Dabney Coleman Net Worth

Are you interested in the total net worth of Dabney Coleman? Famous actors around the world earn huge amounts of money. Dabney Coleman is no exception from this rule. You should know that Dabney Coleman is a Hollywood star, born on unknown in Austin, Texas, USA. Having starred and featured on many hit Hollywood movies and popular TV shows, this actor has amassed a fortune under his belt! His parents are Mary Wharton (née Johns), Melvin Randolph Coleman and he also has a sibling unknown. As a kid and later as an adult, Dabney Coleman attended Virginia Military Institute, University of Texas, United States Army. Born in the American Dabney Coleman is a very talented actor who is also known of having the aliases or nicknames of unknown. He is 6′ 1″ (1.85 m) tall. The total net worth of Dabney Coleman is quite a lot – $5 Million.

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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.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Dabney Coleman
  • Net Worth: $5 Million
  • Date Of Birth: January 3, 1932
  • Place Of Birth: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Height: 6′ 1″ (1.85 m)
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Virginia Military Institute, University of Texas, United States Army
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Ann Courtney Harrell (m. 1957-1959), Jean Hale (m. 1961-1984)
  • Children: Meghan, Kelly, Randy, Quincy Coleman
  • Parents: Mary Wharton (née Johns), Melvin Randolph Coleman
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001056
  • Awards: Primetime 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)
  • Nominations: CableACE 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 Shows: The 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


  • I’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.


  • Acting mentor and friend of Simon Baker.
  • Best known by the public for his starring role as Burton Fallin in The Guardian (2001).
  • Didn’t have a successful TV series until he was 69.
  • He’s from the same city as Ethan Hawke and Steve Austin.
  • He has English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German, and Swiss-German ancestry.
  • He starred in his own television series, Buffalo Bill, during 1983-84, in which he played an egotistical, chauvinistic talk show host.
  • He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6141 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on November 6, 2014.
  • Auditioned for the role of Professor Roy Hinkley on Gilligan’s Island (1964), which went to Russell Johnson.
  • A very good tennis player, Dabney gave tennis lessons in the 1960s.
  • His daughter, Quincy, released her first CD on September 30, 2003 called “Also Known As Mary”.
  • Father of Quincy Coleman (born 1972), Randy Coleman and Kelly Johns, with ex-wife Jean Hale, and of Meghan Coleman.
  • Biography in: “Who’s Who in Comedy” by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 112-113. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  • Is a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity from the Texas Beta Chapter at the University of Texas.
  • Diagnosed 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).
  • Served for two years in the United States Army’s Special Services Division.
  • Entered VMI (the prestigious Virginia Military Institute) in 1949 but wound up studying law at the University of Texas and then theater in New York.
  • Was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute as a member of the Class of 1953… left after two years.
  • Attended the University of Texas at Austin in the early 1950s.
  • Parents are Melvin Randolph and Mary Wharton Coleman.


  • His mustache.
  • Often plays a smarmy, selfish, nervous person with money that is out for himself
  • Usually plays characters that are “up to no good”


