James Jeter

Born September 15, 1921, the character actor James Jeter first appeared on screens big and small in films such as "The Sand Pebbles" and on TV series such as "The Wild Wild West". His recurring appearances as various ... Read more »
Born: 09/15/1921

Filmography

Actor (33)

A Perfect World 1993 (Movie)

Oldtimer (Actor)

Cohen and Tate 1989 (Movie)

1st Trooper (Actor)

Hollywood Wives 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Scene of the Crime 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Blow Out 1981 (Movie)

Film Lab Man (Actor)

Bender 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Border 1980 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

The French Atlantic Affair 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hollywood Knights 1980 (Movie)

Smitty (Actor)

A Change of Seasons 1979 (Movie)

Truck Driver (Actor)

F.I.S.T. 1978 (Movie)

Mike Quinn (Actor)

Black Sunday 1977 (Movie)

Watchman (Actor)

Fun With Dick and Jane 1977 (Movie)

Immigration Officer (Actor)

Matilda 1977 (Movie)

3rd ASPCA Attendant (Actor)

Katherine 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Hurricane 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Bus 1975 (Movie)

Bus Bartender (Actor)

Oklahoma Crude 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Christian Licorice Store 1970 (Movie)

Texas Man (Actor)

My Favorite Martian 1963 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sand Pebbles 1966 (Movie)

Farren (Actor)

A Shadow in the Streets (TV Show)

Actor

A Woman Called Moses (TV Show)

Actor

Animal Talk (TV Show)

Actor

Death Scream (TV Show)

Actor

Father Murphy (TV Show)

Actor

The Family Kovack (TV Show)

Actor

The Habitation of Dragons (TV Show)

Actor

The Jayne Mansfield Story (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Born September 15, 1921, the character actor James Jeter first appeared on screens big and small in films such as "The Sand Pebbles" and on TV series such as "The Wild Wild West". His recurring appearances as various guards, blacksmiths, and storekeepers on the long-running Western series "Bonanza" set the mold for a long career portraying rural lawmen and blue-collar workers from America's heartland. In addition to turning up on the outskirts of projects such as the medical drama "Emergency!", the truck-driving saga "B.J. and the Bear", and the filmed-in-Colorado relationship dramedy "A Change of Seasons", Jeter became a particularly familiar face in sheriff and deputy roles, appearing as the uncredited Precinct Captain in the harrowing, Western-influenced action-thriller "Assault on Precinct 13" (1976). After his seemingly expert portrayals led to a recurring role as the town blacksmith on the family series "Little House on the Prairie", the actor memorably cut loose as Smitty, a speed-shop owner and unconventional father figure in the prankster comedy "The Hollywood Knights." Before retiring in 1994, Jeter appeared as a rustic old-timer in Clint Eastwood's tender crime-saga-road-movie "A Perfect World". He died in 2007.

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