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Barry Corbin

Barry's full given name is Leonard Barrie Corbin, and he was born on October 16, 1940, to Kilmer Blain Corbin, an attorney, and Alma Corbin, an elementary school teacher in Lamesa, Texas. Barry has a daughter named Shannon Ross, with whom he shares his 15-acre ranch in Fort Worth, Texas, when he isn't working. He says that he rides horses there ... See full bio »
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 2015 The Pipeline (Short) (filming)
Lester Galloway
 2014 Finding Harmony (post-production)
Grady Pickett
 2015 Windsor (completed)
Gil Denton
 2014 The Homesman
Buster Shaver
 2014 Mountain Top
Sam Miller
 2014/I The Hitchhiker (Short)
 2014 Parenthood (TV Series)
- Fraud Alert (2014) ... Ernie
 2013 Beyond the Farthest Star
Chief Burns
 2013 Metropolis II: Highway to Heaven (Short)
 2013 Dallas (TV Series)
- Ewings Unite! (2013) ... Executor
 2013 This Is Where We Live
 2013 Shadow on the Mesa (TV Movie)
Jake Rawlins
 2013 Born Wild
Ray Jennings
 2012 The Looney Tunes Show (TV Series)
Santa Claus
- A Christmas Carol (2012) ... Santa Claus (voice)
 2012 Cinema Six
 2012 Ghoul (TV Movie)
 2012 Army Wives (TV Series)
Veteran patient
- Winds of War (2012) ... Veteran patient
 2011 Universal Squadrons
 2011 Valley of the Sun
Gene Taggert
 2011 Sedona
 2010 The Next Door Neighbor
Judge Rodgers
 2010 Nonames
 2010 Bloodworth
 2009 Feed the Fish
Axel Andersen
 2009 Not Since You
Uncle Dennis
 2009 That Evening Sun
Thurl Chessor
 2008-2009 The Unit (TV Series)
- The Last Nazi (2009) ... Carson
- Switchblade (2008) ... Carson
 2009 Wyvern (TV Movie)
 2008 Psych (TV Series)
Billy Joe
 2008 Lake City
 2007 In the Valley of Elah
Arnold Bickman
 2007 Trail End (Short)
 2007 A Death in the Woods (Short)
Sheriff Roller
 2006 Beautiful Dreamer
 2006 Waitin' to Live
Buford Pike
 2006 Hidden Places (TV Movie)
 2005 Alien Express (TV Movie)
Senator Frank Rawlings
 2005 The Dukes of Hazzard
Mr. Pullman (uncredited)
 2005 Godless. (Short)
 2005 River's End
Sheriff 'Buster' Watkins
 2005 Yesterday's Dreams
 2003 Blackwater Elegy (Short)
 2003 Tin Can Shinny
Daddy Jack
 2003 Dunsmore
Sheriff Breen
 2003 Monte Walsh (TV Movie)
Bob the Storekeeper
 2002 Hope Ranch (TV Movie)
 2002 Clover Bend
 2002 Going to California (TV Series)
Sheriff George Mathers
- The West Texas Round-up and Other Assorted Misdemeanors (2002) ... Sheriff George Mathers
 2002 Reba (TV Series)
- Meet the Parents (2002) ... JV
 2001 The Gristle
Senator Dorm
 2001 Race to Space
Earl Vestal
 2001 No One Can Hear You
Sheriff Joe Webster
 2001 The Journeyman
Charlie Ledbetter
 2001 Mysterious Ways (TV Series)
Prof. Rudy Sullivan
- Do You See What I See? (2001) ... Prof. Rudy Sullivan
 1999 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Ben Crowder
- Widow Maker (1999) ... Ben Crowder
 1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series)
- The Real Father (1999) ... Doctor
 1999 Held Up
 1999 Sealed with a Kiss (TV Movie)
Wink 'Pop' Blake
 1999 A Face to Kill for (TV Movie)
Frank Hadley
 1999 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Carlton Powers
- Joyride (1999) ... Carlton Powers
 1999 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Fire Chief
- A Fire-fighting We Will Go (1999) ... Fire Chief (voice)
 1998 JAG (TV Series)
Percival Bertram
