STARmeter
Top 5000
Up 460 this week

Dabney Coleman


For twenty years Dabney Coleman has appeared mostly in one type of role: a smarmy selfish, nervous person mostly with money that is out for himself, mostly. The fact is he did such a good job in this type of part he has made a career of it in film. This is quite a departure for a person that once entered the Virginia Military Institute, and once ... See full bio »
More at IMDbPro » Contact Info on IMDbPro Contact Info: View agent and manager
Add or change photos on IMDbPro Represent Dabney Coleman? Add or change photos

Editors' Spotlight

Staff Picks: Childhood Fears

To celebrate Halloween, IMDb staff members recall some of their deepest childhood fears that were glimpsed on TV or at the movies.


Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 people
created 10 Feb 2012
 
a list of 24 images
created 28 Jul 2012
 
a list of 45 people
created 10 Sep 2012
 
a list of 26 people
created 12 Jan 2013
 
a list of 44 people
created 06 Jun 2013
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dabney Coleman.

User Polls

Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Jump to: Actor | Thanks | Self | Archive footage
Hide Hide Show Show Actor (170 credits)
 2010-2011 Pound Puppies (TV Series)
Mayor
- Mcleish Unleashed (2011) ... Mayor (voice)
- The General (2010) ... Mayor (voice)
- Nightmare on Pound Street (2010) ... Mayor (voice)
- The Yipper Caper (2010) ... Mayor (voice)
 2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Frank Hager
- Snatched (2009) ... Frank Hager
 2002 The Zeta Project (TV Series)
Dr. Boyle
- Hunt in the Hub (2002) ... Dr. Boyle (voice)
 2002 The Climb
Mack
 2001 Kiss My Act (TV Movie)
Henry
 2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Monsieur Fox
- Aesop's Fables: A Whodunnit Musical (2000) ... Monsieur Fox (voice)
 1999/I Taken
Ethan Grover
 1999 Must Be Santa (TV Movie)
Tuttle
 1999 Giving It Up
Johnathan Gallant
 1998 Exiled (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Kevin Stolper
 1998 My Date with the President's Daughter (TV Movie)
President Richmond
 1998 Target Earth (TV Movie)
Senator Ben Arnold, Sam's Uncle
 1997 Jumanji (TV Series)
Ashton Philips
- An Old Story (1997) ... Ashton Philips (voice)
- The Palace of Clues (1997) ... Ashton Philips (voice)
 1997 The Magic School Bus (TV Series)
Horace Scope
- Sees Stars (1997) ... Horace Scope (voice)
 1996 Devil's Food (TV Movie)
Seymour Kecker
 1995 Kidnapped: In the Line of Duty (TV Movie)
Arthur Milo
 1994 Judicial Consent
Charles Mayron
 1994 Texan (TV Short)
Richard Williams
 1994 Clifford
Gerald Ellis
 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
Stephen A. Douglas (voice)
 1992 There Goes the Neighborhood
Jeffrey Babitt
 1973-1991 Columbo (TV Series)
Hugh Creighton / Detective Murray
- Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star (1991) ... Hugh Creighton
- Double Shock (1973) ... Detective Murray
 1991 Never Forget (TV Movie)
William Cox
 1990 Meet the Applegates
Aunt Bea
 1990 Short Time
Burt Simpson
 1990 Where the Heart Is
Stewart McBain
 1988 Maybe Baby (TV Movie)
Hal
 1988 Dolly (TV Series)
Arthur Andrews
- Episode #1.22 (1988) ... Arthur Andrews
 1987 Plaza Suite (TV Movie)
Jesse Kiplinger
 1987 Dragnet
Jerry Caesar
 1987 Sworn to Silence (TV Movie)
Martin Costigan
 1987 Guilty of Innocence: The Lenell Geter Story (TV Movie)
Ed Sigel
 1986 Fresno (TV Mini-Series)
Tyler Cane
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Tyler Cane
- The Raisin Basket of the World (1986) ... Tyler Cane
 1984 Cloak & Dagger
Jack Flack / Hal Osborne
 1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan
Martin Price / Murray Plotsky
 1982 Tootsie
Ron
 1982 Young Doctors in Love
Dr. Joseph Prang
 1981 Callie & Son (TV Movie)
Randall Bordeaux
 1980 Pray TV
Marvin Fleece
 1980 Melvin and Howard
Judge Keith Hayes
 1980 Nothing Personal
Dickerson
 1980 Dan August: The Jealousy Factor (TV Movie)
Rick Bessett
 1979 When She Was Bad... (TV Movie)
Jack Wilson
 1973-1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Ted Sayers / Brad Adamson / George Clark / ...
- Indoctrination in Evil (1979) ... Brad Adamson
- Final Judgment: Part 2 (1978) ... Ted Sayers
- Final Judgment: Part 1 (1978) ... Ted Sayers
- A Taste for Murder (1975) ... George Clark
- Blind Terror (1973) ... Paul Cleveland
 1979 North Dallas Forty
Emmett Hunter
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Van Milner
 1978 More Than Friends (TV Movie)
Joshua 'Josh' Harrington
