Peter Coyote



  • Birth Name: Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/10/1941, Libra
  • Profession: Actor; writer; director
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Peter Coyote Fast Facts:
  • Was employed as a dock worker and a feather peddler before his film career began.
  • Served as chairman of the California State Arts Council from 1976 to '83.
  • Made his film debut with an uncredited bit in 1978's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
  • Tested for the role of Indiana Jones in 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark. The next year, director Steven Spielberg cast him in a pivotal part in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Won a 1993 Pushcart Prize for nonfiction for Carla's Story, a chapter from his memoir Sleeping Where I Fall about his days in the '60s and '70s counterculture.
  • Served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1996 and wrote about the experience for the magazine Mother Jones.
  • Has a distinctive voice that has brought him a considerable amount of voice-over work, including narrating 2005's Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.
  • Worked for Baykeepers, an organization that tracked polluters of the San Francisco Bay.
  • Was ordained as a Zen Buddhist priest in August 2011.
  • Peter Coyote Relationships:
  • Ariel - Daughter
  • Morris Cohon - Father
  • Marilyn McCann - Ex-wife
  • Ruth Fidler - Mother
  • Stefanie Pleet - Wife
  • Peter Coyote Awards:
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA (BA in English Literature, 1964); Attended San Francsico State University, San Francisco, CA

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