Michael Jeter Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, USA
Died in Los 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 Open Range (2003), The Green Mile (1999) and Jurassic Park III (2001). He was married to Sean Blue. He died on March 30, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Sean Blue (1995 - 30 March 2003) ( his death)

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 (they were dating since 1995); 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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