John Corbett (actor)
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Corbett in 2007
|Born||John Joseph Corbett, Jr.
May 9, 1961
Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S.
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 and reprised this role 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.
Corbett was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, the son of John Joseph Corbett, Sr. He lived with his mother in an apartment block near the Ohio River, and attended Wheeling Central Catholic High School and Cerritos College in Norwalk, California. He graduated from West Liberty University. -source?-- 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.
Corbett commented on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson that many people perceive him to be dating a much older woman in Bo Derek, whereas she is only about 5 years older than Corbett.
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. Its only single, "Good to Go" (which was also recorded by Jason Aldean on his self-titled debut album), reached a peak of No. 43 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. 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. And 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.
|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 Fire||Dr. Evan Thorne|
|1999||Desperate But Not Serious||Jonathan|
|2000||Dinner Rush||Ken Roloff|
|On Hostile Ground||Engineer|
|2001||Prancer Returns||Tom Sullivan||Video release|
|2002||My Big Fat Greek Wedding||Ian Miller|
|2003||My Dinner with Jimi||Henry Diltz|
|2004||Raise Your Voice||Mr. Torvald|
|Elvis Has Left the Building||Miles Taylor|
|Raising Helen||Pastor Dan Parker|
|2005||Bigger Than the Sky||Michael Degan/Christian|
|Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D||Jack Schmitt||voice|
|2007||Montana Sky||Ben McKinnon|
|2008||Street Kings||Detective Dante Demille|
|The Burning Plain||John|
|2009||Baby on Board||Danny|
|I Hate Valentine's Day||Greg|
|2010||Sex and the City 2||Aidan Shaw|
|Ramona and Beezus||Bob Quimby||Released July 23, 2010|
|November Christmas||Tom Marks||Released November 28, 2010|
|2011||Wild Oats||upcoming film|
|2012||A Smile as Big as the Moon (TV movie)||Mike Kersjes|
|Kiss Me||upcoming film|
|1989||The Wonder Years||Louis||Season 1, Episode 4 – Angel|
|1990–1995||Northern Exposure||Chris Stevens||Main role|
|1995, 1996||Days Of Our Lives||Hospital Admistrator Board Member||4 episodes, December 1995 & March 1996|
|1997–1998||The Visitor||Adam MacArthur||Main character|
|2000–2003||Sex and the City||Aidan Shaw||Recurring, Seasons 3 – 4, 6|
|2003||Lucky||Michael "Lucky" Linkletter||Main character|
|2010||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Falsely injured guest|
|2009–2011||United States of Tara||Max Gregson||Main role|
|2011||Parenthood||Seth Holt||Recurring, Season 2|
|2011||The Hunt For The I-5 Killer||Detective Dave Komenik||Lifetime Movie|
|2013||NCIS: Los Angeles||Roy Quaid||2-part episode Red|
|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"|
- "John Corbett". The New York Times. Retrieved February 11, 2011.
- Brasher, Joan. "John Corbett". The Fish. Retrieved February 11, 2011.
- Murray, Rebecca. "Interview with John Corbett from 'Raise Your Voice'". about.com. Retrieved February 11, 2011.
- "'I'm so happy,' says Bo Derek as she opens up for the first time about romance with Sex And The City's John Corbett". Daily Mail. November 4, 2008. Retrieved February 11, 2011.
- "John Corbett". Celebrity Talent Promotions. Retrieved February 11, 2011.
- Elliott, Stuart (September 17, 2012). "Q. and A. with Stuart Elliott". The New York Times. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
- "CMT : Videos : John Corbett : Bottle of Whiskey". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011.
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