 1978 Go Tell the Spartans
Helicopter pilot (uncredited)
 1978 Maneaters Are Loose! (TV Movie)
McCallum
 1978 The Other Side of the Mountain: Part II
Dave McCoy (uncredited)
 1977 Forever Fernwood (TV Series)
Merle Jeeter
 1977 Rolling Thunder
Maxwell
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Police Officer Peter O'Neil / Dr. Burt Travers
- A Dead Man's Truth (1977) ... Police Officer Peter O'Neil
- A Good Smack in the Mouth (1977) ... Dr. Burt Travers
 1976-1977 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Merle Jeeter
- Episode #2.194 (1977) ... Merle Jeeter (uncredited)
- Episode #2.191 (1977) ... Merle Jeeter (uncredited)
- Episode #2.189 (1977) ... Merle Jeeter (uncredited)
 1977 Viva Knievel!
Ralph Thompson
 1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Captain Stromwall / Lieutenant Kruse
- Three Days to Thirty (1976) ... Captain Stromwall
- Eamon Kinsella Royce (1976) ... Lieutenant Kruse
 1974-1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Andrew Horvath, Sr. / George Todd
- The Drop (1976) ... Andrew Horvath, Sr.
- Jacob's Boy (1974) ... George Todd
 1976 Midway
Captain Murray Arnold
 1976 Kiss Me, Kill Me (TV Movie)
Capt. Logan
 1976 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Willy Morgan
- The Pay Off (1976) ... Willy Morgan
 1976 Switch (TV Series)
C.C. Owens
- One of Our Zeppelins Is Missing (1976) ... C.C. Owens
 1973-1976 Cannon (TV Series)
Jack Sheffield / Lt. Daggett
- The House of Cards (1976) ... Jack Sheffield
- Dead Lady's Tears (1973) ... Lt. Daggett
 1976 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Congressman Phil Whitman
- The Seminar (1976) ... Congressman Phil Whitman
 1976 Medical Story (TV Series)
 1975 The Other Side of the Mountain
Dave McCoy
 1974-1975 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Walter Jennings / Hansen
- Aftershock (1975) ... Walter Jennings
- Cross & Double Cross (1974) ... Hansen
 1975 Returning Home (TV Movie)
Al Stephenson
 1975 Caribe (TV Series)
Donald Coglan
- Counterfeit Killer (1975) ... Donald Coglan
 1975 Medical Center (TV Series)
Brice
- Aftershock (1975) ... Brice
 1975 Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan (TV Movie)
Paul Mathison
 1972-1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Howard Graham / Ralph Stoner
- A Ransom for Yesterday (1975) ... Howard Graham
- Portrait of a Hero (1972) ... Ralph Stoner
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
Sheriff Stigman
- A.W.O.L. to Kill (1974) ... Sheriff Stigman
 1974 The Towering Inferno
Deputy Chief #1
 1974 Sons and Daughters (TV Series)
- The Invitation (1974)
 1974 Bad Ronald (TV Movie)
Mr. Wood
 1974 The Dove
Charles Huntley
 1965-1974 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Barnes / Mr. Jamison / Ty Williams / ...
- Survival (1974) ... Barnes
- The Game of Terror (1971) ... Mr. Jamison
- Incident in the Desert (1970) ... Ty Williams
- Flight (1969) ... Sam Langlin
- The Conspirators (1967) ... Stanley Leonard
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
Alex Linden
- Therapy in Dynamite (1974) ... Alex Linden
 1974 House of Evil (TV Movie)
 1974 Bogard
Heineken
 1974 Love Is Not Forever (TV Movie)
Jerry Michaells
 1973 Cinderella Liberty
Executive Officer
 1973 The President's Plane Is Missing (TV Movie)
Sen. Bert Haines
 1973 Griff (TV Series)
George Bates
- All the Lonely People (1973) ... George Bates
 1973 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
- Moving Target (1973)
 1973 Dying Room Only (TV Movie)
Bob Mitchell
 1973 Egan (TV Movie)
Captain Walter Jones
 1973 Savage (TV Movie)
Ted Seligson
 1973 Search (TV Series)
Elliott Desmond
- Suffer My Child (1973) ... Elliott Desmond
 1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Daniel Leary
- The Caller (1973) ... Daniel Leary
 1970-1973 Room 222 (TV Series)
Webster / Calvin Schuller
- Rights of Others (1973) ... Webster
 1972 Banyon (TV Series)
Ralph Hubbard
- Think of Me Kindly (1972) ... Ralph Hubbard
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Dr. Goldstone
- A Standard of Manhood (1972) ... Dr. Goldstone
 1970 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Detective Robinson
- The Humanization of Herbert T. Peabody (1970) ... Detective Robinson
 1970 I Love My Wife
Frank Donnelly
 1970 Dan August (TV Series)
Rick Bessett
- The King Is Dead (1970) ... Rick Bessett
 1970 The Brotherhood of the Bell (TV Movie)
Agent Shepard
 1968-1969 Bonanza (TV Series)
Clyde / Ivar Peterson
- A Darker Shadow (1969) ... Clyde
