John studied theatre at Bishop’s University from 1971 to 1973, and then at the Playwrights’ Workshop in Montreal. His instructor at Bishop’s was William B Davis, who later became famous as “cigarette smoking man” on The X Files. John’s professional career began more than 45 years ago with a role in the film “Mousy”, starring Kirk Douglas.

John’s career as a stage director began in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where he ran the Teatro Des Artes de Cuernavaca, an amateur, bilingual theatre company attached to local Anglo-American Arts Centre. There, he produced “The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade” by Peter Weiss, among other plays and festivals.

In 1980, John directed a well-reviewed production of “The Great Nebula in Orion”, by Lanford Wilson, at the Solar Stage Theatre in Toronto.

In 1981, John served as the Artistic Director of The Piggery Playhouse in North Hatley, Quebec, a long-standing fixture in the Canadian summer stock theatre scene. During his season, he produced and directed “Deathtrap” by Ira Levin, “Monsieur Ribadier’s System” by Georges Feydeau and “Returning” by Gaetan Charlesbois.

During this time, John appeared in his only professional stage role, as one of the beach boys in “Night of the Iguana” by Tennessee Williams, at Theatre Plus in Toronto.

In 1984, John directed an Equity Showcase production of “Total Eclipse”, by Christopher Hampton, at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.

After a hiatus of 20 years, when he didn’t act or direct, John returned to acting, in film and television. His resumé of recent work is attached.

Acting Resume

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Height:  5’9” Weight:  140 lbs. Hair:  Grey Eyes:  BrownHeight:  5’9” Weight:  140 lbs. Hair:  Grey Eyes:  Brown

John Corbett enjoyed a successful career as a Principal Actor some 20 years ago. Since then, John has owned and operated his own communications company. Having achieved success with this endeavour, John has the leisure time to pursue acting once again as an established and seasoned performer.


People Of Earth Actor TBS, Slanted Films/Shaka King
American Gothic Actor CBS, Amblin Entertainment/Greg Beeman
Man Seeking Woman Actor FFX, Broadway Video/Jonathan Krisel
Transporter Actor HBO, Atlantique Productions/Eric Valette
Murdoch Mysteries Actor CBC, Shaftesbury Productions/Dawn Wilkinson
Cracked Actor CBC, White Pine Pictures/Bruce McDonald
Lost Girl Actor Showtime, Prodigy Pictures Inc/George Mihalka
The Jon Dore Show Actor The Comedy Network/Matthew Hawkins


Playwright’s Theatre Workshop; Montreal (Danny Rosen)
Bishop’s University Drama Program (William B. Davis)


Performance Driving (A&S), Sailing, Singing (Bass, Baritone, tenor), Fencing/Broadsword, Horses/Guns, Languages: French and Spanish