Biography

Peter Coyote (born Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon; October 10, 1941) is an American actor, author, director, screenwriter and narrator of films, theatre, television and audio books. His voice work includes narrating the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics and Apple's iPad campaign. He has also served as on-camera co-host of the 2000 Oscar telecasts.

Coyote was one of the founders of the Diggers, an anarchist improv group active in Haight-Ashbury during the mid-1960s. Coyote was also an actor, writer and director with the San Francisco Mime Troupe; his prominence in the San Francisco counter-culture scene led to his being interviewed for the noted book, Voices from the Love Generation. He acted in and directed the first cross-country tour of the Minstrel Show, and his play Olive Pits, co-authored with Mime Troupe member Peter Berg, won the Troupe an Obie Award from the Village Voice. Coyote became a member, and later chairman, of the California Arts Council from 1975 to 1983. In the late 1970s, he shifted from acting on stage to acting in films. In the 1990s and 2000s, he acted in several television shows. He speaks fluent Spanish and French.

Peter Coyote (born Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon; October 10, 1941) is an American actor, author, director, screenwriter and narrator of films, theatre, television and audio books. His voice work includes narrating the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics and Apple's iPad campaign. He has also served as on-camera co-host of the 2000 Oscar telecasts.

Coyote was one of the founders of the Diggers, an anarchist improv group active in Haight-Ashbury during the mid-1960s. Coyote was also an actor, writer and director with the San Francisco Mime Troupe; his prominence in the San Francisco counter-culture scene led to his being interviewed for the noted book, Voices from the Love Generation. He acted in and directed the first cross-country tour of the Minstrel Show, and his play Olive Pits, co-authored with Mime Troupe member Peter Berg, won the Troupe an Obie Award from the Village Voice. Coyote became a member, and later chairman, of the California Arts Council from 1975 to 1983. In the late 1970s, he shifted from acting on stage to acting in films. In the 1990s and 2000s, he acted in several television shows. He speaks fluent Spanish and French.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 172

Birthday 1941-10-10

Place of Birth Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Official Site http://www.petercoyote.com/

