Barry Corbin

Birthday: Oct 16, 1940
Birthplace: Lamesa, Texas, USA
Actor Barry Corbin may be best remembered for portraying Maurice Minnifield, the blustery but good-hearted ex-astronaut and entrepreneurial owner of Cicely, Alaska, in the popular TV show Northern Exposure (1990-95). Prior to that, he worked steadily on stage, screen and television since the mid '70s. With his stocky build and big voice, the Texas native is noted for his portrayals of policemen, soldiers, and father figures. He received formal training in theater at Texas Tech, and, after spending two years in the Marines, Corbin returned home and began acting in regional theater. He later went to New York where he worked on and off Broadway. He moved to L.A. in 1977 where he began writing radio plays for National Public Radio. In 1980 Corbin began his feature-film career, appearing in three popular films: Any Which Way You Can, Stir Crazy, and Urban Cowboy. Among his other early career highlights are Six Pack, Honkytonk Man, and playing General Beringer in John Badham's nuclear thriller WarGames. He continued to work steadily in TV and film in projects such as LBJ: The Early Years, Nothing In Common, Critters 2, and Who's Harry Crumb before landing his iconic part on Northern Exposure.After the quirky CBS series ended, he could be seen in Curdled, The Drew Carey Show, and in a recurring role on the drama series One Tree Hill. In 2007 he was in the Best Picture winning No Country For Old Men. His most recent credits include Feed he Fish, and Valley of the Sun.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Trading Paint Sheriff Buck Taylor 2019
No Score Yet Farmer Of The Year Hap Anderson 2018
94% All Saints Forrest $5.8M 2017
No Score Yet Windsor Gil Denton 2017
No Score Yet An American in Texas Larry Korchinsky 2017
No Score Yet Mountain Top Sam Miller 2017
No Score Yet Mountain Top Actor 2017
29% New Life Oscar 2016
No Score Yet Last Man Club Pete 2016
No Score Yet Christmas in the Smokies Wade Haygood 2015
No Score Yet Dawn Of The Crescent Moon Actor 2015
81% The Homesman Buster Shaver 2014
43% Planes: Fire And Rescue Ol'Jammer $42.7M 2014
No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Actor 2014
88% This Is Where We Live Bode Warden 2013
No Score Yet Shadow on the Mesa Jake Rawlins 2013
No Score Yet Born Wild Actor 2013
60% The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez Walker 2012
No Score Yet The Man Who Shook The Hand of Vincente Fernandez Actor $10.4K 2012
No Score Yet Sedona Les 2012
No Score Yet Ghoul Actor 2012
No Score Yet Redemption: For Robbing The Dead Judge Smith 2012
No Score Yet Thriftstore Cowboy Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Home Actor 2012
No Score Yet 3 Blind Saints Rusty Pickens 2011
50% Bloodworth Itchy $10.1K 2011
No Score Yet Valley of the Sun Actor 2011
No Score Yet Rising Stars Farmer 2010
No Score Yet Universal Squadrons Actor 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Actor 2010
No Score Yet NoNAMES Ed 2010
No Score Yet Feed the Fish Axel Andersen Producer $0.2M 2009
No Score Yet Ben 10: Alien Swarm Grandpa Max 2009
81% That Evening Sun Thurl Chessor $84.3K 2009
No Score Yet Not Since You Uncle Dennis 2009
No Score Yet Wyvern Haas 2009
12% Lake City George 2008
0% Beer for My Horses Buck $0.6M 2008
93% No Country for Old Men Ellis $74.3M 2007
73% In the Valley of Elah Arnold Bickman $6.6M 2007
No Score Yet Waitin' to Live Buford Pike 2006
No Score Yet Hidden Places Sheriff 2006
No Score Yet Cowboy Country: The Complete Story of the Wild West Actor 2006
No Score Yet Alien Express Sen. Frank Rawlings 2005
No Score Yet River's End Sheriff Buster Watkins 2005
No Score Yet Beautiful Dreamer Grandpa 2004
No Score Yet Hope Ranch Shorty 2004
No Score Yet Dunsmore Sheriff Breen 2003
No Score Yet Time Quest Actor 2003
No Score Yet Monte Walsh Alderson 2003
No Score Yet What Comes Around Leon 2002
No Score Yet Clover Bend Cotton 2002
No Score Yet Drive-in Movie Memories Actor 2002
No Score Yet No One Can Hear You Sheriff Joe Webster 2001
67% Race to Space Earl Vestal 2001
40% Crossfire Trail Sheriff Moncrieff 2001
No Score Yet The Journeyman Charlie Ledbetter 2001
No Score Yet The Gristle Senator Dorm 2001
