Peter Coyote Biography

Peter Coyote is an American actor, director, author, narrator, screenwriter. He is known for his roles in the movies ‘ Cross Creek,” Patch Adams,” Jagged Edge,” A Walk to Remember,’ and’ Good Kill.’

As a narrator, he is known for his work in the documentary’ The Roosevelts’ for which he received an Emmy Award. Raised in a cultural and intellectual environment, Coyote’s interest in both acting and politics began in high school. In college, he fasted for three days during the Cuban Missile crisis along with eleven other students, supporting the “peace race” of then-President John F. Kennedy.

Coyote attended San Francisco State University to study creative writing after graduating with a BA in English Literature. He later became a member of the San Francisco Mime Troupe and began writing, directing, and acting in plays before also venturing into films and television. The talented personality is also an amateur photographer.

Peter Coyote Age and Family

Peter Coyote was born to Ruth and Morris Cohon, who worked as an investment banker, as Robert Peter Cohon on October 10, 1941, in New York City, New York, USA. He was raised in a family that was highly cultural but non-religious. He attended Dwight Morrow High School and was later enrolled at Grinnell College. He changed his name to “Coyote” during his college time. Peter is  77 Years old as of 2018.

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Peter Coyote Wife And Children

Peter Coyote was married three times. He was married to Eileen Ewing from 1965 to 1972. He married Marilyn McCann in 1975 and had one child with her. In 1998, the couple separated. In 1998, Peter Coyote married Stefanie Pleet and in 2015 they divorced. Coyote is a mother to one daughter Ariel Coyote

Peter Coyote Career

Peter Coyote initially joined the San Francisco Mime Troupe radical political street theater and started to act, direct and write scripts. From 1967 to 1975, he was active in the counterculture community of San Francisco. He also co-founded an anarchist group called Diggers during this time and began to create theater events for the same.

He was employed by the historical Neighborhood Arts Program (NAP) of the San Francisco Arts Commission in the early 1970s. He joined the California Arts Council in 1975 and served as its member until 1983. He resumed playing with plays at the Magic Theatre in 1978. His big screen career began with the 1980 comedy drama’ Die Laughing.’ Soon after that, the actor had his first starring role in’ Timerider: Lyle Swann’s Adventure, William Dear’s action adventure.

He played a role in the 1985 release of the court drama thriller flick ‘ Jagged Edge.’ Coyote made a guest appearance on the TV drama ‘ Road to Avonlea’ in 1990 and won his first nomination for the Emmy Award. He had lead roles in the series’ The Inside’ and’ The 4400′ during the early 2000s. He next played the U.S. Vice President in the’ Commander in Chief’ of ABC.

Following a role in the series ‘Brothers & Sisters,’ he narrated ‘Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room’. He then created the political television show ‘The Active Opposition’ in 2006. The actor narrated PBS ‘ documentary ‘ Torturing Democracy ‘ (2008), which highlighted George W. Bush’s government’s use of ‘ enhanced interrogation techniques ‘ in the so-called ‘ War on Terror. ‘ In the 2000s, he narrated 15 episodes of the ‘ National Geographic Explorer. ‘ In 2010, he narrated the documentary ‘ Solitary Confinement.

Peter Coyote Movies

  • Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980) as Lt. Micklin
  • Die Laughing (1980) as Davis
  • Southern Comfort (1981) as Staff Sergeant Poole
  • Isabel’s Choice (1981 TV film) as Wynn Thomas
  • Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982) as Porter Reese
  • T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) as Keys
  • Strangers’ Kiss (1983) Stanley, the Director
  • Cross Creek (1983) as Norton Baskin
  • Slayground (1983 ) as Stone
  • Heartbreakers (1984) as Arthur Blue
  • The Legend of Billie Jean (1985) as Detective Larry Ringwald
  • Jagged Edge (1985) as Thomas Krasny
  • The Blue Yonder (1985) as Max Knickerbocker
  • Outrageous Fortune (1987) as Michael Sanders
  • Un homme amoureux (1987) as Steve Elliott
  • Echoes in the Darkness (1987 TV mini-series)
  • Heart of Midnight (1988) as Sharpe/Larry
  • The Man Inside (1990) … Henry Tobel
  • A Grande Arte – American title is Exposure (1991) as Peter Mandrake
  • Keeper of the City (1991) as Frank Nordhall
  • Road to Avonlea (1991) as Romney Penhallow
  • Bitter Moon (1992) as Oscar
  • Kika (1993) as Nicholas
  • That Eye, the Sky (1994) as Henry Warburton
  • Breach of Conduct (1994) as Col. Andrew Case
  • Moonlight and Valentino (1995) as Paul
  • Buffalo Girls (1995) as Buffalo Bill Cody
  • Unforgettable (1996) as Don Bresler
  • Murder in My Mind (1997) as Arthur Lefcourt
  • Road Ends (1997) as Gene Gere
  • Sphere (1998) as Captain Harold C. Barnes
  • Patch Adams (1998) as Bill Davis
  • Route 9 (1998)
  • Random Hearts (1999)
  • Execution of Justice (1999) as Harvey Milk
  • Erin Brockovich (2000) as Kurt Potter
  • Jack the Dog (2001) as Alfred Stieglitz
  • Femme Fatale (2002) as Watts
  • Femme Fatale (2002) as Watts
  • A Walk to Remember (2002) … Reverend Sullivan
  • Bon voyage (2003) as Alex Winckler
  • The Hebrew Hammer (2003) as JJL Chief Bloomenbergensteinenthal
  • Deadwood (2004) as General Crook
  • Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005) as Defense Attorney Mike LaSalle
  • Independent Lens (2005–2009) as Narrator
  • The Inside (2005) as Special Agent Virgil “Web” Webster
  • Deepwater (2005) as Herman Finch
  • A Little Trip to Heaven (2005) as Frank
  • Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005) as Uncle Charles
  • Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005) as Uncle Charles
  • Commander in Chief (2005–2006) as Warren Keaton
  • The 4400 (2004–2006) as Dennis Ryland
  • Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006) as President Adair T. Manning
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011). Episode aired 15 November 2007, Season 07, Episode 07 as Lionel Shill
  • Brothers & Sisters (2007) as Mark August
  • Five Dollars a Day (2008) as Bert Kruger
  • Dolittle: Tail to the Chief as US President Sterling
  • All Roads Lead Home (2008) as Hock
  • NCIS (2008) as Ned Quinn
  • The Lena Baker Story (2008) as Elliot Arthur
  • FlashForward (2009) as President Dave Segovia
  • This Is Not a Movie (2010) as CEO of Propaganda / screenwriter
  • This Is Not a Movie (2010) as CEO of Propaganda / screenwriter
  • Last Will (2011) as Judge Garner
  • The Gundown (2011) as Thomas Morgan
  • Stage Left: A Story of Theater in the Bay Area (2011) as Himself
  • La Rançon de la gloire (2014)
  • Good Kill as CIA Langley (2014)
  • Blue Bloods as Senator Ted McCreary (2015)
  • Eva & Leon as Le père d’Eva (2015)
  • No Deposit (2015)
  • The Disappearance (2017)
  • 1 Mile to You (2017)

Peter Coyote Net Worth

Peter Coyote Net Worth: Peter Coyote is an American actor, director, writer, and narrator who has a net worth of $10 million.

Peter Coyote Books

• The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Irregular Education 2015
• West Marin Review 2014
• Sleeping Where I Fall: A Chronicle 1998.

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