Barry Corbin – Age, Career, Lost Daughter, Full Facts

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Barry Corbin

Did you get to watch Northern Exposure the comedy series on CBS which ran its more than 100 episodes between 1990 and 1995? It was set in a small time in Alaska and revolves around crazy characters. If you have seen it, you probably remember Barry Corbin as the multi-billionaire and benefactor of the town. More recently, Corbin was in Anger Management the sitcom on FX between 2012 and 2014. Here are all the facts you need to know.

Barry Corbin – age and family

Barry Corbin was born in Lamesa, Dawson County, Texas. His mother Alma LaMerle Scott was a teacher while his father Kilmer B. Corbin was an attorney and politician who served in the Texan Senate in the late 1940s up to a large chunk of the next decade.

Barry was born Leonard Barrie Corbin. He was said to have been named this by his mother after her favorite writer J.M. Barrie the Scottish author and playwright who lived between 1860 and 1937 whose most famous work is the curiously titled “Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” a play which he later rewrote as a novel.

John Higgins is said to have a sister named Jane Higgins but the link Wikipedia gave on her account is of a certain Jane Higgins who was born and raised in the United Kingdom. Her timeline doesn’t suit that of the Corbin patriarch and he couldn’t have fathered her in the 1950s.

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John attended Monterey High School. After this, Corbin went to Texas Tech University in Lubbock to study theatre arts. He didn’t finish as he dropped out to join the United States Marine Corps and served two years. After this, he returned to Lubbock to finish his education.

Barry Corbin is 79 years old.

Barry Corbin – career

Barry Corbin’s career began on stage of Shakespearean then making the switch into the big screen in the 1980 film “Urban Cowboy” for progression which Wikipedia summed his career thus: “likely to be seen in the role of the local sheriff, military leader, or some other authority figure.”

Of the more than 200 film credits, the CBS soap opera “Dallas”, The WB’s “One Tree Hill” in which he played the role of basketball Coach Whitey Durham and “Northern Exposure” stand out. In the film aspect, he was in the 1980 comedy film “Any Which Way You Can” and “WarGame” in the earlier period. More recently, he was in the neo-western crime action film “No Country for Old Men” in 2007. Shot with 25 million dollars, the film made 171 million dollars in the box office and won four Oscar awards for directing, supporting actor, screenplay, and emerged Best Picture.

For voice, his most recognized role was in the video games “Command & Conquer: Red Alert”, “Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2”, and “Command & Conquer: Yuri’s Revenge”.

Marriages and children

Barry Corbin has been married two times. First, he was married to Marie Elyse Soape in 1966. The marriage was fruitful in that it produced a child, naked Bernard Weiss and born 1970. The two divorced on the last day of the year 1974. Less than two years later, Corbin remarried. This time around, he chose someone from the industry, he married Susan Berger an actress. Born in Buffalo, New York City, Ms. Berger began her career in the early ’70s.  She is known for her roles This Is Us (2016) and Future Man (2017).

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Corbin and Berger got married in 1976 and were blessed with two kids, now grown men Jim Corbin who was born in 1979 and Christopher Corbin who was born in 1982. The marriage ended in divorce in 1993. Both Corbin and Berger did not remarry. In 1991, Shannon Ross aged 26 appeared from nowhere and identified Corbin as her father. He had had an affair with a woman decades ago and she became pregnant without informing and gave the baby out for adoption when she was born. Somehow, she found him.

Barry Corbin – Net worth and where does he live now?

Barry Corbin was inducted into The Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2012. Earlier, in 2009, he was inducted into Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. When he has time in his hands, Corbin is in Texas riding horses or tending cows in a Texan ranch. A true Texan he is. That is where his heart lies and that is where he lives. Corbin lives in Handley, Texas.

Barry Corbin is worth four million dollars and he is 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 meters).

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