Jennifer Landon, Teeter on 'Yellowstone,' is Michael Landon's Daughter
Yellowstone had the bunkhouse rattled with the addition of the rough and daring new ranch hand, Teeter, played by actress Jennifer Landon, in season 3. Landon was definitely ready for the challenges she would face working on the Dutton family ranch; she had been trained on soap operas after all which is basically acting boot camp.
As the daughter of the beloved TV actor Michael Landon, Landon was destined to end up a TV star. She grew up in the prestigious Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, her first acting gig as a little girl on her father's show, Highway to Heaven, after he had already made a name for himself starring in Little House On The Prairie and Bonanza. Though her father passed away when she was only eight years old, she continued acting. She even studied at the prestigious New York University in New York City before returning to make a name for herself in Hollywood.
Landon went on to win three consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Gwen Norbeck Munson in the CBS soap, As The World Turns. She even went on to play Heather Stevens on The Young and the Restless as well as made appearances on House, Days of Our Lives, Banshee, Chicago Med, and Animal Kingdom.
But there is no doubt that Landon will be known for her current role on the Paramount Network's hit TV show Yellowstone opposite incredible actors like Kevin Costner and Cole Hauser. Teeter was a quick fan favorite as soon as she first appeared on the Dutton Ranch and as Landon tells Decider, it's unclear if she'll ever top the role.
"Yellowstone‘s amazing. I’m a lunchbox actor. Each job is a job fought for and a job got. So after all that hard work, to get something like Yellowstone and to get to work Taylor Sheridan, who I have tremendous respect for, and with actors of this caliber, it’s a no-brainer. Plus, I don’t know if I’ll ever audition for a part as cool as Teeter for the rest of my life. And I’m kind of okay with that."
Teeter's character offered a powerful female addition to Yellowstone season 3's cast. Landon explains that when she first auditioned for the role, she used chewing gum as dip, which got added to the character's storyline on the show.
"Teeter is gender defying in a lot of ways. The pink hair was in the character description based on somebody Taylor knows. What wasn’t in the character description was dipping tobacco. When I auditioned for the role, I used chewing gum as a substitute for dip and wore a baseball cap."