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Dabney Coleman ACTOR

Dabney Coleman was born on January 3rd, 1932 in Austin, Texas with the birth name Dabney Wharton Coleman.  He was born to parents Mary Wharton and Melvin Randolph Coleman.  After completing high school, Coleman went on to study at the Virginia Military Institute and then enrolled at the university of Texas to pursue a degree in law.  Before he completed his degree he decided to switch majors to drama and then chose to pursue a career as an actor.
He relocated to New York City and over time he added over sixty film credits and a large amount of television credits to his resume.  Some of his earlier roles were mostly on television on such series as, "Naked City" (1961), "Ben Casey" (1963), "Breaking Point" (1963), "Kraft Suspense Theatre" (1964) and "Dr. Kildare" (1964).
As time progressed he continued to gain a huge amount of popularity and was seen on television quite often with appearances on, "Run for Your Life" (1967), "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965-1967), "The Invaders" (1967) and "Dundee and the Culhane" (1967).
Along with television, he was cast in a variety of film roles such as, "Downhill Racer" (1969), "I Love My Wife" (1970), "Bite the Bullet" (1975), "Rolling Thunder" (1977), "Tootsie" (1982) and "WarGames" (1983).
Dabney was awarded an Emmy for his role in the television movie, "Sworn to Silence" (1987) and also appeared in a number of other television movies such as, "That Girl" (1966), "Pray TV" (1980), "Callie & Son" (1981)
Some of his latest roles were in the film for the remake of the television show, "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1993), voiceover work for, "Recess" (1997), "Inspector Gadget" (1999) and "Stuart Little" (1999) and in the film, "You've Got Mail" (1998).  He has also worked on a number of television series towards the later part of his career such as, "Courting Alex", "The Guardian", "Heartlands" and "Law & Order".
He has married twice throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Ann Courtney Harrell whom he wed in 1957 but only stayed married to her for two years.  He then married actress, Jean Hale in 1961 and they had four children together, Meghan, Randy, Quincy and Kelly and remained married until 1984.  He has not chosen to re-marry again and currently resides in Los Angeles, California in an upscale area known as Brentwood.  His latest role has been as a recurring character on the television series, "Boardwalk Empire" (2010-2011).


