39 Celebrities Who (Probably) Have Asperger's Syndrome People
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39 Celebrities Who (Probably) Have Asperger's Syndrome

List Criteria: Celebrities diagnosed or suspected to have Asperger's disorder

List of famous people with Aspergers syndrome ranked by fame and popularity. Aspergers syndrome is a disorder that falls on the autism spectrum. Symptoms include difficulties in social interactions, repetitive patterns, and lacking nonverbal communication skills. The cause of Aspergers is unknown, and the primary treatment involves behavioral therapy.

Who is the most famous person with Aspergers syndrome? Michael Jackson tops our list. Though it has not been confirmed that he was officially diagnosed with Aspergers, he does show many of the traits associated with the disorder. Jackson had trouble interacting socially with people his own age, and he had many eccentric traits. Some musicians who have officially been diagnosed with Aspergers include Adam Young of Owl City, Craig Nicholls of The Vines, Travis Meeks of Days of the New, and “Cars” singer Gary Numan.

“Saturday Night Live” veteran Dan Akroyd has been diagnosed with a mild form of Aspergers. Akroyd believes that his Aspergers helped him create some of his most famous on-screen characters. Other Hollywood A-listers who are suspected of having Aspergers include Woody Allen, Alfred Hitchcock, Robin Williams, and Tim Burton.

What do you think of the famous people who have been diagnosed or demonstrate the traits of Aspergers? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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  1. Singer songwriter James Taylor has Asperger's syndrome.

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    Age: 67
    Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    Profession: Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Actor + 2 more
    Institution: Milton Academy
    Height: 6'2"
    Children: Ben Taylor, Sally Taylor, Rufus Taylor, Henry Taylor
  2. "Blues Brothers" star Dan Aykroyd was diagnosed with a mild case of Aspergers syndrome as a child.

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    Age: 63
    Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
    Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor + 2 more
    Institution: Lisgar Collegiate Institute, Carleton University
    Major/Field Of Study: Criminology, Sociology
    Height: 6'0"
    Children: Danielle Aykroyd, Stella Irene August Aykroyd, Belle Kingston Aykroyd
    Medical Conditions: Asperger syndrome, Tourette syndrome, Syndactyly, Heterochromia iridum
  3. A 2008 Pentagon think tank study suggested that the Russian president carried some form of Autism, although they couldn't be sure it was Aspergers.

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    Age: 63
    Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Profession: Politician
    Institution: Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg Mining Institute
    Major/Field Of Study: International law, Economics
    Height: 5'6"
    Children: Mariya Putina, Yekaterina Putina
  4. Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle says she was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome last year, according to a report in The Observer newspaper.

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    Age: 54
    Birthplace: Blackburn, United Kingdom
    Profession: Musician, Actor, Singer, Artist
    Institution: Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Acting School
    Height: 5'4"
    Medical Conditions: Asperger syndrome
  5. Many experts claim that I, Robot author Isaac Asimov had Aspergers syndrome.

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    Age: Died at 72 (1920-1992)
    Birthplace: Petrovichi, Russia
    Profession: Biochemist, Historian, Novelist, Author, Essayist + 3 more
    Institution: Columbia University
    Cause Of Death: Heart failure, AIDS, Renal failure, Complications of HIV infection
    Place Of Death: New York City, New York, United States of America
    Children: Robyn Asimov, David Asimov
    Medical Conditions: AIDS
  6. Daryl Hannah was diagnosed with a mild case of Asperger's syndrome as a child. She discusses her struggles with the disorder frequently in interviews.

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    Age: 55
    Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    Profession: Activist, Businessperson, Environmentalist, Film Producer, Actor
    Institution: University of Southern California School of International Relations, Francis W. Parker School, University of Southern California
    Height: 5'10"
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