Leonard Barrie Corbin was born on the 16th October 1940 in Lamesa, Dawson County, Texas, USA, and is a Primetime Emmy Award-nominated actor, who has over 200 on-screen credits to his name, and is best known for his roles in such TV series as “Northern Exposure” (1990-1995) and “One Tree Hill” (2003-2011), and also in the movie “No Country for Old Men” (2007). Corbin’s career started in 1976.
Have you ever wondered how rich Barry Corbin is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Corbin’s net worth is as high as $4 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career. In addition to appearing in both film and television, Corbin also has video games credits, and has played in the theatre, which improved his wealth too.
Barry Corbin Net Worth $4 Million
Barry Corbin was born a son of Alma LaMerle Scott, a teacher, and Kilmer Blaine Corbin, Sr., a former member of the Texas State Senate. He went to Monterey High School where he played football and then enrolled at the Texas Tech University to study theatre arts. After joining the US Marine Corps, where he spent two years, Barry returned to the college to finish his studies.
Corbin started his career as a Shakespearean actor in the ‘60s, but his first on-screen credit came in an episode of “NBC Special Treat” in 1976. In 1980, he appeared alongside John Travolta, Debra Winger, and Scott Glenn in the Golden Globe Award-nominated “Urban Cowboy”, while he also played in “Stir Crazy” (1980) with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, and “Any Which Way You Can” (1980) starring Clint Eastwood. Barry had numerous roles in television series and TV feature movies during the ‘80s, including John Badham’s Oscar Award-nominated “War Games” (1983) with Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy and John Wood, which only increased his net worth.
From 1990 to 1995, Corbin played Maurice J. Minnifield in 110 episodes of the Golden Globe Award-winning series “Northern Exposure”, which helped him to increase his net worth significantly, thanks to its popularity and so high ratings. In the meantime, he appeared alongside Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross in a Golden Globe Award-nominated TV movie called “Conagher” (1991), and continued to work on various TV shows and movies throughout the ‘90s. In the early 2000s, Corbin had roles alongside Tom Selleck in “Crossfire Trail” (2001) and in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated “Monte Walsh” (2003) with Isabella Rossellini and Keith Carradine, while from 2003 to 2009, he played Brian ‘Whitey’ Durham in 90 episodes of “One Tree Hill”, considerably boosting his net worth.
Regarding his personal life, Barry Corbin was married to Marie Elyse Soape from 1965 to 1974 and has a child with her, while from 1976 to 1993, he was married to Susan Berger, with whom he has two children.
He lost most of his hair in the 1990s due to a condition called alopecia areata; since then, he often appears on screen either with his head shaved or wearing a hat.
At age 21, Barry left his Texas university to join the Marine Corps and spent about two years at Camp Pendleton in California, training South Vietnamese officers. He remained in the Marine Corps Reserve, rejoining the 40th Rifle Company in Lubbock, Texas, as an assistant Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) man. He was discharged in August 1963.
His family originally came from Virginia where they were farmers. Eventually the family wound up in Texas. The eldest of three children, his father, Kilmer Blaine Corbin, was a lawyer, judge and school principal. He was also the youngest State Senator at the time he entered the Senate at age 26. He served two terms before being beaten. Mother Alma was an elementary school teacher.
Like his father, he attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He appeared in a number of college plays from 1960 through 1964, including "The Merry Wives of Windsor" (as Falstaff), "The Imaginary Invalid" (title role), "A View from the Bridge" (as Tony), and Ondine (as Auguste).
Won the Buffalo Bill Cody Award for quality family entertainment and the Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame for his performance in Conagher (1991). He was also nominated for the Media Owl Award, the American Television Award, and the Emmy Award for his work in Northern Exposure (1990).
Is the official "Station Voice" of KPLX-FM 99.5 The Wolf in Dallas, Texas.
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