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John Corbett

Highest Rated:   91% Dinner Rush (2001)
Lowest Rated:   0% My Dead Boyfriend (2016)
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Birthplace:   Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
With his ability to seamlessly alternate between a laid-back rugged handsomeness and fashionably well-coifed GQ good looks, John Corbett's endearingly goofy charm and picture-perfect smile have built the talented actor a devoted female fan base in addition to making him perfectly suited for roles in such diverse beloved television hits as Northern Exposure and Sex and the City. With his role as the culture-shocked WASP groom introduced into an extended Greek family in Nia Vardalos' surprise breakout hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding, longtime fans of Corbett's small-screen work were delighted to see the actor finally match that success in feature films. Born and raised in West Virginia, Corbett initially moved to California not to seek success in the bright lights of Hollywood, but to pursue a decidedly less glamorous career working in a steel factory. Concurrently taking classes at a local college, fate had other plans for Corbett as he was forced to halt his factory work after six years due to an injury. Deciding to sit in on a friend's drama class on a lark and called to the stage by the teacher to assist in an exercise, Corbett's talent was clear to all and he was soon on his way to forging a new career on-stage. The encouragement and support of his teacher gave Corbett the confidence to develop his talents and seek a career as an actor, and it wasn't long before he was finding frequent work in commercials. Corbett's big break would come in the late '80s with an appearance on The Wonder Years, though it was his Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated performance in the popular television drama Northern Exposure (1990-1995) that endeared him to audiences and officially commenced his career in the public eye. As the free-thinking intellectual disc jockey who finds himself settled in the quirky town of Cicely, AK, Corbett settled into a role that would gain him a considerable fan base. Roles in numerous television productions followed, and Corbett's appearances in such features as Tombstone (1993) and Volcano (1997) found him successfully developing as an actor while maintaining his unique and likeable presence in front of the cameras. His role as Sarah Jessica Parker's love interest on the breakout HBO hit series Sex and the City found audiences sympathizing with the marriage-minded but lovelorn character, and after a role as a new age musician in the romantic comedy Serendipity, Corbett finally tied the knot in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Shot on a miniscule budget but becoming a massive success in the weeks following its release, My Big Fat Greek Wedding delivered Corbett's small-screen promise to the big screen with effectively side-splitting results and paved the way for a successful feature career. He had another brief TV run as a gambler in the cable series Lucky in 2003. In 2004 he appeared in the Kate Hudson romcom Raising Helen. Though he continued to work steadily in film, he returned to TV in order to be in The United States of Tara on HBO. He appeared in Sex and the City 2 and played the father in Ramona and Beezus in 2010.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet All Saints
  • MIchael Spurlock
2017
0% My Dead Boyfriend
  • Primo
2016
29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
  • Ian Miller
$52.1M 2016
10% The Boy Next Door
  • Garrett Peterson
2015
20% The Lookalike
  • Bobby
2014
No Score Yet Kiss Me
  • Chance
2014
No Score Yet A Smile as Big as the Moon
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet The Hunt for the I-5 Killer
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet The Hysterical Alphabet
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Ricochet
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet November Christmas
  • Tom Marks
2010
70% Ramona and Beezus
  • Robert Quimby
$26.2M 2010
15% Sex and the City 2
  • Aidan Shaw
$95.4M 2010
36% The Burning Plain
  • John
$0.2M 2009
19% I Hate Valentine's Day
  • Greg Gatlin
2009
No Score Yet Baby on Board
  • Danny Chambers
2008
36% Street Kings
  • Detective Dante Demille
$26.4M 2008
12% The Messengers
  • Burwell
$35.4M 2007
No Score Yet Manchild
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Nora Roberts' Montana Sky
  • Ben
2007
No Score Yet Hunt for Justice
  • Capt. John Tanner
2006
67% Dreamland
  • Henry
2006
No Score Yet Arranged Marriages
  • Actor
2006
88% Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D
  • Jack Schmitt
$32.6M 2005
13% Bigger Than the Sky
  • Michael Degan/Christian
2005
15% Raise Your Voice
  • Mr. Torvald
$10.5M 2004
23% Raising Helen
  • Pastor Dan Parker
$37.4M 2004
No Score Yet Elvis Has Left the Building
  • Miles Taylor
2004
40% My Dinner with Jimi
  • Henry Diltz
2003
76% My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Ian Miller
$241.3M 2002
No Score Yet Prancer Returns
  • Tom
2001
59% Serendipity
  • Lars Hammond
$50M 2001
91% Dinner Rush
  • Ken
2001
No Score Yet The Sky's on Fire
  • Evan Thorne
2000
No Score Yet On Hostile Ground
  • Matt Andrews
2000
No Score Yet Private Lies
  • David
2000
No Score Yet To Serve and Protect
  • Brad
1999
46% Volcano
  • Norman Calder
1997
40% Wedding Bell Blues
  • Cary
1996
No Score Yet Don't Look Back
  • Morgan Rose
1996
No Score Yet Innocent Victims
  • Sgt. Tim Hennis
1996
No Score Yet The Morrison Murders
  • Walker Morrison
1996
73% Tombstone
  • Barnes
1993
25% The Flight of the Intruder
  • Big Augie
$14.6M 1991
No Score Yet The Angel with the Trumpet
  • Actor
1950

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
61% American Gothic
2016
  • Gray-Haired Mourner
  • 2016
57% Still the King
2016
  • Trayne Crosstown
  • 2016
58% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
2015
  • Flash
  • 2016
  • 2015
90% Parenthood
2010-2015
  • Seth Holt
  • 2015
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • Roy Haines
  • 2013
75% United States of Tara
2009-2011
  • Max Gregson Max
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2003
  • 2002

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