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Peter Coyote is a Actor American born on 10 october 1941 at New York City (USA)

Peter Coyote

Peter Coyote
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Birth name Robert Peter Cohon
Nationality USA
Birth 10 october 1941 (78 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Emmy Award

Peter Coyote (born Robert Peter Cohon; October 10, 1941) is an American actor, author, director, screenwriter and narrator of films, theatre, television and audiobooks. His voice work includes narrating the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics and Apple's iPad Retina Display campaign. He has also served as on-camera co-host of the 2000 Oscar telecasts. His distinctive voice helped him win a News & Documentary Emmy Award in 1992 for narration of "The Meiji Revolution" episode of the PBS series The Pacific Century, as well as a Primetime Emmy Award in 2015 for Ken Burns' documentary special The Roosevelts. He has often been compared with actor Henry Fonda.

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 counterculture scene led to his being interviewed for the 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 (decade), he acted in several television shows. He speaks fluent Spanish and French.


Dans les années 1960 il intègre la San Francisco Mime Troupe, une troupe de théâtre de rue californienne, avant de participer à la fondation des Diggers, un groupe contre-culturel anarchiste mêlant vie en squat autogéré, théâtre subversif et freeganisme.

Il débute au cinéma dans Die laughing en 1980 et apparaît dans E.T. l'extraterrestre en 1982. Il joue dans de nombreux téléfilms et séries et collabore souvent avec des cinéastes étrangers (Diane Kurys pour Un homme amoureux en 1987, Walter Salles pour A grande arte en 1991, Roman Polanski pour Lunes de fiel en 1992, Pedro Almodovar pour Kika en 1993). On le voit notamment en 2003 dans Bon Voyage et en 2010 dans Flashforward...

Avec Glenn Close, il commenta la cérémonie d'ouverture des Jeux olympiques d'hiver de 2002 à Salt Lake City.

Parlant couramment le français, mais avec un certain accent, il a joué des personnages d'origine anglo-saxonne dans plusieurs films français.

Best films

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Outrageous Fortune (1987)

Usually with

Bobby Roth
Bobby Roth
(4 films)
Ken Burns
Ken Burns
(3 films)
William Dear
William Dear
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Peter Coyote (92 films)

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The Price of Fame, 1h54
Directed by Xavier Beauvois
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Roschdy Zem, Peter Coyote, Benoît Poelvoorde, Nadine Labaki, Chiara Mastroianni, Dolores Chaplin
Roles Crooker
Rating56% 2.8043852.8043852.8043852.8043852.804385
The story, inspired by actual events, takes place in 1977 in the Swiss town of Vevey, on Lake Geneva. Eddy, a 40-year-old thug, has just been released from the prison. In order to stay in his friend Osman's trailer, Eddy will have to take care of Osman's 7-year-old daughter Samira as Osman's wife Noor is hospitalized. It is the Christmas season, but the trio finds it hard to make ends meet and so, a crazy idea strikes Eddy when a news flash announces the death of Charlie Chaplin: they will steal the famous actor's coffin and demand a ransom from the family.
Good Kill
Good Kill (2015)
, 1h42
Directed by Andrew Niccol
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Robot films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors January Jones, Ethan Hawke, Zoë Kravitz, Jake Abel, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Coyote
Roles Langley
Rating63% 3.1962153.1962153.1962153.1962153.196215
Major Thomas Egan is a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot who transitions to UCAV duty when demand drops for manned aircraft. As a drone pilot, with a limited ability to control collateral damage during airstrikes, Egan becomes disillusioned. He begins to more deeply question the morality of his job after his unit begins running missions for the CIA.
Bangkok, We Have A Problem!, 1h33
Directed by Olivier Baroux
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Sur la Lune, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Kad Merad, Alice Taglioni, Olivier Baroux, Peter Coyote, Michel Aumont, Claude Perron
Roles Burt Lowell
Rating45% 2.2968052.2968052.2968052.2968052.296805
Apollo 11, 21 juillet 1969... Alors qu'il pose le pied sur la Lune, l'astronaute Neil Armstrong prononce une phrase devenue mythique : « C'est un petit pas pour un homme, mais un grand pas pour l'humanité... ». Et si l'on ne nous avait pas tout dit ?... Serge Renart, journaliste de télévision en perte de vitesse, et Natacha Bison, correspondante de guerre sur la touche, sont amenés à enquêter ensemble sur cette affaire qui les mènera jusqu'en Thaïlande...
The Story of Bonnie and Clyde
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Kevin Zegers, Hilary Duff, Richard Tyson, Rance Howard, Kate Maberly, Lee Majors

