Peter Coyote Net Worth

November 24, 2023
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Robert Peter Cohon was born on 10 October 1941, in New York City, USA of Jewish descent. Peter is an actor, narrator, director, and screenwriter, best known for his numerous narrating works. He’s served as the host of the Oscar telecasts, and narrated various shows which led to several awards. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Peter Coyote? As of late-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $10 million, mostly earned through the numerous narrations he’s completed throughout his career. He’s won several Emmy Awards, for works such as “The Roosevelts”. All of these achievements have ensured the position of his wealth.


Peter Coyote Net Worth $10 million


Coyote attended Dwight Morrow High School and matriculated in 1960. He then attended Grinnel College and would graduate with a degree in English literature four years later. After graduating, he was accepted at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop but instead moved to San Francisco State University to study for a master’s degree in creative writing. He would later change his last name to Coyote based on a previous hallucinatory experience in which he envisioned his footprints as coyote paw prints.

Peter would have an apprenticeship at the San Francisco Actors’ Workshop, and would later join the San Francisco Mime Troupe. He would direct, write, and also participate in the troupe’s performances, travelling to several cities, although some of their scheduled performances were cancelled because they didn’t have the proper permits. In 1967, he would become a part of the counterculture community which focused on theater work specifically intended to be provocative; they worked for free during most of their performances. In the early 1970s, he then found work at the San Francisco Arts Commission, where he was hired as an artist, and would eventually become a member of the California Arts Council. He would serve there as a chairman until 1983 and would help the Council’s budget increase considerably, and his net worth to grow..

Afterwards, he decided to pursue an acting career, and would appear in several productions. In 1980, he made his film debut in “Die Laughing” and this was mostly followed up by supporting roles. He was a part of “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” in 1982 and was even considered for the role of Indiana Jones, but his first starring role came in the same year with “Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann”. In the next few years he would continue in “Jagged Edge” and “Outrageous Fortune”. In 1990, he made a guest appearance in “Road to Avoniea” which got him his first Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

Over the next few years, Coyote continued to act in various films such as “A Walk to Remember” and “Erin Brokovich”. He also did a lot of commercial voice overs, and television movies. In 2004, he was cast to be a part of “The 4400”, and the following year was a part of “The Inside”. His talent as a voice actor was also starting to be recognized which improved his net worth dramatically. Some of the projects he’s narrated include “Guns, Germs, and Steel” and “Lost”.

Peter also writes, which has helped him raise his net worth further. He has articles in Mother Jones Magazine and also wrote for Counterpoint Press, mainly to support counter-culture. In 2015, he published his memoir entitled “The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Irregular Education”.

For his personal life, it is known that Peter was married to Eileen Ewing in 1965 and they had a son but divorced in 1972. He would marry Marilyn McCann three years later – that ended in divorce in 1998. He was subsequently married to Stephanie Pleet from 1998 to 2015. Coyote is a dedicated practitioner of Zen Buddhism.

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