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Miles Orman, in a "family portrait" with Roscoe Orman and Loretta Long.

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Orman playing for Marist College.

Miles Orman (b. 1984 in Englewood, New Jersey) played Miles on Sesame Street from 1985 until 1992. He is the real-life son of Roscoe Orman, who plays Miles Robinson's father, Gordon.

Roscoe Orman originally suggested that Gordon and Susan have a child when he first joined the show in 1974. At the time, the producers felt that it was too complicated to cast a baby to play the part. Ten years later, when Orman's son Miles was a year old, he revisited the idea. Father Roscoe remembers, "Caroll Spinney offhandedly said one day, 'That son of yours is so cute -- he's such a great kid -- we should bring him on the show and let him be your son.' I said that I had suggested something like that years ago but it was shot down. And he said, 'Well, you know, you could even adopt him.' That really started my wheels turning and I mentioned it to [Executive Producer] Dulcy Singer."

The producers were intrigued by the adoption angle, and cast Miles in the role. "The idea is that he'll grow up on the show -- for as long as he wants to," the senior Orman said in 1986. "He's very outgoing and friendly. He likes people and that's helpful; he's not a wallflower." [1]

From 2003 to 2007, Orman played basketball for the Marist College Red Foxes; in 2004, he was called the "king of the lay-up line 360-degree dunk" and star of their practices. [2] His last game was February 22, 2007. [3]

References

  1. "Meet Gordon: Roscoe Orman," by Rebecca Herman. Sesame Street Magazine Parents' Guide, issue 160, December 1986.
  2. Anthony Olivieri, "There's always next season to win", The Marist Circle, February 19, 2004.
  3. Joseph Ferrary, "Foxes look to clinch first outright MAAC title in history", The Marist Circle, February 22, 2007.

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