Kim Coates

Kim Coates

Born (1958-02-21) February 21, 1958[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 also starred as Alexander "Tig" Trager in the FX series Sons of Anarchy.

Early life and career

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

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.


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


Title Year Role Notes
The Boy in Blue 1986 McCoy Man No. 2
Last Man Standing 1987 Mr. Regan
Palais Royale 1988 Tony Dicarlo
Cold Front 1989 Mantha
Blind Fear Ed
The Amityville Curse 1990 Frank
Red Blooded American Girl Dennis
The Last Boy Scout 1991 Chet
Under Cover of Darkness 1992 Ray Murdoch
Innocent Blood Ray
Harmony Cats 1993 Graham Braithwaite
Dead Before Dawn Zack
The Club 1994 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
The Shamrock Conspiracy 1995 Sean Nolan
Waterworld Drifter
Bad Boys Car Thief
Breach of Trust Palmer Davis
Black Fox: Good Men and Bad Natchez John Dunn
Unforgettable 1996 Eddie Dutton
Carpool Det. Lt. Erdman
Lethal Tender 1997 Montessi
Married to a Stranger Dr. Jesse Bethan
Airborne 1998 as Bob Murdoch
Battlefield Earth 2000 Carlo
Auggie Rose Auggie Rose
Ghost Hunter D Ghost Hunter X
XChange Toffler / Fisk 2
Killing Moon Clayton Durrell
Pearl Harbor 2001 Jack Richards
Black Hawk Down Master Sergeant Tim 'Griz' Martin
Full Disclosure Dave Lewis
The Scream Team 2002 Zachariah Kull
Tunnel Geary
Hollywood North 2003 Scott DiMarco
Open Range Butler
Thoughtcrimes Lars Etsen
A Friend of the Family 2004 David Snow
Caught in the Headlights Harry Eden
Unstoppable Peterson
Bandido Beno
Assault on Precinct 13 2005 Rosen
The Island Charles Whitman
Hostage The Watchman
Silent Hill 2006 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
The Poet 2007 General Koenig
Alien Agent Carl Roderick
Late Fragment Hank
Hero Wanted 2008 Skinner McGraw
A Gunfighter's Pledge Tate
45 R.P.M. Constable Able Taft
Blood: A Butcher's Tale 2010 Andris
Sinners & Saints Detective Dave Besson
A Little Help Mel Kaminsky
Resident Evil: Afterlife Bennett
Sacrifice 2011 Arment
Goon Ronnie Hortense Nominated – Canadian Screen Awards Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
A Dark Truth 2012 Bruce Swinton
Robosapien: Rebooted 2013 Porter
Last Days Here 2014 Bobby Liebling Post-production
A Fighting Man Father Brennan
By Virtue Fall Pre-production
Fallout Asylum Marcus King Post-production Sony/Syfy
The Land 2016 Uncle Steve
Officer Downe Officer Downe
Goon: Last of the Enforcers Ronnie Hortense Filming
True Memoirs of an International Assassin President Cueto
Strange Weather


Title Year Role Notes
Miami Vice 1987 Gang Member 1 episode
"War of the Worlds (TV series)" 1988 Scott 1 episode
The Outer Limits 1995 Dave Stockley 1 episode
Poltergeist: The Legacy 1997 Steven Romero 1 episode;
Nominated – Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series
Dead Silence Theodore 'Ted' Handy TV film;
Nominated – Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series
Total Recall 2070 1999 Rogue Android 1 episode
Earth: Final Conflict 2002 Smoke McBride 1 episode
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2004 Drake Snow 1 episode
CSI: NY 2005 Detective Vicaro 1 episode
Hercules Tiresias TV film
Prison Break 2006–2009 Richard Sullins 6 episodes
Smallville 2007 Special Agent Carter 3 episodes
Cold Case 2008 Alessandro Rossilini 1 episode
Entourage 2008–2011 Carl Ertz 2 episodes
CSI: Miami 2008–2009 Ron Saris 6 episodes
Sons of Anarchy 2008–2014 Alexander "Tig" Trager Main Cast - 91 episodes;
Nominated – PAAFTJ Television Awards Best Cast In A Drama Series[10] (2013)
Human Target 2010 Bertram 1 episode
Crossing Lines 2013 Genovese 5 episodes
Godless 2017 Ed Logan


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