John Corbett
John Corbett
John Joseph Corbett, Jr. is an American actor and country music singer. He is best known for playing Chris Stevens on Northern Exposure from 1990 to 1995 and Aidan, Carrie Bradshaw's boyfriend, on Sex and the City and reprised this role for the series movie sequel Sex and the City 2. He also played the leading male role opposite Nia Vardalos in Vardalos's hit film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002).
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Heather Graham Is Nostalgic For New York Days Of Old
Huffington Post - 4 months
Heather Graham currently stars in “My Dead Boyfriend,” a subversion of the classic romantic comedy. Much like the movies that dominated the genre it plays into, Graham’s latest flick takes place in 1990s New York City. The actress has lived in New York since 2001 and greatly appreciated being able to simply walk to set from her home to shoot the movie. “I’m from suburbia so to come to New York just seemed like a dream,” Graham told The Huffington Post in a conversation about this latest role. “I was just so excited.” In “My Dead Boyfriend,” Graham plays a New Yorker whose supposedly deadbeat boyfriend (John Corbett) unexpectedly dies. Through seeking out those who were close to him, she realizes her boyfriend lived a much fuller life than she thought, inspiring her to rethink her own choices. Over the course of the movie, Graham’s character runs into all sorts of classic New Yorkers, from musicians to dog walkers. “I think New York is so interesting, you can really reinvent ...
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<i>Empire</i> is No. 1 With a Bullet, So Why Have All These Other Music Shows Failed?
Huffington Post - 5 months
For rock 'n' roll-based television shows, the hits don't seem to have kept on coming. Showtime announced last week that its backstage road crew dramedy Roadies has been cancelled, on the heels of similar shutdowns for HBO's '70s drama Vinyl and FX's comedy Sex&amp;Drugs&amp;Rock&amp;Roll (John Corbett and Elizabeth Gillies, above). Apparently viewers weren't as fascinated by the inner working of the rock 'n' roll biz as producers hoped they would be. In the longer historical perspective of television, that's not a surprise. Shows revolving around music - how that sausage is made - have never been a popular genre, despite the fact a huge percentage of TV viewers presumably have grown up listening to some kind of pop music. The producers of Roadies (above), Vinyl and S&amp;D&amp;R&amp;R may have hoped viewer interest was perking up a bit with the huge success of Fox's Empire, where music is woven prominently into every episode. They may have even been encouraged ...
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'Sex And The City' Creator Darren Starr Didn't Want Carrie To End Up With Big
Huffington Post - about 1 year
In another world, Carrie Bradshaw may not have had her happily ever after with Mr. Big.  Show creator Darren Starr revealed in a new Kindle Singles interview that he believes the show's finale went against its central conceit. "... if you're empowering other people to write and produce your show, you can't ... say certain things," Starr said.  "At a certain point, you've got to let them follow their vision. … But I think the show ultimately betrayed what it was about, which was that women don't ultimately find happiness from marriage," he continued. "Not that they can't. But the show initially was going off script from the romantic comedies that had come before it. That's what had made women so attached." In other words, if Starr had been behind the wheel, we might have seen Carrie stomp off alone into the dust, pair of Manolos encasing her independent woman feet.  As it was, she got Big (Chris Noth), who just last week had a "Sex and the City" reunion with Carrie Brad ...
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'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Trailer Introduces A New Portokalos Generation
Huffington Post - over 1 year
It's been 15 years since "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" became one of film history's biggest sleeper hits, so don't think we weren't going to see a sequel at some point. In March, the Portokalos family will introduce a new generation, as Toula (Nia Vardalos) and Ian (John Corbett) now have a daughter who is preparing to depart for college. But the roles have reversed, and now Toula is the clingy parent who doesn't want her daughter to leave the family.  The first trailer premiered Wednesday on the "Today" show. For those of you who, like us, thought Andrea Martin was the best part of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," you're in luck -- she appears to be in fine form here. The same goes for Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine and Joey Fatone, who all reprise their roles. The movie opens March 25.   Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be d ...
