Michael Jeter Biography (1952-)

Born August 26, 1952, in Lawrenceburg, TN; father, a dentist. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: Pure Arts Entertainment, 1925 Century Park East, Suite 2320, Los Angeles, CA 90067.; Publicist: Guttman Associates PR, 118 S. Beverly Dr., Suite 201, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Actor, director
Birth Details
August 26, 1952
Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Private Ridgely, From Here to Eternity, NBC, 1980
  • Art Makter, Hothouse (also known as The Clinic), ABC, 1988
  • Herman Stiles, Evening Shade (also known as Arkansas), CBS,1990-1993
  • Mr. Noodle's brother, Mr. Noodle, Sesame Street (also known as Les amis de Sesame, Canadian Sesame Street, Open Sesame, and Sesame Park), PBS, 2000-
  • Movies
  • George Gardner, My Old Man, CBS, 1979
  • The Mating Season, CBS, 1980
  • Alice at the Palace, 1981
  • Messenger, Sentimental Journey, CBS, 1984
  • Mr. Goldstone, Gypsy, CBS, 1993
  • Arvo, Mrs. Santa Claus, CBS, 1996
  • Arnold Wiggins, "The Boys Next Door," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS,1996
  • Bill Driscoll, The Ransom of Red Chief, ABC, 1998
  • Miniseries
  • Bob Black, When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn (also known as Soldiers of Misfortune), CBS, 1993
  • Carson Callas, "Tales of the City" (also known as "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City"), American Playhouse, PBS, 1993
  • Specials
  • The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1991
  • Himself, Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall, 1993
  • Himself, Men, Movies and Carol, CBS, 1994
  • Pilots
  • Art, Hothouse, 1988
  • Episodic
  • Max Galt, "Dogs," Lou Grant, CBS, 1980
  • "The Night Off," Night Court, 1986
  • Senator Gaspari, "The Hearings," Crime Story, 1988
  • Peter Lebeck, "Frog Man," Picket Fences, CBS, 1993
  • Storytime, PBS, 1994
  • Voice of Runtar, Aladdin (animated; also known as Disney's Aladdin), CBS and syndicated, 1994
  • Mr. Barbour, Can't Hurry Love, CBS, 1995
  • Peter Lebeck, "Frogman Returns," Picket Fences, CBS, 1995
  • Bob Ryan, "A Coupla Stiffs," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995
  • Lawrence Rosewood, "Dr. No," Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1996
  • Voice, Johnny Bravo (animated), The Cartoon Network, 1997
  • Edwin, Veronica's Closet, NBC, 1997
  • Vic, "You Don't Know Jackal," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1997
  • Voice of Dr. William Blay, "Ajax and Ajaxer," Duckman (animated),USA Network, 1997
  • The chicken man, "Diving In," Second Noah, 1997
  • Edwin, "Veronica's Blackout," Veronica's Closet, NBC, 1998
  • Gus Zimmerman, "The Man Upstairs," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1999
  • Lowell, the minister, "Footprints on My Heart; Legacy; Elopement," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX, 2000
  • Also appeared as Calvin Klein, "Old Spouses Never Die," Designing Women, CBS.
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • Directed episodes of Evening Shade, CBS.
  • Film Appearances
  • Sheldon, Hair, United Artists, 1979
  • Special reporter, Ragtime, Paramount, 1981
  • Mr. Kelp, Soup for One, Warner Bros., 1982
  • (As Michael Jeeter) Freshman number two, Zelig, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Arnie and a member of construction crew, The Money Pit, Universal,1986
  • Skinner, Tango & Cash, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Dr. Krantz, Dead Bang (also known as Dead-Bang), Warner Bros., 1989
  • Adolph, Miller's Crossing, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Homeless cabaret singer, The Fisher King, TriStar, 1991
  • Vernon Jackson, Just Like in the Movies, Cabriolet Films, 1992
  • Night clerk one, Bank Robber, I.R.S. Releasing Corp., 1993
  • Father Ignatius, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Earl Leedy, Drop Zone, Paramount, 1994
  • Old Gregor, Waterworld, Universal, 1995
  • Norm Snively, Air Bud (also known as Disney's Air Bud and MVP (Most Valuable Pooch)), Buena Vista, 1997
  • Quincy Thorpe, Mouse Hunt, DreamWorks, 1997
  • L. Ron Bumquist, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Universal, 1998
  • Rudy, Patch Adams, Universal, 1998
  • Avron, Jakob the Liar (also known as Jakob le menteur), TriStar, 1998
  • Dr. Jarvis, Thursday, Volcanic Films, 1998
  • Pindar, Race for Atlantis, 1998
  • Zack and Reba, Victory Multimedia, 1998
  • Sticks Varona, The Naked Man, 1998
  • Dale Porterhouse, chief witness/accountant with Stokes & Whitney, True Crime (also known as True Crimes), Warner Bros., 1999
  • Edward Delacroix, The Green Mile (also known as Stephen King'sThe Green Mile), Warner Bros., 1999
  • Daddy and Them, Miramax, 1999
  • Uncle Jude, South of Heaven, West of Hell, Phaedra Cinema, 2000
  • Gerald Weems, The Gift, Paramount Classics, 2000
  • Dibble, Kid Quick (also known as The Adventures of Kid Quick), 2000
  • Mr. Udesky, Jurassic Park III (also known as JP3), MCA/Universal, 2001
  • Toto, Welcome to Collinwood, Warner Bros., 2002
  • Stage Appearances
  • Bellboy, Once in a Lifetime, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • The Master and Margarita, Public/LuEsther Hall, New York City, 1978
  • Straw, G. R. Point, Center Stage, Baltimore, MD, 1978-1979 then Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Alice in Concert, Public/Anspacher Theatre, New York City, 1980-1981
  • Cruikshank, El Bravo!, Entermedia Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Betty, Cloud 9, Theatre de Lys, New York City, 1981-1983
  • Arles Struvie, Greater Tuna, Circle in the Square Theatre, 1982
  • Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Kreeger Theatre, Washington, DC,1984
  • Arnold, The Boys Next Door, Lambs Theatre, New York City, 1987-1988
  • Sheldon Kelinski, Only Kidding!, American Jewish Theatre, Susan Bloch Theatre, New York City, 1988, then Westside Arts Theatre, New York City,1989
  • Otto Kringelein, Grand Hotel, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City,1989
  • Albums
  • Appeared on the original Broadway cast album of Grand Hotel.

Further Reference


    • Advocate, September 2, 1997, p. 22
    • New York Times, October 20, 1991, p. H23

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