Dabney Coleman

TV Actor

Dabney Coleman was born in Austin, Texas, United States on January 3rd, 1932 and is the TV Actor. At the age of 92, Dabney Coleman biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Dabney Wharton Coleman
Date of Birth
January 3, 1932
United States
Place of Birth
Austin, Texas, United States
92 years old
Zodiac Sign
$5 Million
Actor, Film Actor, Stage Actor, Television Actor, Voice Actor
Dabney Coleman Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 92 years old, Dabney Coleman has this physical status:

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Hair Color
Salt and Pepper
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Dabney Coleman Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Dabney Coleman Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Ann Courtney Harrell, ​ ​(m. 1957; div. 1959)​, Jean Hale, ​ ​(m. 1961; div. 1984)​
Dating / Affair
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Dabney Coleman Life

Dabney Wharton Coleman (born January 3, 1932) is an American actor. Coleman's best known films include The Towering Inferno (1974), Tootsie (1982), Recess: School's Out (1990), Chapman (1989), The Birmingham Bull (1996), You'll Be Home (2001), and The Commodore's (2004).

He has received one Primetime Emmy Award out of six nominations and one Golden Globe Award from three nominees.


Dabney Coleman Career


Coleman is a character actor with appearances in more than 60 films and television shows to his credit. He worked with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City from 1958 to 1960.

In his time, he included a chief of the United States Olympic skiing team in the 1969 Downhill Racerference, a high-ranking fire chief in The Towering Inferno (1974), and a wealthy Westerner in Bite the Bullet (1975). In Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan (1975) he portrayed an FBI agent.

He landed Franklin Hart, Jr., a sexist boss on whom three female office workers retaliate in the 1980 film 9 to 5. Coleman was introduced in the role with whom he is most identified, and he has often appeared in this film as a comic relief villain. In Tootsie (1982), Coleman portrayed the arrogant, sexist, soap opera director from 9 to 5. He deviated from this style in other film roles. He appeared in On Golden Pond (1981), portraying Chelsea Thayer Wayne's sympathetic fiancé (Jane Fonda). He served as a military computer scientist in WarGames (1983), and in 1984, he appeared in Cloak & Dagger as both a loving, but also occupied father, as well as his son's imaginary hero. In the 1990 film Short Time, he portrayed an elderly cop who claims he is terminally ill.

Coleman has incarnated in roles in serious drama and comedies over the years, the latter of which often depicts him as a recreation of his 9-to-five character. In the critically acclaimed, yet short-lived, television comedy Buffalo Bill, Coleman received his first Emmy nomination for his lead role as a creative, but self-centered TV host. He was given an Emmy Award in 1987 for his role in the television film Sworn to Silence. Coleman appeared in The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), a lisping Hugh Hefner-ish magazine mogul in Bobcat Goldthwait's 1988 talking-horse comedy Hot to Trot (1987), and befuddled banker Milburn Drysdale in the documentary film The Beverly Hillbillies (1993), the last of which reunited him with 9 to 5 co-stars Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton. Coleman co-starring Martin Short, continuing his string of comedic foils. In Clifford (1994), Coleman played Charles Grodin's sleazy boss, Gerald Ellis.

Coleman appeared on the animated film Recess from 1997 to 2001. In You've Got Mail (1998), he appeared as a philandering father. In 2005's Domino, Coleman appeared as a casino owner. Burton Fallin, a character in the television series The Guardian (2001–2004), received acclaim. Coleman appeared on HBO's Boardwalk Empire for two seasons, from 2010 to 2011. His most recent appearances included a small part in Warren Beatty's Howard Hughes comedy Rules Don't Apply in 2016 and a guest appearance in Yellowstone's dying father.

Coleman was named on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 6, 2014.


Kevin Costner, 69, looks sharp in black suit and debuts mustache as he attends Chopard Trophy dinner at Cannes... following death of Yellowstone co-star Dabney Coleman

www.dailymail.co.uk, May 18, 2024
As he prepares to debut his new great American western, Kevin Costner is enjoying a night out in France. The Academy Award winner, 69, cut a sharp look in a classic black suit as he stepped out for Friday's Chopard Trophy dinner at the 77th Cannes Film Festival ahead of the Horizon: An American Saga premiere. He layered the suit over a white dress shirt, which he wore with no tie, only a white pocket square.

Dabney Coleman dead at 92: Yellowstone and 9 to 5 acting legend passes away... as daughter gives touching tribute calling him a 'gift and blessing in life and in death'

www.dailymail.co.uk, May 17, 2024
Dabney Coleman has passed away at age 92, it has been confirmed.  The acting legend who most recently starred in Yellowstone as the father of Kevin Costner's character John Dutton, was best known for his roles in classic movies 9 to 5, Tootsie and On Golden Pond. Other notable roles include The Towering Inferno and WarGames, as well as starring as Commodore Louis Kaestner on Boardwalk Empire.

Taylor Sheridan, the creator of Yellowstone, discusses why Dabney Coleman was supposed to appear in John Dutton Sr. in a hit film: "He's such a giving actor."

www.dailymail.co.uk, December 31, 2023
In a touching resurfaced interview, Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan explained why Dabney Coleman was supposed to play John Dutton Sr. in the hit show. Sheridan, 53, whose iconic series stars Kevin Costner as ranch owner John Dutton III, said he was struck by 91-year-old Coleman's kindness while on tour with him, The Guardian.