Barry's full given name is Leonard Barrie Corbin. Being born in Lamesa,
Texas in 1940 makes him a TRUE Texan. When he isn't working, he shares
his Fort Worth, Texas ranch with his a daughter Shannon Ross. He says
that he rides horses there every chance he gets.
In 1963, Barry joined the Marine Corps with his brother Blaine. He was initially attached to the 40th Rifle Company at Lubbock, Texas and he entered recruiting as a member of the 3d Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California. After completing his training, he was ordered to N Company, 2d Battalion, 2d Infantry Training Regiment, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, training South Vietnamese officers. Private 1st Class Corbin stayed there until he was released from active duty in September. Remaining in the Marine Corps Reserve, he rejoined the 40th Rifle Company in Lubbock as an assistant Browning Automatic Rifleman. He was discharged from the Reserves in 1963.
Barry is a very talented actor who is known for his role as Ellis in No Country for Old Men (2007), and Maurice Minnifiend in the Northern Exposure TV series (1990-1995).
However, it is his work in western film and tv that brings him to the Silver Spur Award Show. He has done fantastic work in Crossfire Trail (2001), the Dallas TV Series (2013), The Homesman (2014), Hope Ranch (2002), The Journeyman (2001), Lonesome Dove, The Magnificient Seven TV series (1998), Monte Walsh (2003), The Ranch TV series (2016-2017), and Siringo (1995).
The Reel Cowboys were happy to present this well-deserved Silver Spur
Award to Barry Corbin at the 2017 show.