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11th May '17 11:27:54 AM Scifimaster92
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* In ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes1977'', Pluto is deformed due to inbreeding. His actor, Michael Berryman, is afflicted with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypohidrotic_ectodermal_dysplasia hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia]], a rare hereditary disorder that makes him unable to grow hair, teeth, or nails.



* Actor Michael Berryman was born with Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia, a rare condition which caused him to have no hair, fingernails, or sweat glands. His distinctive appearance led to a career in horror and science fiction movies, usually playing villains or monsters.

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* Actor Michael Berryman was born with Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia, a rare condition which caused him to have no hair, fingernails, or sweat glands. His distinctive appearance led to a career in horror and science fiction movies, usually playing villains or monsters.monsters, most notably Pluto in ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes1977''.
11th May '17 11:19:21 AM Scifimaster92
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* In ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes1977'', Papa Jupiter is deformed due to inbreeding. His actor, Michael Berryman, is afflicted with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypohidrotic_ectodermal_dysplasia hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia]], a rare hereditary disorder that makes him unable to grow hair, teeth, or nails.

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* In ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes1977'', Papa Jupiter Pluto is deformed due to inbreeding. His actor, Michael Berryman, is afflicted with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypohidrotic_ectodermal_dysplasia hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia]], a rare hereditary disorder that makes him unable to grow hair, teeth, or nails.
22nd Apr '17 8:31:32 PM Scifimaster92
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* Likewise, the deformed and maimed characters in ''Film/ElTopo'' are played by real amputees and people with actual deformities. Of particular note is a legless man who rides on the shoulders of his armless companion.
22nd Apr '17 8:18:10 PM Scifimaster92
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* Similarly, one of the "found footage" moments in the {{Mondo}} film ''Film/FacesOfDeath IV'' involves a junkyard worker whose left leg is severed below the knee while he is attempting to retrieve parts from a wrecked Oldsmobile. The actor was a colleague of the film's producer who had lost his left leg in real life a few years earlier.


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* In ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes1977'', Papa Jupiter is deformed due to inbreeding. His actor, Michael Berryman, is afflicted with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypohidrotic_ectodermal_dysplasia hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia]], a rare hereditary disorder that makes him unable to grow hair, teeth, or nails.
12th Apr '17 11:09:28 PM BNSF1995
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* WesternAnimation/PorkyPig was originally voiced by Joe Dougherty, who suffered from an actual stutter. He was eventually replaced when the stutter made recording too difficult.

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* WesternAnimation/PorkyPig was originally voiced by Joe Dougherty, who suffered from an actual stutter. He was eventually replaced when the stutter made recording too difficult. His replacement, Creator/MelBlanc, reproduced the stutter, and it has since become one of Porky's defining characteristics.
12th Apr '17 6:42:18 AM LondonKdS
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** Mid-eighties recurring villain Sil is a mostly-aquatic sentient amphibian who is very clumsy on land and has to be carried around by flunkies. In reality, Nabil Shaban, who played him, has severe osteogenesis imperfecta, and uses a wheelchair.

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** Mid-eighties recurring villain Sil is a mostly-aquatic sentient amphibian who is very clumsy on land and has to be carried around on a litter by flunkies. In reality, Nabil Shaban, who played him, has severe osteogenesis imperfecta, and uses a wheelchair.
23rd Mar '17 9:54:20 PM MercutioDreams
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* The 2015 revival of ''Theatre/SpringAwakening'' reimagines about half the characters as deaf and cast actual hard of hearing actors to portray them (with separate performers singing and speaking their lines on their behalf, with the entire show simultaneously performed in American Sign Language). The revival cast also includes Ali Stoker, the first Broadway performer to be in a wheelchair.

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* The 2015 revival of ''Theatre/SpringAwakening'' reimagines about half the characters as deaf and cast actual hard of hearing Deaf actors to portray them (with separate performers singing and speaking their lines on their behalf, with the entire show simultaneously performed in American Sign Language). The revival cast also includes Ali Stoker, the first Broadway performer to be in a wheelchair.
21st Mar '17 3:40:44 PM twilicorn
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* The animated ''PunkyBrewster'' episode "Bright Eyes" featured a deaf boy whose voice was furnished by an actual deaf child. Cherie communicates with him through sign language. (The episode earned the cartoon show an Emmy nomination).

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* The animated ''PunkyBrewster'' AnimatedAdaptation of ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' has the Emmy-nominated episode "Bright Eyes" Eyes", which featured a deaf boy whose voice was furnished by an actual deaf child. Cherie communicates with him through sign language. (The episode earned the cartoon show an Emmy nomination).
21st Mar '17 3:30:49 PM twilicorn
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* ''Series/{{Speechless}}'' has Micah Fowler playing J.J. [=DiMeo=], both of whom have cerebral palsy and normally get around in a motorized wheelchair.

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* ''Series/{{Speechless}}'' has Micah Fowler playing J.J. [=DiMeo=], both of whom have cerebral palsy and normally get around in a motorized wheelchair. J.J.'s disabled friends are also played by disabled actors.




* In the web series, "The Guild", both the character of Venom and the actress who portrays her, Teal Sherer, are paraplegic.


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* In the web series, ''WebVideo/TheGuild'', both the character of Venom and the actress who portrays her, Teal Sherer, are paraplegic
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11th Mar '17 2:51:00 PM nombretomado
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* MichaelJFox, who has Parkinson's Disease and had retired from major acting roles, has returned to a [[Series/TheMichaelJFoxShow lead role]] by playing a TV News reporter with Parkinson's who is returning to his news show after retiring when he was diagnosed.

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* MichaelJFox, Creator/MichaelJFox, who has Parkinson's Disease and had retired from major acting roles, has returned to a [[Series/TheMichaelJFoxShow lead role]] by playing a TV News reporter with Parkinson's who is returning to his news show after retiring when he was diagnosed.
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