Dabney Coleman Net Worth

Dabney Coleman Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Dabney Wharton Coleman net worth is
$5 Million

Dabney Wharton Coleman Wiki Biography

Dabney Wharton Coleman was born on the 3rd January 1932, in Austin, Texas USA, and is an actor, best known from starring in a number of films including “The Towering Inferno” (1974) by John Guillermin, “WarGames” (1983) by John Badham, “The Beverly Hillbillies” (1993) by Penelope Spheeris, “Moonlight Mile” (2002) written, produced and directed by Brad Silberling as well as “Rules Don’t Apply” (2016) written, produced and directed by Warren Beatty. Coleman is the winner of two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award. He has been active in the entertainment industry since 1961.

So how rich is the actor? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of Dabney Coleman’s net worth is as much as $5 million, as of the data presented in the early 2017. Acting is the main source of Coleman’s wealth.

Dabney Coleman Net Worth $5 Million

To begin with, Coleman studied at the Virginia Military Institute, and then law at the University of Texas at Austin. He debuted as an actor in the middle of the 1960s, and first worked in episodes of the television series “The Fugitive” (1964), “Bonanza” (1969), “Columbo” (1973) and many others, providing a solid base to his net worth.

Although, he is an actor who created more than 60 characters in various films, usually he interprets the roles of selfish, condescending, intolerant, an authoritarian figure from a certain class, famous and powerful. His fame creating this type of characters rose after performances such as Franklin Hart, Jr. in the film “Nine to Five” (1980), director Ron Carlisle in “Tootsie” (1982) and serious John McKittrick in “War Games” (1983). For the lead role in the television movie “Sworn to Silence” (1987), in which he starred opposite Peter Coyote and Liam Neeson, he won an Emmy Award as well as a nomination for a Golden Globe Award. In 1988, the actor won a Golden Globe Award for the role of Slap Maxwell in the sitcom “The Slap Maxwell Story” (1987 – 1988) aired on ABC. In the comedy “Where the Heart is” (1990), he co-starred with Uma Thurman.

In the film “You’ve Got Mail” (1998) he created the role of Nelson Fox and starred alongside Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. From 2001 to 2004, he starred in the television series “The Guardian” as lawyer Burton Fallin. In the HBO television series “Boardwalk Empire” (2010 – 2011) he played the role of Commodore Louis Kaestner, and alongside the ensemble Coleman won two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Recently, he guest starred in the television series “Ray Donovan” (2016) as well as being cast as the main in the feature film “Rules Don’t Apply” (2016). To conclude, all the aforementioned roles have added to his popularity as well as sums to the total size of Dabney Coleman net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of the actor, Coleman has been married twice, firstly to Ann Courtney Harrell from 1957 to 1959; then to the actress Jean Hale with whom he was married from 1961 to 1984, and with whom he has four children: Meghan, Kelly, Randy and Quincy.

Full NameDabney Coleman
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 3, 1932
Place Of BirthAustin, Texas, USA
Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
EducationVirginia Military Institute, University of Texas, United States Army
SpouseAnn Courtney Harrell (m. 1957-1959), Jean Hale (m. 1961-1984)
ChildrenMeghan, Kelly, Randy, Quincy Coleman
ParentsMary Wharton (née Johns), Melvin Randolph Coleman
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (1987), Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (1988), Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011, 2012)
NominationsCableACE Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Hollywood Walk of Fame (2014)
Movies“The Towering Inferno” (1974), “WarGames” (1983), “The Beverly Hillbillies” (1993), “Moonlight Mile” (2002), “Rules Don't Apply” (2016)
TV ShowsThe Donna Reed Show (1965), Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV) (1976–77), Madman of the People (TV) (1994–1995), The Fugitive (1964), Bonanza (1969), Columbo (1973), The Guardian (2001–04), Boardwalk Empire
1His mustache.
2Often plays a smarmy, selfish, nervous person with money that is out for himself
3Usually plays characters that are "up to no good"
1I've played good guys and nice guys, but the truth is I'd rather be nasty than nice. The bad guys are always better written and more fun to play.
1Acting mentor and friend of Simon Baker.
2Best known by the public for his starring role as Burton Fallin in The Guardian (2001).
3Didn't have a successful TV series until he was 69.
4He's from the same city as Ethan Hawke and Steve Austin.
5He has English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German, and Swiss-German ancestry.
6He starred in his own television series, Buffalo Bill, during 1983-84, in which he played an egotistical, chauvinistic talk show host.
7He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6141 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on November 6, 2014.
8Auditioned for the role of Professor Roy Hinkley on Gilligan's Island (1964), which went to Russell Johnson.
9A very good tennis player, Dabney gave tennis lessons in the 1960s.
10His daughter, Quincy, released her first CD on September 30, 2003 called "Also Known As Mary".
11Father of Quincy Coleman (born 1972), Randy Coleman and Kelly Johns, with ex-wife Jean Hale, and of Meghan Coleman.
12Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 112-113. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
13Is a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity from the Texas Beta Chapter at the University of Texas.
14Diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) but took part in a clinical trial which remedied his sight from 20-400 to 20-40 in just a week (2000).
15Served for two years in the United States Army's Special Services Division.
16Entered VMI (the prestigious Virginia Military Institute) in 1949 but wound up studying law at the University of Texas and then theater in New York.
17Was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute as a member of the Class of 1953... left after two years.
18Attended the University of Texas at Austin in the early 1950s.
19Parents are Melvin Randolph and Mary Wharton Coleman.


