Search a film or person :
Peter Coyote is a Actor and Thanks American born on 10 october 1941 at New York City (USA)

Peter Coyote

Peter Coyote
If you like this person, let us know!
Birth name Robert Peter Cohon
Nationality USA
Birth 10 october 1941 (82 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)
Cross Creek (1983)

Usually with

Bobby Roth
Bobby Roth
(5 films)
Ken Burns
Ken Burns
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Peter Coyote (97 films)

Display filmography as list


Spielberg (2017)
, 2h20
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Richard Dreyfuss, Francis Ford Coppola, Tom Hanks, J. J. Abrams
Roles Self
Rating76% 3.846633.846633.846633.846633.84663
Ce documentaire, qui comprend des entretiens avec Steven Spielberg, nous raconte la carrière longue de 50 ans du réalisateur et nous donne un aperçu de la part de ses proches notamment J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Drew Barrymore, Cate Blanchett, Francis Ford Coppola, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian de Palma, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Dreyfuss, Ralph Fiennes, Harrison Ford, David Geffen, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Holly Hunter, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ben Kingsley, Kathleen Kennedy, George Lucas, Liam Neeson, Martin Scorsese, Oprah Winfrey et Robert Zemeckis
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
Rating55% 2.797342.797342.797342.797342.79734
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 Naelle Kravitz, Jake Abel, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Coyote
Roles Langley
Rating63% 3.195613.195613.195613.195613.19561
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% 2.2874252.2874252.2874252.2874252.287425
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 Ghost Army, 1h8
Origin USA
Genres War, Documentary
Themes Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about health care, Political films, Documentary films about World War II
Actors Peter Coyote
Roles Narrator (Voice)
Rating75% 3.783043.783043.783043.783043.78304
The documentary tells the history of the secret U.S. Army unit of 1100 troops that was set up in 1944 and operated until 1945 in the final stages of World War II in the fight against German troops in various parts of Europe. They used a combination of different ways of visual, sonic and radio deception to convince the enemy of the presence of specific Army units that were in fact operating elsewhere. The unit included a large number of visual artists and designers who documented their experiences in paintings and sketches. The materiel employed in the 23rd Army Headquarters Special Troops' operations included decoys such as inflatable rubber tanks and jeeps as well as powerful loudspeaker trucks playing sound recordings of troop activity.
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
Rating60% 3.04993.04993.04993.04993.0499
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.
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% 3.1482653.1482653.1482653.1482653.148265
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.
Valparaiso (2012)

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 G. Drexler
Rating63% 3.163463.163463.163463.163463.16346
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.
Here (2011)
, 2h6
Directed by Braden King
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Actors Ben Foster, Lubna Azabal, Peter Coyote
Roles Storyteller
Rating57% 2.8982952.8982952.8982952.8982952.898295
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.
Bag It
Bag It (2011)
, 1h14
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Environmental films, Documentary films about environmental issues
Actors Peter Coyote
Roles Self
Rating73% 3.6838853.6838853.6838853.6838853.683885
Jeb Berrier is exploring the effects of plastic bags, opting to stop using them as his wife enters pregnancy. After conducting research with the help of an environmental scientist, Berrier analyzes environmental problems such as the [Great Pacific Garbage Patch]. Plastic fragments are found to outnumber plankton 60-to-1, and contributes to around 100,000 marine animal deaths, including birds, every year. Calls to the American Chemical Society prove to be fruitless. He later discovers that plastics contain chemicals such as [phthalate]s that can carry adverse effects to newborn babies, including decreased anogenital distance. Berrier reflects on the rising rates of male infertility and other such as diabetes, obesity and attention deficit disorder, linking it to the ever-present problem of plastics. The average consumer household products such as baby shampoos are also found to contain unsafe levels of phthalates. When Jeb's partner, Anne, gives birth, the film gets personal and looks at recently controversial chemicals such as Bisphenol A found in plastics. The film concludes with a review of recycling labels and shows ways that average citizens and consumers can minimize the harmful impact of plastic by reducing its use.
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
Rating45% 2.2714552.2714552.2714552.2714552.271455
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.