L'histoire de Bonnie et Clyde, un couple de criminels américains spécialisé dans le braquage de banques.
Hemingway & Gellhorn, 2h34
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, David Strathairn, Brooke Adams, Molly Parker, Connie Nielsen
Roles Maxwell Perkins
Rating62% 3.1494353.1494353.1494353.1494353.149435
Telling the story of one of America’s most famous literary couples, the movie begins in 1936 when the pair meet for the first time in a Key West bar. They ran into each other again in Spain where they were both covering the Spanish Civil War. They were staying in the same hotel on the same floor, and she resisted his advances. However, during a bombing raid, they found themselves trapped in the same room, and lust overcame them. They became lovers and stayed in Spain until 1939. In 1940 Hemingway divorced his second wife so that they could marry. Over time she became prominent in her own right. In 1945 she asked Hemingway for a divorce. He credits her with inspiring him to write the novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Tom the Truant, 1h30
Directed by Manuel Pradal, Émilie Cherpitel
Origin France
Genres Drama, Adventure
Actors Clotilde Hesme, Stéphanie Crayencour, Clotilde Courau, Sacha Bourdo, Peter Coyote, Frédéric Beigbeder
Roles The father

Il est 5 heures du matin, à une terrasse de café, Léon s’assoit à la table d'Éva et lui demande un chocolat chaud. Il a 11 ans et ne connaît pas ses parents. Elle a 35 ans et pas d’enfant. Elle est libre, fantasque et mène une vie de privilégiée. Il est malin, sage et vit dans un foyer. Ils ne vont plus se quitter.
Here (2011)
, 2h6
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Actors Ben Foster, Lubna Azabal, Peter Coyote
Roles Storyteller
Rating60% 3.000013.000013.000013.000013.00001
Will Shepard (Foster), a solitary young man who lives in the San Francisco bay area, travels to Armenia to undertake a mapping survey in the rural areas of the country to confirm ground features and coordinates with GPS satellite data. There he meets Gadarine Nazarian (Azabal), a spirited Armenian ex-pat and professional photographer, who has returned home to face family issues. She decides to accompany Will on his journey, acting as his interpreter, while taking photographs too. They fall in love as they wander the countryside. Their affair lasts several days, but he has to move on.
Last Will
Last Will (2011)

Directed by Brent Huff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Tatum O'Neal, Peter Coyote, Patrick Muldoon, James Brolin, Tom Berenger, William Shockley
Roles Judge Garner
Rating44% 2.2427252.2427252.2427252.2427252.242725
A woman named Hayden is framed for the murder of her wealthy husband Frank. With all the evidence stacked against her, Detective Sloan arrests her and Hayden finds herself in the fight of her life as she tries to uncover the truth. Set against the backdrop of a wealthy Midwestern city, Last Will tells a story of deception, corruption and misguided family loyalties.
Valparaiso (2011)

Directed by Jean-Christophe Delpias
Origin France
Genres Thriller
Actors Jean-François Stévenin, Peter Coyote, Helena Noguerra, François Caron, Thierry Godard, Sandrine Blancke
Roles Edward Drexler
Rating64% 3.2334653.2334653.2334653.2334653.233465
21h07 GMT, quelque part dans la Manche : un supertanker, le "Magnificent", 400 000 tonnes de pétrole, 350 mètres, heurte un haut fond du récif des Casquets. La brèche a déchiré la double coque, le navire va sombrer, provoquant une nouvelle marée noire.
This Is Not a Movie, 1h39
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy
Themes Films about films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Edward Furlong, Edi Gathegi, Peter Coyote
Roles CEO of Propaganda / screenwriter
Rating46% 2.323842.323842.323842.323842.32384
Concerned that he can not remember his past, Pete Nelson prepares for the end of the world by going to Las Vegas. In his hotel room, three distinct personalities emerge and argue with each other over the nature of reality and how to best spend the remaining time. The first personality, a bitter man who blames his failed life on "the system", wants to explore his forgotten past. The second personality, a drunken hedonist, wants to leave the hotel and take advantage of the prostitution and gambling in Las Vegas. A third personality, which emerges after debates between the first two, questions the nature of reality and states that they are all fictional characters in the screenplay of a hack writer.