Are there any disabled characters that are played by disabled actors?

The only one I can come up with is Chris Burke and Life Goes On hasn’t been on for like 20 years.

You’d think there’d be a little progress since then, but I guess we’re still casting white dudes as Asian and Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone so I guess we shouldn’t expect much.

  1. hit-by-pitch reblogged this from mattgorman and added:
    Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump?
  2. missblythe said: And glee has the character of Becky. So basically only awful tv shows.
  3. antbf said: The actor who plays Walter Jr. really has cerebral palsy, although I think slightly less severe than the character is portrayed as having
  4. samsplace said: She’s been off the air for a while, but Roseanne Barr qualifies.
  5. mar-see-ah said: Walt Jr on Breaking Bad has Cerebral Palsy and is played by an actor with CP
  6. glossylalia said: I think Walter Jr. from Breaking Bad really has cerebral palsy.
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