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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 Bitter Moon (1992), Sphere (1998) and Patch Adams (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 »

Known For

Bitter Moon
Bitter Moon Oscar
(1992)
Sphere
Sphere Captain Harold C. Barnes
(1998)
Patch Adams
Patch Adams Bill Davis
(1998)
A Walk to Remember
A Walk to Remember Reverend Sullivan
(2002)

Filmography

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 2017 The Etruscan Smile (post-production)
Professor
 2016 As the River Flows (Short) (completed) (voice)
 2017 The Disappearance (TV Mini-Series)
Henry Sullivan
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... Henry Sullivan
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... Henry Sullivan
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Henry Sullivan
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Henry Sullivan
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Henry Sullivan
 2017 1 Mile to You
Principal Umber
 2016/II Americana
Ben
 2015 The Spoils Before Dying (TV Mini-Series)
Dizzy the Cat
- The Biscuit Eaters (2015) ... Dizzy the Cat (voice)
- The Trip Trap (2015) ... Dizzy the Cat (voice)
- That's Jazz (2015) ... Dizzy the Cat (voice)
- Fear Steps In (2015) ... Dizzy the Cat (voice)
- Blues for Barnaby (2015) ... Dizzy the Cat (voice)
 2015 L'échappée belle
Le père d'Eva
 2015 No Deposit
Police Chief Williams
 2015 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Senator Ted McCreary
- Payback (2015) ... Senator Ted McCreary
 2015 Girl on the Edge
Hank Taylor
 2014-2015 Perception (TV Series)
James Alan Pierce
- Brainstorm (2015) ... James Alan Pierce
- Dirty (2014) ... James Alan Pierce
- Eternity (2014) ... James Alan Pierce
- Shiver (2014) ... James Alan Pierce
 2014 Good Kill
Langley
 2014 La rançon de la gloire
John Crooker
 2014 On a marché sur Bangkok
Burt Lowell
 2014 Intelligence (TV Series)
Leland Strand
- Being Human (2014) ... Leland Strand
- The Event Horizon (2014) ... Leland Strand
- The Rescue (2014) ... Leland Strand
 2012 ESPN Films (TV Series)
Narrator
- Right to Play (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
 2012 Hemingway & Gellhorn (TV Movie)
Maxwell Perkins
 2011 Valparaiso (TV Movie)
Edward G. Drexler
 2010-2011 Law & Order: LA (TV Series)
D.A. Jerry Hardin
- Van Nuys (2011) ... D.A. Jerry Hardin
- El Sereno (2011) ... D.A. Jerry Hardin
- Carthay Circle (2011) ... D.A. Jerry Hardin
- Reseda (2011) ... D.A. Jerry Hardin
- Zuma Canyon (2011) ... D.A. Jerry Hardin
 2011 The Gundown
Thomas Morgan
 2011 Last Will
Judge Garner
 2011/I Here
Storyteller
 2010 Di Di Hollywood
Michael Stein
 2009-2010 Flashforward (TV Series)
President Dave Segovia
- The Negotiation (2010) ... President Dave Segovia
- Gimme Some Truth (2009) ... President Dave Segovia
 2009 National Geographic Explorer (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Nazi Mystery: Twins from Brazil (2009) ... Narrator
 2009 The Harimaya Bridge
Albert Tunney
 2009 Gray Eagles (Video short)
Narrator
 2008 NCIS (TV Series)
Ned Quinn
- Silent Night (2008) ... Ned Quinn
 2008 Adopt a Sailor
Richard
 2008 A Single Woman
Maury Maverick, Reporter 1917
 2008 $5 a Day
Burt Kruger
 2008 Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (Video)
President Sterling
 2008 All Roads Lead Home
Hock
 2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Lionel Shill
- Self-made (2007) ... Lionel Shill
 2007 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series)
Mark August
- Grapes of Wrath (2007) ... Mark August
- Bad News (2007) ... Mark August
- Three Parties (2007) ... Mark August
- All in the Family (2007) ... Mark August
 2007 Speak Out (TV Movie)
 2007 The Sunday Man (Short)
The Voice
 2007 Resurrecting the Champ
Ike Epstein
 2004-2006 The 4400 (TV Series)
Dennis Ryland
- Fifty-Fifty (2006) ... Dennis Ryland
- Terrible Swift Sword (2006) ... Dennis Ryland
- The Starzl Mutation (2006) ... Dennis Ryland
- The Home Front (2006) ... Dennis Ryland
- The New World (2006) ... Dennis Ryland
 1992-2006 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home (2006) ... Narrator
- Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey (1992) ... Narrator
 2006 Apparent Horizon (Short)
Joseph
 2005-2006 Commander in Chief (TV Series)
Warren Keaton
- Ties That Bind (2006) ... Warren Keaton
- The Price You Pay (2006) ... Warren Keaton
- Sub Enchanted Evening (2006) ... Warren Keaton
- The Mom Who Came to Dinner (2005) ... Warren Keaton
- First Scandal (2005) ... Warren Keaton
 2006 Lost: Reckoning (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2005-2006 The Inside (TV Series)
Special Agent Virgil "Web" Webster
- Skin and Bone (2006) ... Special Agent Virgil "Web" Webster
- Gem (2006) ... Special Agent Virgil "Web" Webster
