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


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

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CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin


Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
Photo:  Family Guy

Appears In: Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

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Jimmy Vulmer


Jimmy Vulmer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
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Appears In: South Park

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Bobby Boucher


Bobby Boucher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Characters Who Stutter
Photo: via Reddit

Appears In: The Waterboy