Peter Coyote

I have been watching a lot of television this week while I wait for the gashes in my belly to heal sufficiently to allow me to resume a normal life. One of the programmes I watched was on Bravo and was a low-budget interview show hosted by Canadian Keith Morrison called The Actors.

Morrison, who used to come off as a sort of lightweight John Tesh, has matured into a creditable interviewer. His guest this week was Peter Coyote.

Coyote has appeared in the Whole Earth orbit several times, and this is how I first came to know of him. You’ve undoubtedly heard his voice, as he is a leading voiceover artist for commercials (and he narrated the Oscars in 2000). And of course he’s an accomplished actor. He is a fascinating man, a true polymath. And perhaps more than anyone I’ve ever heard interviewed, is skilled a being equally brutally honest and self-confident without appearing at all arrogant.

If you have an opportunity to see him interviewed, you will not be disappointed.


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stephen good on April 12, 2003 - 14:27 Permalink

I think Coyote should win some kind of award for his narration of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. It is a very hard book to understand let alone read out loud but he does an incredible job with it. He seems to me a bit like Harvey Keitel -two great actors who don’t really care about money and fame and who will do projects that they think have merit but also have no shame in doing other projects simply to pay the bills.

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Alan on April 14, 2003 - 13:50 Permalink

Harvey Keitel in “Smoke”. Ruins other movies it/he is so good.

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kade on January 31, 2006 - 15:30 Permalink

Coyote is a good interviewee but a below average actor.

Bonus points for trying though.

He points fingers at an endless amount of planet

concerns, but does it really make an impact?

Spread the word, Pete!