Also Known As

  • Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Inside Guantanamo Bay (0 episodes) as Narrator
The Hebrew Hammer vs. Hitler as Chief Bloomenbergensteinthal
2018 The Mayo Clinic, Faith, Hope and Science as Narrator
2018 The Etruscan Smile as Professor
2017 Spielberg as Himself
2017 The Disappearance (6 episodes) as Henry Sullivan
2017 The Vietnam War (10 episodes) as Narrator (voice)
2017 The Beatles, Hippies & Hells Angels: Inside the Crazy World of Apple as Himself - Narrator
2017 1 Mile To You as Principal Umber
2016 Americana as Ben
2016 Who Wants to Live Forever? The Wisdom of Aging. as Himself
2015 Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy as Himself
2015 The Spoils Before Dying (6 episodes) as Dizzy the Cat
2015 Eva & Leon as Le Père
2015 No Deposit as Police Chief Williams
2015 Good Kill as Langley
2015 Girl on the Edge as Hank Taylor
2015 The Price of Fame as Crooker
2014 Bangkok, We Have A Problem! as Burt Lowell
2014 The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (7 episodes) as Narrator (voice)
2014 Intelligence (3 episodes) as Leland Strand
2013 The Ghost Army as Narrator (Voice)
2013 Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal as Himself
2012 Rise Above the Mark as Narrator
2012 The Dust Bowl (2 episodes) as Peter Coyote
2012 Perception (4 episodes) as James Alan Pierce
2012 Right to Play as Narrator
2012 Cold War on Ice: Summit Series '72 as Narrator
2011 Prohibition (3 episodes) as Himself
2011 The Gundown as Thomas Morgan
2011 I am Fishead as narrator
2011 Last Will as Judge Garner
2011 This Is Not a Movie
2011 These Amazing Shadows as himself
2011 Here as Storyteller
2011 Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology as Narrator (voice)
2010 Great Migrations (7 episodes)
2010 DiDi Hollywood as Michael McLean
2010 Law & Order: Los Angeles (7 episodes) as D.A. Jerry Hardin
2010 Blue Bloods (1 episode) as Senator Ted McCreary
2010 What If Cannabis Cured Cancer as Narration
2010 Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction as Narrator
2010 Vampire Forensics
2009 The National Parks: America's Best Idea (6 episodes) as Narrator
2009 FlashForward (2 episodes) as President Dave Segovia
2009 Full Color Football: The History of the American Football League (5 episodes) as Himself - Narrator
2009 Huxley on Huxley as Self
2008 Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story as Elliot Arthur
2008 Adopt a Sailor as Richard
2008 A Single Woman as Maury Maverick
2008 Alaska Far Away as Narrator
2008 Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief as President Sterling
2008 The Brain Fitness Program
2008 $5 a Day
2008 Texas Gold as Narrator
2008 All Roads Lead Home as Hock
2007 One Man, One Cow, One Planet as Narrator
2007 Summer of Love as Himself
2007 Resurrecting the Champ as Ike Epstein
2007 Hippies as Himself
2007 Strange Culture as Himself
2006 Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil as President Adair T. Manning
2006 Brothers and Sisters (4 episodes) as Mark August
2006 a/k/a Tommy Chong as Himself
2006 The Gospel of Judas as Narrator
2005 A Little Trip to Heaven as Frank
2005 Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis as Uncle Charles
2005 Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave as Uncle Charles
2005 Berkeley as Narrator (voice)
2005 Commander in Chief (6 episodes)
2005 The Tribe as Voice
2005 Deepwater as Herman Finch
2005 The Inside (13 episodes)
2005 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room as Narrator
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (1 episode)
2004 The Great Role as Rudolph Grichenberg
2004 Shadow of Fear as Congressman Henderson
2004 The 4400 (12 episodes) as Dennis Ryland
2004 Deadwood (1 episode)
2004 Carlos Castaneda: Enigma of a Sorcerer
2003 Phenomenon II as John Ringold
2003 NCIS (1 episode)
2003 Written in Blood as John Traveller
2003 Bon voyage as Alex Winckler
2003 Northfork as Eddie
2003 The Hebrew Hammer as JJL Chief Bloomenbergensteinenthal
2002 A Time for Dancing as Wyn Michaels
2002 Femme Fatale as Watts
2002 Polanski y los ojos del mal as Himself
2002 Purpose as Bernard Elias
2002 A Walk to Remember as Reverend Sullivan
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (1 episode)
2001 Suddenly Naked as Lionel Heathcote
2001 Midwives as Stephen Hastings
2001 The Division (2 episodes)
2000 More Dogs Than Bones as Detective Darren Cody
2000 Red Letters as Dennis Burke
2000 The Wednesday Woman as Don Wigulow
2000 The Basket as Martin Conlon
2000 Erin Brockovich as Kurt Potter
2000 Search for the Submarine I-52 as Narrator
1999 Execution of Justice as Harvey Milk
1999 Random Hearts as Cullen Chandler
1999 The History of Sex (5 episodes) as Himself - Narrator
1999 Independent Lens (264 episodes)
1999 Emperor of Hemp as Narrator
1999 Murder on Shadow Mountain as Dennis 'Denny' Traynor
1999 National Geographic Explorer: The Battle For Midway as Himself - Narrator
1999 Last Call as Xuave
1998 Patch Adams as Bill Davis
1998 Route 9 as Sheriff Dwayne Hogan
1998 Indiscreet as Detective Roos
1998 Sphere as Captain Harold C. Barnes
1998 Two for Texas as Jim Bowie
1998 Top of the World as Doc 'The Butcher'
1998 Avalanche: The White Death as Narrator
1997 The Secrets of 007 as Narrator (voice)
1997 Road Ends as Gene Gere
1997 Murder in My Mind as Arthur Lefcourt
1996 The West (8 episodes)
1996 Terminal Justice as Deacon Vivyan
1996 Dalva as Michael
1996 Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story as Ruben Borchardt
1996 Unforgettable as Don Bresler
1995 That Eye, the Sky as Henry Warburton
1995 The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies as Narrator
1995 Buffalo Girls as Buffalo Bill Cody
1994 Breach of Conduct
1993 Kika as Nicholas
1992 Bitter Moon as Oscar
1991 Keeper of the City as Frank Nordhall
1991 Crooked Hearts as Edward
1991 The Man Inside as Henry Tobel
1991 Exposure as Peter Mandrake
1990 Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey as Narrator (voice)
1989 Unconquered as Richmond Flowers Sr.
1988 Heart of Midnight as Sharpe/Larry
1988 American Experience (2 episodes) as Narrator (voice)
1988 Baja Oklahoma as Slick Henderson
1987 Echoes In The Darkness as William Bradfield Jr.
1987 A Man in Love as Steve Elliott
1987 Sworn to Silence as Sam Fischetti
1987 Outrageous Fortune as Michael Sanders
1987 Stacking as The Photographer
1986 Child's Cry as Matt Townsend
1985 The Blue Yonder as Max Knickerbocker
1985 Jagged Edge as Thomas Krasny
1985 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1985 Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats as Narrator
1985 The Legend of Billie Jean as Lt. Larry Ringwald
1985 Explorer (159 episodes)
1985 National Geographic Explorer (1 episode)
1984 Scorned and Swindled as Anthony Ristelli
1984 Heartbreakers as Blue
1984 Best Kept Secrets as Frank Mitchell
1983 Slayground as Stone
1983 The Hitchhiker (1 episode)
1983 Cross Creek as Norton Baskin
1983 Strangers Kiss as Stanley, the Director
1982 The UFO Experience
1982 Nature (2 episodes)
1982 Endangered Species as Steele
1982 Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann as Porter Reese
1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial as Keys
1982 Deadly Drifter as Rex
1981 Isabel's Choice as Wynn Thomas
1981 Southern Comfort as Poole
1981 The People vs. Jean Harris as George Bolen
1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story as Courtney Taylor
1980 Die Laughing
1967 The Hippie Temptation
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)

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