Deaf Celebritiesby jensenFilmCritic | created - 13 Jun 2016 | updated - 13 Jun 2016 | Public
List of Deaf celebrities
1. Sean Berdy
Actor | Switched at Birth
Sean Berdy is considered by many to be the actor who revolutionized people's passion for learning sign language.
Sean 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 ...
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 | This Close
Nyles was born in Queens, New York City, USA. He has 2 brothers--one of them, a fraternal twin. He is the 4th generation in a deaf family. He moved to Maryland where he attended and graduated from Maryland School for the Deaf. Then, he graduated from Gallaudet University, the most popular ...
Actress | Hamill
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 The Hammer (2010), This Close (2018) and Jericho (2006). She has been married to Ricky Mitchell since June 3, 2012.
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 ...
8. Eric Sykes
'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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
20. John Maucere
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
Producer | This Is Ed!!
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 ...