Actor, narrator, director, author, and smooth customer.Next to Stacy Keach, he is one of America's best-known voice narrators. His mellow voice is often compared with Henry Fonda.Before becoming an actor at the age of 39, he spent 15 years as a counterculture rebel during The Sixties. He wrote a memoir of that time called Sleeping Where I Fall.It was not until 1982 that he landed a big-time role — playing the 'good' scientist, Keys, in Steven Spielberg's ET The Extra Terrestrial. He then found himself in high demand in Hollywood, but seemed ill-fit for a leading man. Later, Coyote was cast as the overzealous prosecutor in Jagged Edge (1985) and finally seemed to have found his niche: that of the antagonist who may be right.Beginning in The Eighties, Peter began doing voice-overs, which has led to a very successful side venture, now numbering over 120 films. He continues to lend his voice to narrations for commercials and documentaries, and often donates his voice to films that support issues close to his heart.
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