Peter Coyote

1941 - Today

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Peter Coyote (born Robert Peter Cohon; October 10, 1941) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, author and narrator of films, theatre, television, and audiobooks. He is perhaps best known for his work in various films such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Cross Creek (1983), Jagged Edge (1985), Bitter Moon (1992), Kika (1993), Patch Adams (1998), Erin Brockovich (2000), A Walk to Remember (2002), and Femme Fatale (2002). He was also known as the "Voice of Oscar" for the 72nd Academy Awards ceremony, the first Oscars announcer to be seen on-camera.Coyote's voice work includes his narration for the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics and Apple's iPad Retina Display campaign. He narrated the PBS series The Pacific Century (1992), winning an Emmy, and eleven documentaries directed or produced by Ken Burns: The West (1996), The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009), Prohibition (2011), The Dust Bowl (2012), The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014), The Vietnam War (2017), The Mayo Clinic: Faith--Hope--Science (2018), Country Music (2019), Hemingway (2021), Benjamin Franklin (2022), and The U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Coyote has received more than 3,226,843 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Peter Coyote is the 1,426th most popular actor (up from 1,573rd in 2019), the 2,491st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,783rd in 2019) and the 693rd most popular Actor.

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  • 3.2M

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  • 55.53

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.11

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Peter Coyote ranks 1,426 out of 9,996Before him are Rue McClanahan, Laura Linney, Ellen Barkin, Laurie Holden, Maria Cebotari, and David Garrick. After him are Krister Henriksson, Billy Connolly, Joseph Wiseman, Ellen Pompeo, Song Joong-ki, and Alison Steadman.

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Among people born in 1941, Peter Coyote ranks 151Before him are Michael Apted, Adrian Lyne, Nora Ephron, Infante Alfonso of Spain, Alexander Gauland, and Percy Sledge. After him are Paavo Lipponen, Chubby Checker, Eleni Karaindrou, David Hemmings, Aldrich Ames, and Yuri Norstein.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Peter Coyote ranks 2,491 out of 18,182Before him are Henry Draper (1837), Will Sampson (1933), Philly Joe Jones (1923), Ellen Barkin (1954), Laurie Holden (1969), and John McTiernan (1951). After him are Ellen Pompeo (1969), Charles Durning (1923), Hank Aaron (1934), Raymond Franz (1922), Chubby Checker (1941), and Peter Graves (1926).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Peter Coyote ranks 693Before him are John de Lancie (1948), G. W. Bailey (1944), Rue McClanahan (1934), Laura Linney (1964), Ellen Barkin (1954), and Laurie Holden (1969). After him are Ellen Pompeo (1969), Charles Durning (1923), Peter Graves (1926), Gloria Foster (1933), Paul Sorvino (1939), and Piper Laurie (1932).

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