- Act of Terror (1998) ... Percival Bertram
 1998 Spin City (TV Series)
Peter Noland
- The Deer Hunter (1998) ... Peter Noland
 1998 The Closer (TV Series)
Angus Clayton
- Pilot (1998) ... Angus Clayton
 1998 The Magnificent Seven (TV Series)
- Working Girls (1998) ... Wickes
 1997 The Fanatics
Robert Blister
 1997 The Hired Heart (TV Movie)
Mike Hadley
 1997 Columbo (TV Series)
Clifford Calvert
- A Trace of Murder (1997) ... Clifford Calvert
 1997 Ink (TV Series)
- The Fighting Irish (1997) ... Dylan
 1997 KKND: Krush, Kill 'N Destroy (Video Game)
Human General (voice, unconfirmed)
 1996 The Pandora Directive (Video Game)
Jackson Cross
 1996 Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair (Video Game)
Warden (voice)
 1996 Curdled
 1996 Solo
General Clyde Haynes
 1996 My Son Is Innocent (TV Movie)
Dan Pendleton
 1996 Ellen (TV Series)
Jack Penney
- A Penney Saved... (1996) ... Jack Penney
 1996/I Kiss and Tell (TV Movie)
George Reed
 1995 Raising Caines (TV Series)
 1995 Deadly Family Secrets (TV Movie)
Mr. Potter
 1995 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Richard Cooper
- Bad Company (1995) ... Richard Cooper
 1995 Siringo (TV Movie)
Marshal John Llewellyn
 1995 Virus (TV Movie)
Dr. Clayman
 1992 The Keys (TV Movie)
 1991 Conagher (TV Movie)
Charlie McCloud, Stage Driver
 1991 Career Opportunities
Officer Don
 1991 The Chase (TV Movie)
 1990 The Hot Spot
 1990 Last Flight Out (TV Movie)
Capt. Bob Berg
 1990 Short Time
 1989 Spooner (TV Movie)
 1989 Amen (TV Series)
Capt. King
- She's in the Army Now: Part 1 (1989) ... Capt. King
 1989 Red King, White Knight (TV Movie)
 1989 I Know My First Name Is Steven (TV Movie)
Officer Warner
 1989 Designing Women (TV Series)
Mr. Frazier #2
- Come on and Marry Me, Bill (1989) ... Mr. Frazier #2
 1989 Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series)
Roscoe Brown
- Return (1989) ... Roscoe Brown (credit only)
- The Plains (1989) ... Roscoe Brown
- On the Trail (1989) ... Roscoe Brown
- Leaving (1989) ... Roscoe Brown
 1989 Who's Harry Crumb?
P.J. Downing
 1987-1988 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Jimmy Crockett / Elmore
- Davy Crockett: A Natural Man (1988) ... Jimmy Crockett
- Young Harry Houdini (1987) ... Elmore
 1988 The People Across the Lake (TV Movie)
Malcolm Bryce
 1988 Secret Witness (TV Movie)
 1988 It Takes Two
George Lawrence
 1988 Critters 2
 1988 Stranger on My Land (TV Movie)
 1988 Man Against the Mob (TV Movie)
Big Mac McCleary
 1987 Under Cover
Sergeant Irwin Lee
 1987 Off the Mark
Walt Warner
 1987 Mr. President (TV Series)
- Meet the People (1987) ... Bullard
 1987 Spies (TV Series)
Thomas Brady 'C of B'
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Army Col. Steven McRea
- The Court-Martial: Part 2 (1987) ... Army Col. Steven McRea
- The Court-Martial: Part 1 (1987) ... Army Col. Steven McRea
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Lt. Lou Flannigan
- The Bottom Line Is Murder (1987) ... Lt. Lou Flannigan
 1987 LBJ: The Early Years (TV Movie)
Judge Alvin J. Wirtz
 1987 Warm Hearts, Cold Feet (TV Movie)
 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Mr. Jenkins
- John Henry (1986) ... Mr. Jenkins
 1986 Firefighter (TV Movie)
Capt. Johnson
 1986 Hard Traveling
Frank Burton
 1986 C.A.T. Squad (TV Movie)
The Director
 1986 Maggie (TV Movie)
