Actor Kim Coates goes back to theatre roots, starring in 'Jerusalem'
'Movies make you a star. TV makes you rich. The stage makes you good'
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.
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.
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.
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."
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