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Barry Corbin

Born in Lamesa, in Dawson County October 16, 1940, Corbin attended O.L. Slaton Jr. High and graduated from Monterey High School in Lubbock Texas. He studied theatre arts at Texas Tech University. At 21, he joined the United States Marine Corps, served two years, and then returned to Texas Tech.

Corbin began his career as an actor in the 1960s, today he is likely to be remembered in the role of the local sheriff, military leader, or some other authority figure, though on occasion, he has effectively portrayed murderous villains. 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.

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. 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

Corbin currently lives near Fort Worth, Texas and has been seen attending local ranch rodeos.

 

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