Title Year Status Character
Plaza Suite 1987 TV Movie Jesse Kiplinger
Dragnet 1987 Jerry Caesar
Sworn to Silence 1987 TV Movie Martin Costigan
Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story 1987 TV Movie Ed Sigel
Fresno 1986 TV Mini-Series Tyler Cane
Murrow 1986 TV Movie CBS Chairman William Paley
The Man with One Red Shoe 1985 Cooper
Cloak & Dagger 1984 Jack Flack / Hal Osborne
The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984 Martin Price / Murray Plotsky
Buffalo Bill 1983-1984 TV Series Bill Bittinger
WarGames 1983 McKittrick
Tootsie 1982 Ron
Young Doctors in Love 1982 Dr. Joseph Prang
Modern Problems 1981 Mark Winslow
On Golden Pond 1981 Bill Ray
Callie & Son 1981 TV Movie Randall Bordeaux
Pray TV 1980 Marvin Fleece
9 to 5 1980 Franklin M. Hart Jr.
Melvin and Howard 1980 Judge Keith Hayes
How to Beat the High Co$t of Living 1980 Jack Heintzel
Nothing Personal 1980 Dickerson
Dan August: The Jealousy Factor 1980 TV Movie Rick Bessett
When She Was Bad… 1979 TV Movie Jack Wilson
Barnaby Jones 1973-1979 TV Series Ted Sayers / Brad Adamson / George Clark / …
Diff’rent Strokes 1979 TV Series Fred Tanner
North Dallas Forty 1979 Emmett Hunter
The Love Boat 1978 TV Series Van Milner
More Than Friends 1978 TV Movie Joshua ‘Josh’ Harrington
Go Tell the Spartans 1978 Helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Maneaters Are Loose! 1978 TV Movie McCallum
The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II 1978 Dave McCoy (uncredited)
Apple Pie 1978 TV Series Fast Eddie Murtaugh
Rolling Thunder 1977 Maxwell
Forever Fernwood 1977 TV Series Merle Jeeter
Quincy M.E. 1977 TV Series Officer Peter O’Neil / Dr. Burt Travers
Fernwood Tonight 1977 TV Series Mayor Merle Jeeter
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman 1976-1977 TV Series Merle Jeeter
Viva Knievel! 1977 Ralph Thompson
Police Story 1976 TV Series Captain Stromwall / Lieutenant Kruse
The Streets of San Francisco 1974-1976 TV Series Andrew Horvath, Sr. / George Todd
Midway 1976 Captain Murray Arnold
Kiss Me, Kill Me 1976 TV Movie Capt. Logan
Bert D’Angelo/Superstar 1976 TV Series
Switch 1976 TV Series C.C. Owens
Cannon 1973-1976 TV Series Jack Sheffield / Lt. Daggett
Mary Tyler Moore 1976 TV Series Congressman Phil Whitman
Medical Story 1976 TV Series
Petrocelli 1976 TV Series Willy Morgan
The Other Side of the Mountain 1975 Dave McCoy
McMillan & Wife 1974-1975 TV Series Walter Jennings / Hansen
Returning Home 1975 TV Movie Al Stephenson
Bite the Bullet 1975 Jack Parker
Caribe 1975 TV Series Donald Coglan
Medical Center 1975 TV Series Brice
Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan 1975 TV Movie Paul Mathison
Mannix 1972-1975 TV Series Howard Graham / Ralph Stoner
The Towering Inferno 1974 Deputy Chief #1
The Manhunter 1974 TV Series Sheriff Stigman
Sons and Daughters 1974 TV Series
Bad Ronald 1974 TV Movie Mr. Wood
The Dove 1974 Charles Huntley
The F.B.I. 1965-1974 TV Series Barnes / Mr. Jamison / Ty Williams / …
Kojak 1974 TV Series Alex Linden
House of Evil 1974 TV Movie
Bogard 1974 Heineken
Love Is Not Forever 1974 TV Movie Jerry Michaells
Cinderella Liberty 1973 Executive Officer
The President’s Plane Is Missing 1973 TV Movie Sen. Bert Haines
Griff 1973 TV Series George Bates
The Wide World of Mystery 1973 TV Series
Dying Room Only 1973 TV Movie Bob Mitchell
Egan 1973 TV Movie Captain Walter Jones
Savage 1973 TV Movie Ted Seligson
Search 1973 TV Series Elliott Desmond
Ironside 1973 TV Series Daniel Leary
Room 222 1970-1973 TV Series Gary Webster Sr. / Calvin Schuller
Banyon 1972 TV Series Ralph Hubbard
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors 1972 TV Series Dr. Goldstone
Nanny and the Professor 1970 TV Series Detective Robinson
I Love My Wife 1970 Frank Donnelly
Dan August 1970 TV Series Rick Bessett
The Brotherhood of the Bell 1970 TV Movie Agent Shepard
Bonanza 1968-1969 TV Series Clyde / Ivar Peterson
Downhill Racer 1969 Mayo
Then Came Bronson 1969 TV Series Doctor Ron Carlisle
Bright Promise 1969 TV Series Dr. Tracy Graham (1971-1972)
