Pat Corley

  • Birth Name: Cleo Pat Corley
  • Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Died: September 11, 2006
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Spent three seasons dancing with the Stockton Ballet in Stockton, CA, when he was a teenager. 
  • Attended the College of the Pacific on the G.I. Bill, following his service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
  • Acclaimed thespian Sir Laurence Olivier once called to compliment him on his performance as Chief Coroner Wally Nydorf on Hill Street Blues, reportedly telling him, "That's the finest television acting I have ever witnessed."
  • Best known for his role as a wise bartender on the CBS hit sitcom Murphy Brown.


  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee


  • Kevin Corley — Son
  • Troy Corley — Daughter
  • Iris Carter — Wife (deceased)
  • Michelle Corley — Daughter
  • R.L. Corley — Father
  • Ada Lee Corley — Mother
  • Christina Pratt — Daughter
  • Jerry Corley — Son


  • College of the Pacific, Stockton, California, United States (BA, 1955)

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