Dabney Coleman

Adaptable opportunist who leveraged circumstances.

Dabney Coleman
Full NameDabney Wharton Coleman


The esteemed Dabney Wharton Coleman of Austin, Texas, is a man of many talents, notably for his reliable presence on the silver screen. His studies of law in Texas and his attendance of the esteemed Virginia Military Institute no doubt prepared him for the renowned career that followed in television and film. His earliest roles were in The Slender Thread (1965) and Downhill Racer (1969), and soon after he was featured in major motion pictures such as The Towering Inferno (1974), Midway (1976), and Cinderella Liberty (1973). His most well-known performances are undoubtedly in his own critically acclaimed series, 9 to 5 (1982-1983), and Buffalo Bill (1983-1984). With undeniable skill and precision, the illustrious Dabney Coleman has cemented his legacy as one of the preeminent character actors of today.

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