Barry Corbin believes he’s still paying his debt to society as an actor, doesn’t believe in working for Hollywood, but working for his fans and loves the sound of hometown applause. Time to go Beyond the Mic.
Welcome Barry Corbin:
We’re joined on the Starline by anacting legend. You’ve seen him on Yellowstone, Lonesome Dove and Northern Exposure among many other roles.
West Texas Hall of Famer, we welcome Barry Corbin.
Barry, let’s go Beyond the Mic. “An Evening with Barry Corbin” is a celebration of your life. As you look back on your career during this presentation why did these moments stand out to you?
Coming home to West Texas is special to you. Born in Lamesa, graduated from Monterey High School and went to Texas Tech for theatre arts. How has the city changed and evolved in your mind?
You’ve acted on stage in movies and television. Where did you find your happiness as an actor?
You are everywhere from Tulsa King to Yellowstone, and Better Call Saul. What does it say when hit shows want you to make an appearance?
You’ve volunteered your time for charities especially for the National Alopecia Foundation. Why is helping that young man or woman who suffers with alopecia important for you?
The Rockin’ 8:
It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
1. Your calendar is filled with benefit after benefit. Why is giving back important for you?
2. Why is being known as a cowboy important for you?
3. Do you hold grudges or have you forgiven everyone?
4. Best tip your dad and mom gave you?
5. Sunsets or sunrises?
6. Which role was your favorite to perform?
7. Was a role you wanted that you didn’t get?
8. Best horse you ever owned was what kind and color?
The Back Half:
You almost lost your famous voice due to cancer. How did that experience change the way you see yourself and your career?
What does it mean for you to be recognized, loved and cherished after all these years?
You’ve been working since the 1960s. What was the role that didn’t get the critical acclaim that it should have?
There are plenty of stories you’ve have told from your work as an actor, but what’s your favorite memory as being a dad?
Who is the one actor that has a special place in your heart?
What’s your best memory of seeing Waylon and Buddy Holly?
One Big Question:
Barry, how do you want people to remember you?
When people come see you and hear your stories, what do you want them to take away from this experience?
Do Cowboys still have the power today that they used to have when you were growing up?
Back in those days, good guys wore white hats and bad guys wore black hats…
Doesn’t work for Hollywood, he works for the people, thinks American’s mythology is based on Cowboys! Actor, dad, friend Barry Corbin thank you so much for taking the time to talk with us today.
And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.
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