Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Michael Jeter
Birth: Aug. 26, 1952
Lawrenceburg
Lawrence County
Tennessee
Death: Mar. 30, 2003
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California

Actor. He is probably best remembered for his Emmy-winning (1992) role as the math teacher and assistant football coach 'Herman Stiles' on the CBS television sitcom series "Evening Shade" that aired from 1990 until 1994 and for playing Mr. Noodle's brother 'Mr. Noodle' on "Elmo's World," a 15-minute long segment that was shown at the end of the children's television program "Sesame Street" from 1999 until his death in 2003. The son of a dentist, he studied medicine at Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis), Memphis, Tennessee when his interests to acting. He first broke into television in 1964, on an episode of the daytime soap opera "Another World." He performed in several plays and musicals at the Circuit Theatre and its sister theatre, the Playhouse on the Square, in midtown Memphis. He left Memphis to further pursue his stage career in Baltimore, Maryland and his first major stage production was the off-Broadway play "Cloud 9" in 1981. In 1990 he won a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway musical "Grand Hotel." In films, he usually portrayed eccentric, pretentious, or wimpy characters, as in "The Fisher King" (1991), Drop Zone (1994), and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1998) nut also played more diverse characters like in "Tango and Cash' (1989), "Miller's Crossing" (1990), "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit" (1993), "Air Bud" (1997), "Patch Adams" (1998), Jakob the Liar" (1999), "The Green Mile" (1999), and "Jurassic Park III" (2001). His other television credits include "Lou Grant," "Crime Story," "Hothouse," "Picket Fences," "Chicago Hope," "Johnny Bravo," and "Touched by an Angel." His final film appearances were "Open Range" (2003) and "The Polar Express" (2004), which were in post-production at the time of his death and, when released, contained a dedication to his memory. He was found dead in his home from an epileptic seizure at the age of 50. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 31, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7319052
Michael Jeter
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Gone to soon. What a body of work for the short time you were with us. Loved you in the Fisher King and the Green Mile you were absolutely superb. Thanks for the memories. You are missed.
- Nikbig
 Added: Jul. 5, 2014

- Stasia K
 Added: Jul. 3, 2014

- Remember Them Always
 Added: May. 31, 2014
There are 1,248 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.3 after 254 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service