Kim Coates Biography: Award, Movies, Wife, Net Worth, Real Name, Age, Kids, Parents, Siblings

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Kim Coates is a prolific actor who has worked in Canadian and American films and television series.

He is best known as Tig Trager in the FX series Sons of Anarchy and as Declan Gardiner in the Citytv series Bad Blood.

He has also appeared in over 100 films, including Academy Award winners Black Hawk Down and Pearl Harbor.

He has worked on Broadway and at the Stratford Festival, playing iconic roles such as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire and Macbeth.

He has won several awards and honours for acting and philanthropy and has dual citizenship in Canada and the United States.


  • Full name: Kim F. Coates
  • Date of birth: February 21, 1958
  • Age: 66 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Nationality: Canadian-American
  • Profession: Actor
  • Height: 6′ 2″ (1.88 m)
  • Parents: Frederick and Joyce Coates
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: Diana Chappell
  • Children: Kyla Coates and Brenna Coates
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $4 million

Early Life & Education

Currently 66 years old, Kim Coates was born on February 21, 1958, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

He grew up in a middle-class family, with his father working as a construction worker and his mother as a homemaker. He attended Mount Royal Collegiate, where he played football and hockey.

He also developed a love for theatre and drama and participated in school plays and musicals. He enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan, where he majored in history and sociology.

He took a drama course as an elective and was inspired by seeing a play at the university theatre.

He decided to pursue an acting career and dropped out of university after two years. He moved to Toronto, where he studied at the Ryerson Theatre School and the Banff Centre for the Arts. He also joined the Neptune Theatre in Halifax, where he honed his skills and gained experience.

Personal Life

Kim Coates met his wife, Diana Chappell, in Toronto, where they worked as actors. They got married in 1984 and have two daughters, Kyla and Brenna.

They live in Los Angeles, California, and have a Saskatoon home. Coates is a devoted family man who said his wife and children are his greatest achievements.

He is also a loyal friend and has maintained close relationships with his co-stars and colleagues, such as William Fichtner, Kevin Costner, and Theo Rossi.

Coates is a philanthropist and supports various causes and organizations, such as One Heart Source, The Pinball Clemons Foundation, and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.


Kim Coates began his film career in 1986 with a small role in The Boy in Blue.

He then moved to Hollywood, where he landed roles in films such as The Last Boy Scout, Innocent Blood, The Client, Waterworld, and Open Range.

He also appeared in two Academy Award-winning films, Black Hawk Down and Pearl Harbor, directed by Ridley Scott and Michael Bay, respectively.

He has worked with many prominent actors and directors, such as Bruce Willis, Sean Bean, Ray Romano, and Quentin Tarantino. He has also starred in over 40 films, including King of Sorrow, Goon, Resident Evil: Afterlife, A Little Help, and The Dark Truth, which he also co-produced.

He has also had a successful television career, appearing in over 50 shows, such as Prison Break, CSI, Cold Case, and Entourage. He is most famous for his role as Tig Trager, the sergeant at arms of a motorcycle club, in the FX series Sons of Anarchy, which ran for seven seasons from 2008 to 2014.

He received critical acclaim and fan admiration for portraying the complex and loyal character. He also starred as Declan Gardiner, a ruthless gangster, in the Citytv series Bad Blood, which was based on a true story. He won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for his performance in 2019.

He has also returned to the stage, playing Johnny “Rooster” Byron in the Outside the March production of Jez Butterworth’s play Jerusalem in 2018.

He won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Principal Role – Play for his role. He is filming Crossing Lines in Prague with William Fichtner and Donald Sutherland.


Kim Coates has won several awards and honours for his acting and philanthropy, such as:

  • Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Principal Role–Play for Jerusalem in 2018.
  • Canadian Screen Award for Best Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for Bad Blood in 2019.
  • Half-Life Achievement Award for acting at the AOF International Film Festival 2009.
  • Best Actor for King of Sorrow at the AOF International Film Festival 2009.
  • Honorary doctorate from the University of Saskatchewan in 2017.
  • Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Saskatchewan) in 2023.

Net Worth

Kim Coates has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

He has earned his wealth from his acting career in films and television and his producing credits and endorsements.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @kimcoates
  • Twitter: @KimFCoates


  • The Boy in Blue
  • The Last Boy Scout
  • Innocent Blood
  • The Client
  • Bad Boys
  • Waterworld
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Black Hawk Down
  • Open Range
  • Silent Hill
  • King of Sorrow
  • Hostage
  • Goon
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife
  • A Little Help
  • The Dark Truth
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Bad Blood
  • Jerusalem
  • Crossing Lines

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