Barry Corbin

Actor, Writer, Rodeo performer
A well-respected and busy character actor in films and on television for over three decades, Emmy-nominated Texas native Barry Corbin played larger-than-life figures in films like "Urban Cowboy" (1980) and "WarGames" ... Read more »
Born: 10/16/1940 in LeMesa, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (143)

Beautiful Dreamer 2014 (Movie)

William Kelly (Actor)

Dunsmore 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Finding Harmony 2014 (Movie)

Grady Pickett (Actor)

Nobody Knows 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Not Since You 2014 (Movie)

Uncle Dennis (Actor)

Planes: Fire and Rescue 2014 (Movie)

Ol' Jammer (Voice)

River's End 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Gristle 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Homesman 2014 (Movie)

Buster Shaver (Actor)

Thriftstore Cowboy 2014 (Movie)

Ray Jennings (Actor)

Anger Management 2011 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Beyond the Farthest Star 2013 (Movie)

Chief Burns (Actor)

Dawn of the Crescent Moon 2013 (Movie)

Cyrus (Actor)

Shadow on the Mesa 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Suit Up 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

This Is Where We Live 2013 (Movie)

Bode Warden (Actor)

Born Wild 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Redemption: For Robbing the Dead 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rising Stars 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Feed the Fish 2009 (Movie)

Axel Andersen (Actor)

Nonames 2009 (Movie)

Ed (Actor)

That Evening Sun 2009 (Movie)

Thurl Chessor (Actor)

Beer for My Horses 2008 (Movie)

Buck Baker (Actor)

Lake City 2008 (Movie)

George (Actor)

One Tree Hill 2003 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Grand 2008 (Movie)

Jimminy 'Lucky' Faro (Actor)

Celebrity Poker Showdown 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 1999, 2003 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Designing Women 1988 - 1989, 1998 - 1999, 2003 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ellen 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 1999, 2003 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the Valley of Elah 2007 (Movie)

Arnold Bickman (Actor)

JAG 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 1999, 2003 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

King of the Hill 1998 - 1999, 2003 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1989, 1995 - 1999, 2003 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

No Country for Old Men 2007 (Movie)

Ellis (Actor)

Spin City 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 1999, 2003 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 1999, 2003 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Magnificent Seven 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 1999, 2003 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1986 - 1989, 1995 - 2000, 2003 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monte Walsh 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Mysterious Ways 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Race To Space 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Reba 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Journeyman 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Louis L'Amour's Crossfire Trail 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

No One Can Hear You 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Held Up 2000 (Movie)

Pembry (Actor)

U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848) 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Hiller and Diller 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Aviators 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Big Easy 1996 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Closer 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Sex and the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

Curdled 1996 (Movie)

Lodger (Actor)

Eyes in the Sky 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Narrator

Fate of the Plains 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss and Tell 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Solo 1996 (Movie)

General Clyde Haynes (Actor)

Northern Exposure 1989 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Robin Cook's Virus 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Siringo 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Keys 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Career Opportunities 1991 (Movie)

Officer Don (Actor)

The Chase 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia 1991 (Movie)

Wimbush (Actor)

Camp California 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghost Dad 1990 (Movie)

Mr Collins (Actor)

Short Time 1990 (Movie)

Captain (Actor)

Spooner 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hot Spot 1990 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

Who's Harry Crumb? 1989 (Movie)

P J Downing (Actor)

Critters 2: The Main Course 1988 (Movie)

Harv (Actor)

It Takes Two 1988 (Movie)

George Lawrence (Actor)

Permanent Record 1988 (Movie)

Jim Sinclair (Actor)

John Henry 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Off the Mark 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Under Cover 1987 (Movie)

Sergeant Irwin Lee (Actor)

C.A.T. Squad 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Hard Traveling 1986 (Movie)

Attorney Frank Burton (Actor)

Maggie 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Nothing in Common 1986 (Movie)

Andrew Woolridge (Actor)

Texas 150: A Celebration Special 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Defiant Ones 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

What Comes Around 1986 (Movie)

Leon (Actor)

My Science Project 1985 (Movie)

Lew Harlan (Actor)

Boone 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ratings Game 1984 (Movie)

Colonel (Actor)

The Man Who Loved Women 1983 (Movie)

Roy (Actor)

The Thorn Birds 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Travis McGee 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Wargames 1983 (Movie)

General Beringer (Actor)

Dead and Buried 1982 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

Fantasies 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Honkytonk Man 1982 (Movie)

Derwood Arnspriger (Actor)

Norma Rae 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Prime Suspect 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez 1982 (Movie)

