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John Corbett

Biography

Not to end up being confused with the North Exposure professional, John Corbett can be an important body about Chicago’s fertile experimental music picture. A guitarist and consumer electronics manipulator, Corbett’s primary contributions have non-etheless result from behind the moments — as an achieved article writer, journalist, educator, maker, and (from 2000) the curator from the Atavistic label’s Unheard Music Series reissue system. Given birth to in Chicago in 1963, Corbett discovered his method to free of charge jazz from your even more abrasive and experimental edges of rock and roll music; a mainly self-taught musician, he was inspired to consider up acoustic guitar after hearing Derek Bailey. He started authoring improvised music while going to Brown University or college, where he founded a concert creation company in 1984. He continued to earn his doctorate at Northwestern, and required a teaching post in the Artwork Institute of Chicago in 1988. In 1990, Corbett started composing for Down Defeat, eventually learning to be a business lead reviewer and older contributor; he also freelanced for several additional jazz and avant-garde music magazines, and protected the Chicago picture extensively for regional press. He hosted every week radio displays on two different channels specialized in improvised music, and helped take up a every week concert series (not forgetting annual event) in the Clear Bottle, programming lots of the biggest titles in modern free of charge jazz. In 1994, Duke University or college Press released his first publication, Prolonged Play: Sounding FARAWAY FROM John Cage to Dr. Funkenstein. The next 12 months, he received his 1st producer’s credit, and continued to oversee produces by Fred Anderson, Ken Vandermark, Peter Brötzmann, Misha Mengelberg, Evan Parker, and Mats Gustafsson, amongst others. Previously an infrequent general public performer, Corbett released his first Compact disc for Atavistic, I’m Ill About My Hat, in 1999; furthermore to playing acoustic guitar, he handled digital sound remedies, and welcomed several so-called “Large Friends” from your Chicago scene. Exactly the same 12 months, he cut a duo recording with Gustafsson, Sticky Tongues & Kitchen Kitchen knives. In 2000, the German Random Acoustics label released Battuto, and Corbett was set up as manufacturer of Atavistic’s Unheard Music Series, an archival task focused on reissuing lost free of charge jazz landmarks or getting previously unavailable recordings to the general public for the very first time anywhere (produces included function by Brötzmann, Joe McPhee, and Sunlight Ra). Twofer, a couple of electric guitar duets Corbett documented with cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm or bassist Torsten Müller, premiered by Penumbra in 2001, and Corbett also teamed up with guitarist Davey Williams on Humdinger. In 2002, Corbett released his second reserve, Microgroove: Further Forays Into Various other Music.

Quick Facts


Full Name John Corbett
Date Of Birth May 9, 1961
Height 1.96 m
Profession Singer, Businessperson, Laborer, Spokesperson, Hair Stylist
Education Wheeling Central Catholic High School
Nationality American
Parents John Joseph Corbett, Sr., Sandy corbett
Partner Bo Derek, Bo Derek
Music Songs Bottle of Whiskey, Back Door to My Heart, Waiting on a Heartache, Good to Go, Judge a Man, Last Stand, Simple Man, Name on a Stone, Me and Whiskey, Best Move, Cocaine and Communion, Rainy Windy Sunshine, Backside of a Backslide, Steal Your Heart, Wichita, El Paso, Tennessee Will, Satin Sheets, Revival, Other Side, Cash, Leave, Dairy Queen
Albums Leaving Nothin' Behind, John Corbett
Nominations Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, TV Land Broadcaster(s) of the Year Award
Movies My Big Fat Greek Wedding, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, The Boy Next Door, Raising Helen, I Hate Valentine's Day, Ramona and Beezus, Sex and the City 2, Serendipity, The Messengers, Raise Your Voice, Tombstone, Street Kings, Bigger Than the Sky, The Burning Plain, November Christmas, Volcano, Dinner Rush, Baby on Board, The Lookalike, Montana Sky, A Smile as Big as the Moon, Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon, Wedding Bell Blues, My Dinner with Jimi, Elvis Has Left the Building, Flight of the Intruder, Desperate But Not Serious, Morrison Murders, Prancer Returns, The Hunt for the I-5 Killer, On Hostile Ground, The Sky's On Fire, Dreamland, Innocent Victims, Don't Look Back, The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy, All Saints, Private Lies, Hunt for Justice, Manchild, Kiss Me, My Dead Boyfriend, Ricochet, To Serve and Protect, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Bye Bye America
TV Shows Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, United States of Tara, Sex and the City, Lucky, Manchild, The Visitor, Northern Exposure, To Serve and Protect