- Queen High (1968) ... Ivar Peterson
 1969 Downhill Racer
Mayo
 1969 Then Came Bronson (TV Series)
Doctor Ron Carlisle
- The Circle of Time (1969) ... Doctor Ron Carlisle
 1969 Bright Promise (TV Series)
Dr. Tracy Graham (1971-1972)
 1969 The Trouble with Girls
Harrison Wilby
 1968 Mod Squad (TV Series)
John
- The Guru (1968) ... John
 1968 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Cal
- Ten Day Millionaires (1968) ... Cal
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Walter Sims
- The Ends of Justice (1968) ... Walter Sims
 1968 The Scalphunters
Jed
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Lee Archer
- Death Has Two Faces (1967) ... Lee Archer
 1967 Dundee and the Culhane (TV Series)
Sheriff Wrenn
- The Jubilee Raid Brief (1967) ... Sheriff Wrenn
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
John Carter / Capt. Mitchell Ross
- The Saucer (1967) ... John Carter
- The Innocent (1967) ... Capt. Mitchell Ross
 1967 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Sub. Captain
- The Flying Nun (1967) ... Sub. Captain
 1965-1967 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series)
Captain Yardley / Lieutenant George Webb
- The Mod Party (1967) ... Captain Yardley
- Anybody Here Seen Jeannie? (1965) ... Lieutenant George Webb
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Fred Palmer
- The Calculus of Chaos (1967) ... Fred Palmer
 1964-1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Steve / George Graham / Floyd / ...
- Approach with Care (1966) ... Steve
- Coralee (1966) ... George Graham
- World's End (1964) ... Sergeant Keith
 1964-1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Capt. Robbins / Capt. Wilson
- The Outsider (1966) ... Capt. Robbins
- Here's to Courageous Cowards (1964) ... Capt. Wilson
 1965 The Slender Thread
Charlie
 1965 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Rallye Master
- Rally Round the Girls, Boys (1965) ... Rallye Master
 1965 Hazel (TV Series)
Les Swanton
- A-Haunting We Will Go (1965) ... Les Swanton
 1964-1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Sergeant Harry King / Stanley Rivkin
- The Fliers (1965) ... Sergeant Harry King
- A Slow Fade to Black (1964) ... Stanley Rivkin
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
James Custer / Lt. Rupert Lawrence Howard / Dr. Williams
- Wolf 359 (1964) ... James Custer
- Specimen: Unknown (1964) ... Lt. Rupert Lawrence Howard (uncredited)
- The Mice (1964) ... Dr. Williams
 1963-1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Sgt. Lou Snyder / Tom Esterow
- Isabel (1964) ... Sgt. Lou Snyder
- Dear Uncle George (1963) ... Tom Esterow
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. David Kirkson
- A Sense of Tempo (1964) ... Dr. David Kirkson
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Alvin Piper / William Gunther
- Their Own Executioners (1964) ... Alvin Piper
- The Threatening Eye (1964) ... William Gunther
 1964 The Movie Maker (TV Movie)
 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Wayne Holton
- The Quality of Justice (1963) ... Wayne Holton
 1963 Breaking Point (TV Series)
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Bobby Bainbridge
- Father Was an Intern (1963) ... Dr. Bobby Bainbridge
 1962 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Junkie / John Mitchell
- Assignment: Teenage Junkies (1962) ... Junkie
- Assignment: Teenage Junkies (1962) ... John Mitchell
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Resident
- Landscape with Dead Figures (1961) ... Resident
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (28 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (13 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

He co-starred with Roma Downey in an unsold television pilot called "New Year" (1991). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dabney Colemen

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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.

Trivia:

Served 2 years in the Army's Special Services Division. See more »

Trademark:

Usually plays characters that are 'up to no good'

Star Sign:

Capricorn

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Dabney's Butt in Modern Problems lluviadesol
Could have sworn he was dead. rowdyturner14
He looks so much like Dr phil lauraFick
Looks like Gerald McRaney... mrm45
The best Batman Jacamei
In This Property is Condemned ctemple-5
Discuss Dabney Coleman on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page