Actor Kim Coates goes back to theatre roots, starring in 'Jerusalem'

Kim Coates is teaming up with two Toronto theatre companies, Outside the March and The Company Theatre, to present the national premiere of Jez Butterworth's 'Jerusalem.'

'Movies make you a star. TV makes you rich. The stage makes you good'

After 27 years on the screen, actor Kim Coates is returning to the stage in Toronto. (Aizick Grimman/CBC)

You may know actor Kim Coates from his roles in Sons of Anarchy or Black Hawk Down, but the Saskatoon, Sask., actor originally started on the stage.

After almost three decades on the big and small screen, he is going back to his theatre and Canadian roots by starring in Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem in Toronto.

The play will run until March 10 at the Crow's Theatre. (Sannah Choi/CBC)

Coates has acted in numerous movies and television shows, such as Goon and CSI: Miami

"Movies make you a star. TV makes you rich. The stage makes you good," Coates said in an interview with Here and Now's Gill Deacon.

Gill Deacon, host of CBC Radio's Here and Now, talks to Kim Coates about his return to the stage in the play Jerusalem. 1:05

Coates is teaming up with two Toronto theatre companies, Outside the March and The Company Theatre, to present the national premiere of Butterworth's play.

Kim Coates discusses his performance in Jez Butterworth's play, Jerusalem. 1:43

Coates is working with other notable actors in Jerusalem, such as Nicholas Campbell, but is also taking the stage with his daughter Brenna. It is the first time the pair is acting together.   

"The timing couldn't have been better," Coates said. "Brenna's amazing."

Kim Coates describes the experience of working alongside his daughter Brenna for the first time in his career. 0:53

The play premiered on Feb. 13 and will run until March 10 at Crow's Theatre at Carlaw Avenue and Dundas Street.

With files from Gill Deacon, Sannah Choi