John was nominated in 1995 for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Northern Exposure.
He plays guitar and piano.
He acts as a music critic on the popular Chicago area indie radio station, WNUR.
During an interview with Conan O'Brien, he said that he was 21 when he lost his virginity.
He has a cat named Donna Reed.
Despite announcing his retirement from acting, he has two films due out in 2007, The Messengers and Montana Sky.
He began acting by appearing in many TV commercials. He was briefly a spokesman for Ford Motor Company.
He is good friends with Daryl Hannah.
He is a vegetarian.
He earned an Emmy nomination for playing Chris Stevens on Northern Exposure.
He is 6' 5" (1.96 m) in height.
He was a licensed hairstylist.
He is a part-owner of a club in Seattle called the Fenix Underground.
John's first full length album was released on April 4, 2006. It is a blend of country and Southern rock. Among the songs is his version of "Good to Go."
John's first major role was as the hippie boyfriend of Karen Arnold in season 1 episode 4 "Angel" of The Wonder Years in 1988.
John has houses in California, Maui, and West Virginia, and probably soon in Nashville.
John spends his free time with girlfriend, actress Bo Derek, whom he met on a blind date.
Although John now focuses on his musical career, he occasionally acts or lends his voice to films. You can hear Corbett's voice in the Imax movie Magnificent Desolation: Walking On The Moon 3D.
In Fall of 2004 John Corbett announced is retirement from acting.
Since both Corbett and his character, Chris, are from Wheeling, West Virginia, the writers/producers of Northern Exposure let Corbett use references from his own past. "Uncle Roy Bauer", "Chuck Vincent" and "Earl P. Duffy" are character names Chris Stevens refers to on Northern Exposure. They also happen to be real people Corbett grew up with. Roy Bauer was a high school friend, Earl P. Duffy was the Dean of Discipline at Wheeling Central Catholic High School (the school Corbett attended).
His hobbies include playing basketball, softball and shooting pool.
He once played in a band in Seattle.
He used to work at a steel factory but an injury forced him to quit.
In 2005, he appeared in the movie Raising Helen.
As of 2006 he resides with his girlfriend Bo Derek in Seattle, Washington.
John: (About on-screen chemistry) I don't really think about that. I don't try to work on it. I just sort of hope that the person I'm going to spend time with on camera and I get along. I'm really lucky to work with Sarah Jessica Parker, Nia Valderos, and Kate. I just did a movie with Kim Basinger and we had great chemistry. But I just did a movie with Hilary Duff who's 16 and I prayed that we'd have some sort of chemistry and we did. I get lucky with these girls.
John: (About how he travels around) I have Avis rent-a-car and I get this car for $60 a day and I can drop it off at any major airport in the United States. It's great.
John: I love kids. I was just in West Virginia with my little 10-year-old godson. I wish we could all get a time machine and go back. But I don't think I'm going to have any. I think I'm past that. I'm just going to have to enjoy everybody else's kids. You can never say never but I just don't see it happening. As the years go on, I don't want to be one of those guys who has his first kid in his 50s.
John: (On Kate Hudson) I was in one of the greatest westerns ever made: a movie called "Tombstone" with Kate's pop, Kurt Russell. When we were out there, this was in 92, Kate was 12 years old. And now I'm playing the guy who gets to kiss her.
John: I'm a nice guy but I don't write these things that I play and everything I play is already written way before I come on board. I just find a way to interpret them and play them and say these lines. Somehow these parts come to me. None of them have been written with me in mind. They're words on a page that I interpret.
John: (About going to church) I go to Christmas Mass and that's it. By my house, I have a Catholic Seminary and I go to Christmas Eve Mass. I went through 12 years of catholic high school actually. But I go to Christmas Eve mass for fun.
John: Acting may be how I've made my living, but music has always been my passion.
John: In Hollywood if you're good looking, tall, have OK 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.
John: 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.