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Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon
New York, NY
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign:
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
, 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:
Morris Cohon - Father
Marilyn McCann - Ex-wife
Ruth Fidler - Mother
Stefanie Pleet - Wife
Ariel - Daughter
Peter Coyote Awards:
1991 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA (BA in English Literature, 1964); Attended San Francsico State University, San Francisco, CA
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