- The Perfect Couple (2005) ... Special Agent Virgil "Web" Webster
- Point of Origin (2005) ... Special Agent Virgil "Web" Webster
- Little Girl Lost (2005) ... Special Agent Virgil "Web" Webster
 2006 The Gospel of Judas (TV Movie documentary)
Narrator
 2006 Lost: Revelation (TV Movie)
Narrator
 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)
Narrator
 2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
Mike LaSalle
- 41 Shots (2005) ... Mike LaSalle
 2004 Shadow of Fear
Congressman Henderson
 2000-2004 Understanding (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Power of Genes (2004) ... Narrator
- Fire (2000) ... Narrator
 2004 Deadwood (TV Series)
General Crook
- Sold Under Sin (2004) ... General Crook
 2004 Le grand rôle
Rudolph Grichenberg
 2003 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
John Ringold
- Phenomenon II (2003) ... John Ringold
 2003 Written in Blood
John Traveller
 2003 Bon voyage
Alex Winckler
 2003 The Hebrew Hammer
JJL Chief Bloomenbergensteinenthal
 2003 Northfork
Eddie
 2002 Purpose
Bernard Elias
 2002 The Division (TV Series)
Ross
- Secrets, Lies and Weddings (2002) ... Ross
- Brave New World (2002) ... Ross
 2002 A Time for Dancing
Wynn
 2002 Femme Fatale
Watts
 2001-2002 The Color of War (TV Series)
Narrator
- 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)
 2002 A Walk to Remember
Reverend Sullivan
 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)
Narrator
 2000 Erin Brockovich
Kurt Potter
 1999 Execution of Justice (TV Movie)
Harvey Milk
 1999 Random Hearts
Cullen Chandler
 1999 The History of Sex (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
 1999 Emperor of Hemp (Video)
Narrator
 1999 The Basket
Martin Conlon
 1999 A Murder on Shadow Mountain (TV Movie)
Dennis 'Denny' Traynor
 1995-1999 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
Xuave
 1998 Avalanche: The White Death (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1998 Route 9 (TV Movie)
Sheriff Dwayne Hogan
 1998 Patch Adams
Bill Davis
 1998 Indiscreet (TV Movie)
Detective Roos
 1998 Seeds of Doubt
Police Lt. Henry Dexter
 1998 Sphere
Captain Harold C. Barnes
 1998 Two for Texas (TV Movie)
Jim Bowie
 1997 Road Ends
Gene Gere
 1997 Cybill (TV Series)
Roger
- 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)
Michael
 1996 Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story (TV Mini-Series)
Ruben Borchardt
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Ruben Borchardt
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Ruben Borchardt
 1996 Unforgettable
Don Bresler
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Herman Charn
- The Professional Man (1995) ... Herman Charn
 1995 Moonlight and Valentino
Paul (uncredited)
 1995 Buffalo Girls (TV Mini-Series)
Buffalo Bill Cody
 1995 Secrets of the Wild Panda (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1994 Breach of Conduct (TV Movie)
Col. Andrew Case
 1994 That Eye, the Sky
Henry Warburton
 1993 Kika
Nicholas
 1992 Bitter Moon
Oscar
 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)
Matt
 1991 A Grande Arte
Peter Mandrake
 1991 Crooked Hearts
Edward
 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
Michael
 1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Photographer
- Stacking (1987) ... Photographer
 1986 A Question of Power
Narrator (voice)
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Adam Grant (segment "Shadow Play")
- Shadow Play/Grace Note (1986) ... Adam Grant (segment "Shadow Play")
 1986 The Hitchhiker (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 The Booth (TV Movie) (segment "Bread")
 1985 Jagged Edge
Thomas Krasny
 1985 The Legend of Billie Jean
Ringwald
 1985 Kerouac, the Movie (Documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1984 Scorned and Swindled (TV Movie)
Anthony Ristelli
 1984 Heartbreakers
Blue
 1984 Best Kept Secrets (TV Movie)
Frank Mitchell
 1983 Slayground
Stone
 1983 Strangers Kiss
Stanley, the Director
 1983 Cross Creek
Norton Baskin
 1982 Endangered Species
Steele
 1982 Out
Rex
 1981 Isabel's Choice (TV Movie)
Wynn Thomas
 1981 Southern Comfort
Poole
 1981 The People vs. Jean Harris (TV Movie)
George Bolen
 1980 Tell Me a Riddle
Young David
 1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (TV Movie)
Courtney Taylor
 1980 Die Laughing
Davis
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Other Works:

Public Service Announcement (PSA) TV commercial for the decennial 2000 United States Census (voiceover). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

Has been friends with Terry Bisson since their time as Grinnell College students in the early 1960s. See more »

Trademark:

Dulcet voice (hence several narrative roles)

Star Sign:

Libra

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