Barry Corbin

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  • Birth Name: Leonard Barrie Corbin
  • Birth Place: Lamesa, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Writer
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Fast Facts

  • Wanted to be an actor since childhood.
  • Studied theatre at Texas Tech University without following a degree program.
  • While napping in a dumpster at college, was emptied into a garbage truck.
  • Jobs outside of acting included chopping cotton, working on an oil rig, loading laundry trucks and shoveling lead in a print shop.
  • Joined the Marines at 21 on a dare.
  • During his early career, traveled the country to perform in regional theater productions and penned plays for National Public Radio. 
  • 1980's Urban Cowboy marked his big-screen debut, and his impressive body of work includes the films Stir Crazy (1980) and WarGames (1983), the 1989 miniseries Lonesome Dove, and TV series Dallas and Northern Exposure.
  • Discovered that, back in college, he fathered a daughter who was given up for adoption by her mother; Corbin was introduced to his daughter in 1991.

Awards

  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Informational Special: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Blaine Corbin — Brother
  • Jane Corbin — Sister
  • Shannon Katy Ross — Daughter
  • Elyse Soap — Ex-wife
  • James Barry Corbin — Son
  • Kilmer Corbin — Father
  • Alma Corbin — Mother
  • Bernard Weiss Corbin — Son
  • Christopher Clayton Corbin — Son
  • Susan James Berger — Ex-wife

College

  • Attended Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Leonard Barrie Corbin
  • Birth Place: Lamesa, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Writer

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