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Peter Coyote ACTOR


Peter Coyote was born on October 10th, 1941 in Manhattan, New York with the birth name Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon, born to parents, Ruth and Morris Cohon.  He was born to a Jewish family and was raised in Englewood, New Jersey.  After earning his high school diploma from Dwight-Englewood School in 1960 he enrolled at Grinnell College and earned a BA in English Literature in 1964.  Coyote then relocate to California where he enrolled at San Francisco State University to earn a Master's Degree in Creative Writing.
While living in San Francisco he found work at the Actors' Workshop and then decided to join the San Francisco Mime Troupe where he was involved in acting, directing and writing scripts for the troupe.
He later became one of the founders of the Diggers which was an anarchist improvisation group.  Throughout his lifetime he was not only an established actor but also had a career as a author, director, screen writer and narrator of audio books, films, and television.  He was also involved in directing the first ever cross-country tour of the Minstrel Show.
Peter Coyote also had a very successful writing career.  He wrote a number of articles for various magazines, most having to do with the subject of politics.  He was wrote a memoir, "Sleeping Where I Fall" where he included many personal experiences. 
Between 1975 and 1983 he was a member of the California Arts Council which ultimately lead to his interest in pursuing a career as a film actor.  He also returned to stage performing and was seen in such productions as, "True West".  His film career began with his first role in, "Die Laughing" (1980).  Soon more roles followed in such films as, "Tell Me a Riddle" (1980), "Southern Comfort" (1981), "E.T The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982) and "Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann" (1982).
Peter also added to his resume numerous projects as a narrator for such documentary films as, "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room", "Guns, Germs, and Steel", the series, "National Parks" and "National Geographic Explorer". 
Recently he has starred in such films as, "Sphere" (1998), "A Walk to Remember" (2002), "Erin Brockovich" (2000) starring Julia Roberts, "Last Will" (2010) and soon to release, "The Story of Bonnie & Clyde" (2012).
He has been married twice, first to Marilyn Mccann from 1977 through 1998 and together they had two children.  He then married his second wife, Stefanie Pleet in 1998 and they remain together today.


2012 The Story of Bonnie and Clyde
2012 Hemingway & Gellhorn 
2011 The Gundown 
2011 Valparaiso
2010-2011 Law & Order: LA
2011 This Is Not a Movie
2011 Yelp: With Apologies to Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl'
2011 Here 
2010 Di Di Hollywood
2009-2010 FlashForward 
2010 Last Will 
2009 The Harimaya Bridge
2008 NCIS
2008 Adopt a Sailor 
2008 A Single Woman 
2008 $5 a Day 
2008 Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story 
2008 Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief
2008 All Roads Lead Home
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2007 Brothers & Sisters
2007 Speak Out
2007 The Sunday Man 
2007 Resurrecting the Champ 
2004-2006 The 4400 
1992-2006 American Masters 
2006 Apparent Horizon
2005-2006 Commander in Chief
2006 Lost: Reckoning 
2006 Lost: Revelation 
2006 Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil
2005 Berkeley
2005 A Little Trip to Heaven 
2005 The Inside
2005 Deepwater 
2005 Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave 
2005 Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis
2005 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury 
2005 Independent Lens
2004 Shadow of Fear
2000-2004 Understanding
2004 Deadwood
2004 The Great Role
2003 Phenomenon II
2003 Bon voyage 
2003 The Hebrew Hammer
2003 Northfork 
2003 Written in Blood
2002 A Time for Dancing
2002 The Division
2002 Femme Fatale
2001-2002 The Color of War
2002 Purpose
2002 A Walk to Remember
2001 Suddenly Naked 
2001 Midwives 
2001 Jack the Dog
2000 More Dogs Than Bones
2000 The Frontier: Decisive Battles 
2000 The Wednesday Woman 
2000 Red Letters 
2000 Erin Brockovich 
1999 Execution of Justice
1999 Random Hearts 
1999 Emperor of Hemp
1999 The Basket
1999 A Murder on Shadow Mountain 
1995-1999 The American Experience
1999 Last Call
1999 The History of Sex
1998 Route 9 
1998 Patch Adams 
1998 Indiscreet 
1998 Seeds of Doubt
1998 Sphere 
1998 Two for Texas 
1998 Avalanche: The White Death 
1997 Road Ends
1997 Cybill 
1997 Top of the World
1997 Murder in My Mind
1996 Terminal Justice 
1996 Dalva 
1996 Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story
1996 Unforgettable 
1995 Fallen Angels
1995 Moonlight and Valentino
1995 Buffalo Girls 
1995 Secrets of the Wild Panda 
1994 Breach of Conduct 
1994 That Eye, the Sky 
1993 Kika 
1992 Bitter Moon
1991 Keeper of the City 
1991 Avonlea 
1991 Living a Lie
1991 A Grande Arte 
1991 Crooked Hearts
1991 A Seduction in Travis County
1990 The Man Inside 
1989 Unconquered 
1989 Act of Will 
1988 Heart of Midnight
1988 Baja Oklahoma 
1987 Echoes in the Darkness 
1987 A Man in Love 
1987 Sworn to Silence 
1987 Outrageous Fortune 
1987 American Playhouse 
1986 The Twilight Zone
1986 The Hitchhiker 
1986 Child's Cry
1986 A Question of Power 
1985 The Blue Yonder 
1985 Jagged Edge
1985 The Legend of Billie Jean 
1985 Kerouac, the Movie 
1984 Scorned and Swindled 
1984 Heartbreakers 
1984 Best Kept Secrets
1983 Slayground 
1983 Strangers Kiss 
1983 Cross Creek 
1982 Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann 
1982 Endangered Species 
1982 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial 
1982 Breach of Contract 
1982 Out 
1981 Isabel's Choice 
1981 Southern Comfort 
1981 The People vs. Jean Harri
1980 Tell Me a Riddle
1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story 
1980 Die Laughing 

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