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John Joseph Corbett, Jr. (born May 9, 1961) is an Americanmarker actor and country music singer. Though he first gained notice as the piano-flinging character of Chris "Chris in the Morning" Stevens in the television series Northern Exposure from 1990 to 1995, he is also known from his role as Carrie Bradshaw's boyfriend, Aidan, on the HBO comedy Sex and the City, as well as the sweet-natured boyfriend, then husband, of Nia Vardalos in My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). He is currently starring in United States of Tara.

Personal life

Corbett was born in Wheeling, West Virginiamarker, the son of John Joseph Corbett, Sr. He attended Wheeling Central Catholic High Schoolmarker and Cerritos Collegemarker in Norwalk, Californiamarker. Corbett was raised Catholic but is now a born-again Christian. Corbett has never been married but has been in a long-term relationship with Bo Derek.


John Corbett at the 44th Emmy Awards
Corbett's first major role was as the hippie boyfriend of Karen Arnold in season 1, episode 4, ("Angel"), of The Wonder Years, in 1988. Corbett has co-starred in two successful television series to date: Northern Exposure from 1990 to 1995 and Sex and the City (spanning 22 episodes from 2001 to 2002). He appeared in two short-lived television series, the first the 1997 sci-fi series, The Visitor. Corbett starred as Adam MacArthur, a man abducted by aliens, only to find his way home, 50 years later, endowed with unearthly powers. In 2003, he starred in his second series entitled Lucky, which was about a professional poker player, Michael 'Lucky' Linkletter, living in Las Vegasmarker.

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 released a full-length, self-titled country music album on April 4, 2006, and went on tour that year to promote the album. Its only single, "Good to Go" (which was also recorded by Jason Aldean on his self-titled debut album), reached a peak of #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". He did voice over work in commercials for the Applebee's restaurant chain.

Corbett now co-stars in the Showtime original series, The United States of Tara opposite Toni Collette. The series was created by Academy Award-winner Diablo Cody (Juno), and premiered on January 19 2009.


Year Film Role Notes
1991 Flight of the Intruder Big Augie
1993 Tombstone Barnes
1996 Wedding Bell Blues Cary Maynard Philco
1996 The Morrison Murders Walker Morrison
1997 Volcano Norman Calder
1999 Desperate But Not Serious Jonathan
2000 Dinner Rush Ken Roloff
2001 Prancer Returns Tom Sullivan Video release
Serendipity Lars Hammond
2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Ian Miller
2003 My Dinner with Jimi Henry Diltz
2004 Raise Your Voice Mr. Torvald
Elvis Has Left the Building Miles Taylor
Raising Helen Pastor Dan Parker
2005 Bigger Than the Sky Michael Degan/Christian
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D Jack Schmitt voice
2006 Dreamland Henry
2007 Montana Sky Ben McKinnon
The Messengers Burwell
2008 Street Kings Detective Dante Demille
The Burning Plain John
2009 Baby on Board Danny
United States of Tara Max Gregson TV series
I Hate Valentine's Day Greg
2010 Ramona and Beezus Bob Quimby upcoming film



Year Album details Peak chart positions
US Country US Heat US Indie
2006 John Corbett
  • Released: April 4, 2006
  • Label: Fun Bone/Co5
45 19 21


Year Single US Country Album
2006 "Good to Go" 43 John Corbett

Music videos

Year Video Director
2006 "Good to Go" Kevin Kerslake


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