Daryl “Chill” Mitchell — ex-rapper, T4 SCI, disability activist, actor, currently the co-star of NCIS: New Orleans — is at war.

“I took a social handicap, being black, and transferred that fight to a physical disability. But this time I got ammunition!”

So far he seems to be on the winning side. Nowadays he is arguably the most steadily-employed actor with a disability in Hollywood. And certainly the most steadily-employed black actor with a disability. He belies all of the pathetic statistics on the hiring of performers with disabilities in film and television. The most recent survey, courtesy of GLAAD, shows that only .09 percent of all characters on network television last season were people with disabilities. Another study from the