B R Abernathy (Actor)

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 1982 (Movie)

C J (Actor)

Bitter Harvest 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Rage 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Six Pack 1981 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

Any Which Way You Can 1980 (Movie)

Fat Zack (Actor)

Stir Crazy 1980 (Movie)

Warden Walter Beatty (Actor)

Urban Cowboy 1980 (Movie)

Uncle Bob (Actor)

A Death in California (TV Show)

Actor

A Face to Kill For (TV Show)

Actor

A Few Days in Weasel Creek (TV Show)

Actor

Alien Express (TV Show)

Actor

Ben 10: Alien Swarm (TV Show)

Actor

Columbo: A Trace of Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Conagher (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Family Secrets (TV Show)

Actor

Fatal Vision (TV Show)

Actor

Firefighter (TV Show)

Actor

Hidden Places (TV Show)

Actor

Hope Ranch (TV Show)

Actor

Ink (TV Show)

Actor

LBJ: The Early Years (TV Show)

Actor

Last Flight Out (TV Show)

Actor

Lonesome Dove (TV Show)

Actor

Man Against the Mob (TV Show)

Actor

Moon Shot (TV Show)

Narrator

Murder in Texas (TV Show)

Actor

My Son Is Innocent (TV Show)

Actor

Red King, White Knight (TV Show)

Actor

Sealed With a Kiss (TV Show)

Actor

Secret Witness (TV Show)

Actor

Spies (TV Show)

Actor

Stranger on My Land (TV Show)

Actor

The Hired Heart (TV Show)

Actor

The Jesse Owens Story (TV Show)

Actor

The Keys (TV Show)

Actor

The People Across the Lake (TV Show)

Actor

The Wild West (TV Show)

Voice

This House Possessed (TV Show)

Actor

Valley of the Sun (Movie)

(Actor)

Warm Hearts, Cold Feet (TV Show)

Actor

Wyvern (TV Show)

Actor

Young Harry Houdini (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A well-respected and busy character actor in films and on television for over three decades, Emmy-nominated Texas native Barry Corbin played larger-than-life figures in films like "Urban Cowboy" (1980) and "WarGames" (1983), as well as TV projects like "Lonesome Dove" (CBS, 1989), "Northern Exposure (CBS, 1990-95) and "One Tree Hill" (The WB/The CW, 2005- ). The son of a Lone Star State senator, Corbin fell in love with character actors as a boy, and began his long ride to the screen through work on stages across the country. "Urban Cowboy" marked his feature debut, and for the next 20 years, he was a near-ubiquitous presence as ornery cowboys, tough cops, military men and on occasion, a kindly father or mentor. Town patriarch and astronaut Maurice Minnifield on "Northern Exposure" became his best-known role, and the one that afforded him the widest character arc - he could be menacing one moment, wistful the next, and quite funny in every scene - and it brought him two Emmy nominations and more work in features like "No Country for Old Men" (2007) and series like "One Tree Hill." Familiar to just about anyone who attended a movie or turned on a television since 1980, Corbin enjoyed the best scenario that acting could provide - steady work and rewarding roles.

Relationships

Alma LaMerle Corbin

Mother

Shannon Katy Ross

Daughter

Bernard Weiss Corbin

Son

Susan Berger

Wife
married May 29, 1976 sued for divorce in October 1992

Kilmer Corbin

Father
elected at age 25 left politics at age 35

Christopher Corbin

Son
born on September 22, 1982 mother, Susan Berger

James Corbin

Son
born on May 26, 1979 mother, Susan Berger

Marie Soape

Wife
married on March 15, 1965 divorced in April 1972

EDUCATION

Texas Tech University

Lubbock , Texas 1959 - 1964

University of Colorado

Boulder , Colorado 1964

Milestones

1990

Cast as a regular, Maurice Minnifield, on CBS-TV's "Northern Exposure"

1989

Recurring role on the series "The Famous Teddy Z"

1987

Starred in the short-lived TV series "Spies"

1986

First TV guest spots on two series in the same week, "The A-Team" and the revival of "The Twilight Zone"

1980

Made feature debut in "Urban Cowboy"

1980

Made TV debut in "Rage", an NBC-TV movie

1977

Moved to Los Angeles

1964

Moved to New York to pursue acting

Wrote radio plays for National Public Radio

Spent two years in the Marines

Played regular role of C.D. LeBlanc on the TV series "The Big Easy" (USA)

Bonus Trivia

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Corbin at one time Performed with the late Ben Johnson, Bruce Boxleitner, Linda Blair and others on the celebrity rodeo circuit.

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