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Kim Coates


Miami Vice Character
Jack Cragun ("Viking Bikers from Hell")
January 2, 1959, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Diana Coates (1984-present), two children

Kim Coates (born January 2, 1959, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian character actor who made his TV debut as Jack Cragun, leader of the Violators motorcycle gang in the episode "Viking Bikers from Hell" of the series Miami Vice.


Coates started his acting career in the movies, debuting in 1986's The Boy In Blue, followed by Smokescreen (with Dean Stockwell), The Last Boy Scout (with Bruce Willis, Bruce McGill, and Joe Santos), The Client (with Anthony Heald), Bad Boys (with Marc Macaulay and Will Knickerbocker), Waterworld, Pearl Harbor (with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), Open Range (with Annette Bening and James Russo), Assault on Precinct 13 (with Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo, and Brian Dennehy), Resident Evil: Afterlife, A Dark Truth (with Alfredo Alvarez Calderon), Cody, the Robosapien (with Penelope Ann Miller and Joaquim de Almeida), and Cold Brook.

His TV career after Vice included appearances in Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, The Outer Limits, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (with Paul Guilfoyle), CSI: NY, Smallville (with John Glover), CSI: Miami (with Jeff Fahey), Prison Break, Sons of Anarchy (with Ron Perlman), Ghost Wars (with Vincent D'Onofrio and Meat Loaf), and Bad Blood.

Personal Life

Coates married his wife Diana in 1984 and they have two daughters, Kyla and Brenna.