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Dabney Coleman
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Biography

Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:

Actor. (b. Jan. 3, 1932, Austin, Tex.) Shifty-eyed, mustachioed, nervous-looking actor who has raised the portrayal of comic jerks and loudmouths to an art form, particularly in the TV shows "Buffalo Bill" and "The Slap Maxwell Story." Coleman enacted small roles in TV shows and movies dating back to the 1960s, including a wacky neighbor on "That Girl," and can be seen in The Slender Thread (1965), Downhill Racer (1969), Bite the Bullet (1975), and North Dallas Forty (1979), to name just a few. Coleman's breakthrough role, though, was that of the callous employer in 9 to 5 (1980). He did get a shot at a rare sympathetic role in On Golden Pond (1981, as Jane Fonda's new boyfriend), but reverted to type in Tootsie (1982), and WarGames (1983), by which time his reputation as a first-rate screen lout was cemented. His starring vehicles-Short Time and Where the Heart Is (both 1990)-have been uneven, but Coleman continues to do fine work in supporting roles, such as his lisping porno king in Dragnet (1987) and the drag-queen insect in Meet the Applegates (1991). Recent films include There Goes the Neighborhood (1992), Amos & Andrew, The Beverly Hillbillies (both 1993), and Clifford (1994).

Spouse
Jean Hale (1961 - 1983) (divorced); 3 children
'Ann Courtney Harrell' (1957 - 1959) (divorced)
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Trivia

Attended The University of Texas at Austin in early '50s

Auditioned for the role of The Professor in "Gilligan's Island."

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

Dabney Coleman stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Own On? Rating
North Dallas Forty 1979 ***
Nine To Five 1980 With Peter L. and Anne Lavin at Showcase Orange *** 1/2
Modern Problems 1981 With Peter L. *
Tootsie 1982 Kim Ziegelmayer in Newington, NH Digital **** 1/2
War Games 1983 wih Peter Loge Digital ****
Cloak and Dagger 1984 Don't Remember ***
The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984 Hanna Digital ** 1/2
Man With One Red Shoe 1985 With Jessica ** 1/2
Dragnet 1987 With Jessica ***
The Beverly Hillbillies 1993 **
You've Got Mail 1998 Branford Hoyts DVD ****