The Trouble with Girls 1969 Harrison Wilby
Mod Squad 1968 TV Series John
Death Valley Days 1968 TV Series Calvin H. Higby
Judd for the Defense 1968 TV Series Walter Sims
The Scalphunters 1968 Jed
Iron Horse 1967 TV Series Lee Archer
Dundee and the Culhane 1967 TV Series Sheriff Wrenn
The Invaders 1967 TV Series John Carter / Capt. Mitchell Ross
The Flying Nun 1967 TV Series Sub. Captain
I Dream of Jeannie 1965-1967 TV Series Captain Dan Yardley / Lieutenant George Webb
That Girl 1966-1967 TV Series Dr. Leon Bessemer
Run for Your Life 1967 TV Series Fred Palmer
Please Don’t Eat the Daisies 1966 TV Series Clark
The Fugitive 1964-1966 TV Series Steve / Officer George Graham / Floyd / …
This Property Is Condemned 1966 Salesman
12 O’Clock High 1964-1966 TV Series Captain Robbins / Captain Wilson
The Slender Thread 1965 Charlie
The Donna Reed Show 1965 TV Series Rallye Master
Hazel 1965 TV Series Les Swanton
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1964-1965 TV Series Sergeant Harry King / Stanley Rivkin
The Outer Limits 1964 TV Series James Custer / Lt. Rupert Lawrence Howard / Dr. Williams
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1963-1964 TV Series Sgt. Lou Snyder / Tom Esterow
Dr. Kildare 1964 TV Series Dr. David Kirkson
Kraft Suspense Theatre 1964 TV Series Alvin Piper / William Gunther
The Movie Maker 1964 TV Movie
Arrest and Trial 1963 TV Series Wayne Holton
Breaking Point 1963 TV Series
Ben Casey 1963 TV Series Dr. Bobby Bainbridge
Alcoa Premiere 1963 TV Series Lee Mattheson
Armstrong Circle Theatre 1962 TV Series Junkie / John Mitchell
Naked City 1961 TV Series Resident
Rules Don’t Apply 2016
Ray Donovan 2016 TV Series Mr. Price
Boardwalk Empire 2010-2011 TV Series Commodore Louis Kaestner
Pound Puppies 2010-2011 TV Series Mayor
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2009 TV Series Frank Hager
Hard Four 2007 Spray Loomis
Heartland 2007 TV Series Dr. Bart Jacobs
Lilo & Stitch: The Series 2006 TV Series Principal Pete Prickly
Courting Alex 2006 TV Series Jack Atwell
Bill Rose
Domino 2005 Drake Bishop
The Guardian 2001-2004 TV Series Burton Fallin
Recess: All Growed Down 2003 Video Principal Prickley (voice)
Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade 2003 Video Principal Prickly (voice)
Where the Red Fern Grows 2003 Grandpa
Freedom: A History of Us 2003 TV Series documentary Stephen A. Douglas
Moonlight Mile 2002 Mike Mulcahey
The Zeta Project 2002 TV Series Dr. Boyle
The Climb 2002 Mack
Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street 2001 Video Principal Peter Prickly (voice)
Kiss My Act 2001 TV Movie Henry
Recess: School’s Out 2001 Principal Peter Prickly (voice)
How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale 2000 TV Movie John Kennedy
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 2000 TV Series Monsieur Fox
Taken 1999/I Ethan Grover
Must Be Santa 1999 TV Movie Tuttle
Stuart Little 1999 Dr. Beechwood
Recess 1997-1999 TV Series Principal Peter Prickly
Principal Prickly
Inspector Gadget 1999 Chief Quimby
Giving It Up 1999 Johnathan Gallant
You’ve Got Mail 1998 Nelson Fox
Exiled 1998 TV Movie Lieutenant Kevin Stolper
My Date with the President’s Daughter 1998 TV Movie President Richmond
Target Earth 1998 TV Movie Senator Ben Arnold, Sam’s Uncle
Jumanji 1997 TV Series Ashton Philips
The Magic School Bus 1997 TV Series Horace Scope
Un amour de sorcière 1997 Joel
Devil’s Food 1996 TV Movie Seymour Kecker
Madman of the People 1994-1995 TV Series Jack ‘Madman’ Buckner
Kidnapped: In the Line of Duty 1995 TV Movie Arthur Milo
Judicial Consent 1994 Charles Mayron
Texan 1994 TV Short Richard Williams
Clifford 1994 Gerald Ellis
The Beverly Hillbillies 1993 Milburn Drysdale
Amos & Andrew 1993 Chief of Police Cecil Tolliver
Lincoln 1992 TV Movie Stephen A. Douglas (voice)
There Goes the Neighborhood 1992 Jeffrey Babitt
Drexell’s Class 1991-1992 TV Series Otis Drexell
Columbo 1973-1991 TV Series Hugh Creighton / Detective Murray
Never Forget 1991 TV Movie William Cox
Meet the Applegates 1990 Aunt Bea
Short Time 1990 Burt Simpson
