Kim Coates

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Kim Coates
Kim Coates by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born (1958-02-21) February 21, 1958 (age 59)[1]
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Nationality Canadian / American
Occupation Actor
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Diana Coates (m. 1984)
Children 2

Kim 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.

Early life and career[edit]

Coates was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada to Fred and Joyce Coates.[2][3] He had never seen a play before attending the University of Saskatchewan, where he enrolled in a drama course as an elective. Once inspired, he dived into theatre.[4] He admits that he took drama by chance in university and, after two years, he knew 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 Stratford Festival in his native Canada. Coates made his screen debut in the film The Boy in Blue (1986). Even though it was a very small role, it opened up opportunities for him, and he has appeared in over 100 titles to date.[5][6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Coates 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.[citation needed]


Coates (right) joins Theo Rossi and Dayton Callie on a USO visit to Southwest Asia.


Year Title Role Notes
1986 The Boy in Blue McCoy Man No. 2
1987 Last Man Standing Mr. Regan
1988 Palais Royale Tony Dicarlo
1989 Cold Front Mantha
Blind Fear Ed
1990 The Amityville Curse Frank
Red Blooded American Girl Dennis
1991 The Last Boy Scout Chet
1992 Under Cover of Darkness Ray Murdoch
Innocent Blood Ray
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
Waterworld Drifter
Bad Boys Car Thief
Breach of Trust Palmer Davis
Black Fox: Good Men and Bad Natchez John Dunn
1996 Unforgettable Eddie Dutton
Carpool Det. Lt. Erdman
1997 Lethal Tender Montessi
Married to a Stranger Dr. Jesse Bethan "The Last Don & The Last Don II
1998 Airborne as Bob Murdoch
2000 Battlefield Earth Carlo
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
Tunnel Geary
2003 Hollywood North Scott DiMarco
Open Range Butler
Thoughtcrimes Lars Etsen
2004 A Friend of the Family David Snow
Caught in the Headlights Harry Eden
Unstoppable Peterson
Bandido Beno
2005 Assault on Precinct 13 Rosen
The Island Charles Whitman
Hostage The Watchman
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
Skinwalkers Zo
Grilled Tony
12 Hours to Live Jack Bryant
2007 The Poet General Koenig
Alien Agent Carl Roderick
Late Fragment Hank
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
2011 Sacrifice Arment
Goon Ronnie Hortense Nominated – Canadian Screen Awards Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
2012 A Dark Truth Bruce Swinton
2013 Robosapien: Rebooted Porter
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 Filming
True Memoirs of an International Assassin President Cueto
Strange Weather


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Miami Vice Gang Member Episode: "Viking Bikers from Hell"
1988 War of the Worlds Scott Episode: "To Heal the Leper"
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 CSI: NY Detective Vicaro Episode: "Hush"
Hercules Tiresias Television movie
2006–2009 Prison Break Richard Sullins 6 episodes
2007 Smallville Special Agent Carter 3 episodes
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[10] (2013)
2010 Human Target Bertram Episode: "Salvage & Reclamation"
2013 Crossing Lines Genovese 5 episodes
2017 Godless Ed Logan 6 episodes
Kevin Can Wait Terry Labasco Episode: "Unholy War"


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