Known for his hefty portrayals of cops, military men and patriarchal figures on both television and film, Barry COrbin plays Coarch Whitey Durham, the tough-minded but fair basketball coach on One Tree Hill. Corbin gained fame as Maurice Minnifield, former astronaut turned entrepreneur and all-around big-shot, on the popular and critical favorite Northern Exposure.
Born and raised in Lamea, Texas, Corbin attended Texas Technical University, where he studied Drama. He moved to New York to pursue acting after spending two years with the Marine Corps. For nearly a decard, he starred in a string of stage productions before moving the 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 War Games, Nothing in Common, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Who's Harry Crumb, Career Opportunities, Ghost Dad, Curdled, Solo, and Inconvenienced .
Corbin currently shares a ranch with his daughter and three grandchildren in Forth Worth, where they raises horses and cattle.