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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 was previously married to Stefanie Pleet and Marilyn McCann. See full bio »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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A Walk to Remember
A Walk to Remember Reverend Sullivan
Sphere Captain Harold C. Barnes
Bitter Moon
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 2017 The Etruscan Smile (post-production)
 2017 1 Mile to You (completed)
Principal Umber
 2016 As the River Flows (completed) (voice)
 2016/II Americana
 2015 L'échappée belle
Le père d'Eva
 2015 No Deposit
Police Chief Williams
 2015 Girl on the Edge
Hank Taylor
 2014 Good Kill
 2014 La rançon de la gloire
John Crooker
 2014 On a marché sur Bangkok
Burt Lowell
 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
 2008 Adopt a Sailor
 2008 A Single Woman
Maury Maverick, Reporter 1917
 2008 All Roads Lead Home
 2007 Resurrecting the Champ
Ike Epstein
 2005 Berkeley
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 2005 Deepwater
Herman Finch
 2004 Shadow of Fear
Congressman Henderson
 2004 Le grand rôle
Rudolph Grichenberg
 2003 Written in Blood
John Traveller
 2003 Bon voyage
Alex Winckler
 2003 Northfork
 2002 Purpose
Bernard Elias
 2002 A Time for Dancing
 2001 Suddenly Naked
Lionel Heathcote
 2001 Jack the Dog
Alfred Stieglitz
 2000 More Dogs Than Bones
Detective Darren Cody
 2000 Red Letters
Dennis Burke
 1999 The Basket
Martin Conlon
 1999/II Last Call
 1997 Road Ends
Gene Gere
 1997/II Top of the World
Doc 'The Butcher'
 1996 Terminal Justice
Deacon Vivyan
 1996 Unforgettable
Don Bresler
 1995 Moonlight and Valentino
Paul (uncredited)
 1994 That Eye, the Sky
Henry Warburton
 1993 Kika
 1991 A Grande Arte
Peter Mandrake
 1991 Crooked Hearts
 1990 The Man Inside
Henry Tobel
 1988 Heart of Midnight
Sharpe / Larry
 1987 A Man in Love
Steve Elliott
 1987 Outrageous Fortune
 1986 A Question of Power
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 1984 Heartbreakers
 1983 Slayground
 1983 Strangers Kiss
Stanley, the Director
 1983 Cross Creek
Norton Baskin
 1982 Endangered Species
 1982 Out
 1981 Southern Comfort
 1980 Tell Me a Riddle
Young David
 1980 Die Laughing
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Narrates THE FIFTH AGREEMENT by don Miguel Ruiz [audiobook] See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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6' 3" (1.91 m)

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[on Marin Ritt] Working with Martin Ritt was a real pleasure. Most often you run into directors who are technically proficient, but empty. They don't understand story or structure, and they don't understand when an actor has a problem, how to help him or her out of it. I knew all about Martin's reputation as a director. I knew about his films, and I also knew somewhere about his background in ... See more »


In his book "Lila," author Robert Pirsig relates that Coyote was in his mind to star in an adaptation of, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." Coyote was a friend of Pirsig's son Chris. See more »


Dulcet voice (hence several narrative roles)

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