996||The Morrison Murders||Walker Morrison|
|1998||Countdown: The Sky's On Fir||Dr. Evan Thorne|
|1999||Desperate But Not Serious||Jonathan|
|2000||Dinner Rush||Ken Roloff|
|2000||On Hostile Ground||Matt Andrews|
|2001||Prancer Returns||Tom Sullivan|
|2002||My Big Fat Greek Wedding||Ian Miller||Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|2003||My Dinner with Jimi||Henry Diltz|
|2004||Raise Your Voice||Mr. Torvald|
|2004||Elvis Has Left the Building||Miles Taylor|
|2004||Raising Helen||Pastor Dan Parker|
|2005||Bigger Than the Sky||Michael Degan/Christian|
|2005||Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D||Jack Schmitt|
|2007||Montana Sky||Ben McKinnon|
|2008||Street Kings||Detective Dante Demille|
|2008||The Burning Plain||John|
|2009||Baby on Board||Danny|
|2009||I Hate Valentine's Day||Greg|
|2010||Sex and the City 2||Aidan Shaw|
|2010||Ramona and Beezus||Bob Quimby|
|2010||November Christmas||Tom Marks|
|2011||Ricochet||Duncan Hatcher||Television movie|
|2012||A Smile as Big as the Moon||Mike Kersjes|
|1989||The Wonder Years||Louis||Episode: "Angel"|
|1990–1995||Northern Exposure||Chris Stevens||110 episodes
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
|1995–1996||Days Of Our Lives||Hospital Admistrator Board Member||4 episodes|
|1997–1998||The Visitor||Adam MacArthur||13 episodes
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television
|2000–2003||Sex and the City||Aidan Shaw||22 episodes
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
|2003||Lucky||Michael "Lucky" Linkletter||13 episodes|
|2009–2011||United States of Tara||Max Gregson||36 episodes|
|2011–2012||Parenthood||Seth Holt||8 episodes|
|2013||NCIS: Los Angeles||Roy Quaid||2 episodes|
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|US Country||US Heat||US Indie|
|Leaving Nothin' Behind||
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|2006||"Good to Go"||43||John Corbett|
|2005||"Bottle of Whiskey"||Kevin Kerslake|
|2006||"Good to Go"|
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