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Peter Coyote

Actor / Writer | * 10/10/1941 (79) | Manhattan, New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
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Peter Coyote (born Robert Peter Cohon; October 10, 1941) is an American actor, author, director, screenwriter, and narrator of films, theatre, television, and audiobooks. He is best known for his work in various films such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Cross Creek (1983), Jagged Edge (1985), Patch Adams (1998), Erin Brockovich (2000), A Walk to Remember (2002), Bitter Moon (1992), "Bon Voyage" (1993), and "Kika" (1993). He was also known as the "Voice of Oscar" for the 72nd Academy Awards ceremony, the first Oscars announcer to be seen on-camera. Coyote's voice work includes his narration for the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics and Apple's iPad Retina Display campaign. He narrated the PBS series ... ()
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Peter Coyote (born Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon; October 10, 1941) is an American actor, author, director, screenwriter and narrator of films, theatre, television and audio books. His voice work includes narrating the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics and Apple's iPad campaign. He has also served as on-camera co-host of the 2000 Oscar telecasts.Coyote was one of the founders of the Diggers, an anarchist improv group active in Haight-Ashbury during the mid-1960s. Coyote was also an actor, writer and director with the San Francisco Mime Troupe; his prominence in the San Francisco counter-culture scene led to his being interviewed for the noted book, Voices from the Love Generation. He acted in and directed the first cross-country tour of the Minstrel Show, and his play Olive Pits, co-authored with Mime Troupe member Peter Berg, won the Troupe an Obie Award from the Village Voice. Coyote became a member, and later chairman, of the California Arts Council from 1975 to 1983. In the late 1970s, he shifted from acting on stage to acting in films. In the 1990s and 2000s, he acted in several television shows. He speaks fluent Spanish and French.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Peter Coyote

Primetime Emmy Awards News & Documentary Emmy Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator

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Movies with Peter Coyote as Actor(157)

