Michael Jeter

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Michael Jeter : biography

1952-8-26 – 2003-3-30

Michael Jeter (August 26, 1952 – March 30, 2003) was an American actor of film, stage and television. His most notable television roles are as Herman Stiles on the sitcom Evening Shade from 1990 until 1994 and for playing Mr. Noodle’s brother, Mr. Noodle on Elmo’s World from 1999 until 2003. His film roles include Zelig, Waterworld, Air Bud, The Green Mile and The Polar Express among many others.

Jeter, who was gay, met his partner, Sean Blue, in 1995. The two remained with each other until Jeter’s death in 2003.



Year Title Role Notes
1979 My Old Man George TV film
1979 Hair Sheldon
1981 Ragtime Special reporter
1981 Alice at the Palace Caterpillar/Dormouse TV film
1982 Soup for One Mr. Kelp
1983 Zelig Freshman #2
1986 The Money Pit Arnie
1989 Dead Bang Dr. Krantz
1989 Tango & Cash Skinner
1990 Miller’s Crossing Adolph
1990 Just Like in the Movies Vernon
1991 The Fisher King Homeless Cabaret Singer
1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Father Ignatius
1993 Bank Robber Night Clerk
1993 Gypsy Goldstone TV film
1994 Drop Zone Earl Leedy
1995 Waterworld Old Gregor
1996 Mrs. Santa Claus Arvo TV film
1996 The Boys Next Door Arnold TV film
1997 Air Bud Norm Snively
1997 Mouse Hunt Quincy Thorpe
1998 The Naked Man Sticks
1998 The Ransom of Red Chief Bill Driscoll TV film
1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas L. Ron Bumquist
1998 Thursday Dr. Jarvis
1998 Patch Adams Rudy
1998 Zack and Reba Oras TV film
1999 True Crime Dale
1999 Jakob the Liar Avron
1999 The Green Mile Eduard ‘Del’ Delacroix
2000 The Gift Gerald Weems
2000 South of Heaven, West of Hell Uncle Jude
2001 Jurassic Park III Udesky
2002 Welcome to Collinwood Toto
2003 Open Range Percy Released posthumously; dedicated in memory
2004 The Polar Express Smokey and Steamer Motion-capture only. Released posthumously; dedicated in memory. Final film.