Hollywood Star's Storied Career Started At Texas Tech

(VIDEO) Barry Corbin, who has appeared in countless movies and television shows, studied theater at Texas Technological College in the early 1960s.

Before Barry Corbin became a well-known name to many moviegoers, he was a student at Texas Tech. His acting career has spanned decades and includes roles in familiar films such as "Any Which Way You Can," "Urban Cowboy" and "WarGames." He also has appeared in several television series like "Modern Family, "Anger Management" and "Northern Exposure."

During a recent trip to Lubbock to speak at an on-campus event, Corbin talked about his time as a Red Raider and how it shaped his film and television career.

“I learned everything I know, pretty much, right here,” Corbin said. “For better or worse, it’s my home.”

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Texas Tech's Chris Cook invited Corbin to join him for the latest installment of KTTZ's web series "Communicators in a Cart."  
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School of Theatre & Dance

Department of Theatre and Dance

Texas Tech's School of Theatre and Dance is part of the College of Visual & Performing Arts. It is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

The university is one of two in Texas to offer all traditional degrees in theatre, and one of only three in the southwest to offer a Ph.D. in Fine Arts.

Students in the School of Theatre and Dance pursue a core curriculum that includes training in the areas of design, acting, directing, dance, stage management, history and playwriting.

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Communicators in a Cart

Communicators in a Cart

The plot is simple: Chris Cook, managing director of the Office of Communications & Marketing at Texas Tech University, straps into a little golf cart, grabs an influential communicator, and takes them out for a campus drive, sometimes to chat over coffee.

Communicators In A Cart is a KTTZ web series that takes inspiration from Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, to highlight Texas Tech University and its people.