Kim Coates is a Canadian-American actor who has worked in both Canadian and American movies 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 Theatre. He currently stars as Tig Trager in the FX series Sons of Anarchy.
Coates had never seen a play and first saw one when he went to University of Saskatchewan, and took Drama as an elective. Once hooked, he dove into theatre. He admits that he took Drama by chance in university and after two years he knew that he wanted to be an actor. Coates portrayed Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire and played the youngest ever title role of Macbeth at the Stratford Theatre. Coates made his debut in a 1986 movie called, The Boy in Blue. Even though it was a very small role, it opened up opportunities for him and he has appeared in over 100 titles to date.