John Corbett

Actor, Percussionist, Country-western singer
Known for several high profile roles as "dream boyfriends," actor and musician John Corbett initially turned heads playing a bohemian radio DJ on the Emmy Award-winning television series "Northern Exposure" (CBS ... Read more »
Born: 05/08/1961 in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (57)

Man Seeking Woman 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boy Next Door 2015 (Movie)

Garrett Peterson (Actor)

Transporter The Series 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kiss Me 2014 (Movie)

Chance (Actor)

My Dinner With Jimi 2014 (Movie)

Henry Diltz (Actor)

Parenthood 2011 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Lookalike 2014 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

Cracked 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS: Los Angeles 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Smile As Big As The Moon 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Lost Girl 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ricochet 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hunt for the I-5 Killer 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

United States of Tara 2008 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Glenn Martin, DDS 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Ramona and Beezus 2010 (Movie)

Robert Quimby (Actor)

Sex and the City 2 2010 (Movie)

Aidan (Actor)

Baby on Board 2009 (Movie)

Danny Chambers (Actor)

I Hate Valentine's Day 2009 (Movie)

Greg Gatlin (Actor)

The Burning Plain 2009 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Street Kings 2008 (Movie)

Detective Dante Demille (Actor)

The Messengers 2007 (Movie)

John Burwell (Actor)

Dreamland 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bigger Than the Sky 2005 (Movie)

Michael Degan/Christian (Actor)

Elvis Has Left the Building 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Raise Your Voice 2004 (Movie)

Mr Torvald (Actor)

Raising Helen 2004 (Movie)

Pastor Dan Parker (Actor)

Elvis Lives 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Lucky 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Sex and the City 2000 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2002 (Movie)

Ian Miller (Actor)

The Chris Isaak Show 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dinner Rush 2001 (Movie)

Ken (Actor)

Serendipity 2001 (Movie)

Lars Hammond (Actor)

The Love Chronicles 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

On Hostile Ground 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Private Lies 1999 (Movie)

David (Actor)

The Visitor 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Volcano 1997 (Movie)

Norman Calder (Actor)

Wedding Bell Blues 1997 (Movie)

Cary (Actor)

Don't Look Back 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Northern Exposure 1989 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Web of Life: Exploring Biodiversity 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Narrator

Tombstone 1993 (Movie)

Barnes (Actor)

Desperate But Not Serious (TV Show)

Actor

Innocent Victims (TV Show)

Actor

Montana Sky (TV Show)

Actor

November Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Prancer Returns (TV Show)

Actor

The Morrison Murders (TV Show)

Actor

The Sky's on Fire (TV Show)

Actor

To Serve and Protect (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Known for several high profile roles as "dream boyfriends," actor and musician John Corbett initially turned heads playing a bohemian radio DJ on the Emmy Award-winning television series "Northern Exposure" (CBS, 1990-95). Corbett was subsequently cast in the lead in a number of short-lived series including "The Visitor" (Fox, 1997-98) but was transformed into a sex symbol when he played columnist Carrie Bradshaw's (Sarah Jessica Parker) blue-collar love interest - and crowd-pleasing alternative to her villainous ex Mr. Big - in the generation-defining HBO series "Sex and the City" (1998-2004). Tall, blond, and perennially agreeable, Corbett was touted as the next romantic leading man, though following the enormous success of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" (2002), he floundered with a string of low-budget movies and a side career as a country singer. Corbett resurfaced in the primetime series "United States of Tara" (Showtime, 2009- ), which helped reignite his film career by effectively showcasing the actor's easygoing charm and his way with offbeat material.

Relationships

John Joseph Corbett Sr

Father

Brittany Daniel Actor

Companion
Briefly dated in 2001 no longer together

Bo Derek Actor

Companion
Began dating in early 2002 began living together in March 2003

Bridget Moynahan Actor

Companion
Met during filming of "Serendipity" (2001) No longer together

EDUCATION

Cerritos College

Norwalk , California

Wheeling Central Catholic High School

Wheeling , West Virginia

Milestones

2010

Reprised his role of Aidan Shaw, Carrie Bradshaw's ex-boyfriend, in "Sex and the City 2"

2010

Co-starred with Selena Gomez and Joey King in "Ramona and Beezus," based on Beverly Cleary's popular children's book series

2009

Re-teamed with Nia Vardalos for her writing and directing debut, "I Hate Valentine's Day"

2008

Co-starred with Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker in "Street Kings"

2007

Returned to acting to star in the suspense thriller, "The Messengers"

2006

Released debut album, Good To Go

2005

Starred opposite Sean Astin and Amy Smart in "Bigger Than the Sky"

2005

Announced he would retire from acting to pursue a career as a country music singer

2004

Starred as Pastor Dan Parker, the love interest to Kate Hudson in "Raising Helen"

2002

Played compulsive gambler, Michael "Lucky" Linkletter in the FX series "Lucky"

2002

Played the sweet-natured boyfriend of Nia Vardalos in the sleeper indie hit "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"

2001

Had featured role in "Serendipity" opposite Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack

2001

Co-starred in the USA Network movie "Prancer Returns"

2000

Had leading role in the TBS movie "On Hostile Ground"

2000

Joined the cast of HBO's "Sex and the City" as Carrie Bradshaw's lovable boyfriend, Aidan

1997

Cast in the FOX sci-fi drama "The Visitor"

1991

Film debut in "Flight of the Intruder"

1990

Debuted as a series regular on CBS' "Northern Exposure" as disk jockey Chris Stevens; earned 1992 Emmy nomination

1988

TV debut as a boyfriend of Karen Arnold on an episode of the ABC comedy "The Wonder Years"

Co-owned the Fenix Underground, a bar in Seattle

Raised in Wheeling, West Virginia

Made over 50 commercials

Supported himself as a hairdresser, welder and K-Mart checkout clerk

Bonus Trivia

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"John is a thoughtful person and a free spirit. He lives completely in the moment, which is very infectious and very engaging." - "Sex and the City" co-star Kyle MacLachlan to Us weekly, Aug. 20, 2001

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"I can't do this anymore. I'm getting out of acting," he said, "I'm bored. I've been doing this for so long, I'm serious, and I can't do this any more." - Corbett at a press junket for "Raise Your Voice" on giving up acting for good to become a country singer, E! Online, Sept. 29, 2004

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"I realized I wasn't enjoying my work, so I decided to take my destiny into my own hands," says Corbett of his decision to reinvent his career. "I wanted to do something where I don't look at my watch. You only get one life, and I've used up half of it already." - Corbett to Parade magazine, May 2006

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