Plaza Suite1987TV MovieJesse Kiplinger
Dragnet1987Jerry Caesar
Sworn to Silence1987TV MovieMartin Costigan
Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story1987TV MovieEd Sigel
Fresno1986TV Mini-SeriesTyler Cane
Murrow1986TV MovieCBS Chairman William Paley
The Man with One Red Shoe1985Cooper
Cloak & Dagger1984Jack Flack / Hal Osborne
The Muppets Take Manhattan1984Martin Price / Murray Plotsky
Buffalo Bill1983-1984TV SeriesBill Bittinger
Young Doctors in Love1982Dr. Joseph Prang
Modern Problems1981Mark Winslow
On Golden Pond1981Bill Ray
Callie & Son1981TV MovieRandall Bordeaux
Pray TV1980Marvin Fleece
9 to 51980Franklin M. Hart Jr.
Melvin and Howard1980Judge Keith Hayes
How to Beat the High Co$t of Living1980Jack Heintzel
Nothing Personal1980Dickerson
Dan August: The Jealousy Factor1980TV MovieRick Bessett
When She Was Bad...1979TV MovieJack Wilson
Barnaby Jones1973-1979TV SeriesTed Sayers / Brad Adamson / George Clark / ...
Diff'rent Strokes1979TV SeriesFred Tanner
North Dallas Forty1979Emmett Hunter
The Love Boat1978TV SeriesVan Milner
More Than Friends1978TV MovieJoshua 'Josh' Harrington
Go Tell the Spartans1978Helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Maneaters Are Loose!1978TV MovieMcCallum
The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II1978Dave McCoy (uncredited)
Apple Pie1978TV SeriesFast Eddie Murtaugh
Rolling Thunder1977Maxwell
Forever Fernwood1977TV SeriesMerle Jeeter
Quincy M.E.1977TV SeriesOfficer Peter O'Neil / Dr. Burt Travers
Fernwood Tonight1977TV SeriesMayor Merle Jeeter
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman1976-1977TV SeriesMerle Jeeter
Viva Knievel!1977Ralph Thompson
Police Story1976TV SeriesCaptain Stromwall / Lieutenant Kruse
The Streets of San Francisco1974-1976TV SeriesAndrew Horvath, Sr. / George Todd
Midway1976Captain Murray Arnold
Kiss Me, Kill Me1976TV MovieCapt. Logan
Bert D'Angelo/Superstar1976TV Series
Switch1976TV SeriesC.C. Owens
Cannon1973-1976TV SeriesJack Sheffield / Lt. Daggett
Mary Tyler Moore1976TV SeriesCongressman Phil Whitman
Medical Story1976TV Series
Petrocelli1976TV SeriesWilly Morgan
The Other Side of the Mountain1975Dave McCoy
McMillan & Wife1974-1975TV SeriesWalter Jennings / Hansen
Returning Home1975TV MovieAl Stephenson
Bite the Bullet1975Jack Parker
Caribe1975TV SeriesDonald Coglan
Medical Center1975TV SeriesBrice
Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan1975TV MoviePaul Mathison
Mannix1972-1975TV SeriesHoward Graham / Ralph Stoner
The Towering Inferno1974Deputy Chief #1
The Manhunter1974TV SeriesSheriff Stigman
Sons and Daughters1974TV Series
Bad Ronald1974TV MovieMr. Wood
The Dove1974Charles Huntley
The F.B.I.1965-1974TV SeriesBarnes / Mr. Jamison / Ty Williams / ...
Kojak1974TV SeriesAlex Linden
House of Evil1974TV Movie
Love Is Not Forever1974TV MovieJerry Michaells
Cinderella Liberty1973Executive Officer
The President's Plane Is Missing1973TV MovieSen. Bert Haines
Griff1973TV SeriesGeorge Bates
The Wide World of Mystery1973TV Series
Dying Room Only1973TV MovieBob Mitchell
Egan1973TV MovieCaptain Walter Jones
Savage1973TV MovieTed Seligson
Search1973TV SeriesElliott Desmond
Ironside1973TV SeriesDaniel Leary
Room 2221970-1973TV SeriesGary Webster Sr. / Calvin Schuller
Banyon1972TV SeriesRalph Hubbard
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors1972TV SeriesDr. Goldstone
Nanny and the Professor1970TV SeriesDetective Robinson
I Love My Wife1970Frank Donnelly
Dan August1970TV SeriesRick Bessett
The Brotherhood of the Bell1970TV MovieAgent Shepard
Bonanza1968-1969TV SeriesClyde / Ivar Peterson
Downhill Racer1969Mayo
Then Came Bronson1969TV SeriesDoctor Ron Carlisle
Bright Promise1969TV SeriesDr. Tracy Graham (1971-1972)
The Trouble with Girls1969Harrison Wilby
Mod Squad1968TV SeriesJohn
Death Valley Days1968TV SeriesCalvin H. Higby
Judd for the Defense1968TV SeriesWalter Sims
