Coyote Shivers is a Canadian actor and musician known for releasing the albums ‘Gives It To Ya. Twice’ and ‘1/2 A Rock & Roll Record’ as well as for appearing in the movies ‘Johnny Mnemonic’, ‘Empire Records’ and ‘Girl in 3D’. He started his musical career as a teenager, co-producing singles with other artistes. He eventually began playing in the bands Sharkskin and The Dave Rave Conspiracy. Till date, Shivers has earned considerable recognition as a performer. His contribution to the opening act of the band KISS during their reunion tour is still remembered by many. As an actor, he has made cameo appearances as himself in a number of movies. Although the artiste has been missing from the music scene and the big screen for a while now, his fans still hope for his return. On a personal note, Shivers is a controversial personality. Numerous women who had been involved with him have stated that he has a pattern of “physical, sexual and psychological abuse.”
Coyote Shivers began his career as a musician, co-producing his first song for the rock band ‘Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet.’ The song’s B-side, "Having an Average Weekend,” went on to become the theme song of the 1998 TV show ‘The Kids in the Hall.’ He co-produced the first two albums for the band as well. Shivers then worked as a guitarist in another rock band called ‘Sharkskin,’ eventually releasing the "Greatest Hits" CD compilation and three extended plays (EPs). He eventually moved to Los Angeles and collaborated with record producer Daniel Lanois to release the song "Sugarhigh" for the soundtrack of the movie ‘Empire Records’ before performing for The Dave Rave Conspiracy.
Coyote Shivers made his acting debut in the 1995 flick ‘Johnny Mnemonic,’ alongside Henry Rollins, Ice-T and Keanu Reeves. That year, he also starred in the movie ‘Empire Records,’ alongside Ethan Embry, Renée Zellweger and Liv Tyler.
He released his self-titled album in 1996. After performing as part of the opening act for the KISS reunion tour, Shivers began writing songs. In 1999, he came with his album ‘1/2 A Rock & Roll Record’ and also made a cameo appearance in the film ‘Smut.’ Two years later, he starred in the film ‘Down and Out with the Dolls,’ directed by Kurt Voss. He then got a small role in Luis Aira's movie ‘Girl in 3D.’ In 2004, the Canadian artiste came up with his album ‘Gives It To Ya. Twice’. Two years later, he featured in an independent film titled ‘Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down’.
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Family & Personal Life
Coyote Shivers was born on September 24, 1965 in Toronto, Canada. He was married to singer and model Bebe Buell from 1992 to 1999. Following his divorce from Buell, he married actress Pauley Perrette in 2000. The couple parted ways in 2004 and divorced in 2006.
His former wives, Buell and Perrette, and his ex-girlfriend Angela Garber have all alleged that Shivers has a pattern of physical, sexual and psychological abuse. In 2008, he was declared a “vexatious litigant” by the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
In March 2010, he married Brazilian author cum journalist Mayra Dias Gomes in Las Vegas. The couple divorced later on.