Creator: Kim Coates

Hey, it's that guy!

Kim Coates is a Canadian actor (b. 1958), best known for his role as Tig Trager in Sons of Anarchy, but familiar as a Hey, It's That Guy! from over a hundred movie and TV appearances since the late '80s, most famously as the crazy Drifter in Waterworld, the creepy hitman Paul Gronke in The Client, and recurring antagonist Ron Saris in CSI: Miami.

He specialises in playing villains, and he's so notorious for being killed on screen that he has his own death reel, but he plays convincingly against type in movies like Black Hawk Down, King Of Sorrow, and the elusive Frame Up Blues.

Kim is a huge hockey fan and very active on Twitter.

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Kim's movies are themselves so tropey that his fans have created his own list of tropes.

  • Acting for Two: Plays identical twin brothers in Ferocious.
  • Canada, Eh?: Kim's hometown is Saskatoon, Sasketchewan, and he often returns there to shoot movies, support local causes...and visit his mum.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: He's been compared to Joaquin Phoenix, Tom Savini and Robin Williams.
  • Chronically Killed Actor: With a death count of somewhere in the high 50s at last count. Shot, stabbed, blown up, set on fire, eaten...
  • Fake Nationality: Usually American, but has passed for Russian, Armenian, Irish, Mexican, German and Italian.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: He has an exceptionally distinctive look (what with the nose and the eyes) and his IMDB is full of familiar titles.
  • Mean Character Nice Actor: However many scumbags he plays, it's hard to find a bad word said about him by anyone who's worked with him. He's frequently talked about in glowing terms on movie commentaries (Kevin Costner is particularly nice about him in the Open Range commentary). This is supported by reports from fans who've met him at cons, appearances, and in the street. He has a good-natured and accessible Twitter habit, and works tirelessly in support of a number of charities, including his annual fundraiser Hogs for Hearts.
    • This Troper and his former manager at Verizon wireless can say that YYMV on this one. He (and his wife) treated me and my manager quite poorly because his Verizon account had an error with international service due to an International loaner device not having been processed as returned correctly. He threw insults and curses at both me and my manager when he couldn't get it fixed right then and the only department (I was just a customer service rep; Obviously I couldn't remove a 400 dollar charge.) that could help him was closed as he was calling at 9PM EST. I don't follow his career but I saw the lip service above and HAD to share my experience with fellow Tropers, remember Actors can Act nice really easy but if they aren't Nice to the Waiter then they aren't really that nice.
  • Retroactive Recognition: He's in so many familiar movies and TV shows, and it can be startling to suddenly spot him in an episode of CSI...Cold Case...Prison Break...Smallville...
  • Star-Making Role: Playing Tig in Sons of Anarchy made him a household name after years of being That Guy.
  • Type Casting: He's cast as a scumbag, perv, or psycho (sometimes all three) in a disproportionate number of his movies and TV shows.
  • You Look Familiar: Plays two different characters in Kung Fu: the Legend Continues, The Outer Limits (1995), and Counterstrike. He's also one of only a handful of actors who've done the CSI treble (CSI, CSI: Miami and CSI: NY) - as different characters each time.

Kim's roles include:


Live-Action TV