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Peter Coyote

Peter Coyote was born on October 10, 1941 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon. He is an actor, known for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), A Walk to Remember (2002) and Sphere (1998). He has been married to Stefanie Pleet since 1998. He was previously married to Marilyn McCann. See full bio »

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  The Hebrew Hammer vs. Hitler (pre-production)
Chief Bloomenbergensteinthal
 2015/I Americana (post-production)
 2015 Life at These Speeds (post-production)
Principal Umber
 2015 L'échappée belle (completed)
Le père d'Eva
 2015 No Deposit (completed)
Police Chief Williams
 2015 Girl on the Edge (completed)
Hank Taylor
 2014-2015 Perception (TV Series)
James Alan Pierce
- Dirty (2014) ... James Alan Pierce
- Shiver (2014) ... James Alan Pierce
 2014 La rançon de la gloire
John Crooker
 2014 On a marché sur Bangkok
Burt Lowell
 2011 Valparaiso (TV Movie)
Edward G. Drexler
 2011 The Gundown
Thomas Morgan
 2011 Last Will
Judge Garner
 2011/I Here
 2010 Di Di Hollywood
Michael Stein
 2009 The Harimaya Bridge
Albert Tunney
 2009 Gray Eagles (Video short)
 2008 NCIS (TV Series)
Ned Quinn
- Silent Night (2008) ... Ned Quinn
 2008 Adopt a Sailor
 2008 A Single Woman
Maury Maverick, Reporter 1917
 2008 Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (Video)
President Sterling
 2008 All Roads Lead Home
 2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Lionel Shill
- Self-made (2007) ... Lionel Shill
 2007 Speak Out (TV Movie)
 2007 The Sunday Man (Short)
The Voice
 2007 Resurrecting the Champ
Ike Epstein
 1992-2006 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home (2006) ... Narrator
- Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey (1992) ... Narrator
 2006 Apparent Horizon (Short)
 2006 Lost: Reckoning (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2006 The Gospel of Judas (TV Movie documentary)
 2006 Lost: Revelation (TV Movie)
 2006 Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (Video)
President Adair T. Manning
 2005 Berkeley
Narrator (voice)
 2005 Deepwater
Herman Finch
 2005 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Documentary)
 2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
Mike LaSalle
- 41 Shots (2005) ... Mike LaSalle
 2005 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary)
- Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) ... Narrator
 2004 Shadow of Fear
Congressman Henderson
 2000-2004 Understanding (TV Series)
- The Power of Genes (2004) ... Narrator
- Fire (2000) ... Narrator
 2004 Deadwood (TV Series)
General Crook
- Sold Under Sin (2004) ... General Crook
 2004 The Great Role
Rudolph Grichenberg
 2003 Phenomenon II (TV Movie)
John Ringold
 2003 Written in Blood
John Traveller
 2003 Bon voyage
Alex Winckler
 2003 Northfork
 2002 Purpose
Bernard Elias
 2002 The Division (TV Series)
- Brave New World (2002) ... Ross
 2002 A Time for Dancing
 2001-2002 The Color of War (TV Series)
- Dressed to Kill (2002) ... Narrator (voice)
- Clearing the Way (2002) ... Narrator (voice)
- Man and Machine (2002) ... Narrator (voice)
- Victory (2002) ... Narrator (voice)
- Price of War (2002) ... Narrator (voice)
 2001 Suddenly Naked
Lionel Heathcote
 2001 Midwives (TV Movie)
Stephen Hastings
 2001 Jack the Dog
Alfred Stieglitz
 2000 More Dogs Than Bones
Detective Darren Cody
 2000 Red Letters
Dennis Burke
 2000 The Wednesday Woman (TV Movie)
Don Wigulow
 2000 The Frontier: Decisive Battles (TV Series)
