Peter Coyote

Peter Coyote

  • Born on
    • October 10th, 1941
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.

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Acting (70 Credits)

2021Hemingway as Narrator
2020The Phenomenon as Narrator
2020The Comey Rule as Robert Mueller
2019Country Music as Narrator
2018The Remarkable Life of John Weld as NarratorWatch Free
2018The Etruscan Smile as Professor
20171 Mile to You as Principal UmberWatch Free
2017The Disappearance (2017) as Henry Sullivan
2015No Deposit as Police Chief Williams
2015Girl on the Edge as Hank Taylor
2015The Spoils Before Dying as Dizzy the Cat
2014The Price of Fame as Crooker
2014Good Kill as Langley
2014The Roosevelts: An Intimate History as Narrator (voice)
2013The Ghost Army as Narrator (Voice)
2012Hemingway & Gellhorn as Maxwell Perkins
2012The Dust Bowl as Peter Coyote
2011The Gundown as Thomas Morgan
2011This Is Not a Movie
2011Here as Storyteller
2011Last Will as Judge GarnerWatch Free
2010Di Di Hollywood as Michael McLean
2010Great Migrations
2009The National Parks: America's Best Idea as Narrator
2008All Roads Lead Home as Hock
2008Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief as President Sterling
2008$5 a Day as Burt Kruger
2007Resurrecting the Champ as Ike EpsteinWatch Free
2006Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil as President Adair T. Manning
2005Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room as NarratorWatch Free
2005Deepwater as Herman Finch
2005A Little Trip to Heaven as Frank
2005Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis as Uncle CharlesWatch Free
2005Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave as Uncle CharlesWatch Free
2005The Inside as Special Agent Virgil "Web" Webster
2004Shadow of Fear as Congressman Henderson
2003The Hebrew Hammer as JJL Chief BloomenbergensteinenthalWatch Free
2003Bon Voyage as Alex Winckler
2003Northfork as Eddie
2002A Walk to Remember as Reverend Sullivan
2002A Time for Dancing as Wyn Michaels
2002Femme Fatale as Watts
2002Purpose as Bernard Elias
2000Red Letters as Dennis Burke
2000Erin Brockovich as Kurt Potter
1999The Basket as Martin Conlon
1999Random Hearts as Cullen Chandler
1998Route 9 as Sheriff Dwayne HoganWatch Free
1998Sphere as Captain Harold C. Barnes
1998Patch Adams as Bill Davis
1997Road Ends as Gene Gere
1997Top of the World as Doc 'The Butcher'
1996Unforgettable as Don Bresler
1996The West
1995Buffalo Girls as Buffalo Bill Cody
1995Moonlight and Valentino as Paul
1993Kika as Nicholas
1992Bitter Moon as Oscar
1991A Grande Arte as Peter Mandrake
1991Crooked Hearts as Edward Warren
1988Heart of Midnight as Sharpe/Larry
1987A Man in Love as Steve Elliott
1987Outrageous Fortune as Michael Sanders
1985Jagged Edge as Thomas Krasny
1985The Legend of Billie Jean as Lt. Larry Ringwald
1983Cross Creek as Norton Baskin
1982Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann as Porter Reese
1982E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial as Keys
1982Endangered Species as Steele
1981Southern Comfort as PooleWatch Free

Himself (6 Credits)

2017Spielberg as Self
2017The Vietnam War (2017) as Himself - Narrator (voice)
2011These Amazing Shadows as Self
2011Prohibition as Himself - Narrator (voice)
2010Bag It as Self
2006A/k/a Tommy Chong as Himself


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