Kim Coates

Active - 1977 - 2021  |   Born - Jan 2, 1959 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada  |   Genres - Drama, Thriller, Action, Horror, Science Fiction

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Biography by Perry Seibert

Canadian actor Kim Coates honed his craft on-stage in a number of theaters in his native country. Eventually he made his way to television on episodes of Miami Vice and Night Heat, among other shows. His feature credits include The Last Boy Scout, The Client, and Kevin Costner's infamous Waterworld. He appeared in the Oscar-wining Western Unforgiven as well as re-teaming with Costner on his underrated oater Open Range. Continuing to bounce steadily between work on the big and small screens, Coates scored a recurring part on the thriller series Prison Break. In 2008 he was cast in the hit FX cable drama Sons of Anarchy, and in 2011 he had a memorable supporting turn as a hockey coach in the sports comedy Goon.

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  • After college, performed in various stage productions in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • Starred in a 1986 production of Macbeth at the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare festival and in a 1988 Circle in the Square revival of A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway (taking over the role of Stanley Kowalski from Aidan Quinn). 
  • Made his film debut in the 1986 Canadian biopic The Boy in Blue.
  • Had recurring roles on Prison Break and CSI: Miami.
  • Received Gemini Award (Canada's version of the Emmys) nominations for roles in the Showtime series Poltergeist: The Legacy and the 1997 TV-movie Dead Silence.
  • Won an Action on Film International Film Festival Half-Life Award in 2009.