Barry Corbin Biography, Age, Family, Alive, Ranch, Movies & Tv Shows

Barry Corbin Biography

Barry Corbin was born as Leonard Barrie “Barry” Corbin on October 16, 1940. he is an American actor. His most well-known role came in the television series Northern Exposure (1990–1995), for which he was consecutively nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards.

Barry Corbin was born in Lamesa, the seat of Dawson County, south of Lubbock in West Texas. He is the son of the former Alma LaMerle Scott (1918–1994), a teacher, and Kilmer Blaine Corbin, Sr. (1919–1993), a school principal, judge, and Democratic member of the Texas State Senate for two terms, from 1949–1957.

Barry Corbin was named for author J. M. Barrie by his mother. He played football briefly in eighth grade but soon moved to the arts, including acting and ballet classes. He graduated from Monterey High School. Corbin studied theatre arts at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. At 21, he joined the United States Marine Corps, served two years, and then returned to Tech.

Barry Corbin Age

Barry Corbin is 78 years old as of July 2019. born on 16 October 1940.

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Barry Corbin Family

Barry Corbin lives on the ranch with his daughter, Shannon Ross (born 1965) and grandchildren. Shannon had been adopted as an infant; her birth mother, who had an affair with Corbin, gave up the child through the Methodist Mission Home in San Antonio, without having told Corbin of the pregnancy.

Barry Corbin found Shannon in June 1991, when she was 26. Corbin has three sons: Bernard Weiss (born 1970), Jim Corbin (born 1979), and Christopher Corbin (born 1982). Christopher has followed in his father’s footsteps as an actor. Bernard was adopted by the Weiss family and later in life got in touch with Corbin. His second wife, Susan Berger, and he divorced in 1992.

In 2009, Corbin was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Fort Worth. A recent painting of Corbin has been placed at the museum exhibit. Barry Corbin has appeared at gatherings of the American Cowboy Culture Association, which holds the annual National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration each September in Lubbock.

In September 2011, Corbin was given a lifetime achievement award by the Estes Park Film Festival in Estes Park, Colorado. The Texas Film Hall of Fame inducted Corbin into its membership on March 8, 2012.

Barry Corbin Career

Barry Corbin started his profession as a Shakespearean on-screen character during the 1960s, but today he is more likely to be seen in the role of the local sheriff, military leader, or some other authority figure, though on occasion, he has effectively portrayed murderous villains, as well.

To moviegoers, he is well remembered as General Beringer in WarGames, John Travolta’s uncle Bob Davis in Urban Cowboy, co-starring with Clint Eastwood in Any Which Way You Can, or Roscoe Brown, July Johnson’s bumbling deputy in the acclaimed Western Lonesome Dove.

From 1979 until 1984, he appeared in several episodes of Dallas as Sheriff Fenton Washburn. In 1983, Corbin co-starred in the famed television miniseries The Thorn Birds. Barry Corbin played Mary Carson’s stockman Pete, who teaches the Clearys’ sons how to shear sheep on their aunt’s gigantic sheep station Drogheda, in Australia.

In 1983–1984, Corbin played Merit Sawyer in the NBC television series Boone. Barry Corbin’s role was that of a stern father to the young actor Tom Byrd, who played Boone Sawyer, an aspiring singer. The program was set in rural Tennessee during the 1950s and was created by Earl Hamner, who had great success earlier with CBS’s The Waltons.

From 1990 to 1995, Corbin portrayed former astronaut and local business leader Maurice Minnifield on CBS’s Northern Exposure, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination. In 1994, Corbin narrated the acclaimed TBS documentary MoonShot, telling the story of the 1960s space race from the first-person viewpoint of Mercury Seven astronaut Deke Slayton.

In 2007, he played the character Clay Johnson, father of Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on The Closer series.

In 2000, he played the role of General Carville in Command & Conquer: Red Alert, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 and Command & Conquer: Yuri’s Revenge.

In 2003, Corbin co-starred with Northern Exposure castmate John Cullum in Blackwater Elegy, an award-winning short film written by Matthew Porter and co-directed by Porter and Joe O’Brien. From 2003–2008, Barry Corbin played Whitey Durham, the basketball coach for the Tree Hill Ravens on The WB/CW teenager drama series One Tree Hill. He also had a role in 2008’s Oscar-winning film No Country for Old Men.

