John Corbett is an American actor and vocalist with a net worth of $9.5 million. John Corbett was born May 9, 1961 in Wheeling, West Virginia. John also played the leading male character opposite Nia Vardalos in Vardalos’s success movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). The son of John Joseph Corbett, Sr., John Corbett, Jr. resided with his mom in an apartment near the Ohio River in West Virginia. His mom was a waiter who worked in his uncle’s music nightclub. Corbett attended Wheeling Central Catholic High School where he graduated in 1979.
John Corbett Net Worth $9.5 Million Dollars
Corbett began playing the guitar at age 7 and at 16 he had a position as a security guard in the Capitol Music Hall. Corbett quit working in the factory when he got injured and attended Cerritos College in Norwalk, California where he took acting classes and studied hair dressing to get a year. Corbett became a licensed hair stylist in 1986. Then he got a Samsung advertisement, and after three years he’d already starred in 50 national advertisements. Regardless of playing, Corbett has since, more seriously, pursued a career in music, releasing two country records to date. Corbett continues to be in a longtime relationship with former celebrity Bo Derek since 2002.
May 9, 1961
Wheeling, West Virginia, U.S.
Actor, Singer, Businessperson
Wheeling Central Catholic High School, Cerritos College in California
Bo Derek, Bo Derek
John Joseph Corbett, Sr.
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 of the Year Award (s)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, The Boy Next Door, Raising Helen, I Hate Valentine's Day, Serendipity, Ramona and Beezus, Sex and the City 2, Raise Your Voice, The Messengers, Street Kings, Bigger Than the Sky, The Burning Plain, Tombstone, A Smile as Big as the Moon, Dinner Rush, The Lookalike, November Christmas, Montana Sky, My Dinner with Jimi, Morrison Murders, Elvis Has Left the Building, Baby on Board, Flight of the Intruder, Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon, Wedding Bell Blues, Desperate But Not Serious, The Hunt for the I-5 Killer, The Sky's On Fire, On Hostile Ground, Innocent Victims, The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy, Dreamland, Volcano, Hunt for Justice, Kiss Me, Private Lies, Don't Look Back, To Serve and Protect, Manchild
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, United States of Tara, Sex and the City, Lucky, The Visitor, Northern Exposure, Manchild
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.
Did a slew of tv commercials in his early days, including a stint as spokesman for Ford Motor Company.
Earned an Emmy nomination for playing quirky disc jockey Chris Stevens on Northern Exposure (1990) for five years.
Plays guitar and piano.
Resides in Seattle, Washington (2002).
Is a part owner of a club in Seattle called the Fenix Underground.
Was a licensed hairstylist.
My job [on the set] is to suck it in and try not to [mess] up my words.
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.
Acting may be how I've made my living, but music has always been my passion.
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 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.