|Birth: ||Aug. 26, 1952|
|Death: ||Mar. 30, 2003|
Los Angeles County
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)
William Claud Jeter (1922 - 2010)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
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Record added: Mar 31, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7319052
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We miss you! Rest well, Michael.|
Added: Feb. 21, 2015
To my 5th cousin 1X removed: I'm truly sorry I was never able to meet you. You were a true talent, and the characters you played will continue to entertain and bring joy for generations to come.|
Added: Feb. 13, 2015
You were so funny in Evening Shade. Miss seeing you.|
Added: Feb. 8, 2015
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