Girlfriend / Spouse. View all posts by WorldFilmGeek. RJ Mitte INTERVIEW | 12th Annual JHRTS Holiday Party #BreakingBad. I totally agree and as I said before, I cried quite a few times watching this in both a sympathetic and happy way. RJ Mitte is a supporter of the disability charity Scope, which campaigns to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. He made his 2.5 million dollar fortune with Stump, Breaking Bad, House of Last Things. His character, Walter Jr., in Breaking Bad, also has cerebral palsy, but uses crutches and has a partial speech impairment, which RJ doesn’t. RJ Mitte; TV Interview; About The Author. 1 Bio 2 Appearances 2.1 Breaking Bad 3 Video RJ moved to Hollywood from Louisiana with his family in 2006 to support his sister's acting career and took to acting classes as a way to meet people. In this 11 minute interview, find out how RJ Mitte became an actor. In my opinion, the film is said to be “groundbreaking”. RJ Mitte spent six seasons on the set of “Breaking Bad,” which he saw as an opportunity to change his life. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. In life, people have these mental challenges and the issue is that they get angry but tend to pretend like nothing happened. Read More. Having worked at Collider for over a … In an August 2019 interview, RJ Mitte had revealed that he had started a relationship when he was 15 years old and it had lasted for nearly 5 years. But, at the age of just 22, RJ Mitte … To read last season’s interview with RJ Mitte, click here. Loves live music, comedy, acting, chocolate and a Harry Potter fanatic. I have no connection with my biological family and no desire to find them. 1 Bio 2 Appearances 2.1 Breaking Bad 3 Video RJ moved to Hollywood from Louisiana with his family in 2006 to support his sister's acting career and took to acting classes as a way to meet people. How much did you get to drive it on set? He was adopted as a child but didn’t know until his step-brother told him at the age of eight. Like the character, Mitte has cerebral palsy and has long been a celebrity Ambassador for United Cerebral Palsy. RJ Mitte talks Breaking Bad, cerebral palsy and his first gig in Hollywood The actor played Walter White Jr. in the hit drama for its entire 5 series … People can give you advice and you can only listen to the same routine so many times. Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius Interview - Qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics and … Focus. RJ Mitte: When I was younger, I watched a lot of standup and it was a lot people like Joe Rogan and Dane Cook and Carlos Mencia and everyone down from that, like one of my good buddies, Jay Davis, who books for the Comedy Store and the Laugh Factory, he’s a very good friend of mine. He made his 2.5 million dollar fortune with Stump, Breaking Bad, House of Last Things. I’ve known [director] Joey Travolta for quite some time now and we have wanted to work together. My character is a loved-up teen with cerebral palsy who goes to great and amusing lengths to make his classmate notice him. RJ Mitte has dated – In an August 2019 interview, RJ Mitte had revealed that he had started a relationship when he was 15 years old and it had lasted for nearly 5 years. 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I’m also looking at a few potential projects that are smaller films. The rest is history. Height. Do you know why your parents adopted you and have you ever known your biological family? MaximoTV. And that’s exactly what the whole family did. Athletic. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. You can follow RJ Mitte on Twitter @RjMitte. I promoted an Australian film this summer, called, I’m also going to be starring in the filmÂ, I have seen a big change in the acting community with regards to inclusion and diversity. RJ Mitte INTERVIEW | 12th Annual JHRTS Holiday Party #BreakingBad. Interview: Cody Calahan, Ari Millen and RJ Mitte Discuss ‘The Oak Room’ [Fantasia 2020]. I have seen a big change in the acting community with regards to inclusion and diversity. t of the other kids. RJ Mitte Explains How Having Cerebral Palsy Taught Him To Pity Bullies. This was a very passionate film and the story is quite unique. Tweet; Tweet; THE STAR SCOOP: For readers who don’t know, tell us about Breaking Bad. 2:13. For the most part, I have complete control over myself, which many people with cerebral palsy don’t. After moving to Hollywood in 2006, he began training with personal talent manager Addison Witt. Breaking Badder : Interviews with RJ Mitte, Robert Weide, Chris Bliss and Anne McCue, Plus Alexz Johnson and Michael Stec Exclusives 02/18/2015 12:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017 photo credit: Daniel Martinez Matallana They learned as much as they could about cerebral palsy, sought out the best occupational, physical and speech therapy available and stayed hopeful and resourceful. Cinema Australia / June 16, 2019. 