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 Asperger's syndrome? Michael Jackson tops our list. Though it has not been confirmed that he was officially diagnosed with Asperger's, he did 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 and singers who have officially been diagnosed with Asperger's include James Taylor, 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 Aykroyd has been diagnosed with a mild form of Asperger's. Aykroyd believes that his Asperger's helped him create some of his most famous on-screen characters. Other Hollywood A-listers who are suspected of having Asperger's include Woody Allen, Alfred Hitchcock, Robin Williams, and Tim Burton.
Featuring successful actors, Hollywood celebs, and more, this list of celebrity autistic people includes Daryl Hannah, Andy Kaufman, and more.
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Muppets creator Jim Henson was suspected of having Aspergers syndrome.
Age: Died at 54 (1936-1990)
Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi, United States of America
Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
Credits: Sesame Street, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, The Muppets
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Mark Twain is thought to have had Aspergers Syndrome because of his eccentric personality and reclusive nature as he aged.
Age: Died at 75 (1835-1910)
Birthplace: Monroe County, Florida, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more
Profession: Humorist, Journalist, Novelist, Lecturer, Author, + more
Credits: Tom and Huck, The Adventures of Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper
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Monty Python actor Michael Palin is thought to have Aspergers syndrome because of his stutter and social awkwardness.
Birthplace: Broomhill, United Kingdom
Profession: Television presenter, Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more
Credits: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life, Monty Python's Flying Circus
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