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. James Durbin

    "American Idol" fan favorite James Durbin has been diagnosed with Aspergers and Tourette syndrome. 


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    Age: Died at 89 (1923-2012)
    Profession: Statistician
    Schools: St John's College, Cambridge
  2. Many experts believe that horror writer H.P. Lovecraft demonstrated traits consistent with an Aspergers diagnosis.


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    Age: Died at 47 (1890-1937)
    Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
    Profession: Editor, Poet, Novelist, Writer
    Schools: Hope High School
    Cause Of Death: Cancer, Malnutrition
    Place Of Death: Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
  3. Mass murderer Martin Bryant was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome. Bryant killed 35 people in a shooting spree in Tasmania, Australia, in 1996.


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    Age: age 48
    Birthplace: Tasmania, Australia
    Medical Conditions: Intellectual disability
  4. Craig Nicholls, the lead singer of The Vines, has been diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome.


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    Age: age 38
    Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer
    Schools: Marist College Penshurst
    Medical Conditions: Asperger syndrome
  5. British actor Paddy Considine was diagnosed with Aspergers at age 35. Considine is best known for his work with Simon Pegg in Hot Fuzz and The World's End.


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    Age: age 42
    Birthplace: Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
    Profession: Musician, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director, Photographer
    Schools: University of Brighton, Burton College
    Children: Joseph Considine
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  6. "Community" creator Dan Harmon said that he realized that he had Aspergers when he was researching the disorder to create the character Abed.


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    Age: age 42
    Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
    Profession: Television director, Television producer, Cinematographer, Film Producer, Actor + 6 more
    Schools: Glendale Community College
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