17% Held Up Pembry 2000
No Score Yet Sealed with a Kiss, (Longfellow Bridge) Actor 1999
No Score Yet Sealed with a Kiss Wink 1999
No Score Yet Fumbleheads Robert Blister 1999
No Score Yet Face to Kill For Frank Hadley 1999
No Score Yet Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story Tony Serra 1999
No Score Yet The Hired Heart Mike Hadley 1997
17% Curdled Lodger 1996
6% Solo Gen. Clyde Haynes 1996
No Score Yet My Son Is Innocent Dan Pendleton 1996
No Score Yet Virus Dr. Clayman 1995
No Score Yet Deadly Family Secrets Potter 1995
No Score Yet Siringo Actor 1994
No Score Yet Formula for Death Dr. Clayman 1994
No Score Yet Conagher Charlie McCloud 1991
No Score Yet The Chase Wallis 1991
38% Career Opportunities Officer Don 1991
71% The Hot Spot Sheriff 1990
7% Ghost Dad Mr. Collins 1990
20% Short Time Captain 1990
No Score Yet The Chase Actor 1990
No Score Yet Last Flight Out Capt. Bob Berg 1990
No Score Yet Red King, White Knight Bentick 1989
No Score Yet I Know My First Name Is Steven Off. Warner 1989
27% Who's Harry Crumb? P.J. Downing 1989
No Score Yet The People Across the Lake Malcolm Bryce 1988
No Score Yet It Takes Two (My New Car) George Lawrence 1988
30% Critters 2: The Main Course Harv 1988
No Score Yet Stranger on My Land Gil 1988
50% Permanent Record Jim Sinclair 1988
No Score Yet Off the Mark (Crazy Legs) Walt Warner 1987
No Score Yet LBJ: The Early Years Judge Wirtz 1987
No Score Yet Under Cover Sergeant Irwin Lee 1987
No Score Yet Beyond the Rising Moon Actor 1987
No Score Yet Firefighter (The Greater Alarm) Capt. Johnson 1986
No Score Yet Hard Traveling Frank Burton 1986
57% Nothing in Common Andrew Woolridge 1986
14% My Science Project Lew Harlan 1985
No Score Yet The Defiant Ones Floyd Carpenter 1985
No Score Yet The Ratings Game Carl Wheeny 1984
No Score Yet The Jesse Owens Story Actor 1984
No Score Yet Fatal Vision Franz Grebner 1984
No Score Yet Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac Hamilton 1984
33% The Man Who Loved Women Roy 1983
93% WarGames (War Games) Gen. Beringer 1983
93% Honkytonk Man Arnspriger 1982
56% The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas C.J. 1982
No Score Yet Six Pack Sheriff 1982
100% The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez Abernethy 1982
No Score Yet Prime Suspect Bob Austin 1982
No Score Yet The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia Wimbish 1981
No Score Yet Bitter Harvest Dr. Agajanian 1981
75% Dead and Buried Phil 1981
No Score Yet Murder in Texas Actor 1981
67% Stir Crazy Warden Walter Beatty 1980
71% Urban Cowboy Bob Davis 1980
20% Any Which Way You Can Fat Zack 1980
No Score Yet Rage! Actor 1980

TV

CREDIT
63% Blood & Oil
2015
Clifton Lundergren Clifton Lundegren
  • 2015
23% Anger Management
2012
Ed
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
87% Modern Family
2009
Merle Tucker
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2010
84% The Closer
2005-2012
Clay Johnson
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
84% The Unit
2006-2009
Carson
  • 2009
  • 2008
93% Psych
2006-2014
  • 2008
No Score Yet One Tree Hill
2003-2012
Whitey Durham
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Reba
2001-2007
JV McKinney
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
  • 1999
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
1993-2001
Ben Crowder
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Chuck
  • 1998
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Clifford Calvert
  • 1997
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Cooper
  • 1995
No Score Yet Northern Exposure
1990-1995
Maurice Minnifield
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Lonesome Dove
1989
Roscoe Brown
  • 1989
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Lt. Lou Flannigan
  • 1987
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Kincaid
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
Pete
  • 1986
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
Washburn Sheriff Washburn
  • 1983
  • 1981
  • 1980
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Sgt. Joe Vickers
  • 1981
No Score Yet One Tree Hill
Whitey Durham

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