Peter Coyote is an American actor, director, screenwriter, author and narrator for movies, theatre, television and audio books. He is notable for his work in films such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Cross Creek, Jagged Edge, Patch Adams, Erin Brockovich, A Walk to Remember, Hemingway & Gellhorn and Good Kill. He was cast in lead roles on several television series: The 4400 in 2004 and The Inside in 2005. Coyote narrated the PBS series The Pacific Century, winning an Emmy in 1992. In 2015, Coyote won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator for his work on The Roosevelts. Born Robert Peter Cohon on October 10, 1941 in Manhattan, New York, to parents Ruth (Fidler) and Morris Cohon, he has a younger sister. He grew up in Englewood, New Jersey and attended Dwight Morrow High School, graduating in 1960. He graduated from Iowa’s Grinnell College with a B.A in English Literature in 1964. He has been married three times and has two children.
Peter Coyote Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 10 October 1941
Birth Place: Manhattan, New York, USA
Birth Name: Robert Peter Cohon
Nickname: Peter Coyote
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Occupation: Actor, Author, Narrator, Director, Screenwriter
Race/Ethnicity: White (Ashkenazi Jewish, Sephardi Jewish)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Party Affiliation: Democratic
Peter Coyote Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 165 lbs (Approx.)
Weight in Kilogram: 75 kg
Height in Feet: 6′ 3″
Height in Meters: 1.91 m
Shoe Size: N/A
Peter Coyote Family Details:
Father: Morris Cohon (Investment banker)
Mother: Ruth (Fidler)
Spouse/Wife: Stefanie Pleet (m. 1998–2015), Marilyn McCann (m. 1975–1998), Eileen Ewing (m. 1965–1972)
Children: Ariel Coyote (Daughter)
Siblings: 1 (Younger Sister)
Others: Benjamin Jack Cohon (Paternal Grandfather) (the son of Louis Cohon and Rose Zachi), Rachel/Ray Silver/DaSilva (Paternal Grandmother) (the daughter of Morris Silver and Caroline “Carrie” Aarons/Aaron), Nathan Fidler (Maternal Grandfather) (the son of Richmeyer/Rachmael/Rachmail/Richman Fidler/Fiedler and Bertha/Bryna Weiner/Winer), Rose Adler (Maternal Grandmother) (the daughter of Pinkas Adler and Yenta)
Partner(s): Eileen Ewing (1965-1972)
Peter Coyote Education:
Dwight Morrow High School (1960)
Grinnell College (1964) (B.A in English Literature)
San Francisco State University
Books: Sleeping where I Fall: A Chronicle, The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Irregular Education, West Marin Review V
Peter Coyote Facts:
*He was born on October 10, 1941 in Manhattan, New York, USA.
*His father was from a family of both Ashkenazi Jewish and Sephardi Jewish ancestry, and his mother was a Jewish immigrant from the Russian Empire.
*He graduated from Grinnell College with a BA in English Literature in 1964.
*He has narrated over 200 documentaries.
*He won an Emmy Award in 1992.
*His voice has often been said to resemble that of actor Henry Fonda.
*He was one of the founders of the Diggers, an anarchist improv group active in Haight-Ashbury during the mid-1960s.
*He is fluent in both French and Spanish.
*He has been friends with Terry Bisson since their time as Grinnell College students in the early 1960s.
*He has been friends with author/poet Gary Snyder since the late 1960s.
*Visit his official website: www.petercoyote.com