Deaf Celebrities

by jensenFilmCritic | created - 13 Jun 2016 | updated - 13 Jun 2016 | Public

List of Deaf celebrities

1. Sean Berdy

Actor | The Society

Considered by many to be the actor who revolutionized people's passion for learning sign language. Sean Berdy was born on June 3rd, 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida, to parents Terrie and Scott Berdy. At a young age Sean began putting on impromptu comedic shows alongside his brother, Tyler, to the ...

2. Marlee Matlin

Actress | Children of a Lesser God

Marlee Beth Matlin was in Morton Grove, Illinois, to Libby (Hammer) and Donald Matlin, an automobile dealer. She has two older brothers. Her family is of Russian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent.

Marlee lost much of her hearing at the age of eighteen months. That did not stop her from acting in a ...

3. Nyle DiMarco

Actor | Station 19

Model, actor, and activist Nyle DiMarco, born in Queens, New York City, USA, has been breaking down barriers and winning over audiences since he burst onto the scene in 2014. As a fan favorite on cycle 22 of "America's Next Top Model," DiMarco became the second male winner and first Deaf contestant...

4. Shoshannah Stern

Actress | Jericho

Shoshannah Stern was born on July 3, 1980 in Walnut Creek, California, USA as Shoshannah Oppenheimer Stern. She is an actress and writer, known for Jericho (2006), This Close (2018) and The Hammer (2010). She has been married to Ricky Mitchell since June 3, 2012.

5. Ryan Lane

Actor | Veronica Mars

Ryan Lane was born as Ryan Thomas Lane. He is an actor and producer, known for Veronica Mars (2014), This Is Ed!! (2017) and House (2004).

6. Daniel Durant

Actor | Switched at Birth

Daniel was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in Duluth, Minnesota. He attended mainstream schools in Duluth before transferring to the Minnesota State School for the Deaf in 8th grade. Daniel graduated from MSAD in 2008 and attended RIT in Rochester, NY and Gallaudet in Washington, DC. Daniel ...

7. Stephanie Beacham

Actress | Love and Other Disasters

Stephanie Beacham was born on February 28, 1947 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England. She is an actress, known for Love and Other Disasters (2006), Dynasty (1981) and Sister Kate (1989). She was previously married to John McEnery.

8. Eric Sykes

Actor | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

'Eric Sykes' started as a radio scriptwriter but he soon found he could perform as well as write. The slight handicap of being very hard of hearing doesn't interfere with his wonderful comic timing. The spectacles he wears have no lenses but contain a bone conducting hearing aid.

9. Deanne Bray

Actress | Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye

Born mostly deaf from an unknown cause. Completely deaf in right ear, some residual hearing in left ear in which she uses a hearing aid. Enjoys reading, especially with deaf children. Also enjoys attending deaf community events. Role models include Phyllis Frelich, Linda Bove, Freda Norman and Sue ...

10. Troy Kotsur

Actor | Criminal Minds

Troy Kotsur was born as Troy Michael Kotsur. He is known for his work on Criminal Minds (2005), The Number 23 (2007) and Flash Before the Bang. He has been married to Deanne Bray since 2001. They have one child.

11. Aryana Engineer

Actress | Resident Evil: Retribution

Aryana Engineer was born on March 6, 2001 in British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), Orphan (2009) and Dreaming of Peggy Lee (2015).

12. Whitney Meyer

Actress | Scream Queens

Whitney Meyer is an actress and figure skater originally from Dallas, Texas. She was born Deaf and is fully bilingual in both American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English.

At the age of 12, she began studying acting at the Wheelock Family Theater in Boston and has continued with private teachers ...

13. Gaius Lee DuPree

Actor | Bloodshed 2

Gaius Lee DuPree is a child actor. His most recent film works are: Relation Shipwreck (2015),Dead Redux (2016), A Little Different (2015), Rook (2014), ...To Ashes (2014), Insignifigance (2014), My Devil's Night, Back Where She Came From (2015), Doritos: ASL Doritos Baby - Crash the Super Bowl 2014...

14. Hollywood Lee DuPree

Actor | Santa Klawn

Newly brother of child actor, Gaius Lee DuPree and Phoenix Lee DuPree. Hollywood Lee will be following his brothers' footsteps in acting industry. He was named after Hollywood California, after he was born at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. The HPMC nurses thought Hollywood Lee was so ...

15. Jasun Hicks

Actor | My Devil's Night

Jasun Hicks is an actor, known for My Devil's Night, Lake Windfall (2013) and Zombie Queen from Outer Space (2014).

16. Terrylene

Actress | Natural Born Killers

Terrylene was born on February 5, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Terrylene Sacchetti. She is known for her work on Natural Born Killers (1994), Angel (1999) and Mr. Holland's Opus (1995).

17. David Baughman

Actor | Contracted

Is well known for "Campus Nightmares" (Gallaudet Murders) as Eric Plunkett. David is a Deaf actor. He was raised in Louisiana. He moved to New York where he attended Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute of Technical college. He was member for NTID Drama Club in 2004 to ...

18. Linda Bove

Actress | Follow That Bird

Born deaf, she was a founding member of the National Theater of the Deaf in 1963. In 1974, she received the AMITA--the Italian-American Award for her work on television. Best known for playing Linda on Sesame Street (1969) for over 20 years--the longest-running role on American television for a ...

19. Phyllis French

Bridge to Silence

Phyllis French is an actress, known for Bridge to Silence (1989).

20. John Maucere

Actor | No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie

John Maucere is an internationally recognized performer who played a critical part in breaking down social stereotypes by being the very first Deaf actor to take part in ABC's Talent Development Program with Tom Hanks and Arsenio Hall. John created and portrayed the SuperDeafy character, a Deaf ...

21. Anthony Natale

Actor | Jerry Maguire

Anthony Natale was born in St Catharines, Ontario, along with his older brother and younger sister, he represent the generation of a large Italian families in White Plains, New York He attended a boarding school for the deaf in Ernest C Drury, He was transferred to a mainstreaming gifted program ...

22. Bob Hiltermann

Actor | Children of a Lesser God

Bob Hiltermann is a true success story. He was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, the 10th of 11 children. Spinal meningitis left him deaf at the age of 4, but without that knowledge, his family just assumed he was "slow". They moved to Canada when he was 5 years old, making communication even more ...

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