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Coach Whitey Durham on the SOAPnet's "One Tree Hill"
Known for his hefty portrayals of cops, military men and patriarchal figures on both television and film, Barry Corbin plays Coach Whitey Durham, the tough but fair basketball coach on the hit drama "One Tree Hill." Corbin gained fame as Maurice Minnifield, astronaut-turned-entrepreneur and all-around big shot, on the popular and critical favorite "Northern Exposure" and was nominated for two Emmy® Awards for that role.
Born and raised in Lamesa, Texas, Corbin attended Texas Tech University, where he studied drama. He moved to New York to pursue acting after spending two years with the Marine Corps. For nearly a decade, he starred in a string of stage productions before moving to Los Angeles. While writing plays for National Public Radio, he landed the role of Uncle Bob in the hit 1977 film "Urban Cowboy," which launched his prolific career. Since that break, Corbin's well-known film roles have included "WarGames," "Nothing in Common," "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," "Who's Harry Crumb?," "Career Opportunities," "Lonesome Dove," "The Thorn Birds," "Ghost Dad," "Curdled," "Solo" and "Held Up." Corbin recently played the role of Sheriff Buster Watkins in the feature "River's End," directed by William Katt.
Corbin has starred on and off Broadway and in regional theatre in such roles as Jud in "Oklahoma!," Henry II in "Beckett," Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and the title role of "Macbeth," among others. Corbin also performs a one-man traveling show, which he co-wrote, called "Charlie Goodnight's Last Night," about the celebrated Texas cowboy.
Corbin currently shares a ranch with his daughter and three grandchildren in Fort Worth, Texas, where they raise horses and cattle. His birth date is October 16.
BIRTHDATE October 16
HOMETOWN Lamesa, Texas