Peter Coyote

Peter Coyote is an American actor, author, director, screenwriter and narrator of films, theatre, television and audiobooks. His voice work includes narrating the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics and Apples iPad Retina Display campaign. He has also served as oncamera cohost of the 2000 Oscar telecasts. His distinctive voice helped him win a News amp Documentary Emmy Award in 1992 for narration of The Meiji Revolution episode of the PBS series The Pacific Century, as well as a Primetime Emmy Award in 2015 for Ken Burns documentary special The Roosevelts. He has often been compared with actor Henry Fonda.

Coyote was born in New York City, the son of Ruth and Morris Cohon, an investment banker. His father was of Sephardic Jewish descent and his mother came from a workingclass Ashkenazi Jewish family. Her father, trained as a rabbi in Russia, escaped being drafted into the Imperial Russian Army, and eventually ran a small candy store in the Bronx. Coyote was raised in a highly intellectual, cultural but unreligious family, involved in leftwing politics. He grew up in Englewood, New Jersey and graduated from the Dwight Morrow High School there in 1960. Coyote later said that he was half black and half white inside due to the strong influence of Susie Nelson, his familys AfricanAmerican housekeeper.

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