The Scalphunters1968Jed
Iron Horse1967TV SeriesLee Archer
Dundee and the Culhane1967TV SeriesSheriff Wrenn
The Invaders1967TV SeriesJohn Carter / Capt. Mitchell Ross
The Flying Nun1967TV SeriesSub. Captain
I Dream of Jeannie1965-1967TV SeriesCaptain Dan Yardley / Lieutenant George Webb
That Girl1966-1967TV SeriesDr. Leon Bessemer
Run for Your Life1967TV SeriesFred Palmer
Please Don't Eat the Daisies1966TV SeriesClark
The Fugitive1964-1966TV SeriesSteve / Officer George Graham / Floyd / ...
This Property Is Condemned1966Salesman
12 O'Clock High1964-1966TV SeriesCaptain Robbins / Captain Wilson
The Slender Thread1965Charlie
The Donna Reed Show1965TV SeriesRallye Master
Hazel1965TV SeriesLes Swanton
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1964-1965TV SeriesSergeant Harry King / Stanley Rivkin
The Outer Limits1964TV SeriesJames Custer / Lt. Rupert Lawrence Howard / Dr. Williams
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1963-1964TV SeriesSgt. Lou Snyder / Tom Esterow
Dr. Kildare1964TV SeriesDr. David Kirkson
Kraft Suspense Theatre1964TV SeriesAlvin Piper / William Gunther
The Movie Maker1964TV Movie
Arrest and Trial1963TV SeriesWayne Holton
Breaking Point1963TV Series
Ben Casey1963TV SeriesDr. Bobby Bainbridge
Alcoa Premiere1963TV SeriesLee Mattheson
Armstrong Circle Theatre1962TV SeriesJunkie / John Mitchell
Naked City1961TV SeriesResident
Rules Don't Apply2016
Ray Donovan2016TV SeriesMr. Price
Boardwalk Empire2010-2011TV SeriesCommodore Louis Kaestner
Pound Puppies2010-2011TV SeriesMayor
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2009TV SeriesFrank Hager
Hard Four2007Spray Loomis
Heartland2007TV SeriesDr. Bart Jacobs
Lilo & Stitch: The Series2006TV SeriesPrincipal Pete Prickly
Courting Alex2006TV SeriesJack Atwell Bill Rose
Domino2005Drake Bishop
The Guardian2001-2004TV SeriesBurton Fallin
Recess: All Growed Down2003VideoPrincipal Prickley (voice)
Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade2003VideoPrincipal Prickly (voice)
Where the Red Fern Grows2003Grandpa
Freedom: A History of Us2003TV Series documentaryStephen A. Douglas
Moonlight Mile2002Mike Mulcahey
The Zeta Project2002TV SeriesDr. Boyle
The Climb2002Mack
Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street2001VideoPrincipal Peter Prickly (voice)
Kiss My Act2001TV MovieHenry
Recess: School's Out2001Principal Peter Prickly (voice)
How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale2000TV MovieJohn Kennedy
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child2000TV SeriesMonsieur Fox
Taken1999/IEthan Grover
Must Be Santa1999TV MovieTuttle
Stuart Little1999Dr. Beechwood
Recess1997-1999TV SeriesPrincipal Peter Prickly Principal Prickly
Inspector Gadget1999Chief Quimby
Giving It Up1999Johnathan Gallant
You've Got Mail1998Nelson Fox
Exiled1998TV MovieLieutenant Kevin Stolper
My Date with the President's Daughter1998TV MoviePresident Richmond
Target Earth1998TV MovieSenator Ben Arnold, Sam's Uncle
Jumanji1997TV SeriesAshton Philips
The Magic School Bus1997TV SeriesHorace Scope
Un amour de sorcière1997Joel
Devil's Food1996TV MovieSeymour Kecker
Madman of the People1994-1995TV SeriesJack 'Madman' Buckner
Kidnapped: In the Line of Duty1995TV MovieArthur Milo
Judicial Consent1994Charles Mayron
Texan1994TV ShortRichard Williams
Clifford1994Gerald Ellis
The Beverly Hillbillies1993Milburn Drysdale
Amos & Andrew1993Chief of Police Cecil Tolliver
Lincoln1992TV MovieStephen A. Douglas (voice)
There Goes the Neighborhood1992Jeffrey Babitt
Drexell's Class1991-1992TV SeriesOtis Drexell
Columbo1973-1991TV SeriesHugh Creighton / Detective Murray
Never Forget1991TV MovieWilliam Cox
Meet the Applegates1990Aunt Bea
Short Time1990Burt Simpson
Where the Heart Is1990Stewart McBain
Hot to Trot1988Walter Sawyer
Maybe Baby1988TV MovieHal
The Slap Maxwell Story1987-1988TV SeriesSlap Maxwell
Dolly1988TV SeriesArthur Andrews