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Parenthood Exclusive: John Corbett Books Return Appearance
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
John Corbett is set to reprise his role as her troubled ex-husband, Seth, TVGuide.com has learned. Seth will pop up in Episode 13 when, unbeknownst to him, his daughter Amber (Mae Whitman) stops by the restaurant where he works and ends up getting into an argument with another patron. News of Corbett's return comes a few weeks after it was revealed that Sarah's (Lauren Graham) former fiancé, Mark (Jason Ritter), will also be back later this season.
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Dad Suggests Laporshia Massey's Death May Have Been A Result Of Philadelphia School Budget Cuts
Huffington Post - over 3 years
If not for Philadelphia School District budget cuts, one father thinks his child may still be alive. Daniel Burch said his daughter, 12-year-old Laporshia Massey, died from asthma complications on Sept. 25, according to local Fox outlet WTXF-TV. While Massey, a sixth-grader at Bryant Elementary School, began to feel sick earlier that day, she did not have the option of visiting a school nurse. As a result of district budget cuts, the school can only afford to have a nurse on Thursdays and Fridays. It was a Wednesday. Had a school nurse been available, Burch says, he or she would have recognized the seriousness of the situation and made sure Massey got immediate help. Instead, after spending the day at school, Massey died at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia that night, he told Philadelphia City Paper. This is the second year Bryant Elementary School has not had a full-time school nurse, the outlet reports. Budget cuts over the course of the past few years have left ...
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After Rudy, Before Bloomberg: Looking Back on a Mayoral Legacy
Dallas Observer Blogs - over 3 years
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani alongside outgoing New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. (David Handschuh/New York Daily News/POOL) Finding an unpublished George Gurley piece is like opening a perfectly written time capsule. In May 2001, New York City was preparing to say farewell to a term-limited Rudy Giuliani and welcome anyone from Mark Green to Freddy Ferrer to Michael Bloomberg as its first new leader in eight years. An intrepid young Observer reporter named George Gurley hit the party scene to ask prominent New Yorkers what they thought would happen to the city. He wrote it up and then ... it disappeared. The Observer never published Mr. Gurley's observations, captured first at the annual benefit for the African Rainforest Conservancy, held at The Park on 17th and Tenth Avenue and the second was for the 10th anniversary of the Paramount Hotel.  Twelve years later, as we approach another change of guard at City Hall, Mr. Gurley got to thinking about that piece. When he r ...
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After Crisis, Philly Students Head Back To School
Huffington Post - over 3 years
PHILADELPHIA -- Before they start the school year together, the staff at the Kensington High School for Creative and Performing Arts will grieve: They... Read more: Philadelphia School Closings, Philadelphia School Closures, Philadelphia School System, Mayor Nutter, Philadelphia Schools Crisis, Philadelphia School District, John Corbett, Philadelphia Schools, Politics News
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Joan Michelson: Innovating in a Post-Carbon Economy: Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Energy Secretary Moniz and Ambassador Melanne Verveer Come Together in DC
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A "to-do" list of how to create a post-carbon economy evolved from the remarks of an array of innovators from business, politics and Hollywood at the 2013 Climate Leadership Gala the other night at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. From Sir Richard Branson, to Elon Musk CEO and founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Quebec's minister, to the actors Ed Begley, Jr. and John Corbett, and the indomitable Melanne Verveer, each presented a piece of the puzzle: 1. Increase Efficiency: The newly-sworn in Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz emphasized the need for various types of efficiencies (from appliances to vehicles, to the grid, to clean and efficient fossil fuels, to renewables), and for the efficiency standards to support them for the long-term and for the private sector to use to drive innovation. We also need to improve the efficiency of best practices by sharing them - between the states, and between the public and pr ...
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Video: Meet the cast of "NCIS: Red"
CBS News - almost 4 years
John Corbett stars in the new CBS spinoff as the leader of a special NCIS "Red Team" mobile unit investigating crimes across the country. The new cast members gave a special sneak peek behind the scenes of the series.
