Hugh Creighton

Dabney Coleman


Columbo Villains -  Hugh Creighton

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In 'Columbo and the Murder of a Rockstar, Hugh Creighton (played by Dabney Coleman) is a prosperous attorney renowned for his unbeatable track record in court. However, when he discovers that his girlfriend Marcy is cheating on him with a younger man, he ends their relationship. Marcy then extorts him, threatening to reveal his illicit activities unless he allows her to return to his mansion and pays her $5,000,000 within two months. In a desperate bid to save himself, Hugh Creighton decides to eliminate her and incriminate her lover.
Dabney Coleman is an American actor known for his work in film, television, and theater. He was born on January 3, 1932, in Austin, Texas, and grew up in a family of entertainers. He began his career as a stage actor before transitioning to film and television in the 1960s. Coleman's breakout role was in the 1980 film "9 to 5," where he played the sexist boss, Franklin M. Hart Jr. The film was a box office success and earned him critical acclaim. He went on to star in a number of successful films, including "Tootsie" (1982), "WarGames" (1983), and "You've Got Mail" (1998). In addition to his film work, Coleman has also had a successful television career. He has appeared in numerous TV shows, including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1971-1977), "Buffalo Bill" (1983-1984), and "Boardwalk Empire" (2012-2013). He has been nominated for several Emmy Awards throughout his career, winning in 1987 for his role in "The Slap Maxwell Story." Coleman has also worked extensively in theater, both on Broadway and in regional productions. He has received critical acclaim for his performances in productions such as "The Odd Couple," "The Taming of the Shrew," and "On Golden Pond." Throughout his career, Coleman has been recognized for his versatility as an actor, able to seamlessly transition between comedic and dramatic roles. He is known for his sharp wit and impeccable timing, as well as his ability to bring complex characters to life on screen.