Date Of Birth

January 2, 1959


Kim Coates made his debut in the 1986 movie The Boy in Blue. Though it was a very small role, it eventually opened more opportunities for the Canadian actor in both the big screen and small screen. Some of his movie credits include Last Man Standing, The Shamrock Conspiracy, Unforgettable, Carpool, Married to a Stranger, Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down, Silent Hill and Auggie Rose, where he played the titular character.

Coates, who has also graced Broadway in productions like A Streetcar Named Desire and in the lead role of Macbeth, currently stars as Alex “Tig” Trager on the FX series Sons of Anarchy. Prior to his breakthrough television role, however, he has appeared in a recurring capacity on Prison Break, CSI: Miami, Smallville and Nghtman.

Place of Birth

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Birth Name

Kim Coates



Fun Facts



2009: Action on Film Award – Best Actor for King of Sorrow


2011 Soho
2010 Robosapien: Rebooted
2011 City of Shoulders and Noses
2011 Goon
2011/I Sacrifice
2010 The Being Frank Show
2008-present Sons of Anarchy (TV series)
2010 Resident Evil: Afterlife
2010 Blood: A Butcher’s Tale
2010 A Little Help
2010 Human Target (TV series)
2010 Sinners & Saints
2009 Sons of Anarchy Season 1: Casting ‘Sons of Anarchy’ (video short)
2009 Sons of Anarchy Season 1: The Bikes (video short)
2009 Sons of Anarchy Season 1: The Ink (video short)
2009 Prison Break: The Final Break (video)
2006-2009 Prison Break (TV series)
2008-2009 CSI: Miami (TV series)
2009 Prototype (Video Game) (voice)
2008 45 R.P.M.
2008 Entourage (TV series)
2008 A Gunfighter’s Pledge (TV movie)
2008 Hero Wanted
2008 Cold Case (TV series)
2008 Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression,
2007 King of Sorrow
2007 Smallville (TV series)
2007 Late Fragment
2007 Alien Agent (video)
2007 A Friend of the Family (TV movie)
2007 The Poet
2007 Andy Barker, P.I. (TV series)
2007 The Dresden Files (TV mini-series)
2006 12 Hours to Live (TV movie)
2006 Grilled
2006 Skinwalkers
2006 Silent Hill
2005 The Island
2005/I Hercules (TV movie)
2005/I Hostage
2005 CSI: NY (TV series)
2005 Assault on Precinct 13
2005 Caught in the Headlights
2004 Bandido
2004 Unstoppable
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series)
2003 Thoughtcrimes
2003 Open Range
2003 Hollywood North
2003 Tom Stone (TV series)
2002 Tunnel (video)
2002 The Scream Team (TV movie)
2002 Earth: Final Conflict (TV series)
1995-2002 The Outer Limits (TV series)
2001 Black Hawk Down
2001 Mentors (TV series)
2001 Pearl Harbor
2001 Full Disclosure (video)
2001 All Souls (TV series)
2001 Xchange
2000 Level 9 (TV series)
2000 Killing Moon (TV movie)
2000 Higher Ground (TV series)
2000 Auggie Rose
2000 Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000
1998-1999 NightMan (TV series)
1999 Total Recall: The Series (TV series)
1999 Total Recall 2070 (TV movie)
1999 The Wonder Cabinet (TV movie)
1998 Airborne
1998 The Last Don II (TV mini-series)
1998 Dead Man’s Gun (TV series)
1997 Married to a Stranger (TV movie)
1997 Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV series)
1997 Lethal Tender
1997 Dead Silence (TV movie)
1993-1996 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV series)
1996 F/X: The Series (TV series)
1996 Carpool
1996 Unforgettable
1995 Breach of Trust
1995 Fallen Angels (TV series)
1995 Black Fox: Good Men and Bad (TV movie)
1995 Waterworld
1995 Bad Boys
1995 The Shamrock Conspiracy (TV movie)
1994 RoboCop (TV series)
1994 The Client
1994 The Spider and the Fly (TV movie)
1994 The Club
1994 Model by Day (TV movie)
1994 I Know My Son Is Alive (TV movie)
1994 Lonesome Dove: The Series (TV series)
1991-1993 Counterstrike (TV series)
1993 Street Justice (TV series)
1993 Dead Before Dawn (TV movie)
1993 Harmony Cats
1992 Secret Service (TV series)
1992 Innocent Blood
1992 The Hat Squad (TV series)
1992 Under Cover of Darkness
1992 Material World (TV series)
1991 Scene of the Crime (TV series)
1991 The Last Boy Scout
1990-1991 Street Legal (TV series)
1990 Against the Law (TV series)
1990 Dracula: The Series (TV series)
1990 Red Blooded American Girl
1990 The Amityville Curse (video)
1989 Cold Front
1989 La famiglia Buonanotte
1989 Blind Fear
1989 La danse du scorpion (TV movie)
1988 War of the Worlds (TV series)
1988 Smokescreen
1988 Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop (TV series)
1987 Diamonds (TV series)
1985-1987 Night Heat (TV series)
1987 Miami Vice (TV series)
1987 Last Man Standing
1986 The Boy in Blue




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“When I decided to go to university I didn’t know what I wanted to do. When I had an opportunity to take an elective I took Drama by chance, even though I’d never taken a Drama course or even been in a play in high school. Two years later I was majoring in Drama and I knew I wanted to be an actor. I still remember the teachers; they had a huge influence on me and were instrumental in becoming who I am today.”