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      Michael Jeter

      Michael Jeter

      Highest Rated: 97% Zelig (1983)

      Lowest Rated: 14% South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)

      Birthday: Aug 26, 1952

      Birthplace: Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA

      Versatile character player of the NYC stage with a mild Tennessee twang who is best known for his Emmy award-winning portrayal of likeable dweeb Herman Stiles, assistant coach to Burt Reynolds on the southern fried sitcom "Evening Shade" (CBS, 1990-94). Jeter first gained acclaim--and a Tony award--for his featured turn as the dying clerical worker (played in the original film by Lionel Barrymore) in the Broadway hit "Grand Hotel, The Musical" (1990). His off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway credits have included "The Boys Next Door," "Greater Tuna," and "Cloud 9." Jeter's film and TV credits extend back to 1979 when he made his feature debut with a small role in Milos Forman's film version of "Hair." He has appeared in a number of TV-movies and miniseries including "Gypsy" (CBS, 1993), starring Bette Midler, and "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City" (PBS, 1994). Jeter has fared well playing extreme characters, such as in his small but indelible role as a homeless cabaret singer with AIDS in Terry Gilliam's "The Fisher King" (1991). He was nominated for another Emmy for playing a decidedly eccentric frog breeder in a 1993 episode of the quirky CBS-TV drama "Picket Fences"--a part written specially for him. Back on the big screen, Jeter provided sturdy comic support to Whoopi Goldberg in "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit" (1993), proved adept in the Wesley Snipes actioner "Drop Zone" (1994) as a nerdy computer whiz wanted by both the cops and the crooks. In an emotional TV interview with Jann Carl of "Entertainment Tonight" in July 1997, Jeter disclosed that he had tested positive for HIV. He remained active in the industry, though, turning in a fine performance as a Cajun death row inmate in the Oscar-nominated "The Green Mile" (1999) and joining the cast of the long-running PBS children's series "Sesame Street" in 2000 as Mr. Noodle in the "Elmo's World" segments. After a turn in the high-profile sequel "Jurassic Park III" (2001) Jeter had a notable supporting turn as one of the loveable losers hoping for a big heist in "Welcome to Colinwood" (2002) and was tapped by director-star Kevin Costner to appear in the Western "Open Range" (2003). The actor had just completed a turn in a Performance Capture suit to film his dual role as the CGI characters Smokey and Steamer in the Robert Zemeckis-directed "The Polar Express" (2004), again opposite Hanks, when he died unexpectedly of undetermined causes.

      Highest rated movies

      Zelig poster
      The Fisher King poster The Fisher King Open Range poster
      Open Range
      The Green Mile poster
      The Green Mile
      The Gift poster The Gift Gypsy poster
      True Crime poster
      True Crime
      Welcome to Collinwood poster
      Welcome to Collinwood




      56% 64% The Polar Express Smokey/Steamer (Voice) $125.9M 2004
      79% 84% Open Range Percy (Character) $58.3M 2003
      55% 55% Welcome to Collinwood Toto (Character) $334.0K 2002
      49% 36% Jurassic Park III Udesky (Character) $181.2M 2001
      14% 28% South of Heaven, West of Hell Uncle Jude (Character) $26.4K 2000
      57% 55% The Gift Gerald Weems (Character) $12.0M 2000
      29% 63% Jakob the Liar Avron (Character) $5.0M 1999
      79% 94% The Green Mile Eduard 'Del' Delacroix (Character) $136.8M 1999
      56% 49% True Crime Dale Porterhouse (Character) $16.6M 1999
      No Score Yet 47% The Ransom of Red Chief Bill Driscoll (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 52% Zack and Reba Oras (Character) - 1998
      21% 73% Patch Adams Rudy (Character) $135.0M 1998
      50% 89% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas L. Ron Bumquist (Character) $10.6M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Race for Atlantis Pindar (Voice) - 1998
      43% 82% Thursday Dr. Jarvis (Character) $2.0K 1998
      45% 38% Air Bud Norman F. 'Norm' Snively/Clown the Hound (Character) $24.6M 1997
      44% 49% Mouse Hunt Quincy Thorpe (Character) $61.8M 1997
      No Score Yet 61% Mrs. Santa Claus Arvo (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 88% The Boys Next Door Arnold Wiggins (Character) - 1996
      45% 43% Waterworld Old Gregor (Character) $88.2M 1995
      39% 32% Drop Zone Earl Leedy (Character) $26.7M 1994
      No Score Yet 20% Bank Robber Night Clerk 1 (Character) - 1993
      57% 76% Gypsy Mr. Goldstone (Character) - 1993
      18% 61% Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Father Ignatius (Character) $57.0M 1993
      84% 85% The Fisher King Homeless cabaret singer (Character) $39.4M 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Like in the Movies Vernon (Character) - 1990
      97% 88% Zelig Freshman #2 (Character) - 1983


      No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star),
      Music Performer,
      1998 2000 2002 2004
      No Score Yet 92% Hey Arnold! Unknown (Guest Voice) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      50% No Score Yet Second Noah Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet 41% Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Suddenly Susan Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      38% No Score Yet Can't Hurry Love Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      82% No Score Yet Picket Fences Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Evening Shade Herman Stiles (Character) 1990-1994