Jimmy Scott Farnsworth
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Pete Siekovich (segment 'Dead Run')
- The Leprechaun-Artist/Dead Run (1986) ... Pete Siekovich (segment 'Dead Run')
 1986 The A-Team (TV Series)
J.J. Kincaid
- Waiting for Insane Wayne (1986) ... J.J. Kincaid
 1986 Under Siege (TV Movie)
 1986 The Defiant Ones (TV Movie)
Floyd Carpenter
 1985 My Science Project
Lew Harlan
 1985 What Comes Around
Leon Redden
 1984-1985 Call to Glory (TV Series)
Mr. Hunter
- The End, the Beginning (1985) ... Mr. Hunter
- A Moment in the Sun (1984) ... Mr. Hunter
- Paper Tiger (1984) ... Mr. Hunter
 1984 The Ratings Game (TV Movie)
The Colonel
 1984 Fatal Vision (TV Movie)
Franz Grebner
 1984 The Jesse Owens Story (TV Movie)
 1984 The Duck Factory (TV Series)
- The Way We Weren't (1984) ... Hubbell
 1984 Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac (TV Movie)
Burt Hamilton
 1984 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Monty Tasco
- The Count of Monty Tasco (1984) ... Monty Tasco
 1983 The Man Who Loved Women
Roy Carr
 1983 Tucker's Witch (TV Series)
Ted Lomax
- Murder Is the Key (1983) ... Ted Lomax
 1983 Travis McGee (TV Movie)
Sheriff Hack Ames
 1983 The Thorn Birds (TV Mini-Series)
- Part 4 (1983) ... Pete
- Part 3 (1983) ... Pete
- Part 2 (1983) ... Pete
- Part 1 (1983) ... Pete
 1982 Honkytonk Man
 1982 Bus Stop (TV Movie)
Virgil Blessing
 1982 Six Pack
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982) ... Abernathy
 1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Sheriff Bud Williams
- Hart, Line, and Sinker (1982) ... Sheriff Bud Williams
 1982 Prime Suspect (TV Movie)
Bob Austin
 1982 Fantasies (TV Movie)
 1981 Norma Rae (TV Movie)
Vernon Witchard
 1981 Dead & Buried
 1981 Bitter Harvest (TV Movie)
Dr. Agajanian
 1981 Murder in Texas (TV Movie)
Dist. Atty. McMasters
 1981 The Killing of Randy Webster (TV Movie)
Nick Hanson
 1981 This House Possessed (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Fletcher
 1981 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Sgt. Joe Vickers
- Your Retention Please (1981) ... Sgt. Joe Vickers
 1980 Any Which Way You Can
Fat Zack
 1980 Rage! (TV Movie)
Resident #5
 1980 Urban Cowboy
Uncle Bob
 1976 NBC Special Treat (TV Series)
Stokey Andrews
- Big Henry and the Polka Dot Kid (1976) ... Stokey Andrews
 1976 Movin' On (TV Series)
- The Old South Will Rise Again (1976) ... Waldo (uncredited)
 1974 The Super Cops
Onlooker on Ladder (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (18 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Narrated "Traffic", an episode of Understanding in 2001, now shown on The Science Channel (formerly the "Discovery - Science" channel). See more »

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I worked on 'Lonesome Dove' three weeks all together. When I heard they were doing it, I wanted to be involved since I'd read the book. See more »


At age 21, Barry left his Texas university to join the Marine Corps and spent about two years at Camp Pendleton in California, training South Vietnamese officers. He remained in the Marine Corps Reserve, rejoining the 40th Rifle Company in Lubbock, Texas, as an assistant Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) man. He was discharged in August 1963. See more »

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