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When he's not acting, you may find him donating wolf preserves.
"People call me a movie star. If you're in the business, a movie star is someone who can make a film bankable. My name and $6 million will make a $6 million movie. I'm a working actor. Because I started late, I had a very short run as a leading man, and my films didn't make money in America."
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Actor, narrator, director, author, and smooth customer.

Next to Stacy Keach, Peter Coyote (born Robert Peter Cohon on October 10, 1941) is arguably America's best-known voice narrator. His mellow tones are often compared with those of Henry Fonda.

Before becoming an actor at the age of 39, he spent 15 years as a member of the Diggers and counterculture rebel during The '60s. 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 E.T. 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.

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Beginning in The '80s, 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 (including many a Ken Burns production, like The Vietnam War), and often donates his voice to films that support issues close to his heart.

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