75 kg or 165.5 lbs. RJ Mitte Exclusive Interview. Photographer: Topher Adam Stylist: Tony Sartino […] Posted by The Star Scoop on November 4th, 2009 . RJ Mitte, who plays Walter, Jr. on Breaking Bad, talks about the muscle cars he gets to drive for work, shares his surprising nickname and hints at Walter, Jr.’s secret activities.. Q: First things first: Walter, Jr. got the Challenger back this season! Weight. It’s something I have lived with my whole life, so I knew nothing else. He’s great. He knew what he wanted to do. Share. Although RJ Mitte is most well-known for his role in Breaking Bad, he’s also appeared as an extra in Hannah Montana, a recurring character in the TV series Switched At Birth and most recently, in the comedy-drama Now Apocalypse.Â. SEATTLE — RJ Mitte was the face of all that was good in a world "Breaking Bad." Now he's made it on TV, how is he finding being a young role model and a bit of a heartthrob? 5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm. Recently we got the chance to interview actor, RJ Mitte. The actor is dating Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, his starsign is Leo and he is now 28 years of age. Brazil — UN Convention Struggle. His latest film, Carol of the Bells, is amazingly groundbreaking as the film features a cast and crew who are developmentally disabled. It was a pivotal moment for his character and solidified his disbelief of what his father had done. When RJ Mitte first moved to Los Angeles to begin his acting career at 13, he let his cerebral palsy speak for itself, only providing details to those that asked. Definitely! To follow up on RJ’s projects, follow him on both Twitter and Instagram. Cinema Australia Original Content: RJ Mitte and director Steve Vidler on the set of Standing up for Sunny. But for the most part, I believe I grew up with a very normal life. People need to look outside the box for individuals that truly embellish a role, not just fill it. Article: Exclusive interview with RJ Mitte on the end of BREAKING BAD. A Special Thank You goes to October Coast PR and RJ Mitte for making this interview possible. Roy Frank "RJ" Mitte III (born August 21, 1992) is an American actor, best known for playing Walter "Flynn" White Jr. on the AMC series Breaking Bad (2008–13). When I went to school, I discovered I was ‘abnormal’ compared to most of the other kids. ‘Can’t’ is a mindset, and you have to make the decision to change that. Vince Gilligan, the creator of the show, was inspired by a friend he had in college and that became the inspiration behind Walter Jr.. Is your cerebral palsy similar to Walter Jr.’s? Jodi Lyn O’Keefe – Rumor Interview with RJ Mitte. We shot for about 14 to 20 days and had limited resources. He also spent his teen years as the breadwinner after his father left and his mother became paralysed for six years shortly after the birth of his sister. On March 10, actor RJ Mitte of "Breaking Bad" chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about "Carol of the Bells," and his future plans. For fun, Mitte began training with Los Angeles talent manager Addison K. Witt in Sherman Oaks, Cal. Christina Radish (4657 Articles Published) Christina Radish is a Senior Reporter at Collider. I have a few plans for a couple of movies in the works this year and into 2020. RJ Mitte didn’t have a straightforward childhood, but not because of his disability. Breaking Bad RJ Mitte Interview - Cerebral Palsy & Walt Jr. Red Carpet News TV. Aug 24, 2020 by Kat Hughes It was challenging, but I never saw it as a difference. Roy Frank (RJ) Mitte is a 27-year-old American actor and disability campaigner with cerebral palsy. RJ Mitte has cerebral palsy, just like his Breaking Bad character, although in a less severe form. Yes and no. RJ Mitte stops by the studio. Landmines — Jerry White’s Survivor Corps Mission I thought the script was one of a kind and we all knew we had something special. Was Walter Jr. already scripted to be disabled before you got cast? He is particularly passionate about disabled actors auditioning for non-disabled roles in the television and film industries. ( Log Out /  As well as being an actor, RJ Mitte has been campaigning to change perceptions and stereotypes around disability. #Christmas2020 #christmasday ... See MoreSee Less, Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Linked InShare by Email. No, it’s a show about this father that has many decisions, choices he has to make before he dies. Like his character on the show, he has cerebral palsy. RJ Mitte is a supporter of the disability charity Scope, which campaigns to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. How did you get the role of Walter Jr. in Breaking Bad? These are people who still live everyday lives and