About Dabney Coleman:
Dabney Wharton Coleman is an American actor best known for roles in the films 9 to 5, Cloak & Dagger, Tootsie, WarGames, You've Got Mail and on TV as Louis "The Commodore" Kaestner in HBO's Boardwalk Empire and the voice of Principal Prickly in the animated series Recess.
But it was this tough little character part that I was playing, a very funny little guy that I invented over a weekend, because I realized I was not contributing to the humor of this thing. And I had to do something.Dabney Coleman
I think is very beneficial to relax yourself so that when you are doing it you are not staggering for lines and your concentration is not on what I am going to say - but the scene itself, the character that you are talking to.Dabney Coleman
The next night I got on an airplane, and flew to New York and looked into acting schools. Four or five acting schools. One of which was the Neighborhood Playhouse, which I started at six months there after.Dabney Coleman
There is something about New York City that in and of itself is so theatrical hat I use to think... I use to feel when I walked out of my apartment on the way to school or anywhere that I was walking out on stage.Dabney Coleman
To tell you the truth I am hard put to think of anyone who's career was affected significantly by making all those phone calls and I must be wrong. I must be wrong! Because it has just got to pay off!Dabney Coleman