Drexell's Class1991TV Series executive consultant - 2 episodes


Char·ac·ter2009Documentary grateful acknowledgment
Gotham1988TV Movie special thanks


Not Such a Bad Guy: Conversations with Dabney Coleman2016Documentary completedHimself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHimself
Celebrating Laughter: The Life and Films of Colin Higgins2016DocumentaryHimself
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You2016DocumentaryHimself
Getting There Is the Hard Part2010Video shortHimself
Char·ac·ter2009DocumentaryHimself - Interviewer
CMT Insider2008TV SeriesHimself
Quincy Coleman: It's All in the Song2008DocumentaryHimself
A Better Man: The Making of Tootsie2008Video documentaryHimself / Ron Carlisle
CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dolly Parton: Platinum Blonde2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Brilliant But Cancelled2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Perfect Pitch2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 4th Annual Family Television Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Bravo Profiles1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen1996TV Series documentaryQuote Reader
Idols of the Game1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself / Host
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1991TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1989-1990TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1984-1990TV SeriesHimself / Burt Simpson from SHORT TIME / Bill Bittinger / ...
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series & Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Baby M1988TV MovieGary Skoloff
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical & Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Saturday Night Live1987TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHimself
The Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer1986TV MovieHimself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
The 7th Annual People's Choice Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Motion Picture-Comedy

Archive Footage

The Big Interview with Dan Rather2014TV SeriesFranklin M. Hart Jr.
Dolly Parton Tour TV2011TV Series documentaryHimself
A Current Affair2011TV SeriesFranklin M. Hart Jr.
Good Morning America2010TV SeriesFranklin M. Hart Jr.
Biography2006TV Series documentaryFranklin M. Hart Jr.
The Early Show2006TV SeriesFranklin M. Hart Jr.
The Making of 'Midway'2001Video documentary shortCaptain Murray Arnold
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryFranklin M. Hart Jr.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies2000TV Special documentaryFranklin M. Hart Jr.
Dateline NBC1994TV Series documentaryFranklin M. Hart Jr.
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson1990TV Movie documentaryMartin Price (uncredited)
60 Minutes1986TV Series documentaryFranklin M. Hart Jr.

Won Awards

2014Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn November 6, 2014. At 6141 Hollywood Blvd.
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesBoardwalk Empire (2010)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesBoardwalk Empire (2010)
1988Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalThe Slap Maxwell Story (1987)
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialSworn to Silence (1987)

Nominated Awards

1991Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesColumbo (1971)
1988Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionSworn to Silence (1987)
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Slap Maxwell Story (1987)
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialBaby M (1988)
1987ACECableACE AwardsActor in a Movie or MiniseriesMurrow (1986)
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalBuffalo Bill (1983)
1984Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesBuffalo Bill (1983)
1983Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesBuffalo Bill (1983)

Known for movies

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