Peter Coyote, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Peter Coyote

American actor and director

Date of Birth: 10-Oct-1941

Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York, United States

Profession: screenwriter, actor, writer, stage actor, voice actor, television actor, film actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Peter Coyote

  • Peter Coyote (born Robert Peter Cohon; October 10, 1941) is an American actor, author, director, screenwriter and narrator of films, theatre, television and audiobooks.
  • He is well known for his work in various films such as E.T.
  • the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Cross Creek (1983), Jagged Edge (1985), Patch Adams (1998), Erin Brockovich (2000), A Walk to Remember (2002), Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) and Good Kill (2014).
  • He was also known as the "Voice of Oscar" for the 72nd Academy Awards ceremony, the first Oscars announcer to be seen on-camera.Coyote's voice work includes his narration for the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics and Apple's iPad Retina Display campaign.
  • He then narrated the PBS series The Pacific Century (1992), winning an Emmy, and eight documentaries directed or produced by Ken Burns: The West (1996), The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009), Prohibition (2011), The Dust Bowl (2012), The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014), The Vietnam War (2017), The Mayo Clinic: Faith--Hope--Science (2018), and Country Music (2019).
  • He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator in 2015 for his work on The Roosevelts.
  • His voice has often been said to resemble that of 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.

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