John Corbett

Birthday: May 9, 1961
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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet 47 Meters Down: Uncaged Actor 2019
No Score Yet The Silence Actor 2019
11% God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness Pearce 2018
No Score Yet Deus não está morto - Uma luz na escuridão Pearce 2018
97% To All the Boys I've Loved Before Dr. Dan Covey 2018
94% All Saints MIchael Spurlock $5.8M 2017
0% My Dead Boyfriend Primo 2016
29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Ian Miller $52.1M 2016
11% 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
38% The Burning Plain John $0.3M 2009
19% I Hate Valentine's Day Greg Gatlin 2009
20% 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
12% Bigger Than the Sky Michael Degan/Christian 2005
15% Raise Your Voice Mr. Torvald $10.5M 2004
25% 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
50% 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

CREDIT
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
58% American Gothic
2016
Gray-Haired Mourner
  • 2016
57% Still the King
2016-2017
Trayne Crosstown
  • 2016
61% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
2015-2016
Flash
  • 2016
  • 2015
88% Parenthood
2010-2015
Seth Holt
  • 2015
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Roy Haines
  • 2013
85% United States of Tara
2009-2011
Max Gregson Max
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2003
  • 2002
71% Sex and the City
1998-2004
Aidan Shaw Aidan
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1998
No Score Yet Northern Exposure
1990-1995
Chris Stevens
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990

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