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Dabney Coleman is an American actor who has appeared in over 100 films and television series. He is best known for his roles in the films 9 to 5 (1980), Tootsie (1982), WarGames (1983), Cloak & Dagger (1984), and The Beverly Hillbillies (1993). He has also had recurring roles in the television series Mad About You (1992–1999), The West Wing (1999–2006), and Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014). Coleman was born in Austin, Texas, the son of Mary Wharton (née Johnston) and Melvin Randolph Coleman. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He began his career in the 1950s as a stage actor, appearing in productions of The Taming of the Shrew, The Glass Menagerie, and The Rainmaker. Coleman's first major film role was in the 1980 comedy 9 to 5, in which he played the villainous Franklin Hart, Jr. He went on to appear in several other films, including Tootsie (1982), WarGames (1983), Cloak & Dagger (1984), and The Beverly Hillbillies (1993). He also had recurring roles in the television series Mad About You (1992–1999), The West Wing (1999–2006), and Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014). Coleman has been married twice. He was married to Ann Courtney Harrell from 1957 to 1959, and to Jean Hale from 1960 to 1984. He has three children from his second marriage.

Popular As Dabney Wharton Coleman
Occupation actor,miscellaneous,soundtrack
Age 91 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 3 January, 1932
Birthday 3 January
Birthplace Austin, Texas, USA
Nationality United States

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Dabney Coleman Height, Weight & Measurements

At 91 years old, Dabney Coleman height is 6' 1" (1.85 m) .

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Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Who Is Dabney Coleman's Wife?

His wife is Jean Hale (11 December 1961 - 4 December 1984) ( divorced) ( 4 children), Ann Courtney Harrell (21 December 1957 - 1959) ( divorced)

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Wife Jean Hale (11 December 1961 - 4 December 1984) ( divorced) ( 4 children), Ann Courtney Harrell (21 December 1957 - 1959) ( divorced)
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Dabney Coleman Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Dabney Coleman worth at the age of 91 years old? Dabney Coleman’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from United States. We have estimated Dabney Coleman's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2023 Under Review
Net Worth in 2022 Pending
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Dabney Coleman Social Network




He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6141 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on November 6, 2014.


His daughter, Quincy, released her first CD on September 30, 2003 called "Also Known As Mary".


Best known by the public for his starring role as Burton Fallin in The Guardian (2001).


Diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) but took part in a clinical trial which remedied his sight from 20-400 to 20-40 in just a week (2000).


In 1993 Coleman starred in the slapstick comedy Amos & Andrew (1993) (a very funny part) and in a remake of the TV show The Beverly Hillbillies (1993) as Milburn Drysdale. Coleman took an extensive line of TV movies, such films as Texan, In the Line of Duty, among others.


Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 112-113. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387


In 1990 Coleman took two lead roles, one in the disastrous Where the Heart Is (1990), and the other in the quirky comedy Short Time (1990).


Barry Kemp had originally written the role of Coach Hayden Fox for Coleman on "Coach" (1989), after the two of them worked on the miniseries "Fresno" (1986). Coleman, however became unavailable when Kemp pitched the show to distributor Universal and network ABC, and the role went to Craig T. Nelson instead.


In 1987 the actor won an Emmy for Sworn to Silence (1987).


In 1984 he starred in The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) and in 1985 he starred with Tom Hanks in The Man with One Red Shoe (1985).


In 1983 Coleman starred in the Cold War classic WarGames (1983).


In 1982 Coleman landed a key role in the classic Tootsie (1982), further cementing his role as an unlikable wealthy boss in some capacity.

During this period he also found many parts in lesser known movies like Young Doctors in Love (1982) and Callie & Son (1981).


The next year, Coleman was in very good company working with legends Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn in On Golden Pond (1981). Coleman's hit streak would not end there.


Dabney Coleman also became known for some satirical movies, starring in the comedy How to Beat the High Cost of Living (1980) and snatched a lead role for the TV movie Pray TV (1981).

Coleman's reputation for playing world-class jerks became cemented in 1980 as the boss to Dolly Parton , Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in Nine to Five (1980).


Coleman made appearances in the popular North Dallas Forty (1979) and the Oscar-winning Melvin and Howard (1980).


Father of Quincy Coleman (born 1972), Randy Coleman and Kelly Johns, with ex-wife Jean Hale, and of Meghan Coleman.


As the 1970s approached he became a well-known character actor in television and movies, appearing in The Towering Inferno (1974), Midway (1976), and Cinderella Liberty (1973).

Television seemed Dabney Coleman's forum in the 1970s as Coleman played the role of Merle Jeeter in Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976) and Fernwood Tonight (1977).


On TV he starred in That Girl (1966).


For decades, Dabney Coleman has often appeared as a smarmy, selfish, nervous person, often with money, who is mostly out for himself. He did such a good job in this type of part that he's made a career of it in film. Dabney Wharton Coleman was born in Austin, Texas, to Mary Wharton (Johns) and Melvin Randolph Coleman. He attended the Virginia Military Institute, and studied law in Texas. Coleman has a well deserved reputation as a fine character actor, and a reliable presence for almost any role in TV and movies. Dabney Coleman's early appearances in the cinema were in The Slender Thread (1965) and Downhill Racer (1969).


Auditioned for the role of Professor Roy Hinkley on Gilligan's Island (1964), which went to Russell Johnson.


A very good tennis player, Dabney gave tennis lessons in the 1960s.


Was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute as a member of the Class of 1953... left after two years.


Attended the University of Texas at Austin in the early 1950s.


Entered VMI (the prestigious Virginia Military Institute) in 1949 but wound up studying law at the University of Texas and then theater in New York.