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button_box.gif (205 bytes)The Disappearance - Canadian TV - Six-part mystery series - 2017. Role of Henry Sullivan, retired judge and prosecutor.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Blue Bloods - CBS crime series. Guest appearance as Senator Ted McCreary in Episode "Payback" on April 10, 2015

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Perception - TNT crime series. Four episodes as James Allan Pierce - "Shiver" on July 1, 2014 "Eternity" on July 15 , 2014, "Dirty" on August 9, 2014 and "Brainstorm" on February 15, 2015.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Intelligence - CBS sci-fi series.  Three episodes as Leland Strand  - "The Rescue" on February 3, 2014, "The Event Horizon" on - March 24, 2014 and "Being Human" on March 31, 2014 

button_box.gif (205 bytes) Law & Order: LA - NBC crime series - 8 episodes as DA Jerry Hardin from 2010-2011.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)FlashFoward - Guest appearance on October 22, 2009

An ABC science fiction series - Peter played the President in the episode "Gimme Some Truth"

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Navy NCIS:  Guest appearance on December 16, 2008

A USA Network series - Peter played Ned Quinn in the episode "Silent Night"

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Law and Order: Criminal Intent - Guest appearance on November 15, 2007

A USA Network series - Peter played writer Lionel Shill in the episode "Self-made"

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Brothers and Sisters - Guest appearance on four episodes in 2007

An ABC series - Peter played professor Mark August in four episodes, "Grapes of Wrath", "Bad News", "Three Parties" and "All in the Family"

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Commander in Chief - Premiered September 27, 2005

button_box.gif (205 bytes)The Inside - Fox Series - June 9 - July 13, 2005 (see special page)

Peter played FBI profiler Virgil "Web" Webster

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Law and Order: Trial by Jury - Guest appearance on March 4, 2005

An NBC series - Peter played lawyer Mike LaSalle in the episode - "41 Shots".

button_box.gif (205 bytes)The 4400 - Appeared in six episodes in the first season and two episodes in the second season.(see special page)

A USA Network science fiction series in which Peter plays Homeland Security Chief Dennis Ryland.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)The Active Opposition- 2003-2004

WorldLink TV launched this new monthly series hosted by Peter, who interviewed celebrities, public figures, politicians, journalists and other guests actively involved in critical national and international issues.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)The Division - two episodes in June 2002

A Lifetime Cable series, which explores the personal and professional lives of a group of female police officers in San Francisco. Peter played the boyfriend of Capt. Kate McCafferty, played by Bonnie Bedelia.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Announcer for Academy Awards - March 2000  (See special page)

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Guest on the Charlie Rose Talk Show - July 19, 1999  (See special page)

Peter talks with Charlie Rose about his life in the 60s and his book, "Sleeping Where I Fall."

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Arts & Minds on Bravo - 1998

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Book Tour TV Appearances - April & May, 1998

TV appearances on local channels in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston,

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher - April 21, 1998

Other guests included actor Daryl "Chill" Mitchell; Chairman and CEO of Georgette Mosbacher Enterprises, Inc., Georgette Mosbacher; musician Trace Adkins.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Host for HBO's Free Preview Weekend - April 3-5, 1998

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Cybill - "The Love of her Life" - September 22, 1997

Shown on CBS, Coyote played a movie director named Roger who Cybill once loved. Access Hollywood did a segment on the taping of this particular show.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher - August 20, 1997

Besides Coyote, other guests included: Barney Frank, Congressman from Massachusetts' Fourth District. Lisa Schiffren, contributing editor of The American Spectator and former speechwriter for Vice President Dan Quayle. Beth Lapides, host, creator and executive producer of Comedy Central's "Uncabaret" comedy special. The transcript is no longer available online.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Fallen Angels Series - "Professional Man" - October 15, 1995

Fallen Angels was Showtime's film noir anthology and "Professional Man" was the story of a dark homosexual triangle. An elevator operator brings in extra money by moonlighting as a professional hit man. Starring Peter Coyote and Brendan Fraser. 30 minutes. Director Steven Soderbergh received a CableACE nomination for Directing a Drama Series or Special.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Arsenio Hall - 1990

When The Man Inside was about to make its debut, Coyote made a guest appearance to promote the film. (Transcript coming soon!)

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Avonlea - "Old Quarrels, Old Love" - 1991

Coyote received an Emmy nomination for Best Guest Actor in a Series.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Twilight Zone - "Shadow Play" - April 4, 1986

In this remake of the 1961 story from the old series, a condemned man (Coyote) claims that everyone is part of his nightmare and will cease to exist if he's executed. Dennis Weaver starred in the original. Shown on CBS. Teleplay written by James Crocker based on a story by Charles Beaumont. Directed by Paul Lynch. Cast also included: Janet Eilber, Deborah May, Raymond Bieri, William Schallert, William Smith, Earl Billings, George O. Petrie, Guy Boyd, Hank Garrett, Ella Raino Edwards, Gilbert De La Pena.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)The Hitchhiker - "Last Scene" - March 26, 1986

The Hitchhiker was an adult anthology presented on HBO offering half-hour psychological thrillers with each story intended as a cautionary tale. In the "Last Scene" Alex, (Coyote), a former actor-turned director, tries to prove his abilities as a director. In his first film he must deal with a first-time actress, Leda Bidell (LaGena Hart). When Leda realizes his scheme, she enacts the last scene with him in reality and instills in him a fear that haunts him for the rest of his life.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)The Booth - "Bread" - October 9, 1985

Shown on PBS, this 90-minute special was a three-part drama with Coyote starring in "Bread."