  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1 His maternal grandfather was the son of Russian Jewish immigrants, and his maternal grandmother was from a Lithuanian (Catholic) family. They both moved from Pennsylvania to West Virginia.
2 Is the spokesperson for Applebee's restaurants.
3 Best known on film and TV for playing hunky boyfriends, he recently reunited with Nia Vardalos, his My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) romantic comedy co-star, in I Hate Valentine's Day (2009), another romantic comedy that she directed.
4 He met girlfriend Bo Derek on a blind date in 2002.
5 Will be releasing his debut album, a blend of country and Southern rock, in April of 2006.
6 Lives with his girlfriend Bo Derek on a ranch in Santa Barbara, CA.
7 Good friends with Daryl Hannah.
8 Due to his commitment to Lucky (2003), wasn't able to reprise his My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) role (Ian Miller) in the movie's spin-off, My Big Fat Greek Life (2003).
9 He is a vegetarian.
10 Came to California from the hills of West Virginia and worked as a steel laborer for six years until a back injury forced him to look elsewhere. He took to taking drama classes at a local Los Angeles college.
11 Did a slew of tv commercials in his early days, including a stint as spokesman for Ford Motor Company.
12 Developed sexy hunk status as Sarah Jessica Parker's former fiance, Aidan, on TV's Sex and the City (1998) and as Nia Vardalos's avid suitor in the box-office film comedy smash My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). Was the only lead in the movie to turn down the TV spinoff.
13 Earned an Emmy nomination for playing quirky disc jockey Chris Stevens on Northern Exposure (1990) for five years.
14 Plays guitar and piano.
15 Resides in Seattle, Washington (2002).
16 Is a part owner of a club in Seattle called the Fenix Underground.
17 Was a licensed hairstylist.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All Saints 2016 post-production Michael Spurlock
Mata Hari 2016 TV Series post-production Macleod
Diamond in the Dust announced Jason Calling (Dad)
My Dead Boyfriend 2016 Primo
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll 2015-2016 TV Series Flash
Still the King 2016 TV Series Trayne Crowstown
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 2016 Ian
Parenthood 2011-2015 TV Series Seth Holt
The Boy Next Door 2015 Garrett Peterson
The Lookalike 2014 Bobby
Kiss Me 2014/I Chance
NCIS: Los Angeles 2013 TV Series Roy Haines
A Smile as Big as the Moon 2012 TV Movie Mike Kersjes
Widow Detective 2012 TV Movie Denny Brennan
Ricochet 2011 TV Movie Detective Duncan Hatcher
Hunt for the I-5 Killer 2011 TV Movie Dave Kominek
United States of Tara 2009-2011 TV Series Max Gregson
Glenn Martin DDS 2011 TV Series Big Jim
November Christmas 2010 TV Movie Tom Marks
Ramona and Beezus 2010 Robert Quimby
Sex and the City 2 2010 Aidan
I Hate Valentine's Day 2009 Greg Gatlin
Baby on Board 2009 Danny Chambers
The Burning Plain 2008 John
Street Kings 2008 Detective Dante Demille
Montana Sky 2007 TV Movie Ben McKintock
The Messengers 2007 Burwell
Manchild 2007 TV Movie Gary
Dreamland 2006/I Henry
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D 2005 Documentary short Jack Schmitt (voice)
Hunt for Justice 2005 TV Movie Capt. John Tanner
Bigger Than the Sky 2005 Michael Degan / Christian
Raise Your Voice 2004 Mr. Torvald
Elvis Has Left the Building 2004 Miles Taylor
Raising Helen 2004 Pastor Dan Parker
Gary the Rat 2003 TV Series Frank Spillogotoriettio
Lucky 2003 TV Series Michael 'Lucky' Linkletter
Sex and the City 2000-2003 TV Series Aidan Shaw
My Dinner with Jimi 2003 Henry Diltz
Naked Hotel 2003 TV Movie Hotel manager
The Chris Isaak Show 2002 TV Series Teddy
The Griffin and the Minor Canon 2002 TV Movie Father (voice)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2002 Ian Miller
Prancer Returns 2001 Video Tom Sullivan
Serendipity 2001 Lars Hammond
Private Lies 2001 TV Movie David
Rocky Times 2000 TV Movie
Desperate But Not Serious 2000 Jonathan
Dinner Rush 2000 Ken Roloff
On Hostile Ground 2000 TV Movie Matt Andrews
Love Chronicles 2000 TV Series Host
The Sky's on Fire 1999 TV Movie Dr. Evan Thorne
To Serve and Protect 1999 TV Mini-Series Brad
The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy 1998 TV Movie Justin Thorpe
The Visitor 1997-1998 TV Series Adam MacArthur
Volcano 1997 Norman Calder
The Morrison Murders: Based on a True Story 1996 TV Movie Walker Morrison
Wedding Bell Blues 1996 Cary Maynard Philco
Don't Look Back 1996 TV Movie Morgan
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1996 TV Series
Innocent Victims 1996 TV Movie Tim Hennis
Northern Exposure 1990-1995 TV Series Chris Stevens / Kit
Tombstone 1993 Barnes
Flight of the Intruder 1991 Big Augie
The Wonder Years 1988 TV Series Louis
Someone to Watch Over Me 1987 Walker (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Northern Exposure TV Series 1 episode, 1992 performer - 2 episodes, 1992 - 1994

