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John Corbett

Corbett in 2007
Born John Joseph Corbett, Jr.
May 9, 1961 (1961-05-09) (age 48)
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 "Chris in the Morning" Stevens on Northern Exposure from 1990 to 1995 and Aidan, Carrie Bradshaw's boyfriend, on Sex and the City. He also played the leading male role opposite Nia Vardalos in Vardalos's hit film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). He currently stars in United States of Tara.

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Personal life

Corbett was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, the son of John Joseph Corbett, Sr. He lived with his mother, whose name he declines to reveal, in an apartment block near the Ohio River. He attended Wheeling Central Catholic High School and Cerritos College in Norwalk, California. Corbett was raised Catholic but is now a born-again Christian.[1] Corbett has never been married and stated that he doesn't see himself getting married or having kids [2] but he has been in a long-term relationship with Bo Derek since 2002.[3]

Career

John Corbett at the 44th Emmy Awards

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. Corbett has co-starred in two successful television series to date: Northern Exposure from 1990 to 1995 and Sex and the City (spanning 22 episodes from 2001 to 2002).

Corbett played leading roles 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, endowed with unearthly powers. In 2003, he starred in his second series entitled Lucky, which was about a professional poker player, Michael 'Lucky' Linkletter, living in Las Vegas.

Corbett's film credits include Tombstone, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 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 released a full-length, self-titled country music album 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 #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". He did voice over work in commercials for the Applebee's restaurant chain.

Corbett now co-stars in the Showtime original series, The United States of Tara opposite Toni Collette. The series was created by Academy Award-winner Diablo Cody (Juno), and premiered on January 19 2009.

You'll hear his unmistakable voice on the current Applebee's TV and radio "neighborhood" ads. Corbett started the voice campaign in March 2008.

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1991 Flight of the Intruder Big Augie
1993 Tombstone Barnes
1996 Wedding Bell Blues Cary Maynard Philco
1996 The Morrison Murders Walker Morrison
1997 Volcano Norman Calder
1999 Desperate But Not Serious Jonathan
2000 Dinner Rush Ken Roloff
2001 Prancer Returns Tom Sullivan Video release
Serendipity Lars Hammond
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
2006 Dreamland Henry
2007 Montana Sky Ben McKinnon
The Messengers Burwell
2008 Street Kings Detective Dante Demille
The Burning Plain John
2009 Baby on Board Danny
United States of Tara Max Gregson TV series
I Hate Valentine's Day Greg
2010 Ramona and Beezus Bob Quimby upcoming film

Discography

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Albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US Country US Heat US Indie
2006 John Corbett
  • Released: April 4, 2006
  • Label: Fun Bone/Co5
45 19 21

Singles

Year Single US Country Album
2006 "Good to Go" 43 John Corbett

Music videos

Year Video Director
2006 "Good to Go" Kevin Kerslake

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