Making the transition from Soap Opera Heartthrob
to feature films has been easy for former YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
star Michael Corbett. With films THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD and
ROMEO AND JULIET, SIOUX CITY, SECRETS OF THE PYRAMID, MATERNALLY
YOURS, and VOYEUR released last year, and REASONABLE DOUBT
coming out this fall, Michael has been very busy.
Corbett has certainly made his mark in daytime
television, voted "Daytime's Most Lovable Cad" by PEOPLE MAGAZINE,
for his red hot starring roles in three different Soap Operas.
He first starred in RYAN'S HOPE, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW and for
seven years he was known as the sexy womanizer David Kimball
in the CBS #1 daytime ratings grabber in the US and Canada
- THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. By sleeping with both a mother
and her daughter Nina on the series, Michael's character is
also currently steaming up the airwaves internationally, as
Y&R is seen in over twenty countries worldwide.
Michael just completed working on REASONABLE DOUBT
w/ Melanie Griffith and director Randall Klieser. Also out
this past season, Michael appeared in ROMEO AND JULIET for
20th Century Fox, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed
by Baz (STRICTLY BALLROOM) Luhrmann.
Premiering at Sundance, winner of the Seattle
Film Festival, Michael starred in THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD, produced
by Cineville Films for Sony Pictures and directed by Dan Ireland.
Directed by special effects genius, Doug Trumball
(2001, BLADE RUNNER), SECRETS OF THE PYRAMID, the 50 million
dollar action-adventure feature film, is enthralling viewers
at the new Las Vegas entertainment complex sensation, the
Luxor. They wait hours in line to view the thrilling adventure,
in which Corbett stars as the classic swashbuckling action
hero. The effects of the large-screen Showscan projections,
multi-image video screens, and specially designed theater
seats literally catapults the viewer into the story with the
actors, creating a never-before felt excitement.
Also released last season is the feature film,
SIOUX CITY. Starring and directed by Lou Diamond Phillips,
SIOUX CITY won Best Film this year at the Houston Film Festival.
Michael plays a red-neck cop involved in a murder cover up.
VOYEUR, the first interactive feature thriller,
(Winner - Best Film - '97 Interactive Academy of Arts and
Sciences) a Propaganda Films / Philips POV Production starring
Corbett and Robert Culp, gives the viewer the opportunity
to follow the character of choice, and change the outcome
of the story. Corbett plays the son of Culp, a ruthless financier,
who wants to run for the Presidency.
In addition to his very successful runs in the
LA comedy smashes, DYING FOR LAUGHS, and IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU!
last season, Michael filmed a new comedy pilot for FOX Television,
DANGER THEATER, in which he plays a bumbling FBI agent. He
also starred last season in the new CBS animated series SKELETON
WARRIORS, lending his vocal talents to the hero of the show,
and guest starred on STAR TREK - THE NEXT GENERATION as an
alien scientist, Dr. Raball.
Upcoming on the acting front for MICHAEL is a
trip to Sidney, Australia where SECRETS OF THE PYRAMIDS is
due to open and the possibility of a sequel to the highly
successful Douglas Trumbell film. MICHAEL has also signed
a management/development deal with Vin Di Buona Productions,
Media Arts Division, to find a sitcom, host or film project
for him in the future. He has also signed a three year contract
to endorse a new fitness product world wide and is currently
the spokesman for the new DVD for Pioneer Electronics.
Beginning his career in NYC, within one week after
graduation from the Boston Conservatory of Music and Drama
with a BFA, Corbett had two Broadway show offers. He picked
NEFERTITI over the revival of HAIR, and got to perform on
Broadway for his very first professional job, but alas, only
briefly. Still, that led to the Broadway companies of GREASE,
COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA (starring Shirley Knight), the TV series
CO-FEVER, and ultimately a long run in daytime TV on RYAN'S
HOPE, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW , and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.
Corbett may be the only actor in daytime TV who
was killed off by jealous lovers on all three shows, as well
as playing a character who was involved with two sisters in
one show, and sleeping with both the mother and daughter in
two other shows. A real family man!
Michael is also very successful in another area.
He has a very lucrative Real Estate Company called Highland
Properties. He buys residential properties and renovates them
then sells the upgraded properties. He has always sidelined
in real estate and renovation but now has combined the two
into a very successful business.