Barry Corbin lost most of his hair in the 1990s due to alopecia areata. Since then, he has played various roles with a shaved head, wearing a cowboy hat, or occasionally wearing a full toupee. Corbin is the signature voice of radio station KPLX in Fort Worth, Texas, and has also voiced trailers and promotions for CMT and various other country radio stations. In 2014, he became the spokesman for the Texas Veterans Land Board.

In 2014, Corbin worked with Tracey Birdsall on Dawn of the Crescent Moon, followed by working alongside her for the upcoming science-fiction films At the Edge of Time (2016) and The Time War (2017).

Barry Corbin Alive

Barry Corbin is still alive.

Barry Corbin Movies & Tv Shows


1. WarGames 1983
2. Urban Cowboy 1980
3. No Country for Old Men 2007
4. Stir Crazy 1980
5. Nothing in Common 1986

6. Crossfire Trail 2001
7. Any Which Way You Can 1980
8. Held Up 1999
9. In the Valley of Elah 2007
10. Conagher 1991

11. Honkytonk Man 1982
12. Who’s Harry Crumb? 1989
13. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 1982
14. Critters 2: The Main Course 1988
15. Monte Walsh 2003

16. The Hot Spot 2003
17. Six Pack 1982
18. The Journeyman 2001
19. The Dukes of Hazzard 2005
20. Career Opportunities 1991

21. Race to Space 2001
22. Planes: Fire and Rescue 2014
23. Curdled 1996
24. My Science Project 1985
25. Not Since You 2009
26. The Man Who Loved Women

27. Ghost Dad 1990
28. Beer for My Horses 2008
29. Dead and Buried 1981
30. Last Man Club 2016
31. Hope Ranch 2002

32. The Homesman 2014
33. All Saints 2017
34. Permanent Record 1988
35. Ben 10: Alien Swarm 2009
36. River’s End 2005
38. Short Time 1990

39. Bloodworth 2010
40. The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (film)
41. UnderCover 1987
42. Redemption: For Robbing the Dead 2011

43. The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez 2012
44. This Is Where We Live 2013
45. That Evening Sun 2009

46. Rising Stars 2010
47. The Gristle 2001
48. Dunsmore 2003

49. Dawn of the Crescent Moon 2014
50. Lake City 2008
51. The Fanatics 1997
52. Solo 1996

1. Northern Exposure
2. One Tree Hill
3. Lonesome Dove

4. Anger Management (TV series)
5. Conagher 1991
6. The Thorn Birds 1983
7. The Big Easy (TV series) 1996-1997

8. Hope Ranch 2002
9. Boone (TV series) 1983-1984
10. Washington 1985
11. I Know My First Name Is Steven 1989

12. Spies (TV series) 1987
13. A Death in California 1985
14. Firefighter 1986
15. Suit Up Television show

16. Modern Family

Barry Corbin Net Worth

Barry Corbin is an American actor who has a net worth of $4 million dollars. his income` earnings` and salary details are under review. we will update.

Barry Corbin Ranch

Before breaking into film, Corbin won many cutting-horse competitions. Much of his spare time is spent riding horses and tending to cattle on his small Texas ranch near Fort Worth.

Barry Corbin has volunteered his time to charity for many years, including rodeos and being a spokesman for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. In 2006, he participated in the Lubbock centennial.

Barry Corbin Modern Family

Modern Family
Modern Family

Modern Family is an American television mockumentary family sitcom created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan for the American Broadcasting Company. First aired on September 23, 2009, the show follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles.

Pritchett’s family includes his second wife, their son and his stepson, as well as his two adult children and their husbands and children.
in the tv serie,  Barry Corbin plays Merle Tucker, Cam’s father.

Merle Stonewall Tucker is Cameron and Pam Tucker’s father and also Barb’s husband. He is first introduced in “The Last Walt”. When he visits Mitch and Cam they decide to invite Jay for dinner, as he and Merle never really bonded.

Jay tries to avoid the dinner pretending to be sick but Mitch forces him to come along and make an effort. At the same time, Cam is forced to tell his father to do the same with Jay, as he doesn’t like him either.

Over dinner, the two men clash, with Jay hating the fact that Merle treats Mitchell like the woman in the relationship. Jay and Merle eventually talk and realize that they both try and treat their son’s partner as the woman in a relationship because it makes them feel better. They finally come together and agree that they just have to accept the fact that their sons are gay and happy together.