Barry was nominated in 1995 for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Northern Exposure.
Because of his full time working schedule on "Northern Exposure", Barry barely had time to work on other projects, however, he managed to make two made-for-TV westerns in between, "Siringo", and a successful TNT's production called "Conagher".
Barry starred in a TV series called Boone which also stared fellow Northern Exposure cast member Janine Turner (Maggie O'Connell.
On the hit TV series Dallas Barry played a recurring character between 1979 and 1984, "Sheriff Fenton Washburn." The producers needed to find someone that was tough enough to stand up to J.R. Ewing and the rest.
Barry began his career as a Shakespearean actor in the 1960's.
While many of Barry's films have been westerns, his proficiency in the saddle is no act. Much of his spare time is spent riding on his small Texas ranch, and he has volunteered his time to charity rodeos for many years.
For Barry's role as Maurice Minnifield in Northern Exposure he recieved a Emmy nomination.
The Texas native is noted for his portrayals of policemen, soldiers, and father figures.
Barry has over 100 credits in film and television.
Barry Played General Carville in the Red Alert and Red Alert 2 computer games.
A daughter that Barry didn't know he had found him in 1991.
Barry has four children: Shannon, Bernard, Jim and Christopher.
Barry reunited with actor John Cullum "Holling" from Nothern Exposure in an award-winning independent short film, Blackwater Elegy. Corbin and Cullum play old friends who come to terms with their life following the death of a friend.
Barry divorced his wife in 1992.
Corbin has accepted the lead role in Trail End, a movie to be shot in Kansas this year. The poignant story of a dying man and his horse was scheduled to start production in May 2006.
In 1977 Barry was writing plays for a National public radio station.
Barry studied Theatre at Texas Tech.
When Barry was young he used to organized neighborhood plays and performances.
Barry's heroes are Sam Houston, Will Rogers, and Winston Churchill.
Barry says that his worst job ever was loading laundry trucks in New Haven, his second worst job ever was shovelling lead in a print shop.
Barry's favourite books are Lonesome Dove, Monte Walsh, Tom Sawyer and Letters From The Earth.
Barry's all time favourite movies are High Noon, Red River, Lawrence of Arabia and The Searchers.
Barry's favourite type of music is Country including works by Ian Tyson, Rusty Richards, and Red Steagall.
Barry lives with his daughter and grandchildren.
Barry raises horses and cattle on his ranch in Texas.
Barry's son Christopher, appeared in One Tree Hill, episode 2.15, as Whitey as a high schooler.
Barry plays Whitey on One Tree Hill. He is the wise basketball coach.
Barry's daughter is Shannon Ross.
In 1993, Barry fell off a horse and broke eleven bones!
Barry joined the Marine Corps in March of 1962 when he was 21 years old.
Barry studied theater at Texas Tech University.
Barry went to Monterey High School.
Barry played the piano at church at the age of six.
Barry's father was a senator at the age of 26.
Barry's parents are Kilmer and Alma.
Barry's siblings are Jane and Blaine.
Barry is the oldest of three children.
Barry moved to Los Angeles in 1977.
Barry was born and raised in Texas.
Barry is best known as a character on the show Northern Exposure.
Barry was born to an attorney and an elementary school teacher.
Barry was born Leonard Barrie Corbin on October 16th, 1940.
(About shooting the season finale of Northern Exposure, 3.23 Cicely)
Barry Corbin: They may put me on horseback the whole time, Which would be fine with me.
Barry Corbin: Somewhere in the back of my mind I figured I couldn't compete in films until I was older. At 25, you don't come out and try to replace Walter Brennan.
(About being named after James M. Barrie - Author of Peter Pan)
Barry Corbin: I never could get my mother to tell me why.
(About his character Maurice on Northern Exposure)
Barry Corbin: The only thing Maurice is afraid of is himself, If you took away his shell he'd be a quivering mass of ganglia.
(About his character Maurice on Northern Exposure)
Barry Corbin: As I explored the character I discovered we share almost nothing in common.
(About being without his own horse on the set of Northern Exposure)
Barry Corbin: Kinda like going over to Wimbledon without your tennis shoes or your racket.
Barry Corbin: Maurice is a fascinating character, and the writing managed to stay at a high level most of the time. I was not unhappy I signed that seven-year contract. Anyway, it was nice to have a regular job for a change. That's the upside. The downside is that there was no time to do anything else. I wished I had some time to do other work, but for the most part, I was having a good time.
Barry Corbin: I love doing pilots, but frankly, I'm not that crazy about signing up for series work. What usually happens is that the series ends up repeating what you did in the pilot. That's not only boring but it's artistic suicide. You do the same character over and over again and the perception becomes that's all you can do. Before long, the perception becomes truth. That's all you can do. To prevent that, you'd better be very careful about what seven-year contracts you sign.
Barry Corbin: My mother and about 35 other people watched "Washingtoon" on Showtime! I believe if it had come along a year later during Dan Quayle's term as V.P., it would have had a much better chance. The problem with political satire on TV is that it's too outlandish to be believable or it's surpassed in the morning headlines! Can you imagine satirizing the political shenanigans of 1998? I think the satire is the reality!
Barry Corbin: I'm glad people liked the sparkplug line - I threw that in there because I really had my cousin do that when we were kids. He didn't think it was quite as funny as people did, but now it is forever on film.
Barry Corbin: Back in the early part of the last century life was simpler. We had no such thing as computers and you had to write a letter, put a stamp on it and mail it. Now, you just pluck it out of the ether and it confuses me terminally. If I had to run this computer I'd throw it out the window!
Barry Corbin: Ben Johnson one time told me that "I'm not the best actor in the world, but I am the best Ben Johnson." And so, I kind of go along with him. I may not be the best actor, but I'm the best me that I can be, right now.
Barry Corbin: We still need to feed the public, both physically and intellectually.
Barry Corbin: I think for the last fifteen, twenty years or so, Hollywood has underestimated the appeal of the Western. I think there is still a huge market.
Barry Corbin: Henry Fonda one time said that every time he had a job, he thought it was gonna' be the last one. And, if you got any sense, you gotta' think that because, you know when somebody's gonna do a dip, some of 'em go pretty far down.
Barry Corbin: Gary McMahan wrote the Old Double Diamond and it is the best cowboy song I've ever heard. Not just currently. In my opinion it is the best cowboy song of all time.
Barry Corbin: For an actor, you're rejected eight or ten times a day. All you've got to sell is yourself. You're not selling products, they're not turning down a car, they're turning you down. Most people can't handle that. Most people are essentially not set up that way.