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Name: Peter Coyote                                                                 
Birth name: Robert Peter Cohon                                                     
Born: 10 October 1941 New York City, New York                                     
Peter Coyote (born October 10, 1941) is an American actor and author, and has     
narrated many documentaries and audio books. His voice work includes narrating     
the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics. He has also served as a         
producer during Oscar telecasts. He is one of the founders, with Emmett Grogan,   
of the Diggers, a anarchist group active in Haight- Ashbury during the mid-1960's. 
The Diggers were known for operating without money and fed nearly 600 people a     
day for "free" as well as running a Free Store, Free Medical Clinic, and even a   
short-lived Free Bank. Coyote was also an actor, writer director with the San     
Francisco Mime Troupe; his prominence in the San Francisco hippie scene led to     
his being interviewed for the highly acclaimed book, "Voices from the Love         
Generation." He acted and directed the first cross-country tour of the Minstrel   
Show, and his play (co-authored with Mime Troupe member Peter Berg) Olive Pits,   
won the Troupe a coveted OBIE from the New York Village Voice. Coyote became a     
member, and later chairman, of the California Arts Council from 1975 to 1983. In   
the late 1970s, he shifted from acting on stage to acting in films. In the 1990s   
and 2000s, he acted in several television shows. He is fluent in German and