John Corbett is an American country music singer and actor known for his roles in movies such as Sex and the City, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and in television series such as the CBS-produced “Northern Exposure.” Sex and the City 2, United States of Tara, and the NBC-produced “Parenthood,” also featured Corbett. Corbett has also recorded a couple of music albums of the genre “Country Music.” Corbett was born to parents, John and Sandy Corbett, in West Virginia, where he pursued his education at the Wheeling Central Catholic High School. Corbett showed a keen interest in learning to play the guitar right from the age of seven. Corbett served as a bouncer at the Capitol Music Hall in Wheeling, followed by a working in a steel factory in California. During his stay in Virginia, Corbett also pursued further education at the Cerritos College. Corbett undertook acting classes at the college and also studied hair styling and dressing in his leisure time, which resulted in him obtaining a license in 1986. Later on, Corbett pocketed a role in a Samsung commercial and following which he has featured in nearly 50 commercials. Corbett started his television career in 1989 with an appearance in an episode of “The Wonder Years.” In the following year, Corbett was cast as “Chris Stevens” in the CBS-produced television series, “Northern Exposure.” Corbett featured in a staggering 110 episodes, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. The 90s decade also saw Corbett in Days of Our Lives,
The Visitor and “The Warlord: The Battle for the Galaxy.” 2000 featured Corbett as Aidan Shaw in the HBO-produced “Sex and the City.”
Corbett was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role in the series. In the year 2003, Corbett played the role of Max Gregson in the “United States of Tara.” Corbett has also featured in other television series such as Lucky, Parenthood, and NCIS: Los Angeles. Corbett’s movie career began in 1991, where he featured alongside William Dafoe, Brad Johnson, and
Danny Glover in “Flight of the Intruder.” The decade of the 90s saw Corbett in Tombstone, Don’t Look Back, Wedding Bell Blues, Volcano, and “Desperate but Not Serious.” Corbett was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in the 2002 movie “The Big Fat Greek Wedding.” Corbett has also featured in Serendipity, “My Dinner with Jimi,” Raise Your Voice, Elvis Has Left the Building, Raising Helen, Bigger than the Sky, Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon, Dreamland, Montana Sky, Street Kings, and The Burning Plain, among many others. Corbett has also been cast in movies such as Sex and the City 2, November Christmas, Kiss me, The Lookalike, and The Boy Next Door. Besides his films, Corbett has recorded and released two country music albums. Corbett has been dating the actress,
Bo Derek since 2002.