This is a real shame as his film work, both comic and dramatic, is as good as they get.
Michael Jeter's work in The Green Mile is beautifully heartbreaking and why Oscar voters didn't acknowledge his performance in that film makes me question the whole nomination system. And he wasn't a one movie actor either. His work is memorable in everything he did no matter how small the role was.
From The Fisher King to Air Bud, and a score of other wonderful roles, Michael Jeter became his characters. His performances made people laugh. They made people cry. And they always made people notice. He is no longer with us, and his talents have yet to be replaced, creating a hole in the world of entertainment which has yet to be filled.