Peter Coyote

Peter Coyote


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 10-10-1941
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon

  • Popularity: 4.90
  • Homepage: http://www.petercoyote.com/


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.




Year Movie Character
2005 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room as Narrator
2008 All Roads Lead Home as Hock
2007 One Man, One Cow, One Planet as Narrator
1987 A Man in Love as Steve Elliott
2011 Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology as Narrator (voice)
2000 The Basket as Martin Conlon
2006 The Gospel of Judas
2000 Red Letters as Dennis Burke
1991 High Art as Peter Mandrake
1999 Last Call as Xuave
1984 Heartbreakers as Blue
1985 The Blue Yonder as Max Knickerbocker
1982 Deadly Drifter as Rex
2010 What If Cannabis Cured Cancer as Narration
1983 Slayground as Stone
2008 Texas Gold as Narrator
1987 Echoes In The Darkness as William Bradfield Jr.
1995 The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies as Narrator
2012 Cold War on Ice: Summit Series '72 as Narrator
1982 Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann as Porter Reese
2005 Deepwater as Herman Finch
2008 Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief as President Sterling
2000 More Dogs Than Bones as Detective Darren Cody
2010 DiDi Hollywood as Michael McLean
2011 The Gundown as Thomas Morgan
2001 Suddenly Naked as Lionel Heathcote
1999 Emperor of Hemp as Narrator
2008 Adopt a Sailor as Richard
2006 The Gospel of Judas as Narrator
2011 I am Fishead as narrator
2001 Midwives as Stephen Hastings
1997 Road Ends as Gene Gere
2003 Written in Blood as John Traveller
2013 The Ghost Army as Narrator (Voice)
1986 Child's Cry as Matt Townsend
1998 Route 9 as Sheriff Dwayne Hogan
1994 Breach of Conduct
2015 The Price of Fame as Crooker
2012 Rise Above the Mark as Narrator
2012 Right to Play as Narrator
1983 Strangers Kiss as Stanley, the Director
1988 Heart of Midnight as Sharpe/Larry
1997 The Secrets of 007 as Narrator
1985 Jack Kerouac: King of the Beats as Narrator
1989 Unconquered as Richmond Flowers Sr.
1987 Sworn to Silence as Sam Fischetti
1998 Avalanche: The White Death as Narrator
1999 National Geographic Explorer: The Battle For Midway as Himself - Narrator
1999 Execution of Justice as Harvey Milk
2016 Who Wants to Live Forever? The Wisdom of Aging. as Himself
2002 Polanski y los ojos del mal as Himself
2008 The Brain Fitness Program
2008 Alaska Far Away as Narrator
2005 The Tribe as Voice
1990 Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey as Narrator (voice)
2017 The Beatles, Hippies & Hells Angels: Inside the Crazy World of Apple as Himself - Narrator
2000 Search for the Submarine I-52 as Narrator
1996 Dalva as Michael
2018 The Remarkable Life of John Weld as Narrator
2015 I Know What I Saw as Narrator
2003 Bare Knuckle Filming: The Construction Of Northfork as Narrator
1970 The Sacramento River of Life as Narrator
1970 Climbing Redwood Giants as Narrator
2020 The Phenomenon as Narrator
2005 Commune as self, Black Bear resident
2011 Oceans in Glass as Narrator
2009 What The Tourist Should See as Narrator (voice)
2006 Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home as Narrator
1996 Unforgettable as Don Bresler
2002 A Walk to Remember as Reverend Sullivan
1987 Outrageous Fortune as Michael Sanders
1993 Kika as Nicholas
1985 Jagged Edge as Thomas Krasny
2002 Femme Fatale as Watts
2005 A Little Trip to Heaven as Frank
2002 A Time for Dancing as Wyn Michaels
2011 This Is Not a Movie
2011 Here as Storyteller
1995 Buffalo Girls as Buffalo Bill Cody
1983 Cross Creek as Norton Baskin
1984 Best Kept Secrets as Frank Mitchell
2007 Hippies as Himself
1990 The Man Inside as Henry Tobel
2004 Carlos Castaneda: Enigma of a Sorcerer
2015 Girl on the Edge as Hank Taylor
2015 No Deposit as Police Chief Williams
1988 Baja Oklahoma as Slick Henderson
1996 Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story as Ruben Borchardt
1999 Murder on Shadow Mountain as Dennis 'Denny' Traynor
2003 Phenomenon II as John Ringold
2000 The Wednesday Woman as Don Wigulow
2015 Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy as Himself
1982 The UFO Experience
2018 The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope and Science as Narrator
2016 The Reality of Truth as Himself
2009 With One Voice as Narrator
1991 Living a Lie as Matt
1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial as Keys