Where the Heart Is 1990 Stewart McBain
Hot to Trot 1988 Walter Sawyer
Maybe Baby 1988 TV Movie Hal
The Slap Maxwell Story 1987-1988 TV Series Slap Maxwell
Dolly 1988 TV Series Arthur Andrews
Title Year Status Character
Drexell’s Class 1991 TV Series executive consultant – 2 episodes
Title Year Status Character
Char·ac·ter 2009 Documentary grateful acknowledgment
Gotham 1988 TV Movie special thanks
Title Year Status Character
Not Such a Bad Guy: Conversations with Dabney Coleman 2016 Documentary completed Himself
Home & Family 2016 TV Series Himself
Celebrating Laughter: The Life and Films of Colin Higgins 2016 Documentary Himself
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You 2016 Documentary Himself
Getting There Is the Hard Part 2010 Video short Himself
Char·ac·ter 2009 Documentary Himself – Interviewer
CMT Insider 2008 TV Series Himself
Quincy Coleman: It’s All in the Song 2008 Documentary Himself
A Better Man: The Making of Tootsie 2008 Video documentary Himself / Ron Carlisle
CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dolly Parton: Platinum Blonde 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Brilliant But Cancelled 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Perfect Pitch 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 4th Annual Family Television Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
Biography 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Bravo Profiles 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen 1996 TV Series documentary Quote Reader
Idols of the Game 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself / Host
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994 TV Series Himself – Guest
Late Night with David Letterman 1982-1991 TV Series Himself / Himself – Guest
It’s Garry Shandling’s Show. 1989-1990 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1984-1990 TV Series Himself / Burt Simpson from SHORT TIME / Bill Bittinger / …
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself – Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series & Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Baby M 1988 TV Movie Gary Skoloff
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1988 TV Special Himself – 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 Live 1987 TV Series Himself – Host / Various
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself – Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987 TV Special documentary Himself
The Return of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer 1986 TV Movie Himself
Night of 100 Stars II 1985 TV Movie Himself
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1984 TV Special Himself – Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series – Comedy / Musical
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself – Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
The 7th Annual People’s Choice Awards 1981 TV Special Himself – Accepting Award for Favourite Motion Picture-Comedy
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
The Big Interview with Dan Rather 2014 TV Series Franklin M. Hart Jr.
Dolly Parton Tour TV 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
A Current Affair 2011 TV Series Franklin M. Hart Jr.
Good Morning America 2010 TV Series Franklin M. Hart Jr.
Biography 2006 TV Series documentary Franklin M. Hart Jr.
The Early Show 2006 TV Series Franklin M. Hart Jr.
The Making of ‘Midway’ 2001 Video documentary short Captain Murray Arnold
E! True Hollywood Story 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000 TV Movie documentary Franklin M. Hart Jr.
AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Laughs: America’s Funniest Movies 2000 TV Special documentary Franklin M. Hart Jr.
Dateline NBC 1994 TV Series documentary Franklin M. Hart Jr.
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson 1990 TV Movie documentary Martin Price (uncredited)
60 Minutes 1986 TV Series documentary Franklin M. Hart Jr.


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