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Barry Corbin

Barry Corbin, American actor, writer. Recipient Western Image award Dallas Apparel Mart, Buffalo Bill Cody award Nebraskaland Days, Wrangler award National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Private United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1962-1964. Member Screen Actors Guild (board directors 1985, 87-90), Actors Equity Association, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Dramatists Guild, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Background

  • Corbin, Barry was born on October 16, 1940 in Lamesa, Texas, United States. Son of Kilmer Blaine and Alma LaMerle (Scott) Corbin.

  • Education

    • Student, Texas Technology University, 1964. Student, University Colorado, 1964.

    Career

    • Freelance actor, since 1965. Faculty North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1966-1967.

    Works

    • Playwright: Suckerrod Smith and the Cisco Kid, 1974 (Theater United States of America award 1974), Throckmorton, Tx., 76083, 1983. Screenwriter The Wildcatters, 1986.

      Films include Any Which Way You Can, 1980, Urban Cowboy, 1980, Dead and Buried, 1981, The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, 1981, Six Pack, 1982, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, 1982, Honkytonk Man, 1982, The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, 1983, WarGames, 1983, The Man Who Loved Women, 1983, Hard Travelling, 1985, My Science Project, 1985, Nothing in Common, 1986, What Comes Around, 1986, Under Cover, 1987, Off the Mark, 1987, Permanent Records, 1988, Critters 2: The Main Course, 1988, It Takes Two, 1988, Who is Harry Crumb?, 1989, Short Time, 1990, Ghost Dad, 1990, The Hot Spot, 1990, Career Opportunities, 1991, Curdled, 1996, Solo, 1996, The Fanatics, 1997, The Gristle, 2001, Clover Bend, 2001, The Journeyman, 2001, No One Can Hear You, 2001, Race to Space, 2001, Waitin' to Live, 2002, Timequest, 2002, Dunsmore, 2003, Tin Can Shinny, 2003, Blackwater Elegy, 2003, Reiver's End, 2005, Yesterday's Dreams, 2005, Godless, 2005, The Dukes of Hazzard, 2005. Television series: Boone, 1983-1984, Spies, 1987, Northern Exposure, 1990-1995 (Emmy nomination, Supporting Actor - Drama, 1993, 94) The Big Easy, 1996, One Tree Hill, since 2003. Mini-series: The Thorn Birds, 1983, Lonesome Dove, 1989, Moon Shot, 1994 (host).

      Television movies Rage, 1980, This House Possessed, 1981, The Killing of Randy Webster, 1981, Murder in Texas, 1981, Bitter Harvest, 1981, A Few Days in Weasel Creek, 1981, Fantasies, 1982, Prime Suspect, 1982, Travis McGee, 1982, Flight #90: Disaster on the Potomac, 1984, The Jesse Owens Story, 1984, Fatal Vision, 1984, Ratings Game, 1984, Death in California, 1985, The Defiant Ones, 1986, Firefighter, 1986, C.A.T. Squad, 1986, Warm Hearts, Cold Feet, 1987, Lyndon Baines Johnson: The Early Years, 1987, Secret Witness, 1988, Man Against the Mob, 1988, The People Across the Lake, 1988, Stranger on My Land, 1988, Red King, White Night, 1989, I Know My First Name Is Steven, 1989, Spooner, 1989, Last Flight Out, 1990, The Chase, 1991, Conagher, 1991, Siringo, 1994, Virus, 1995, Deadly Family Secretes, 1995, The Pandora Directive, 1996, My Son Is Innocent, 1996, Columbo: A Trace of Murder, 1997, Kiss and Tell, 1997, The Hired Heart, 1997, Judgement Day: The Ellie Nesler Story, 1998, A Face to Kill For, 1999, Sealed With a Kiss, 1999, Crossfire Trail, 2001, Monte Walsh, 2003, Hope Ranch, 2004, Alien Express, 2005, Hidden Places, 2006.

    Membership

    Private United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1962-1964. Member Screen Actors Guild (board directors 1985, 87-90), Actors Equity Association, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Dramatists Guild, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Personality

    Interests

    Cutting, cow penning, trail riding.

    Connections

    • Married Elyse Soap, 1966 (divorced 1970). Married Susan James Berger, May 29, 1976 (divorced 1993). Children: James Barry, Christopher Clayton, Shannon Katy, Bernard Weiss.
    • father: Kilmer Blaine Corbin
    • mother: Alma LaMerle (Scott) Corbin
    • spouses: Elyse Soap
    • Susan James Berger
    • children: James Barry Corbin
    • Christopher Clayton Corbin
    • Shannon Katy Corbin
    • Bernard Weiss Corbin
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    Born October 16, 1940
    Nationality
    • 1964
      Texas Technology University
    • 1964
      University Colorado
    • 1965
      Freelance actor