Oct. 10th, 1941
Manhattan, New York, USA
Peter Coyote's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
- Before becoming an actor at the age of 39, he spent 15 years in the counterculture during the 1960s. He wrote a memoir of that time called "Sleeping Where I Fall". It has gone through five hardback printings and is in its second paperback edition. "Carla's Story", a chapter from the book, won the Pushcart Prize for Excellence in Non-Fiction in 1993/1994.
- Graduated with a B.A in English Literature in 1964.
- Was a member of the radically political theatre performance group "The San Francisco Mime Troupe".
- Given the actor's unusual second name, it's ironic that, prior to his acting career, he once plucked chickens for a living
- In his book Lila, Robert Pirsig relates that he had Coyote in mind to star in an adaptation of, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." Coyote was a friend of Pirsig's son Chris.
- Along with 'Glenn Close' (qv), he narrarated the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah.
- Tested for the role of Indiana Jones in _Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)_ (qv).
- With Peter unseen (as in voiceovers or radio adverts), his voice is strongly reminiscent of that of 'Henry Fonda' (qv).