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alaskan Wilds 1998 TV Movie documentary narrator

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the Set: Serendipity 2001 TV Short documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live with Kelly and Michael 2010-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Making the Greekquel 2016 Video documentary short Himself
My Big Fat Greek Dinner 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Access Hollywood Live 2016 TV Series Himself
Weekend Today 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Extra 2016 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2016 TV Series Himself
Today 2015-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
In Character With... 2015 TV Series Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2015 TV Series Himself
Made in Hollywood 2015 TV Series Himself
NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 4 - Some Assembly Required 2013 Video short Himself
AM Northwest 2013 TV Series Himself
Totally Tracked Down 2010 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
CMT Insider 2008 TV Series Himself
Exhuming 'The Messengers' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
CMT: The Greatest - Sexiest Southern Men 2006 TV Special Himself
Young Hollywood Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
On the Set: Raising Helen 2004 TV Short documentary Himself
The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2002-2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
Elvis Lives 2003 TV Special Himself
VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
The ELLE Style Awards 2002 TV Special Male TV Star
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 TV Special documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
On the Set: Serendipity 2001 TV Short documentary Himself / Lars Hammond
New True Life Adventures: Sea of Sharks 2000 Video documentary Narrator
New True Life Adventures: Alaska: Dances of the Caribou 2000 TV Movie documentary Narrator
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Drama
The 1993 Billboard Music Awards 1993 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
MTV Video Music Awards 1992 1992 TV Special Himself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in Drama Series
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Memoirs of a Cigarette 2007 TV Movie documentary Aidan
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Ian Miller (uncredited)
It's Good to Be... 2003 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Best Supporting Actor Method Fest Dreamland (2006)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Comedy Series United States of Tara (2009)
2006 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Broadcaster of the Year Northern Exposure (1990)
2005 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Classic TV Broadcaster of the Year Northern Exposure (1990)
2003 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) · Gia Carides
· Michael Constantine
· Joey Fatone
· Lainie Kazan
· Andrea Martin
· Nia Vardalos
2002 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Sex and the City (1998)
1998 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Genre TV Actor The Visitor (1997)
1995 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Northern Exposure (1990) · Darren E. Burrows
· Barry Corbin
· John Cullum
· Cynthia Geary
· Elaine Miles
· Rob Morrow
· Peg Phillips
· Teri Polo
· Paul Provenza
· Janine Turner
1993 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Northern Exposure (1990)
1993 American Television Award American Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Dramatic Series Northern Exposure (1990)
1992 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Northern Exposure (1990)


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#Quote
1 My job [on the set] is to suck it in and try not to [mess] up my words.
2 Extra work [in film] is boring for the extras, and I started to feel like an extra with lines -- it wasn't that challenging to me. So I made a record and...the Nashville community really embraced me. But I gotta tell you, after a couple of years of being out on the road with three other guys in a van...you have a real appreciation of somebody coming to your trailer door and saying, "Mr. Corbett, can we get you a cappuccino?" What I found was, in the two years that I stopped doing it, I really missed it and liked the environment of a movie set and the relationships.
3 Acting may be how I've made my living, but music has always been my passion.
4 In Hollywood if you're good looking, tall, have okay teeth and nice skin, the odds of being successful are great. If you're short and fat, it's a different story. But as long as you look like a leading man type, half your job is done already.
5 Acting is a win-win situation. There is no risk involved. That's why I get tired of hearing actors who try to make out that there's a downside to it. Fame is an odd thing. It bugs you a little bit, but it's really not bad.

#Trademark
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