Disappearance - Canadian TV - Six-part mystery
series - 2017. Role of Henry Sullivan, retired judge and
Bloods - CBS crime series. Guest appearance as
Senator Ted McCreary in Episode "Payback" on April 10,
- 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
- 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
Law & Order: LA - NBC crime series - 8 episodes as DA Jerry
Hardin from 2010-2011.
- Guest appearance on October 22, 2009
An ABC science fiction series - Peter
played the President in the episode "Gimme Some Truth"
NCIS: Guest appearance on December 16, 2008
A USA Network series - Peter played
Ned Quinn in the episode "Silent Night"
and Order: Criminal Intent - Guest appearance on November 15, 2007
A USA Network series - Peter played
writer Lionel Shill in the episode "Self-made"
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"
in Chief - Premiered September 27, 2005
Inside - Fox Series - June 9 - July 13, 2005 (see
Peter played FBI
profiler Virgil "Web" Webster
and Order: Trial by Jury - Guest appearance on March
An NBC series - Peter played lawyer Mike LaSalle in the
episode - "41 Shots".
4400 - Appeared in six episodes in the first season and two episodes
in the second season.(see
A USA Network science fiction series
in which Peter plays Homeland Security Chief Dennis Ryland.
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.
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.
Announcer for Academy
Awards - March 2000
Guest on the Charlie
Rose Talk Show - July 19, 1999
Peter talks with Charlie Rose about his life in the ´60s and his book, "Sleeping
Where I Fall."
Arts & Minds
on Bravo - 1998
Book Tour TV Appearances
- April & May, 1998
TV appearances on local channels in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston,
with Bill Maher - April 21, 1998
Other guests included actor Daryl "Chill" Mitchell;
Chairman and CEO of Georgette Mosbacher Enterprises, Inc., Georgette Mosbacher; musician
Host for HBO's
Free Preview Weekend - April 3-5, 1998
- "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
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.
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.
Hall - 1990
When The Man Inside was about to make its debut,
Coyote made a guest appearance to promote the film. (Transcript coming soon!)
- "Old Quarrels, Old Love" - 1991
Coyote received an Emmy nomination for Best Guest Actor in a Series.
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.
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.
Booth - "Bread" - October 9, 1985
Shown on PBS, this 90-minute special was a three-part drama with Coyote starring in
Insiders - "All This and the Old School Tie" - December 18, 1985
An ABC series.
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.
Pits" - San Francisco - December 6, 1999
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
The following four plays were done with the Mime Troupe:
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.
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).
Pits" - 1966
This play was co-authored and directed by Coyote.
Miser" - 1966
In the 1985 documentary "Troupers," which highlighted its history, Peter can
be seen playing the miser in this Moliere play.