What can you tell me about John Corbett? I loved him on Northern Exposure.
—Jean Gables, Sunnyvale, Calif.
Raised in West Virginia, Corbett, 44, got into acting when a back injury sidelined him from his California factory job. TV commercials led to a starring role on Northern Exposure, which aired from 1990 to 1995, and numerous other TV and film parts, including a recurring role on HBO's Sex and the City and appearances in the movies My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Raising Helen. He's been working on a movie project, The Messengers, and recently turned his focus to music with the release of a self-titled, country-rock CD. "Acting has always been a lark. It's how I make my living. It's what I do so I don't have to have a real job," Corbett says. "Music has always been a passion. It's something I love, something I can't live without."