Peter Coyote

Peter Coyote is an ordained practitioner of Zen Buddhism and a politically engaged actor. Coyote began his work in street theater and political organizing in San Francisco. In addition to acting in over 140 films and working with directors such as Martin Ritt, Steven Spielberg, and Roman Polanski, Coyote has won an Emmy for narrating the award-winning documentary “Pacific Century.” He has also narrated “The West,” “The Dust Bowl,” “Prohibition,” and “The Roosevelts” for Ken Burns. In 1993 he was awarded a Pushcart Prize for “Carla’s Story,” published in Zyzzyva. He is the author of two memoirs, “Sleeping Where I Fall,” and the new “The Rainman’s Third Cure.”