Dabney Coleman is an American actor with a well-deserved reputation as a fine character actor, and a reliable presence for almost any role in TV and movies. His early appearances in the cinema were in The Slender Thread (1965) and Downhill Racer (1969). On TV he starred in That Girl (1966).
Coleman is best known for his roles in the films 9 to 5, Cloak & Dagger, Tootsie, WarGames, You’ve Got Mail and on television as Burton Fallen on the CBS series The Guardian, Louis “The Commodore” Kaestner on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire and the voice of Principal Prickly in the animated series Recess.
Coleman has appeared in a wide range of more than 60 films, and continues to pursue his acting career today. Movies he’s had roles in include Tootsie, On Golden Pond, You’ve Got Mail, and The Beverly Hillbillies.