Kim Coates

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Kim Coates
Kim Coates by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born(1958-02-21) February 21, 1958 (age 56)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Diana Coates (1984-present)
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Kim Coates
Kim Coates by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born(1958-02-21) February 21, 1958 (age 56)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Diana Coates (1984-present)

Kim Coates (born February 21, 1958)[1] is a Canadian-American actor who has worked in both Canadian and American films and television series. He has worked on Broadway portraying Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire and in the lead role of Macbeth performed at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. He currently stars as Tig Trager in the FX series Sons of Anarchy.

Early life and career[edit]

Coates had never seen a play before he saw one when he attended the University of Saskatchewan and took Drama as an elective. Once hooked, he dove into theatre.[2] He admits that he took drama by chance in university and after two years he knew that he wanted to be an actor. Coates portrayed Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire and was the youngest ever to play title role of Macbeth at the famed Stratford Festival in his native Canada. Coates made his debut in a 1986 film called The Boy in Blue. Even though it was a very small role, it opened up opportunities for him and he has appeared in over 100 titles to date.[3][4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Coates was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada to Fred and Joyce Coates.[6][7] He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Diana, and two children: Kyla and Brenna.[8][9] He is known to be good friends with actor William Fichtner as well as Kevin Costner and Sons of Anarchy co-star Theo Rossi. Kim became a United States citizen in 2010.


Coates (right) joins Theo Rossi and Dayton Callie on a USO visit to Southwest Asia.
The Boy in Blue1986McCoy Man No. 2
Last Man Standing1987Mr. Regan
Palais Royale1988Tony Dicarlo
Cold Front1989Mantha
Blind FearEd
The Amityville Curse1990Frank
Red Blooded American GirlDennis
The Last Boy Scout1991Chet
Under Cover of Darkness1992Ray Murdoch
Innocent BloodRay
Harmony Cats1993Graham Braithwaite
Dead Before DawnZack
The Club1994Mr. Carver
I Know My Son Is AliveDet. Griffi
Model by DayTommy Nolan
The Spider and the FlyJohn Deluca
The ClientPaul Gronke
The Shamrock Conspiracy1995Sean Nolan
Bad BoysCar Thief
Breach of TrustPalmer Davis
Black Dog: Good Men and BadNatchez John Dunn
Unforgettable1996Eddie Dutton
CarpoolDet. Lt. Erdman
Lethal Tender1997Montessi
Married to a StrangerDr. Jesse Bethan
Airborne1998as Bob Murdoch
Battlefield Earth2000Carlo
Auggie RoseAuggie Rose
Ghost Hunter DGhost Hunter X
XChangeToffler / Fisk 2
Killing MoonClayton Durrell
Pearl Harbor2001Jack Richards
Black Hawk DownMaster Sergeant Tim 'Griz' Martin
Full DisclosureDave Lewis
The Scream Team2002Zachariah Kull
Hollywood North2003Scott DiMarco
Open RangeButler
ThoughtcrimesLars Etsen
A Friend of the Family2004David Snow
Caught in the HeadlightsHarry Eden
Assault on Precinct 132005Rosen
The IslandCharles Whitman
HostageThe Watchman
Silent Hill2006Officer Gucci
King of SorrowSteve SerranoAction On Film International Film Festival Best Actor
Action On Film International Film Festival Half-Life Award
12 Hours to LiveJack Bryant
The Poet2007General Koenig
Alien AgentCarl Roderick
Late FragmentHank
Hero Wanted2008Skinner McGraw
A Gunfighter's PledgeTate
45 R.P.M.Constable Able Taft
Blood: A Butcher's Tale2010Andris
Sinners & SaintsDetective Dave Besson
A Little HelpMel Kaminsky
Resident Evil: AfterlifeBennett
GoonRonnie HortenseNominated – Canadian Screen Awards Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
A Dark Truth2012Bruce Swinton
Robosapien: Rebooted2013Porter
Last Days Here2014Bobby LieblingPost-production
A Fighting ManFather Brennan
By Virtue FallPre-production
Fallout AsylumMarcus KingPost-production Sony/Syfy
Miami Vice1987Gang Member1 episode
Poltergeist: The Legacy1997Steven Romero1 episode;
Nominated – Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series
Dead SilenceTheodore 'Ted' HandyTV film;
Nominated – Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Total Recall 20701999Rogue Android1 episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2004Drake Snow1 episode
CSI: NY2005Detective Vicaro1 episode
HerculesTiresiasTV film
Prison Break2006–2009Richard Sullins6 episodes
Smallville2007Special Agent Carter3 episodes
Cold Case2008Alessandro Rossilini1 episode
Entourage2008–2011Carl Ertz2 episodes
CSI: Miami2008–2009Ron Saris6 episodes
Sons of Anarchy2008–PresentAlexander "Tig" TragerMain Cast;
Nominated – PAAFTJ Television Awards Best Cast In A Drama Series[10] (2013)
Human Target2010Bertram1 episode
Crossing Lines2013Genovese2 episodes


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