Miles Orman

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Miles Orman (born December 4, 1984) was a child actor who played Miles Robinson on Sesame Street from 1985 to 1992.

Miles Orman is the son of Roscoe Orman, who played Miles Robinson's adopted father Gordon. Roscoe 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 Roscoe's son Miles was a year old, he revisited the idea. 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."[citation needed]

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," Roscoe said in 1986. "He's very outgoing and friendly. He likes people and that's helpful; he's not a wallflower."[citation needed]

Orman grew up in Englewood, New Jersey and attended Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, a Catholic all-male college preparatory school.[1] He played varsity basketball for the Crusaders from 1999-2003. Orman attended Marist College and played for four seasons on its basketball team.


  1. ^ Boone, Roderick. "Marist rookie was on 'Sesame Street'", Poughkeepsie Journal, February 18, 2004; accessed February 17, 2011. "But for Miles Orman, who hails from Englewood N.J. and went to Bergen Catholic High School, the thing he enjoyed most was going to work with his father every day."


  • "Meet Gordon: Roscoe Orman", by Rebecca Herman. Sesame Street magazine, Parents' Guide, issue 160, December 1986.

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