 1999 Execution of Justice (TV Movie)
Harvey Milk
 1999 The History of Sex (TV Mini-Series)
 1999 Emperor of Hemp (Video)
 1999 The Basket
Martin Conlon
 1999 A Murder on Shadow Mountain (TV Movie)
Dennis 'Denny' Traynor
 1995-1999 The American Experience (TV Series documentary)
John Wesley Powell's voice / Narrator
- Lost in the Grand Canyon (1999) ... John Wesley Powell's voice
- Edison's Miracle of Light (1995) ... Narrator (voice)
 1999/II Last Call
 1998 Avalanche: The White Death (TV Movie)
 1998 Route 9 (TV Movie)
Sheriff Dwayne Hogan
 1998 Indiscreet (TV Movie)
Detective Roos
 1998 Two for Texas (TV Movie)
Jim Bowie
 1997 Road Ends
Gene Gere
 1997 Cybill (TV Series)
- The Love of Her Life (1997) ... Roger
 1997/II Top of the World
Doc 'The Butcher'
 1997 Murder in My Mind (TV Movie)
Arthur Lefcourt
 1996 Terminal Justice
Deacon Vivyan
 1996 Dalva (TV Movie)
 1996 Unforgettable
Don Bresler
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
The Boss
 1995 Moonlight and Valentino
Paul (uncredited)
 1995 Buffalo Girls (TV Movie)
Buffalo Bill Cody
 1995 Secrets of the Wild Panda (TV Movie)
 1994 Breach of Conduct (TV Movie)
Col. Andrew Case
 1994 That Eye, the Sky
Henry Warburton
 1993 Kika
 1991 Keeper of the City (TV Movie)
Frank Nordhall
 1991 Avonlea (TV Series)
Romney Penhallow
- Old Quarrels, Old Love (1991) ... Romney Penhallow
 1991 Living a Lie (TV Movie)
 1991 The Knife
Peter Mandrake
 1991 Crooked Hearts
 1991 A Seduction in Travis County (TV Movie)
Frank Maguire
 1990 The Man Inside
Henry Tobel
 1989 Act of Will (TV Mini-Series)
Miles Sutherland
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Miles Sutherland (credit only)
 1989 Unconquered (TV Movie)
Richmond Flowers Sr.
 1988 Heart of Midnight
Sharpe / Larry
 1988 Baja Oklahoma (TV Movie)
Slick Henderson
 1987 Echoes in the Darkness (TV Movie)
William Bradfield Jr.
 1987 A Man in Love
Steve Elliott
 1987 Sworn to Silence (TV Movie)
Sam Fischetti
 1987 Outrageous Fortune
 1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
- Stacking (1987) ... Photographer
 1986 A Question of Power
Narrator (voice)
 1986 Deadly Nightmares (TV Series)
Alex Nolan
- Last Scene (1986) ... Alex Nolan
 1986 Child's Cry (TV Movie)
Matt Townsend
 1985 The Blue Yonder (TV Movie)
Max Knickerbocker
 1985 Kerouac, the Movie (Documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1984 Scorned and Swindled (TV Movie)
Anthony Ristelli
 1984 Heartbreakers
 1984 Best Kept Secrets (TV Movie)
Frank Mitchell
 1983 Slayground
 1983 Strangers Kiss
Stanley, the Director
 1983 Cross Creek
Norton Baskin
 1982 Endangered Species
 1982 Out
 1981 Isabel's Choice (TV Movie)
Wynn Thomas
 1981 Southern Comfort
 1980 Tell Me a Riddle
Young David
 1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (TV Movie)
Courtney Taylor
 1980 Die Laughing
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(Fall 2012) TV commercial for Apple Computer's New 13" MacBook Pro, with retina display (voiceover). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

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6' 3" (1.91 m)

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Personal Quote:

I'm a Zen-Buddhist student first, actor second. If I can't reconcile the two lives, I'll stop acting. I spend more time off-screen than on.


Given the actor's unusual second name, it's ironic that, prior to his acting career, he once plucked chickens for a living See more »


Dulcet voice (hence several narrative roles)

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