Peter Coyote

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.

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A Walk to Remember (2002)

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When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big secret she must keep from Landon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Mandy Moore  •  Shane West  •  Peter Coyote  •  Daryl Hannah

When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big secret she must keep from Landon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  Mandy Moore  •  Shane West  •  Peter Coyote  •  Daryl Hannah

A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)

Insurance investigator Abraham Holt travels to a tiny town in rural Minnesota to look into a particularly unusual insurance claim stemming from a horrific car accident. As Holt examines the scene of the wreck, it all seems a bit too perfect. And when he interviews ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Julia Stiles  •  Peter Coyote  •  Jeremy Renner

Insurance investigator Abraham Holt travels to a tiny town in rural Minnesota to look into a particularly unusual insurance claim stemming from a horrific car accident. As Holt examines the scene of the wreck, it all seems a bit too perfect. And when he interviews ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Julia Stiles  •  Peter Coyote  •  Jeremy Renner

a/k/a Tommy Chong (2006)

Documentary about Tommy Chong's federal prosecution under the Bush administration for selling bongs over the Internet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Gilbert
CAST:  Tommy Chong  •  Cheech Marin  •  Jay Leno  •  Bill Maher

Documentary about Tommy Chong's federal prosecution under the Bush administration for selling bongs over the Internet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Gilbert
CAST:  Tommy Chong  •  Cheech Marin  •  Jay Leno  •  Bill Maher

Bitter Moon (1992)

A passenger on a cruise ship develops an irresistible infatuation with an eccentric paraplegic's wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Emmanuelle Seigner  •  Peter Coyote

A passenger on a cruise ship develops an irresistible infatuation with an eccentric paraplegic's wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Emmanuelle Seigner  •  Peter Coyote

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

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After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Peter Coyote  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Erika Eleniak

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  Peter Coyote  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Erika Eleniak

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

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A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Gibney
CAST:  Peter Coyote  •  John Beard  •  Jim Chanos  •  Dick Cheney

A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Gibney
CAST:  Peter Coyote  •  John Beard  •  Jim Chanos  •  Dick Cheney

Erin Brockovich (2000)

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A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. She starts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Albert Finney  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Marg Helgenberger

A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. She starts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Albert Finney  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Marg Helgenberger

Femme Fatale (2002)

A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Rebecca Romijn  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Peter Coyote  •  Rie Rasmussen

A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Rebecca Romijn  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Peter Coyote  •  Rie Rasmussen

Kika (1993)

Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and she then moves in with him. They might live happily ever after but first ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Verónica Forqué  •  Victoria Abril  •  Peter Coyote  •  Rossy de Palma

Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and she then moves in with him. They might live happily ever after but first ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Verónica Forqué  •  Victoria Abril  •  Peter Coyote  •  Rossy de Palma

Patch Adams (1998)

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Patch Adams is a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humour is the best medicine and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh—even if it means risking his own career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Bob Gunton  •  Peter Coyote

Patch Adams is a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humour is the best medicine and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh—even if it means risking his own career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Bob Gunton  •  Peter Coyote

Southern Comfort (1981)

A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their lives when they anger local Cajuns by stealing their canoes. Without live ammunition and in a strange country, their experience begins to mirror the Vietnam ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Keith Carradine  •  Powers Boothe  •  Fred Ward  •  Franklyn Seales

A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their lives when they anger local Cajuns by stealing their canoes. Without live ammunition and in a strange country, their experience begins to mirror the Vietnam ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Hill
CAST:  Keith Carradine  •  Powers Boothe  •  Fred Ward  •  Franklyn Seales

Sphere (1998)

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The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft. They are the best of best, smart and logical, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Sharon Stone  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Peter Coyote

The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft. They are the best of best, smart and logical, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Sharon Stone  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Peter Coyote

The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

Average Texas teen, Billie Jean Davy, is caught up in an odd fight for justice. She is usually followed and harrased around by local boys, who, one day, decide to trash her brother's scooter for fun. The boys' father refuses to pay them back the price of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Robbins
CAST:  Helen Slater  •  Christian Slater  •  Yeardley Smith  •  Martha Gehman

