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Kim Coates (American-Canadian actor) Bio, Facts.

Kim Coates
Born/Date of Birth: February 21, 1958
Place of Birth: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height: 1.84 m
Citizenship: Canadian / American
Education: Nutana Collegiate
Alma mater: University of Saskatchewan
Occupation: Actor
Spouse(s): Diana Chappell ​(m. 1984)​
Children: Brenna Coates, Kyla Coates
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. and film roles in The Last Boy Scout (1991), Bad Boys (1995), King of Sorrow (2006), Goon (2011).

Early life and career
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.

At the 7th Canadian Screen Awards, Coates won the award for Best Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for his performance as Declan Gardiner in the television series Bad Blood.

Humanitarian and political causes
Coates remains a proud Canadian despite having both Canadian and American citizenship.

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 participates in Rally for Kids events in support for The Pinball Clemons Foundation.

Personal life
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 actor William Fichtner, as well as Kevin Costner and Sons of Anarchy co-star Theo Rossi. Kim became a United States citizen in 2010.

On June 6, 2017, Coates received an honorary doctorate at the University of Saskatchewan.

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