Actor Kim Coates doesn't live in Buffalo, but he loves it here. Oh, he really does – and he let it be known on Monday during a film convention announcement at the North Park Theatre.
"I want to start by apologizing for wearing a cap to this incredible day, but it won't leave my head," Coates said, referring to his Bills cap. "I go to bed at night and it's on the side table. I wake up and it's on my head. I'm not kidding. It just hasn't left my head for the four days I've been here.
"I love this city, and to see what you're doing for the artists who come here, the films that are being shot here now, the people who want to come to Buffalo – I may never work again unless it's in Buffalo," Coates said. "I'm just going to state that right now. I love this city so much. Thanks for welcoming me to the city – and I'm not taking my hat off."
[Photos: Smiles at Coates, William Fichtner's premiere of "Cold Brook"]
Mayor Byron Brown said Buffalo should expect to see more of Coates after speaking with him and William Fichtner, whose new film "Cold Brook" stars both actors.
"I think Kim is looking to actually purchase a second home in Buffalo," the mayor said with a laugh.