Peter Coyote

A handsome actor who has made a career playing dark, seductive, often intellectually complex characters, Peter Coyote also has leant his distinctive voice--which sounds as if it has been delicately scratched with sand--as narrator of numerous documentary programs. As a leading man and screen villain, Coyote is best recalled as the object of the competition between Shelley Long and Bette Midler in "Outrageous Fortune" (1987) and as the emotionally abusive expatriate in Roman Polanski's "Bitter Moon" (1994), a role considered by some to be based on Polanski himself.