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Fast Facts

  • After college, performed in various stage productions in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • Starred in a 1986 production of Macbeth at the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare festival and in a 1988 Circle in the Square revival of A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway (taking over the role of Stanley Kowalski from Aidan Quinn). 
  • Made his film debut in the 1986 Canadian biopic The Boy in Blue.
  • Had recurring roles on Prison Break and CSI: Miami.
  • Received Gemini Award (Canada's version of the Emmys) nominations for roles in the Showtime series Poltergeist: The Legacy and the 1997 TV-movie Dead Silence.
  • Won an Action on Film International Film Festival Half-Life Award in 2009.


  • 2013, Canadian Screen Awards — Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee


  • Kyla Coates — Daughter
  • Joyce Coates — Mother
  • Diana Coates — Wife
  • Frederick J. Coates — Father
  • Brenna Coates — Daughter


  • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (BA in Drama, 1981)

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  • Birth Place: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Profession: Actor

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