Who is the most famous person with cerebral palsy? Josh Blue tops our list. Blue is a stand up comedian who has been featured on several TV shows including “Last Comic Standing.” He frequently makes fun of his experiences with cerebral palsy during his act. Blue is also an athlete. He participated in the 2004 U.S. Paralympic soccer team.
“Breaking Bad” actor RJ Mitte has cerebral palsy. Mitte's character Walter White Jr. also has cerebral palsy and uses crutches to help him walk. Mitte has a mild form of cerebral palsy so he himself does not require the crutches. Many famous people with cerebral palsy have become motivational speakers including Anne McDonald and Geri Jewell.
What do you think of the famous people who don't let cerebral palsy hold them back? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
RJ Mitte has a mild version of cerebral palsy, as does the character he is most famous for playing, Walter White Jr. on "Breaking Bad."
Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States of America
Credits: Breaking Bad, Step Up Revolution, Pilot, House of Last Thingssee more on RJ Mitte
Comedian Josh Blue has cerebral palsy, and he basis much of his self deprecating humor on his disorder. After becoming the "Last Comic Standing," Blue was featured on "Mind of Mencia" and "The Ellen Degeneres Show."
Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Television producer, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more
Credits: Mind of Mencia, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, Feast 3: The Happy Finish, Cashsee more on Josh Blue
Christy Brown was an author and painter who was born with cerebral palsy. His autobiography "My Left Foot" was the basis for an Academy Award winning film that starred Daniel Day-Lewis.
Age: Died at 49 (1932-1981)
Birthplace: Crumlin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Profession: Painter, Writer
Credits: My Left Footsee more on Christy Brown
Anne McDonald was an author and advocate for individuals with communication disabilities. She developed cerebral palsy as the result of a birth injury.
Age: Died at 49 (1961-2010)
Birthplace: Seymour, Australia
Credits: Annie's Coming Outsee more on Anne McDonald
Geri Jewell is an actress with cerebral palsy. She was featured on the show "The Facts of Life."
Birthplace: USA, Buffalo, New York
Profession: Comedian, Actor
Credits: Deadwood, Nice Dreams, Two of a Kind, The Night of the White Pants ARTS: A Film About Possibilities^! Disabilities & the Artssee more on Geri Jewell
Eric Gores is the son of billionaire Alec Gores. He starred in "The Kid and I" with Tom Arnold.
Profession: Film Producer, Actor
Credits: Saw IV, The Kid & Isee more on Eric Gores
Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 13 months due to encephalitis. She was an advocate for disability rights.
Age: Died at 48 (1950-1998)
Birthplace: Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of Americasee more on Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer
Dan Keplinger is and artist who was featured in the Oscar winning short film "King Gimp."
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Profession: Visual Artist, Artist
Credits: King Gimpsee more on Dan Keplinger