Michael Jeter
Birth August 26, 1952
(Lawrenceburg, Tennessee)
Death March 30, 2003 (age 50)
(Los Angeles, California)
Cause of death Epilepsy
Spouse Sean Blue (1995–2003)
Siblings William, Virginia, Amanda, Emily and Larie
Parents Virginia and William Claud Jeter
Years active 1979-2003
The Polar Express
Role Actor (film)
Character(s) Smokey and Steamer (motion-capture)
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Michael Jeter (August 26, 1952 - March 30, 2003) was an Emmy Award-winning American film, stage, and television actor. He did the motion capture for Smokey and Steamer in the 2004 film, The Polar Express while André Sogliuzzo did the voice. This was his final film role as he died of an epileptic seizure during production of the film. The film was dedicated to him.

To pay him a tribute, a deleted scene from the film, called "It Takes Two", which features Smokey and Steamer prominently, is featured on the film's DVD release.