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The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter

Updated June 14, 2019 860 votes 296 voters 14.9k views15 items

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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    Jimmy Vulmer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
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    Jimmy Vulmer

    South Park
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    Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
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    Porky Pig

    Porky's Spring Planting, Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4
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    Bobby Boucher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
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    Bobby Boucher

    The Waterboy
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    Quirinus Quirrell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
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    Quirinus Quirrell

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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    Hal Hefner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
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    Hal Hefner

    Rocket Science
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    Billy Bibbit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
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    Billy Bibbit

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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    Aaron Stampler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
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    Aaron Stampler

    Primal Fear
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    John Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
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    John Gibbons

    My Cousin Vinny
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    Ken Pile is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
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    Ken Pile

    A Fish Called Wanda
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    Tina Cohen-Chang is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
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    John Cage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
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    John Cage

    Ally McBeal
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    Claudius is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
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    Claudius

    I, Claudius
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    Billy Budd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
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    Billy Budd

    Billy Budd
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    Smiley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
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    Smiley

    Do the Right Thing
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