Kim F. Coates (born February 21, 1958) 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 is best known for his role as Alexander "Tig" Trager in the FX series Sons of Anarchy and as Declan Gardiner in the Citytv series Bad Blood, as well as his recurring roles in Prison Break, Cold Case, CSI and CSI: Miami. He has also had film roles in The Last Boy Scout (1991), Bad Boys (1995), King of Sorrow (2006), Goon (2011).
|Born||February 21, 1958|
|Citizenship||Canadian / American|
|Alma mater||University of Saskatchewan|
Early life and careerEdit
Coates was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Frederick "Fred" and Joyce Coates. He first saw a play while attending the University of Saskatchewan, where he enrolled in a drama course as an elective. This experience inspired him to pursue an acting career. Coates portrayed Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire and was the youngest ever to play the title role of Macbeth at the Stratford Festival in his native Canada. Coates made his screen debut in the film The Boy in Blue (1986). This role opened up opportunities for him, and he has appeared in over 100 titles to date.
In 2018 he had his first stage role in almost thirty years, playing Johnny "Rooster" Byron in the Outside the March production of Jez Butterworth's play Jerusalem. He won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Principal Role – Play (Large Theatre) at the 2018 Dora Awards.
Coates supports the One Heart Source, a non profit organization aiming at ending poverty by designing high quality global initiatives focused on education and health.
Coates has both Canadian and American citizenship.
Coates lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Diana Chappell, and two children, Kyla and Brenna. He is known to be good friends with Prison Break co-star William Fichtner, as well as Kevin Costner and Sons of Anarchy co-star Theo Rossi. Kim became a United States citizen in 2010.
|1986||The Boy in Blue||McCoy Man No. 2|
|1987||Last Man Standing||Mr. Regan|
|1988||Palais Royale||Tony Dicarlo|
|1990||The Amityville Curse||Frank|
|Red Blooded American Girl||Dennis|
|1991||The Last Boy Scout||Chet|
|1992||Under Cover of Darkness||Ray Murdoch|
|1993||Harmony Cats||Graham Braithwaite|
|Dead Before Dawn||Zack|
|1994||The Club||Mr. Carver|
|I Know My Son Is Alive||Det. Griffi|
|Model by Day||Tommy Nolan|
|The Spider and the Fly||John Deluca|
|The Client||Paul Gronke|
|1995||The Shamrock Conspiracy||Sean Nolan|
|Bad Boys||White Carjacker|
|Breach of Trust||Palmer Davis|
|Black Fox: Good Men and Bad||Natchez John Dunn|
|Carpool||Det. Lt. Erdman|
|Married to a Stranger||Dr. Jesse Bethan||"The Last Don & The Last Don II|
|1998||Airborne||as Bob Murdoch|
|Auggie Rose||Auggie Rose|
|Ghost Hunter D||Ghost Hunter X|
|XChange||Toffler / Fisk 2|
|Killing Moon||Clayton Durrell|
|2001||Pearl Harbor||Jack Richards|
|Black Hawk Down||Master Sergeant Tim 'Griz' Martin|
|Full Disclosure||Dave Lewis|
|2002||The Scream Team||Zachariah Kull|
|2003||Hollywood North||Scott DiMarco|
|Caught in the Headlights||Harry Eden|
|2005||Assault on Precinct 13||Deputy Rosen|
|The Island||Charles Whitman|
|2006||Silent Hill||Officer Gucci|
|King of Sorrow||Steve Serrano||Action On Film International Film Festival Best Actor|
Action On Film International Film Festival Half-Life Award
|12 Hours to Live||Jack Bryant|
|2007||The Poet||General Koenig|
|Alien Agent||Carl Roderick|
|2008||Hero Wanted||Skinner McGraw|
|A Gunfighter's Pledge||Tate|
|45 R.P.M.||Constable Able Taft|
|2010||Blood: A Butcher's Tale||Andris|
|Sinners & Saints||Detective Dave Besson|
|A Little Help||Mel Kaminsky|
|Resident Evil: Afterlife||Bennett|
|Goon||Ronnie Hortense||Nominated – Canadian Screen Awards Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role|
|2012||A Dark Truth||Bruce Swinton|
|Rufus||Aaron Van Dusen|
|2014||Last Days Here||Bobby Liebling||Post-production|
|A Fighting Man||Father Brennan|
|By Virtue Fall||Pre-production|
|Fallout Asylum||Marcus King||Post-production Sony/Syfy|
|2016||The Land||Uncle Steve|
|Officer Downe||Officer Downe|
|Goon: Last of the Enforcers||Ronnie Hortense|
|True Memoirs of an International Assassin||President Cueto|
|Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story||"Marshall" Woody Calhoun|
|Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower||Narrator|
|The Adventure Club||Ozzie|
|2018||Cold Brook||George Hildebrandt|
|2020||Fantasy Island||Devil Face|
|1987||Miami Vice||Gang Member||Episode: "Viking Bikers from Hell"|
|1988||War of the Worlds||Scott||Episode: "To Heal the Leper"|
|1993||Street Justice||Joe Cannon||Episode: "On My Honor"|
|1993||Kung Fu: The Legend Continues||Marty Stramm||Episode: "Force of Habit"|
|1995–2002||The Outer Limits||Colonel Sage / Dave Stockley||2 episodes|
|1997||Dead Silence||Theodore 'Ted' Handy||Television movie|
Nominated – Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
|Poltergeist: The Legacy||Steven Romero||Episode: "Transference"|
Nominated – Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series
|1999||Total Recall 2070||Rogue Android||2 episodes|
|2002||Earth: Final Conflict||Smoke McBride||Episode: "Deportation"|
|2004||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Drake Snow||Episode: "Early Rollout"|
|2005||A Friend of the Family||David Snow|
|CSI: NY||Detective Vicaro||Episode: "Hush"|
|2006–2009||Prison Break||Richard Sullins||6 episodes|
|2007||Smallville||Special Agent Carter||3 episodes|
|The Dresden Files||Sirota||1 episode: "Rules of Engagement"|
|2008||Cold Case||Alessandro Rossilini||Episode: "Sabotage"|
|2008–2011||Entourage||Carl Ertz||2 episodes|
|2008–2009||CSI: Miami||Ron Saris||6 episodes|
|2008–2014||Sons of Anarchy||Alexander "Tig" Trager||Main Cast, 92 episodes|
Nominated – PAAFTJ Television Awards Best Cast In A Drama Series (2013)
|2010||Human Target||Bertram||Episode: "Salvage & Reclamation"|
|2013||Crossing Lines||Genovese||5 episodes|
|2017||Godless||Ed Logan||Miniseries; 5 episodes|
|Kevin Can Wait||Terry Labasco||Episode: "Unholy War"|
|2017–18||Ghost Wars||Billy McGrath||Main|
|2017–18||Bad Blood||Declan Gardiner||14 episodes|
Nominated – Canadian Screen Awards for best lead actor, television film or miniseries
Won – Canadian Screen Awards for Best Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
|2019–20||Tangled: The Series||Hector||Voice Role; 2 episodes|
|2021||The Crew||Rob Walton||Episode: "My Name's Kevin And I Care About Feelings"|
|2021||Pretty Hard Cases||Bill Misiano||5 episodes|
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