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Glenn Corbett

Glenn Corbett as Zefram Cochrane
Born August 17, 1930(1930-08-17)
El Monte, California, U.S.
Died January 16, 1993 (aged 62)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1950 – 1993

Glenn Corbett (August 17, 1930 — January 16, 1993) was an American actor best known for his role on CBS's adventure drama Route 66.


Acting career

Corbett, as Lincoln Case, replaced George Maharis (who played "Buz Murdock") as Martin Milner's Route 66 co-star during part of the third and fourth, final season of the series (1963-64). Other regular TV roles were as 'Wes Macauley' on It's a Man's World (1962-63), with co-stars Ted Bessell, Randy Boone, and Michael Burns, in the role of Wes's younger brother, Howie. In the 1965-1966 season, Corbett guest starred on the ABC western The Legend of Jesse James. Corbett appeared as Chance Reynolds, a regular cast member on the NBC western The Road West (1966-1967), with co-stars Barry Sullivan, Kathryn Hays, Andrew Prine, Brenda Scott, and Kelly Corcoran. He also played Paul Morgan on CBS's Dallas (1983-1984; 1986-1988).

After Corbett's Dallas character ('Paul Morgan') was written off the show, he stayed with the production company, Lorimar, for three more years as its dialogue director, but he is probably remembered by science fiction fans for his guest starring role on the second season Star Trek episode "Metamorphosis" as Zefram Cochrane, the inventor of warp drive. Corbett also starred opposite legendary Hollywood actor John Wayne in the 1970 film Chisum as legendary old west sheriff Pat Garrett, opposite Wayne's role as old west rancher John Chisum. He again starred opposite John Wayne in 1971 in the movie Big Jake as half Apache outlaw O'Brien, opposite Wayne's character as old west rancher Jacob McCandles.

Corbett, a native of El Monte, California, died of lung cancer in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of sixty-two.

Selected Filmography


  • Whitney, D. (1963, July 6-12). ...And He Hasn't Crumbled A Fender Yet! TV Guide, pp. 10-13

External links

  • [1] Find-A-Grave profile for Glenn Corbett


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