Dabney Coleman

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  • Birth Name: Dabney Wharton Coleman
  • Birth Place: Austin, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • While studying law at University of Texas, met actor Zachary Scott, who inspired him to leave school and move to New York to pursue an acting career.
  • Made his Broadway debut in 1961's A Call on Kuprin.
  • Unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of the Professor in Gilligan's Island.
  • Has had roles on several short-lived television cult classics including, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman; Fernwood 2 Night; and  Buffalo Bill.
  • Successfully treated for age-related macular degeneration, an ailment that is the leading cause of blindness for people over 55.

Awards

  • 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Winner
  • 1984, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1983, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1991, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Ann Courtney Harrell — Ex-wife
  • Melvin Randolph Coleman — Father
  • Mary Wharton Coleman — Mother
  • Jean Hale — Ex-wife
  • Quincy Coleman — Daughter
  • Randolph Coleman — Son
  • Kelly Johns Coleman — Daughter
  • Meghan — Daughter

College

  • Attended Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia, United States; attended University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Dabney Wharton Coleman
  • Birth Place: Austin, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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