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Also Known As: John Joseph Corbett Jr. Died:
Born: May 9, 1961 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Wheeling, West Virginia, USA Profession: actor, country-western singer, percussionist, steelworker, K-Mart check-out clerk, hairdresser

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Known for several high profile roles as "dream boyfriends," actor and musician John Corbett initially turned heads playing a bohemian radio DJ on the Emmy Award-winning television series "Northern Exposure" (CBS, 1990-95). Corbett was subsequently cast in the lead in a number of short-lived series including "The Visitor" (Fox, 1997-98) but was transformed into a sex symbol when he played columnist Carrie Bradshaw's (Sarah Jessica Parker) blue-collar love interest - and crowd-pleasing alternative to her villainous ex Mr. Big - in the generation-defining HBO series "Sex and the City" (1998-2004). Tall, blond, and perennially agreeable, Corbett was touted as the next romantic leading man, though following the enormous success of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" (2002), he floundered with a string of low-budget movies and a side career as a country singer. Corbett resurfaced in the primetime series "United States of Tara" (Showtime, 2009- ), which helped reignite his film career by effectively showcasing the actor's easygoing charm and his way with offbeat material.

Known for several high profile roles as "dream boyfriends," actor and musician John Corbett initially turned heads playing a bohemian radio DJ on the Emmy Award-winning television series "Northern Exposure" (CBS, 1990-95). Corbett was subsequently cast in the lead in a number of short-lived series including "The Visitor" (Fox, 1997-98) but was transformed into a sex symbol when he played columnist Carrie Bradshaw's (Sarah Jessica Parker) blue-collar love interest - and crowd-pleasing alternative to her villainous ex Mr. Big - in the generation-defining HBO series "Sex and the City" (1998-2004). Tall, blond, and perennially agreeable, Corbett was touted as the next romantic leading man, though following the enormous success of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" (2002), he floundered with a string of low-budget movies and a side career as a country singer. Corbett resurfaced in the primetime series "United States of Tara" (Showtime, 2009- ), which helped reignite his film career by effectively showcasing the actor's easygoing charm and his way with offbeat material.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Lookalike, The (2014)
2.
 Kiss Me (2013)
4.
 50/50 (2011)
5.
 Ricochet (2011)
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10.
 Baby on Board (2009)
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in Wheeling, West Virginia
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Made over 50 commercials
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Supported himself as a hairdresser, welder and K-Mart checkout clerk
1988:
TV debut as a boyfriend of Karen Arnold on an episode of the ABC comedy "The Wonder Years"
1991:
Film debut in "Flight of the Intruder"
1990:
Debuted as a series regular on CBS' "Northern Exposure" as disk jockey Chris Stevens; earned 1992 Emmy nomination
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Co-owned the Fenix Underground, a bar in Seattle
1997:
Cast in the FOX sci-fi drama "The Visitor"
2000:
Had leading role in the TBS movie "On Hostile Ground"
2000:
Joined the cast of HBO's "Sex and the City" as Carrie Bradshaw's lovable boyfriend, Aidan
2001:
Had featured role in "Serendipity" opposite Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack
2001:
Co-starred in the USA Network movie "Prancer Returns"
2002:
Played the sweet-natured boyfriend of Nia Vardalos in the sleeper indie hit "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"
2002:
Played compulsive gambler, Michael "Lucky" Linkletter in the FX series "Lucky"
2004:
Starred as Pastor Dan Parker, the love interest to Kate Hudson in "Raising Helen"
2005:
Starred opposite Sean Astin and Amy Smart in "Bigger Than the Sky"
2005:
Announced he would retire from acting to pursue a career as a country music singer
2006:
Released debut album, <i>Good To Go</i>
2007:
Returned to acting to star in the suspense thriller, "The Messengers"
2008:
Co-starred with Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker in "Street Kings"
2009:
Re-teamed with Nia Vardalos for her writing and directing debut, "I Hate Valentine's Day"
2010:
Reprised his role of Aidan Shaw, Carrie Bradshaw's ex-boyfriend, in "Sex and the City 2"
2010:
Co-starred with Selena Gomez and Joey King in "Ramona and Beezus," based on Beverly Cleary's popular children's book series
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Education

Wheeling Central Catholic High School: Wheeling , West Virginia -
Cerritos College: Norwalk , California -

Notes

"John is a thoughtful person and a free spirit. He lives completely in the moment, which is very infectious and very engaging."---"Sex and the City" co-star Kyle MacLachlan quoted in US weekly, August 20, 2001.

"I can't do this anymore. I'm getting out of acting," he said, "I'm bored. I've been doing this for so long, I'm serious, and I can't do this any more."---John Corbett at a press junket for "Raise Your Voice" reveled that he was giving up acting for good to become a country singer E! Online, September 29, 2004.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Bridget Moynihan. Actor. Reportedly met during filming of "Serendipity"; dated in 2000; no longer together.
companion:
Brittany Daniel. Actor. Dated in 2001.
companion:
Bo Derek. Actor. Began dating in early 2002; reportedly living together as of March 2003.

Family close complete family listing

father:
John Joseph Corbett Sr.

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