button_box.gif (205 bytes)The Insiders - "All This and the Old School Tie" - December 18, 1985

An ABC series.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)"The Exonerated" - Curran Theatre, San Francisco - December 16-21, 2004

Starring Peter Coyote and Penn Jillette. The play began in the summer of 2000, when its married authors -- Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen -- toured the United States, interviewing 40 of the then 89 former death-row prisoners. The interviews are the basis of the play and reflect the feelings of the inmates who had been sentenced to death row for anywhere between two to 22 years.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)"Olive Pits" - San Francisco - December 6, 1999   (See special page)

In celebration of the 40th anniverary of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, alumni and current Troupers performed scenes from fourteen plays featured over the past 40 years. Peter originally performed in "Olive Pits" (a play he also co-authored) on June 5, 1966.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)"Jake's Women" - Old Globe Playhouse, San Diego - March 8 to April 15, 1990

Coyote starred in this Neil Simon play along with Stockard Channing and Joyce Van Patten. As Jake, he played a writer, widowed, remarried, grappling with emotional problems and spending much of his time talking about them with the women in his life - whether alive or dead.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)"True West" - Magic Theater - 1980

Coyote took the role of Austin in the world premiere performance of Sam Shepard's "True West" at the Magic Theater in San Francisco on July 10, 1980. Directed by Robert Woodruff, the cast also included Jim Haynie as Lee, Tom Dahlgreen as Saul Kimmer and Carol McElheney as Mom. Coyote and Haynie are in the photo to the right.

According to Ellen Oumano's book Sam Shepard, with "a storyline more accessible and straightforward than any of his previous work, Shepard brought together and explored his two main concerns: the corruption of the artist and the disintegration of the family. Austin, a successful Hollywood screenwriter, is house-sitting for his mother when he is visited by his brother, Lee, a petty burglar and vagrant with a vague but powerfully menacing air. Lee manages to sell his cliched idea for a 'real' Western for a huge fee to the producer Austin had been courting, thus calling into question what makes art, at least movie art, authentic. Shepard was extremely pleased with the Magic's production of the play he had reworked so painstakingly."

What was so fortunate for Peter was that during one night's performance, a Hollywood agent spotted him and the rest is history.

On October 7, 1997 the Magic Theater marked its 30th anniversary season with a revival of "True West," an event that included a gala benefit celebration that brought back some of its alumni - Peter Coyote, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Danny Glover and Kathy Baker. Each read a selection from significant plays that had their premieres at the Magic over the years.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Other Performances at the Magic Theater - 1977 - 1979

Charles the Irrelevant by Martin Epstein - 1979
Autobiography of a Pearl Diver by Martin Epstein - 1978
The Red Snake by Michael McClure - 1977/1978
Inacoma by Sam Shepard - 1977

button_box.gif (205 bytes)Paul Sills' Story Theater - 1975

Story Theater was a collection of Grimm's fairy tales, Aesop's fables and various folk tales performed and set to original music. Peter was responsible for all the music and performed in several roles.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)San Francisco Mime Troupe - 1965 to 1967

Founder and director Ronnie Davis had studied classical mime in Paris in 1959 and over the next few years the troupe evolved into a group "in the service of political ideas. The shows were free and the company brought its rousing, outrageous political comedy to the people. They re-invented commedia dell'arte, a sixteenth-century Italian theater form which was performed in the streets. Commedia featured stock characters wearing easily identifiable masks.

"It was in the Mime Troupe that I first got introduced to a comprehensive world view, a way of looking at the world and analyzing it according to inherently Marxist principles. Not necessarily doctrinaire, but analysis: class, capital, who owned what, who did what, who worked for what. And it was like speed for the imagination. You suddenly started looking at the world in this whole new way. And that information affected the way you formulated your work. Suddenly, everything came together, your intellectual life correlated with your artistic life. It was illuminating and edifying, and to this day represents a kind of peak assimilation that I'd like to recapture, closing that gap between my politics and what I do as an artist." ...Coyote

Besides performing , Peter also became involved in writing and directing.

The following four plays were done with the Mime Troupe:

button_box.gif (205 bytes)"L'Aimant Militaire" - 1967

The picture to the right is Coyote performing as Pantalone.

This play was an 18th century comedy by Carlo Goldoni which was adapted by Joan Holden into a biting satire on the Vietnam War.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)"The Minstrel Show or Civil Rights in a Cracker Barrel" - 1967

From the same interview, Coyote comments, "I directed the first road tour of "The Minstrel Show" which began as a traditional minstrel show, with black-faced actors in sky blue tuxedos and white gloves cake-walking across the stage. Three of us were white, three black, but you couldn't tell under all that makeup. The show quickly evolved into a parody of its minstrel show form and skewered hypocrisy and bulls--- on both sides of the color line. It was flagrantly sexual and angry, even though it was very funny - and it scared, offended and bothered people who saw it. It was very dangerous and, to this day, the most appropriate show to its time I have ever seen. We were arrested in many places and we had a lot of adventures."

Peter both acted and directed in this show and the road tour was eventually brought to New York City by Dick Gregory.

In 1968, the company received the 13th Annual Village Voice Off-Broadway OBIE award for "uniting theater and revolution and grooving in the parks," according to The New York Times (May 28, 1968).

button_box.gif (205 bytes)"Olive Pits" - 1966

This play was co-authored and directed by Coyote.

button_box.gif (205 bytes)"The Miser" - 1966

In the 1985 documentary "Troupers," which highlighted its history, Peter can be seen playing the miser in this Moliere play.

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