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Happy Birthday To Actor, Englewood Native, Peter Coyote

Peter Coyote, native of Englewood.
Peter Coyote, native of Englewood. Photo Credit: Peter Coyote Facebook

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- Happy birthday Englewood native Peter Coyote

The writer, actor and director was born Robert Peter Cohon on Oct. 10, 1941 and turns 75 on Monday.

He was born in New York City and raised in Englewood, attending Dwight Morrow High School, class of 1960.

He has appeared in more than 140 films and television shows, and narrated over 100 projects, including many commercials and audiobooks.

Coyote was the 2000 co-host of the Oscars and narrated the opening of the 2002 Winter Olympics.

He won a Pushcart Prize for "Carla’s Story," and is the author of four books.

While at Grinnell College he changed his name to Coyote following a peyote and shaman experience he deemed spiritually significant.

His anti-war activism got him and fellow protesters a visit to the White House and he was a founding member of the Diggers, a counterculture collective in the 70s. They operated anonymously and without money, staging events, feeding people and even offering a free medical clinic and bank.

Coyote is a Zen Buddhist and ordained as a priest. His latest book is "The Rainman's Third Cure: An Irregular Education."

He is divorced, has one son and one daughter, and makes his home in the Sonoma County area of California.

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