More John Corbett Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Raising Helen)Emmy award nominee John Corbett starred most recently as Ian Miller in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, opposite Nia Vardalos. The film, directed by Joel Zwick and produced by Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, has earned its place in film history as the most successful independent feature ever.
John is also known as the sexy Aidan Shaw playing opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in HBO's Sex & the City, where he was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2002. John most recently starred in the F/X series Lucky. During the 2001 holiday season, John was seen in Miramax's Serendipity, with John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. He is also the voice of General Electric.
John Corbett will always be remembered as the disk jockey Chris Stevens on the CBS series Northern Exposure, where he received both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Over the last ten years, John has worked consistently in all mediums.
Born and raised in West Virginia, John moved out to California to find work in a steel factory. He worked there for six years until an injury forced him to stop. Concurrently, John was attending the local city college and decided to sit in on a friend's drama class. While watching class, he was invited on stage for an exercise and became captivated with the craft. He acted in several college theater productions in which his drama teacher recognized his talent and encouraged him to pursue Hollywood.
Bio courtesy Touchstone for "Raising Helen" (09-Jun-2004)
Biography #3Corbett is best known for his portrayal of disk jockey Chris Stevens on the CBS series Northern Exposure (a role for which he received both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations), and for his role as Aidan Shaw opposite Sarah Jessica Parker on HBO's Sex and the City.
Born and raised in West Virginia, Corbett first moved out to California to find work in a steel factory. He worked there for six years until an injury forced him to seek work elsewhere. At the time, Corbett was attending the local city college, and he decided to sit in on friend's drama class. While watching class, he was invited on stage for an exercise and immediately became captivated with the craft. He wound up performing in several college theater productions, and his drama teacher recognized his talent and encouraged him to pursue jobs in Hollywood.
It wasn't long before Corbett landed a series of high-profile commercials. After appearing in more than 50 national spots, Corbett finally got his big break in television by guest starring on the highly acclaimed series The Wonder Years. He has since appeared in several made-for-TV movies in addition to his roles on Northern Exposure and Sex and the City, and has also appeared on the big screen in several films, including Tombstone and Serendipity.
Bio courtesy USA Network (01-Jan-2000)