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FIRST LOOK: 'NCIS: LA' Spinoff
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
The "NCIS: LA" spinoff has assembled an impressive cast of TV drama veterans. John Corbett, Kim Raver and Scott Grimes will appear in the "NCIS: LA" episode titled "Red," which will serve as a backdoor pilot. When a murder weapon in Idaho matches the one used in a national security case in LA, Callen and Sam join the NCIS: Red team, a mobile group of agents who live and work together as they travel around solving crimes. The March 19 episode features "Grey's Anatomy" veteran Kim Raver as NCIS Special Agent Paris Summerskill, John Corbett of “Sex and the City” fame as Roy Haines and former "ER" actor Scott Grimes as NCIS Special Agent Dave Flynn. The first part of the "NCIS: LA" spinoff backdoor pilot airs Tuesday, March 19 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.
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First Look: NCIS: LA Spinoff Sees Red
Seattle Pi - almost 4 years
First Look: NCIS: LA Spinoff Sees Red Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 11:36 am, Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Los Angeles executive producer Shane Brennan admits of the franchise's next spinoff, which will launch as a two-part "embedded pilot" on NCIS: The action follows a mobile military crime-solving unit, the Red team, led by Paris Summerskill (Grey's Anatomy alum Kim Raver), who shares a mysterious past with analyst Roy Haines (Sex and the City's John Corbett). Red, will track the team's overlapping personal and professional lives.
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'House' Star Heads To 'Scandal'
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"House" alumna Lisa Edelstein is heading to "Scandal," according to TVLine. Edelstein will play a new client who enlists the help of Olivia Pope and Associates in one of the last nine episodes of Season 2, which will pick up after a 10-month time jump in Episode 14. In other casting news ... "Grey's Anatomy" star to headline "NCIS" spinoff. Kim Raver will play the lead role of Special Agent Paris in the "NCIS: LA" offshoot "NCIS: Red," alongside John Corbett, Scott Grimes and Gillian Alexy, among others. Paris is described as "athletic, smart and witty with a degree in forensic science. She can drive a golf ball 300 yards and has an IQ in the 98th percentile. She prefers to (and often does) work alone." [The Hollywood Reporter] Could Joey McIntyre visit "Blue Bloods"? Maybe. The New Kids on the Block star says bandmate Donnie Wahlberg is "going to get on" scoring McIntyre a guest role on the CBS procedural "right now." [EW] Lifetime and History find their "Bo ...
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'Sex & The City' Favorite Joins 'NCIS: LA' Spinoff
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The "NCIS: LA" spinoff is beefing up its cast with John Corbett and Miguel Ferrer. According to EW, Corbett -- best known as Carrie Bradshaw's lost love Aidan on "Sex and the City" -- has joined the upcoming CBS spinoff as Roy Quaid, a former NCIS Special Agent and current analyst. Deadline, meanwhile, is reporting that current "NCIS: LA" cast member Miguel Ferrer has joined the show as a series regular. In November, Deadline reported that the still-untitled pilot will be written and produced by "NCIS" and "NCIS: LA's" executive producer Shane Brennan and will focus on a mobile team of agents who live and work together while traveling the country solving crimes.
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10 Famous Faces From 'Wonder Years'
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"The Wonder Years" turns 25 today (January 31) and to celebrate the milestone anniversary, we're looking back at some very famous faces who got their start on the classic series. Long before he was romancing Carrie Bradshaw on "Sex and the City," John Corbett was with Karen Arnold (Olivia d'Abo) on "The Wonder Years" and three years before she swept the nation with the phrase "as if!" in "Clueless," Alicia Silverstone was playing Kevin Arnold's (Fred Savage) dream girl. Click through the slideshow below to watch Corbett, Silverstone and more famous faces who got their start on "The Wonder Years."
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John Corbett delivers on 'Leaving Nothin' Behind.' 2013 Tour Dates announced
Monsters and Critics - about 4 years
Actor John Corbett's 2013 Leaving Nothin' Behind Tour kicks off February 24.