1998 Sphere as Captain Harold C. Barnes
1998 Patch Adams as Bill Davis
1992 Bitter Moon as Oscar
2004 Shadow of Fear as Congressman Henderson
2007 Strange Culture as Himself
2011 Last Will as Judge Garner
1998 Indiscreet as Detective Roos
1996 Terminal Justice as Deacon Vivyan
2016 Americana as Ben
2014 Bangkok, We Have A Problem! as Burt Lowell
2010 Vampire Forensics
2009 Huxley on Huxley as Self
1991 Keeper of the City as Frank Nordhall
1984 Scorned and Swindled as Anthony Ristelli
2018 Summer of Love as Himself
1981 Isabel's Choice as Wynn Thomas
1970 The War Prayer as Narrator
2008 $5 a Day as Burt Kruger
2005 Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave as Uncle Charles
1985 The Legend of Billie Jean as Lt. Larry Ringwald
1982 Endangered Species as Steele
2008 Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story as Elliot Arthur
1998 Two for Texas as Jim Bowie
2013 Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal as Self
1981 The People vs. Jean Harris as George Bolen
2010 Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction as Narrator
1997 Murder in My Mind as Arthur Lefcourt
2003 The Hebrew Hammer as JJL Chief Bloomenbergensteinenthal
2005 Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis as Uncle Charles
1987 Stacking as The Photographer
2019 The Etruscan Smile as Professor
1967 The Hippie Temptation
1992 Earth and the American Dream
2006 a/k/a Tommy Chong as Himself
1998 Top of the World as Doc 'The Butcher'
1991 Crooked Hearts as Edward Warren
1995 That Eye, the Sky as Henry Warburton
2003 Bon Voyage as Alex Winckler
2006 Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil as President Adair T. Manning
2015 Eva & Leon as Le Père
1970 The Hebrew Hammer vs. Hitler as Chief Bloomenbergensteinthal
1998 Karmapa - Two Ways of Divinity as Narrator, English version (voice)
1981 Southern Comfort as Poole
2008 A Single Woman as Maury Maverick
2011 Bag It as Self
2001 Jack the Dog as Alfred Stieglitz
1995 American Cinema as Narrator
2000 Erin Brockovich as Kurt Potter
2002 Purpose as Bernard Elias
2004 The Great Role as Rudolph Grichenberg
1980 Die Laughing as Davis
2017 1 Mile To You as Principal Umber
1999 Random Hearts as Cullen Chandler
2011 These Amazing Shadows as himself
2003 Northfork as Eddie
1995 Moonlight and Valentino as Paul
2015 Good Kill as Langley
2012 Hemingway & Gellhorn as Maxwell Perkins
2007 Resurrecting the Champ as Ike Epstein
1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story as Courtney Taylor
2005 Berkeley as Narrator (voice)
2017 Spielberg as Self
Photo Name Department
2004 Deadwood (1 episode)
2001 The Division (2 episode)
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (1 episode)
2005 Commander in Chief (6 episode)
1985 Explorer (1 episode)
1982 Nature (2 episode)
1999 Independent Lens (264 episode)
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)
2009 The National Parks: America's Best Idea (6 episode) as Narrator
1985 Explorer (159 episode)
2006 Brothers and Sisters (4 episode) as Mark August
2004 The 4400 (12 episode) as Dennis Ryland
1985 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (1 episode)
2003 NCIS (1 episode)
2005 The Inside (13 episode)
1999 The History of Sex (5 episode) as Himself - Narrator
1983 The Hitchhiker (1 episode)
1996 The West (9 episode)
2014 Intelligence (3 episode) as Leland Strand
2009 Full Color Football: The History of the American Football League (5 episode) as Himself - Narrator
2012 Perception (4 episode) as James Alan Pierce
2009 FlashForward (2 episode) as Dave Segovia
2010 Law & Order Los Angeles (7 episode) as D.A. Jerry Hardin
2017 The Disappearance (6 episode) as Henry Sullivan
1988 American Experience (2 episode) as Narrator (voice)
2012 The Dust Bowl (2 episode) as Peter Coyote
2010 Great Migrations (7 episode)
2011 Prohibition (3 episode) as Himself - Narrator (voice)
2014 The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (7 episode) as Narrator (voice)
2017 The Vietnam War (10 episode) as Himself - Narrator (voice)
2015 The Spoils Before Dying (6 episode) as Dizzy the Cat
2010 Blue Bloods (1 episode) as Senator Ted McCreary
1985 Explorer (1 episode) as Himself - Narrator (voice)
2019 Country Music (8 episode) as Narrator
2002 Founding Brothers (2 episode)
2014 The Real History of Science Fiction (1 episode) as Himself
2020 The Comey Rule (2 episode) as Robert Mueller

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