John Joseph Corbett is a Wheeling, West Virginia-born American actor as well as a country singer. Perhaps he is best known for his roles as Chris Stevens in the series “Northern Exposure” as well as for playing Carrie Bradshaw’s boyfriend Aiden in the popular series “Sex And The City”. Born on 9 May 1961, John is of Russian-Jewish descent. He has been active in the field of entertainment since 1987.
A well-known personality when it comes to American television, one may wonder how rich is John Corbett? As estimated by authoritative sources, Corbett counts his net worth at an amount of almost $10 million in mid-2016. Obviously, he has managed to amass his wealth being a prominent name in the sector of entertainment in America for almost 30 years now.
John Corbett Net Worth $10 million
West Virginia-raised John was educated at Wheeling Central Catholic High School from where he matriculated in 1979. After some years of working at several jobs, and failing to become a sheriff due to injuries, he started taking acting classes at Cerritos College in California. Meanwhile, he also trained to become a licensed hair stylist.
Eventually, John landed a role in a Samsung commercial in 1987, which kick-started John’s career in acting.
Although he has been a part of numerous television programs until today, his breakthrough role was that of Aiden in the ever popular television series “Sex and the City”. He is also noted for his acting in the series “Northern Exposure” and “Ünited States of Tara” in which he worked with popular actors Rob Morrow, Barry Corbin and Darren E. Burrows among others.
John started his career in Hollywood from the 1991 movie “Flight Of The Intruder”. However, he earned a reputation in movies as he appeared in the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” in 2002, working alongside actress Lainie Kazan and Nia Vardalos. His role as Ian Miller in the movie also earned him a nomination in Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture in the same year of its release. More recently, John has continued his prominence in Hollywood, being a part of movies like “Sex And The City 2”, “A Smile As Big As The Moon” and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” among several others. More recently, he worked with actors Elizabeth Gillies, Robert Kelly and others in the comedy series “Sex & Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll”.
During his career, John has been recognized and rewarded well for his acting skills. He was nominated twice for Golden Globe Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor for his roles in series “Northern Exposure” and “Sex And The City”, also for a Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television for his role as Adam MacArthur in the series “The Visitor”.
Regarding his personal life, the 55 years old actor has been in a relationship with actress Bo Derek since 2002 although he has said that he never sees himself being married or having children. For now, Corbett enjoys his career as a successful actor while his present net worth of $9.5 caters to his daily life.
Came to California from the hills of West Virginia and worked as a steel laborer for six years until a back injury forced him to look elsewhere. He took to taking drama classes at a local Los Angeles college.
Did a slew of tv commercials in his early days, including a stint as spokesman for Ford Motor Company.
Earned an Emmy nomination for playing quirky disc jockey Chris Stevens on Northern Exposure (1990) for five years.
Plays guitar and piano.
Resides in Seattle, Washington (2002).
Is a part owner of a club in Seattle called the Fenix Underground.
Was a licensed hairstylist.
My job [on the set] is to suck it in and try not to [mess] up my words.
Extra work [in film] is boring for the extras, and I started to feel like an extra with lines -- it wasn't that challenging to me. So I made a record and...the Nashville community really embraced me. But I gotta tell you, after a couple of years of being out on the road with three other guys in a van...you have a real appreciation of somebody coming to your trailer door and saying, "Mr. Corbett, can we get you a cappuccino?" What I found was, in the two years that I stopped doing it, I really missed it and liked the environment of a movie set and the relationships.
Acting may be how I've made my living, but music has always been my passion.
In Hollywood if you're good looking, tall, have okay teeth and nice skin, the odds of being successful are great. If you're short and fat, it's a different story. But as long as you look like a leading man type, half your job is done already.
Acting is a win-win situation. There is no risk involved. That's why I get tired of hearing actors who try to make out that there's a downside to it. Fame is an odd thing. It bugs you a little bit, but it's really not bad.