It’s no secret producers and casting agents remain hesitant to hire real disabled actors. They could have a dozen roles portraying someone with a disability to fill, and they’d still find an excuse to hire nondisabled actors.
Are they nervous around people with disabilities, or do they think we’re not good enough? Of course, it depends on the casting agent, but this same sing-song story of avoiding actors with disabilities is getting old.
Fortunately, there have been some bright spots in this sea of faux portrayals — actors with real disabilities given roles that make them shine brilliantly.
Robert David Hall in CSI
A 66 year old actor with double amputations (he l