they have such great hearts. My character also happens to be a wheelchair user, and Katie’s character is deaf, so they relate to each other well. The son of a high school chemistry teacher turned crystal meth maker, Walt Jr is also television's biggest breakfast lover and is episode after episode seen tucking into stacks of pancakes or plates of eggs, no matter how high the family tension. There is this heritage of history in what they did in their careers. She was scouted at an amusement park in Texas for a role being cast as a young Lucille Ball, as she has bright red hair and was perfect for it. RJ Mitte; TV Interview; About The Author. Landmines — Jerry White’s Survivor Corps Mission RJ Mitte tells FNM about landing his breakout role in Few actors ever get the chance to star on a genre-defining TV show. Thank you to everyone for being part of our amazing community. RJ Mitte is the American actor who plays Walter White Jr. on Breaking Bad. RJ MITTE: Crystal meth and family. It wasn’t easy as my sister was working on something for Universal. It was challenging, but I never saw it as a difference. Others – Roy Frank Mitte Jr. (Adoptive Father), Dyna Mitte (Adoptive Mother) Build. We hope you're enjoying today, whatever you're doing.Thank you to everyone for being part of our amazing community.No matter what's going on in the world, we're here to make you smile. My character also happens to be a wheelchair user, and Katie’s character is deaf, so they relate to each other well. HAPPY CHRISTMAS from all of us at Disability Horiz, We had our Xmas party this week. Paul Carter: journalist and senior producer with a disability for the BBC, Actor Jules Robertson on living with Asperger’s and rising to fame in Holby City, Sophie Morgan on being a presenter, artist and disability campaigner. After the controversy over Emmerdale joking about cerebral palsy, Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte - who has the disability - says people need to be able to laugh about the condition to help normalise it. In many ways it is, but every person with cerebral palsy is unique in the way their body expresses their symptoms. Breaking Bad - Interview with RJ Mitte Posted by DarkUFO at August 14, 2012 2 Comments Cancelled Shows Read More. What was it like growing up with cerebral palsy? Tell us about the TV comedy-drama Switched At Birth and your character Campbell Bingman? Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing RJ Mitte before he arrived in B.C. RJ Mitte is currently staring on one of the greatest shows on TV, Breaking Bad.He plays Walt Jr., son on of former chemistry teacher turned meth dealer, Walter (Bryan Cranston).The show was one of RJ’s his first real acting jobs and from the pilot to his work now, you can how he’s evolved into a really smart actor. Ellis of planet "The Flux" together they journeyed through 956 underground channels in search of Edie Castillo in order to relay a message to only person who could save The Galactic Debate Podcast, RJ Mitte. Don’t let the perception of your barriers limit what you can and can’t do. It’s something I have lived with my whole life, so I knew nothing else. He played Walter White Jr. in the hit drama for its entire 5 season run. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) In this 11 minute interview, find out how RJ Mitte became an actor. UN Convention — Words From The Whitehouse. I’m also going to be starring in the film Triumph with Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard. She’s also an aspiring singer, so I have been helping her along the way with that as well. We need to work on making more effort toward diversity in casting. RJ is best known for his role as Walt JR. on “Breaking Bad.” He is particularly passionate about disabled actors auditioning for non-disabled roles in the television and film industries. No matter what's going on in the world, we're here to make you smile. His latest film, Carol of the Bells, is amazingly groundbreaking as the film features a cast and crew who are developmentally disabled. Before, I worked harder but not smarter (Laughs). He also spent his teen years as the breadwinner after his father left and his mother became paralysed for six years shortly after the birth of his sister, Lacianne Carriere. My character falls in love with one of the sisters, Daphne Vasquez. ( Log Out /  And though many of the actors in the studio were working actors, Mitte was using acting.. To read last season’s interview with RJ Mitte, click here. Carol of the Bells comes out today and I think this is a very emotional and groundbreaking film that everyone should see. I have spastic cerebral palsy. A kind of love triangle ensues, but Campbell works at the same hospital with Daphne – portrayed by deaf actress Katie Leclerc. What type of cerebral palsy do you have and how does it affect you on a daily basis?