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Overview (3)

Born in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
Birth NameJohn Joseph Corbett Junior
Height 6' 5" (1.96 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Corbett was born on May 9, 1961 in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA as John Joseph Corbett Junior. He is an actor, known for Northern Exposure (1990), Raising Helen (2004) and Volcano (1997).

Trade Mark (1)

Towering height

Trivia (17)

Was a licensed hairstylist.
Is a part owner of a club in Seattle called the Fenix Underground.
Resides in Seattle, Washington (2002).
Plays guitar and piano.
Earned an Emmy nomination for playing quirky disc jockey Chris Stevens on Northern Exposure (1990) for five years.
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.
Did a slew of tv commercials in his early days, including a stint as spokesman for Ford Motor Company.
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.
He is a vegetarian.
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).
Good friends with Daryl Hannah.
Lives with his girlfriend Bo Derek on a ranch in Santa Barbara, CA.
Will be releasing his debut album, a blend of country and Southern rock, in April of 2006.
He met girlfriend Bo Derek on a blind date in 2002.
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.
Is the spokesperson for Applebee's restaurants.
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.

Personal Quotes (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.
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.
Acting may be how I've made my living, but music has always been my passion.
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.
My job [on the set] is to suck it in and try not to [mess] up my words.

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