Average Texas teen, Billie Jean Davy, is caught up in an odd fight for justice. She is usually followed and harrased around by local boys, who, one day, decide to trash her brother's scooter for fun. The boys' father refuses to pay them back the price of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Robbins
CAST:  Helen Slater  •  Christian Slater  •  Yeardley Smith  •  Martha Gehman

Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (1982)

Lyle Swann is a successful off-road racer who mistakenly gets sent back in time 100 years. When a band of outlaws robs Swann of his motorcycle, he's forced to outfox the gangsters and give in to the seductions of a gorgeous local lady. With only his smarts and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Dear
CAST:  Fred Ward  •  Peter Coyote  •  L.Q. Jones  •  Tracey Walter

Lyle Swann is a successful off-road racer who mistakenly gets sent back in time 100 years. When a band of outlaws robs Swann of his motorcycle, he's forced to outfox the gangsters and give in to the seductions of a gorgeous local lady. With only his smarts and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Dear
CAST:  Fred Ward  •  Peter Coyote  •  L.Q. Jones  •  Tracey Walter

Unforgettable (1996)

Ray Liotta stars as a medical examiner who has been acquitted for his wife's murder but many still question his innocence. Obsessed with finding his wife's killer, a possible solution presents itself in an experimental serum designed by a neurobiology Linda ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Ray Liotta  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Peter Coyote  •  Christopher McDonald

Ray Liotta stars as a medical examiner who has been acquitted for his wife's murder but many still question his innocence. Obsessed with finding his wife's killer, a possible solution presents itself in an experimental serum designed by a neurobiology Linda ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Dahl
CAST:  Ray Liotta  •  Linda Fiorentino  •  Peter Coyote  •  Christopher McDonald

The Hebrew Hammer (2003)

A Jewish blaxploitation hero saves Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus's evil son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kesselman
CAST:  Adam Goldberg  •  Judy Greer  •  Andy Dick  •  Mario Van Peebles

A Jewish blaxploitation hero saves Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus's evil son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kesselman
CAST:  Adam Goldberg  •  Judy Greer  •  Andy Dick  •  Mario Van Peebles

Cross Creek (1983)

In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Mary Steenburgen  •  Rip Torn  •  Peter Coyote  •  Dana Hill

In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Mary Steenburgen  •  Rip Torn  •  Peter Coyote  •  Dana Hill

Jagged Edge (1985)

San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she hasn't handled a criminal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Marquand
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Peter Coyote  •  Lance Henriksen

San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she hasn't handled a criminal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Marquand
CAST:  Glenn Close  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Peter Coyote  •  Lance Henriksen

High Art (1991)

Peter Mandrake, a North-American photojournalist becomes embroiled in South America's dangerous underworld of pimps, drug gangs and arms smugglers when he sets out to find the killer of a local call girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Salles
CAST:  Peter Coyote  •  Amanda Pays  •  Tchéky Karyo  •  Giulia Gam

Peter Mandrake, a North-American photojournalist becomes embroiled in South America's dangerous underworld of pimps, drug gangs and arms smugglers when he sets out to find the killer of a local call girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Salles
CAST:  Peter Coyote  •  Amanda Pays  •  Tchéky Karyo  •  Giulia Gam

Outrageous Fortune (1987)

Refined actress Lauren Ames finally has a chance to study with the great theatre professor Stanislav Korzenowski. Sandy Brozinsky, a brash, loud actress, decides through happenstance to also study with Korzenowski. The two women end up dating the same man (who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Shelley Long  •  Bette Midler  •  Peter Coyote  •  Robert Prosky

Refined actress Lauren Ames finally has a chance to study with the great theatre professor Stanislav Korzenowski. Sandy Brozinsky, a brash, loud actress, decides through happenstance to also study with Korzenowski. The two women end up dating the same man (who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Hiller
CAST:  Shelley Long  •  Bette Midler  •  Peter Coyote  •  Robert Prosky
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