Jeter, Michael

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Jeter, Michael Gender: M
born on 26 August 1952
Place Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, 35n15, 87w20
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Taglilatelo
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Michael Jeter
photo: Alan Light, license cc-by-2.0


American award-winning character actor, openly gay, who died from complications of HIV/AIDS on March 30, 2003 at his Hollywood Hills Home. He was 50 years old.

In 1997 Jeter had revealed that he had been diagnosed with the virus. Fighting the disease was not his first battle with illness as he was frank about his earlier battles with alcohol and drug addiction.

A slight man, Jeter was a talented physical comedian as well as serious actor. His flexibility and easy moves lent themselves to dance as well as slapstick. He endeared himself to children in the Sesame Street Role of Mr. Noodle's brother, gave a completely touching performance in both "The Green Mile" and "The Fisher King" and kept audiences laughing with his national break-through role in the popular TV series "Evening Shade" which ran from 1990-1994. For his performance as the show's Herman Stiles, he earned an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1992.

As a young teen he wanted to be a physician, following in the footsteps of his father. But he detoured into show business and made his Broadway debut in 1978. In 1990 he won a Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in "Grand Hotel."

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  • Work : Prize 1992 (Emmy)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1997 (AIDS virus)
  • Death by Disease 30 March 2003 (complications of AIDS)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

PT quotes obituary for date and place/ no time given. It is unlikely that a birth certificate would have the time recorded since, at the time of his birth, TN did not require time of birth to be included with birth certificate info. His parents were Dr. William and Virginia Jeter.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Aids
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy
  • Notable : Awards : Tony