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 Michael Jeter

Michael Jeter

Birth
Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee, USA
Death 30 Mar 2003 (aged 50)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered
Memorial ID 7319052 · View Source
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Actor. His best known roles as the math teacher and assistant football coach 'Herman Stiles' on the CBS television situation comedy series "Evening Shade" that aired from 1990 until 1994 (and he won an Emmy for in 1992), and for playing '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) but 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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7319052
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Jeter (26 Aug 1952–30 Mar 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7319052, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered.