MICAH FOWLER IS AN ACTOR AND PUBLIC FIGURE, MOST NOTABLY KNOWN FOR HIS WORK AS "JJ" ON ABC'S SPEECHLESS.
Micah credits his love for acting to his older sister, Kelsey, who is a veteran Broadway actress. He made his television debut on an episode of Blue's Clues when he was nine and later appeared on several episodes of Sesame Street. At age 15, Micah made his feature film debut, playing the role of Barry in Jason Reitman’s 2013 movie Labor Day, opposite Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin.
In real life, Micah lives every day conquering the challenges brought on by cerebral palsy and uses both a walker and a wheelchair, the latter for longer distances. Micah hopes viewers will get to know every character he portrays as normal people, to the point that they don't even see their disability, but look beyond the physical or other limitations and see the real person, with lots of heart, personality, love and humor. Micah recognizes the huge responsibility of representing the special needs community and hopes to make them proud!
Micah is an avid movie fan and especially enjoys the Marvel and DC franchises. In addition, he is a resident expert in all things Star Wars. When not playing video games with his friends, he also plays on the Woodbridge Warriors, a sled hockey team with a very competitive group of special needs players. He's also proud of his collection of vintage cell phones, something he's always looking to add to.
Micah currently divides his time between Los Angeles and the East coast.
Will not be returning for Season 4 in the fall. #speechless
Thank you to all the fans, cast and crew who made this show so special. It was the greatest three years of my life. I hope we changed the world a little bit. I am so honored I got to do this.
"Micah Fowler is the breakout star of SPEECHLESS"
"Fowler is a groundbreaker. He delivers a brilliant silent performance"
-The Washington Post
"Micah Fowler, though: wow. He doesn’t utter a word, but he communicates more than words could ever say"
"Fowler delivers one of the most eloquent, Emmy-worthy performances you’ll ever see."
"Micah Fowler Steals the Spotlight in Family Comedy"
"Mr. Fowler... is lively and expressive"
-The New York Times
"Fowler's presence had a way of making "Speechless" poignant without preachiness, irreverent without insensitivity, and funny without a laugh track."
Cerebral Palsy Foundation
Micah is a proud ambassador to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation!
CPF is an incredible organization that not only works hard to inform the public, but works to effect change in the way the broader community interacts with those with special needs. CPF also connects experts with the shared goal of researching and learning how to prevent CP.
Check out all of their wonderful work on their website!
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