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Applebee’s New Spokesperson is a Dummy, Literally
BostInnovation - over 4 years
Move over John Corbett and Wanda Sykes; Applebee’s new spokesperson is shiny, new and plastic. No, not Regina George, an actual inflatable doll. To break free from clichéd casual dining advertising (think: upbeat music showing happy people sitting down to their plates of gloppy honey chicken and ribs), Applebee’s has taken a new and creative marketing direction which features a YouTube video with the absurd premise that an inflatable doll can act as a “lunch decoy” that takes your place at work while you head off to lunch at Applebee’s. While the chain does suffer from criticism of so-so food, another issue the brand is facing is that people no longer leave work to enjoy a longer lunch. I can wholeheartedly attest to this as my desk is a choice location for lunch most days, hence the quinoa in my keyboard. Unfortunately, I missed the boat on purchasing my lunch stand-in, as the Applebee’s lunch decoys that were actually selling on Amazon sold-out in under a month. Does Applebee’s new ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Corbett
    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 50
    He provided the voiceover for Applebee's Restaurant television commercials at Playback Recording Studio. and, in 2012, for Walgreen's.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2009
    Age 47
    Corbett co-starred in the 2009–2011 Showtime series, United States of Tara opposite Toni Collette.
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  • 2006
    Age 44
    Corbett released a full-length, self-titled country music album co-produced in Nashville, TN, by D. Scott Miller and Tara Novick, on April 4, 2006, and went on tour that year to promote the album.
    More Details Hide Details Its only single, "Good to Go" (which was also recorded by Jason Aldean on his self-titled debut album), reached a peak of No. 43 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. In addition Corbett was featured as a primary actor in Trisha Yearwood's music video of her 2008 single, "This Is Me You're Talking To".
  • 2003
    Age 41
    In 2003 he starred in his second series, Lucky, which was about a professional poker player, Michael 'Lucky' Linkletter, living in Las Vegas.
    More Details Hide Details Corbett played a Hospital Administrator, Board Member at Salem (MA) University Hospital on the NBC Television Series, Days Of Our Lives in a special guest starring role appearing for 2 episodes in late-December 1995, and reprised the role for 2 episodes in a cameo guest appearance in early March 1996. Corbett's film credits include Tombstone, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Dreamland and The Messengers. Corbett appeared in Serendipity with John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, and he played the role of a music teacher in Raise Your Voice, which starred Hilary Duff. He had a cameo role as Ken Roloff in Dinner Rush (2000). Additionally, Corbett starred in the 2007 Lifetime Television film, Montana Sky, and co-starred as a corrupt LAPD vice squad member in Street Kings (2008). Corbett starred as Tom Marks, father of a little girl fighting for her life, in the Hallmark movie "November Christmas" that premiered November 28, 2010, on CBS.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1997
    Age 35
    Corbett played the leading role in two short-lived television series. The first was the 1997 sci-fi series, The Visitor, in which Corbett played Adam MacArthur, a man abducted by aliens, only to find his way home 50 years later and endowed with unearthly powers.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 28
    He is best known for playing Chris Stevens on Northern Exposure from 1990 to 1995 and Aidan, Carrie Bradshaw's boyfriend, on Sex and the City and reprised this role for the series movie sequel Sex and the City 2.
    More Details Hide Details He also played the leading male role opposite Nia Vardalos in Vardalos's hit film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). He starred in United States of Tara as Max Gregson, and has appeared on NBC dramedy Parenthood as Seth Holt. Corbett was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, the son of John Joseph Corbett, Sr. He lived with his mother in an apartment block near the Ohio River, and attended Wheeling Central Catholic High School and Cerritos College in Norwalk, California. He graduated from West Liberty University. Corbett was raised Roman Catholic, but is now a born-again Christian. He has never been married, and has stated that he does not see himself getting married or having children. He has been in a long-term relationship with actress Bo Derek since 2002. Corbett commented on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson that many people perceive him to be dating a much older woman in Bo Derek. Derek really is only about 5 years older than Corbett.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Born
    Born on May 9, 1961.
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