TV, movie star Barry Corbin films in downtown San Antonio
Prolific TV and film actor Barry Corbin of “Northern Exposure” and “Urban Cowboy” fame is in San Antonio today for a downtown movie shoot.
The three-time Emmy nominee came to the Alamo City to film “The Margarita Man,” a new movie from homegrown director Daniel Ramos. It also stars Jesse Borrego, Pepe Serna, Danny Trejo and Sebastien De La Cruz, a k a San Antonio’s “Little Mariachi,” in his first full-length feature film role.
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The comedic romp follows an enterprising young man (Anthony Guajardo), who fears he will grow up to be like his working class father. He hopes to avoid this by going to college. However, his love of partying gets him cut off financially and forces him to sell margaritas in order to stay in school.
Texas native Corbin, who hails from Lamesa, spent the morning filming at the old fire station next to the Bexar County Magistrate office on South Frio Street, across from UTSA downtown, Ramos said.
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The actor, 76, plays the fictional college campus’ police chief. “He did an amazing job,” Ramos said.
The movie is expected to open in theaters during spring break of 2018.