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Peter Coyote

Peter Coyote began his film career at 39, after nearly fifteen years in the counter-culture of the Sixties. Since then, he has performed as an actor for some of the world's most distinguished filmmakers, including: Barry Levinson, Roman Polanski, Pedro Almodovar, Steven Spielberg, Walter Hill, Martin Ritt, Steven Soderberg, Diane Kurys, Sidney Pollack and Jean Paul Rappeneau. Mr. Coyote has written a memoir of the 1960's counter-culture called Sleeping Where I Fall which received universally excellent reviews, appeared on three best-seller lists, sold five printings in hardback and is in its second printing in paperback after being released by Counterpoint Press in 1999. It is currently in use as a text in several universities. A chapter from that book, Carla's Story, won the 1993/94 Pushcart Prize for Excellence in non-fiction

Mr. Coyote is also well-known for his voice-over work, and has done numerous documentaries and TV specials, including the nine-hour PBS Special, The West. In 1992 he won an Emmy as the Host for a nine-hour series, called, The Pacific Century which also won the extremely prestigious duPont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. In 2000 year he was the announcer of the Academy Awards Ceremony, broadcast live to an estimated one billion listeners. He is still recovering from that. In the last two years he has appeared in principle roles in: Femme Fatale, directed by Brian DePalma, A Walk to Remember, starring young singer Mandy Moore, Northfork by the Polish Brother, and Bon Voyage by Jean Paul Rappeneau. Last year he had a major role in three television series: The Inside on Fox, the 4400 on USA and played the Vice-President to Geena Davis's President on Commander in Chief for ABC until the show's end.

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Peter Coyote Facts

Birth NamePeter Cohon
OccupationActor, Writer, Director
BirthdayOctober 10, 1942 (81)
BirthplaceColver, Pennsylvania, USA
Height6' 3" (1m91)  How tall is Peter Coyote compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave
Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis
UFOTV Presence: I Know What I Saw
1 Mile to You
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Rome Power & Glory: The Rise
A Walk to Remember
E.T.,The Extra-Terrestrial
Rome Power & Glory: Grasp of Empire
Pretty Slick
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