Russian viewers are well acquainted with the TV series Sex and the City and the movie My Big Greek Wedding. Thanks to his participation in them, the American actor John Corbett gained fame. However, his biography is known to few.
John Corbett has millions of fans. The biography of the future performer began in 1861. He was born in Wheeling on May 9. The child was raised by one mother. Sandy Corbett worked as a waitress at her uncle's music club.
Long road to success
John graduated from Borough Catholic Central High School in 1979. From the age of seven he played the guitar well, and from the age of sixteen he began working as a security guard at the Capitol Music Hall. After school, the graduate decided to move to California. Fortune did not immediately decide to turn to him. With great difficulty, the guy managed to find a job at the steel plant. He became a boiler-maker.
The young man did not lose hope of becoming famous. He studied in absentia for a year. He then entered the competition for the deputy sheriff of Los Angeles County, but failed. Six years later, Corbett left the plant due to an injury.
He decided to get his education at Cerritos College in Norwalk. There John studied acting. Simultaneously with his studies, the guy studied the craft of a hairdresser. In 1986 he was offered to participate in Samsung advertising. Over the next three years, a handsome young certified artist starred in fifty videos for famous brands.
Film and television
His television career began in 1988. Many viewers already knew Corbett's advertising. In the series for teenagers "Wonderful Years" he was offered a small role. The artist coped with the task perfectly, and soon he was nominated for an Emmy. Two years later, the actor played Chris Stevens in the TV series North Side.
The tall handsome man instantly became a favorite of the viewers, and the directors drew attention to the promising performer. Telenovela with his participation won two Golden Globes and an Emmy. The film debut took place in 1991. John's first film was the action movie "Flight of the Intruder". Then the charismatic performer became the main character of the western "Toomstone".
During a six-year hiatus from filming, Corbett successfully worked on television. Since 1997, he returned to the screen. In the dramatic western "Volcano" Corbett again played the main character. A few years later, the artist appeared in front of fans in the fantastic TV movie "The Chronicle of Osiris". It was followed by Sex and the City.
The sensational project lasted 6 seasons on the screen. For almost a hundred episodes, Corbett played Carrie Bradshaw's buddy. In the story, Aidan sells furniture and fights for a place in the heroine's heart. Participation in the project lasted from 2001 to 2002 and brought a new nomination for the Golden Globe.
The actor achieved the greatest popularity and world fame after “My Big Greek Wedding”. For the best screenplay, the film was nominated for an Oscar. In the story, a girl born into a family of Greek immigrants lives in the United States. There are many of her relatives in Chicago.
Everyone is busy looking for a worthy spouse for Tula. However, they are sure that he must certainly be Greek. Only the girl judged otherwise and fell in love with Ian. Parents did not immediately accept the choice of their daughter. They agreed in the end, but the chosen one of Tula had to get used to everyday customs that were completely different from American ones. The role of Ian Miller went to John Corbett.
In 2006, the artist was awarded the Method Fest award for his work in the Land of Dreams. He played one of the main roles in the film. In the story, Audrey lives in a small community with his father. All the days of an 18-year-old girl are spent taking care of him. The parent refuses to leave the walls of the house after the death of his wife.
Soon the son and mother become neighbors of the family. Knowing that his daughter dreams of love, the father negotiates with Moki, the son of Mary's new neighbor, to invite the girl on a date. Gradually, real feelings arise between young people, completely changing the lives of both.
The title of the next iconic work of the actor is "I Hate Valentine's Day." He again collaborated with Nia Vardalos, his partner in My Big Greek Wedding. Greg Gatlin became the hero of the artist. The character manages to achieve the cancellation of his beloved "rule of five dates" invented by her herself.
Since 2010, the performer has taken part in a dozen works. He played among them "Ramon and Bizus", starred in "November Christmas", "Parents", "Ricochet", appeared in "A Smile the Size of the Moon", "Kiss Me", "Looks", "Admirer". One of the artist's last works was the role of Rudolph McLeod, ex-husband and persecutor of ex-wife Margaret, in the 2016 TV series Mata Hari.
The new side of Corbett's talent was voice acting. He has worked on several multi-projects. His voice is featured in Voyage to the Moon 3D as well as The Griffin and the Minor Canon. The actor is good at creating country songs and performing them. In 2006 Corbett's solo album Good To Go was released. The singer and actor joked that he finally had his first son.
The artist is fond of basketball and baseball. Through sports, he maintains excellent physical shape. The artist is not going to make changes to his personal life. He has repeatedly told reporters that his plans do not include a family.
He's not going to have a baby either. In Seattle, where the performer lives, he has his own restaurant. John spends a lot of time at the cowboy ranch. Since 2002, the famous actress and fashion model Bo Derek has become his constant companion. With pleasure, the couple takes care of a considerable number of animals. The artists do not officially plan to become a husband and wife.