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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 26 August 1952Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA
Date of Death 30 March 2003Los Angeles, California, USA  (epileptic seizure/asphyxiation)
Nickname Mike Jeter
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Jeter was born on August 26, 1952 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for The Green Mile (1999), Jurassic Park III (2001) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). He died on March 30, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Trivia (7)

Joined an all-star cast for a tribute to Stephen Sondheim in Great Performances: Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (1993). He performed with James Naughton in a duet called "Waiting for the Girls". (10 June 1992).
Turned from career in medicine to acting while a student at Memphis State Univ.
Won an Emmy for his portrayal of fragile math teacher Herman Stiles on Evening Shade (1990).
Won Broadway's 1990 Tony as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) for "Grand Hotel, The Musical."
Revealed his HIV status on Entertainment Tonight (1981) before it could be revealed by any tabloids.
Survived by his life partner, Sean Blue; his parents, Dr. William and Virginia Jeter of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee; his brother, William; and four sisters: Virginia, Amanda, Emily, and Larie.
Diminutive, balding character actor, son of a dentist. Got his break in films, when hired by Milos Forman for the screen adaptation of the musical 'Hair'. Active on and off Broadway. On screen often as underdogs or little tough guys. His career was at one time interrupted by a problem with alcohol and drug abuse.

Personal Quotes (2)

I often see myself in my private life as being a pinched and confined person. When I get on the stage I can open up.
I'm not dying of AIDS, I'm living with HIV.

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