as Chief Bloomenbergensteinthal2021 The Hebrew Hammer vs. Hitler
as Narrator2021 The War Prayer
as Narrator2021 AS IF THEY WERE ANGELS
as Frank Maguire2021 A Seduction in Travis County
as Narrator2020 The Phenomenon
as Professor2019 The Etruscan Smile
as himself2018 Summer of Love
as himself2017 Spielberg
as Principal Umber2017 1 Mile To You
as Ben2016 Americana
as himself2016 The Reality of Truth
as Police Chief Williams2015 No Deposit
as Le Père2015 Eva & Leon
as Crooker2015 The Price of Fame
as Langley2015 Good Kill
as Hank Taylor2015 Girl on the Edge
as Narrator (voice)2015 A Coup in Camelot
as Burt Lowell2014 Bangkok, We Have A Problem!
as Narrator (Voice)2013 The Ghost Army
as Maxwell Perkins2012 Hemingway & Gellhorn
as Narrator2012 Spirit Stalkers
as Narrator2012 Right to Play
as himself2011 Bag It
as Judge Garner2011 Last Will
as Storyteller2011 Here
as Thomas Morgan2011 The Gundown
as himself2011 These Amazing Shadows
as Narrator2011 I am Fishead
as Michael McLean2010 DiDi Hollywood
as himself2009 Huxley on Huxley
as Narrator2009 With One Voice
as Narrator2008 Alaska Far Away
as Richard2008 Adopt a Sailor
as Maury Maverick2008 A Single Woman
as President Sterling2008 Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief
as Narrator2008 Texas Gold
as Burt Kruger2008 $5 a Day
as himself2007 Strange Culture
as Ike Epstein2007 Resurrecting the Champ
as Narrator2007 Fog City Mavericks
as himself2007 Hippies
as himself2006 a/k/a Tommy Chong
as President Adair T. Manning2006 Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil
as Narrator2006 The Gospel of Judas
as self, Black Bear resident2005 Commune
as Voice2005 The Tribe
as Narrator (voice)2005 Berkeley
as Herman Finch2005 Deepwater
as Rudolph Grichenberg2004 The Great Role
as Congressman Henderson2004 Shadow of Fear
as JJL Chief Bloomenbergensteinenthal2003 The Hebrew Hammer
as John Traveller2003 Written In Blood
as Eddie2003 Northfork
as John Ringold2003 Phenomenon II
as Alex Winckler2003 Bon Voyage
as Bernard Elias2002 Purpose
as Watts2002 Femme Fatale
as Wyn Michaels2002 A Time for Dancing
as Reverend Sullivan2002 A Walk to Remember
as Lionel Heathcote2001 Suddenly Naked
as Stephen Hastings2001 Midwives
as Alfred Stieglitz2001 Jack the Dog
as Don Wigulow2000 The Wednesday Woman
as Martin Conlon2000 The Basket
as Detective Darren Cody2000 More Dogs Than Bones
as Dennis Burke2000 Red Letters
as Kurt Potter2000 Erin Brockovich
as Harvey Milk1999 Execution of Justice
as Narrator1999 Emperor of Hemp
as Xuave1999 Last Call
as Cullen Chandler1999 Random Hearts
as Dennis 'Denny' Traynor1999 Murder on Shadow Mountain
as Detective Roos1998 Indiscreet
as Narrator, English version (voice)1998 Karmapa - Two Ways of Divinity
as Captain Harold C. Barnes1998 Sphere
as Sheriff Dwayne Hogan1998 Route 9
as Doc 'The Butcher'1998 Top of the World
as Bill Davis1998 Patch Adams
as Jim Bowie1998 Two for Texas
as Narrator (voice)1997 The Secrets of 007
as Gene Gere1997 Road Ends
as Arthur Lefcourt1997 Murder in My Mind
as Deacon Vivyan1996 Terminal Justice
as Don Bresler1996 Unforgettable
as Michael1996 Dalva
as Buffalo Bill Cody1995 Buffalo Girls
as Henry Warburton1995 That Eye, the Sky
as Nicholas1993 Kika
as Oscar1992 Bitter Moon
as Edward1991 Crooked Hearts
as Peter Mandrake1991 High Art
as Frank Nordhall1991 Keeper of the City
as Matt1991 Living a Lie
as Narrator (voice)1990 Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey
as Henry Tobel1990 The Man Inside
as Richmond Flowers Sr.1989 Unconquered
as Slick Henderson1988 Baja Oklahoma
as Sharpe/Larry1988 Heart of Midnight
as Michael Sanders1987 Outrageous Fortune
as William Bradfield Jr.1987 Echoes In The Darkness
as Steve Elliott1987 A Man in Love
as Sam Fischetti1987 Sworn to Silence
as The Photographer1987 Stacking
as Matt Townsend1986 Child's Cry
as Lt. Larry Ringwald1985 The Legend of Billie Jean
as Thomas Krasny1985 Jagged Edge
as Max Knickerbocker1985 The Blue Yonder
as Anthony Ristelli1984 Scorned and Swindled
as Blue1984 Heartbreakers
as Frank Mitchell1984 Best Kept Secrets
as Stanley, the Director1983 Strangers Kiss
as Norton Baskin1983 Cross Creek
as Stone1983 Slayground
as Steele1982 Endangered Species
as Rex1982 Deadly Drifter
as George Bolen1981 The People vs. Jean Harris
as Wynn Thomas1981 Isabel's Choice
as Poole1981 Southern Comfort
as Courtney Taylor1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story

TV Shows/Series with Peter Coyote as Actor(37)

as Himself - Narrator (voice)2021 Dress Blues
as Narrator2021 Hemingway
as Robert Mueller2020 The Comey Rule
as Narrator2019 Country Music
as Henry Sullivan2017 The Disappearance
as Dizzy the Cat2015 The Spoils Before Dying
as Narrator (voice)2014 The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
as Leland Strand2014 Intelligence
as himself2012 The Dust Bowl
as James Alan Pierce2012 Perception
as himself2011 Prohibition
as Senator Ted McCreary2010 Blue Bloods
as D.A. Jerry Hardin2010 Law & Order Los Angeles
as Dave Segovia2009 FlashForward
as Mark August2006 Brothers and Sisters
as Dennis Ryland2004 The 4400
2003 NCIS
as Himself - Narrator1999 The History of Sex
as Narrator1998 Rome: Power & Glory
as Narrator (voice)1988 American Experience
as Himself - Narrator (voice)1985 Explorer
1982 Nature

Additional Information

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Full Name: Peter Coyote
Born: Friday, 10/10 1941 (October) in Manhattan, New York City, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 79 years + 351 days)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: San Francisco State University, Grinnell College, Dwight Morrow High School
Other names for Peter Coyote (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon"
Peter Coyote frequently works together with these people:
Ken Burns (16x, Crew)
Bobby Roth (10x, Crew)
Dick Wolf (6x, Crew)
Adam Arkin (6x, Actor)
Walon Green (6x, Crew)
Carolyn McCormick (6x, Actress)
Matthew Chapman (6x, Crew)
Stephen Goetsch (6x, Crew)
Roman Polanski (5x, Actor)
Maryn Richardson (5x, Crew)
Frank D'Angelo (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1988, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/22/2021