Michael Jeter (August 26, 1952 - March 30, 2003) was an American actor.
He began his career in the theater, which culminated in his Tony Award for his performance in the musical Grand Hotel. On television, he was a regular on the sitcom Evening Shade (for which he won an Emmy) and played Mister Noodle in the Elmo's World portion of Sesame Street. His films included Tango & Cash, The Fisher King, Waterworld, MouseHunt, Patch Adams and The Green Mile. The latter film required him to learn a Cajun accent and earned him a SAG award nomination along with the rest of the cast.