2010-2011 Boardwalk Empire
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 
2007 Hard Four 
2007 Heartland 
2006 Courting Alex
2006 Lilo & Stitch: The Series 
2005 Domino
2001-2004 The Guardian 
2003 Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade 
2003 Recess: All Growed Down
2003 Where the Red Fern Grows
2003 Freedom: A History of Us 
2002 Moonlight Mile 
2002 The Zeta Project
2002 The Climb 
2001 Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street 
2001 Kiss My Act
2001 Recess: School's Out 
2000 How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale 
2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
1999 Must Be Santa
1999 Stuart Little 
1997-1999 Recess
1999 Inspector Gadget
1999 Giving It Up 
1999 Taken
1998 You've Got Mail 
1998 Exiled 
1998 My Date with the President's Daughter
1998 Target Earth 
1997 Jumanji
1997 The Magic School Bus
1997 Un amour de sorcière 
1996 Devil's Food
1994-1995 Madman of the People
1995 Kidnapped: In the Line of Duty 
1994 Texan
1994 Clifford 
1994 Judicial Consent 
1993 The Beverly Hillbillies
1993 Amos & Andrew
1992 Lincoln
1992 There Goes the Neighborhood
1991-1992 Drexell's Class
1973-1991 Columbo 
1991 Never Forget 
1990 Meet the Applegates 
1990 Short Time 
1990 Where the Heart Is 
1988 Hot to Trot
1988 Maybe Baby 
1988 Baby M 
1987-1988 The Slap Maxwell Story 
1987 Plaza Suite 
1987 Dragnet
1987 Sworn to Silence 
1987 Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story
1986 Fresno 
1986 The A-Team
1986 Murrow 
1985 The Man with One Red Shoe
1984 Cloak & Dagger 
1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan 
1983-1984 Buffalo Bill 
1983 WarGames 
1982 Tootsie 
1982 Young Doctors in Love 
1981 Modern Problems
1981 On Golden Pond 
1981 Callie & Son 
1980 Nine to Five 
1980 Melvin and Howard 
1980 How to Beat the High Co$t of Living 
1980 Nothing Personal 
1980 Pray TV 
1979 When She Was Bad... 
1973-1979 Barnaby Jones 
1979 Different Strokes 
1979 North Dallas Forty
1978 The Love Boat
1978 More Than Friends 
1978 Apple Pie
1978 Go Tell the Spartans
1978 Maneaters Are Loose! 
1978 The Other Side of the Mountain Part 2 
1977 Rolling Thunder 
1977 Quincy M.E. 
1977 Fernwood Tonight
1977 Viva Knievel! 
1976-1977 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman 
1977 Forever Fernwood 
1976 Police Story 
1974-1976 The Streets of San Francisco 
1976 Midway 
1976 Kiss Me, Kill Me 
1976 Bert D'Angelo/Superstar 
1976 Petrocelli
1976 Switch
1973-1976 Cannon 
1976 Mary Tyler Moore 
1976 Medical Story 
1975 The Other Side of the Mountain 
1974-1975 McMillan & Wife 
1975 Bite the Bullet 
1975 Returning Home 
1975 Caribe 
1975 Medical Center 
1975 Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan
1975 Mannix 
1974 The Manhunter 
1974 The Towering Inferno 
1974 Sons and Daughters
1974 Bad Ronald
1974 The Dove 
1965-1974 The F.B.I.
1974 Kojak 
1974 House of Evil
1974 Love Is Not Forever
1974 Bogard 
1973 Cinderella Liberty
1973 The President's Plane Is Missing
1973 Griff
1973 Wide World Mystery 
1973 Egan 
1973 Dying Room Only 
1973 Savage 
1973 Search 
1973 Ironside 
1970-1973 Room 222
1972 Banyon 
1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors
1969 Bright Promise
1970 Nanny and the Professor
1970 I Love My Wife 
1970 Dan August 
1970 The Brotherhood of the Bell 
1968-1969 Bonanza 
1969 Downhill Racer 
1969 Then Came Bronson
1969 The Trouble with Girls
1968 Mod Squad 
1968 Death Valley Days 
1968 Judd for the Defense 
1968 The Scalphunters
1967 Iron Horse 
1966-1967 That Girl
1967 Dundee and the Culhane 
1967 The Invaders
1967 The Flying Nun
1965-1967 I Dream of Jeannie 
1967 Run for Your Life
1964-1966 The Fugitive
1966 This Property Is Condemned 
1964-1966 12 O'Clock High
1965 The Slender Thread
1965 The Donna Reed Show
1965 Hazel
1964-1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1964 The Outer Limits
1963-1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 
1964 Dr. Kildare
1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre
1964 The Movie Maker
1963 Breaking Point 
1962-1963 Armstrong Circle Theatre 
1963 Ben Casey
1963 Alcoa Premiere
1961 Naked City 

Matinee Classics - Tootsie starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray, Sydney Pollack, George Gaynes, Geena Davis, Doris Belack, Lynne Thigpen and Estelle Getty
Matinee Classics - Midway starring Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Toshiro Mifune, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, James Shigeta, Pat Morita, Eddie Albert, Dabney Coleman, Glenn Corbett, Kevin Dobson, Erik Estrada, Christopher George, Monte Markham and Mitch Ryan
Matinee Classics - Nine to Five starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman, Sterling Hayden, Elizabeth Wilson, Henry Jones, Lawrence Pressman, Marian Mercer, Ren Woods, Norma Donaldson, Roxanna Bonilla-Giannini, Peggy Pope, Richard Stahl and Ray Vitte
Matinee Classics - WarGames starring Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Ally Sheedy, Barry Corbin, Juanin Clay, Kent Williams, Dennis Lipscomb, Joe Dorsey, Irving Metzman, Michael Ensign, William Bogert, Susan Davis and James Tolkan

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