Dabney Coleman Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Jun, 2019
Facts of Dabney Coleman
Date of Birth: 1932 , January-3
Age: 89 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Dabney Coleman
Birth Name Dabney Wharton Coleman
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Austin, Texas, U.S.
Ethnicity Mix Ethnicity
Profession Actor
Net Worth $5 million
Affair with Jean Hale
Girlfriend Jean Hale
Married Yes
Married to Jean Hale
Children Four
Divorce Ann Courtney Harrell
Awards Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards
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Award-winning veteran actor Dabney Coleman, who has spanned over five decades working in Hollywood, is utmost talented as well as substantially lucky. He is predominantly known for his work on The Towering Inferno, You’ve Got Mail, Don’t Apply, and more. The actor also worked in television and his breakout role in the comedy-drama Buffalo Bill earned him two Emmy Awards nominations. The actor has been nominated for six Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards winning one of each.

Early Life, Bio, And Family of Dabney Coleman

Dabney Coleman was born on January 3, 1992, in Austin, Texas, United States of America. He is the son of Mary Wharton Coleman (mother) and Melvin Randolph (father). In 1949, he entered the Virginia Military Institute and later studied law at the University of Texas.

Coleman belongs to American nationality and regarding his ethnicity; he has a mixed ethnical background as he has English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German, and Swiss-German ancestry.

In 1953, Coleman was drafted to the U.S. Army. Dabney. And he took training under Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playschool School of Theater.

Dabney Coleman’s Professional Career

Dabney Coleman initiated his acting career with a television role in the series Naked City in 1961 and his first film appearance was in 1965's The Slender Thread. He made his break in 1974 following his role in the movie The Towering Inferno. Subsequently, the actor played in many hit movies like 9 to 5, On Golden, Pond, The Beverly Hillbillies, Moonlight Mile, and more.

Before movies, there are also many television works credited to his name. His first breakthrough performance in Buffalo Bull from 1983-84 which brought him huge popularity. Similarly, Coleman landed in dozens of hit television series like The Guardian, Recess, Boardwalk Empire, and more.

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In 2019, the actor was also a cast in NCIS alongside Mark Harmon, Sasha Alexander, and Michael Weatherly.  In the same year, he featured in For the People.

Dabney Coleman’s Awards and Achievements

Dabney Coleman got two Primetime Emmy Awards nominations in 1983 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Buffalo Bill. The actor won Emmy Award for his fantastic performance in the TV movie Sworn to Silence in 1987.

Furthermore, he also won Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2011 and 12 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Boardwalk Empire. The International Press Academy honored Coleman with the Mary Pickford Award in 2018.

Dabney Coleman’s Net Worth, Salary, And Income Sources

Dabney Coleman's net worth is around $5 million according to celebrity net worth in 2019. The average salary for an actor is approximately $53,000 a year.

In 1998, the actor played a role in the movie You’ve Got Mail which became a huge hit at the box office grossing over $250 million against $65 million budget. The film starring Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, and Parker Posey

The actor owns the house in Brentwood, California. His longtime home is now available for rent for $12 K per month. The 2,985-square-foot, traditional-style mansion features four-bedroom and 3.5 bathrooms.

Dabney Coleman’s Married, Wife, Affair, Relationship

Dabney Coleman has been divorced twice. The actor first married Ann Courtney Harrell on 21 December 1957. The couple's relationship, nonetheless, did not last long and divorced in 1959.

Coleman, for the second time, tied the knot with Jean Hale on December 11, 1961. The couple has four children; a son Randy Coleman, and three daughters Quincy Coleman, Kelly Johns, and Meghan Coleman. Quincy, 47, is an American singer as well as guitarist.

The two also ended their marital relationship in divorced in 1984.

Coleman is an avid tennis player. He used to play predominantly at the Riviera Country Club as well as in local sanctioned tournaments.

Dabney Coleman’s Death

It was reported that Dabney Coleman died on June 23, 2019. His death was reported because of complications from old age. But it is yet to be confirmed.

Age, Height, Other Facts

  • Dabney Coleman’s age as of 2019 is 87 years old.
  • Height: He stands at 6' 1" (1.85 m).
  • He frequently participates in a campaign to help forest across America.