Fiction The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter  

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Stuttering is a serious speech impediment that affects millions of people from all over the world and all walks of life. It usually starts in childhood and can continue into adulthood. There is no set reason why people begin stuttering, but sometimes it begins due to trauma. People who stutter don’t often get to see a positive representation of themselves in the media. The characters on this list may have a speech impediment, but they are still well-rounded characters with other traits.

Sometimes these characters' stutters cause them to be a target for ridicule and cruelty, such as Adam Sandler’s Bobby Boucher, Ken Pile from A Fish Called Wanda, and Billy Bibbit from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. However, there are also characters who are portrayed as extremely successful, despite their stuttering issues, such as John Cage from "Ally McBeal."

It’s important for there to be stuttering characters in fiction so that people who deal with that impediment can see positive representatives of themselves on the screen and in books. Who is your favorite stuttering character?

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Bill Denbrough is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter

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24 17
Quirinus Quirrell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter

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16 10
Hal Hefner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
Hal Hefner Rocket Science

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26 21
Bobby Boucher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
Bobby Boucher The Waterboy

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17 13
Billy Bibbit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
Billy Bibbit One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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34 31
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
Porky's Spring Planting, Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4, Porky's Hare Hunt

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30 27
Jimmy Vulmer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
Jimmy Vulmer South Park

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8 10
Aaron Stampler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
Aaron Stampler Primal Fear

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11 16
Ken Pile is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
A Fish Called Wanda

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4 8
Billy Budd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
Billy Budd

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3 9
Smiley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
Smiley Do the Right Thing

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5 13
John Cage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
John Cage Ally McBeal

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4 12
Claudius is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
I, Claudius

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4 13
John Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
John Gibbons My Cousin Vinny

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10 25
Tina Cohen-Chang is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter