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People who added this item 4877 Average listal rating (2960 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
Lost (2004)


Character: John Locke
Disability: Paraplegic
Authenticity: Fake
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People who added this item 4291 Average listal rating (2890 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
Family Guy (1998)


Character: Joe Swanson
Disability: Paraplegic
Authenticity: N/A




Character: Seamus
Disability: Entire body made of wood
Authenticity: N/A




Character: Greased-Up Deaf Guy
Disability: Deaf
Authenticity: N/A




Character: Unnamed homage to Stephen Hawking (left)
Disability: Paraplegic
Authenticity: N/A
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People who added this item 1480 Average listal rating (931 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Glee (2009)


Character: Artie Abrams
Disability: Paraplegic
Authenticity: Fake




Character: Sean
Disability: Paralysis from upper chest down
Authenticity: Real




Character: Jean Sylvester
Disability: Down Syndrome
Authenticity: Real




Character: Becky Jackson
Disability: Down Syndrome
Authenticity: Real
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People who added this item 4475 Average listal rating (2862 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.8
House M.D. (2004)


Character: Dr. Gregory House
Disability: Limp due to tissue death
Authenticity: Fake




Character: Julie Witner (right)
Disability: Paraplegic
Authenticity: Fake
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People who added this item 5622 Average listal rating (3696 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
The Simpsons (1989)


Character: Herman
Disability: Amputee (single arm)
Authenticity: N/A




Character: The Yes Guy
Disability: Stroke victim
Authenticity: N/A



Character: Mr. Mitchell
Disability: Blind
Authenticity: N/A
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People who added this item 784 Average listal rating (486 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
The L Word (2004)


Character: Jodi Lerner
Disability: Deaf
Authenticity: Real


Character: Roberta Collie
Disability: Paraplegic
Authenticity: Fake
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People who added this item 1192 Average listal rating (880 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.6


Character: Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
Disability: Blind
Authenticity: Fake
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People who added this item 2396 Average listal rating (1668 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.5


Character: Orson Hodge
Disability: Paraplegic
Authenticity: Fake
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People who added this item 1445 Average listal rating (882 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Weeds (2005)


Character: Megan
Disability: Deaf
Authenticity: Real
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People who added this item 925 Average listal rating (673 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
X-Men (1992)


Character: Professor X
Disability: Paraplegic
Authenticity: N/A
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People who added this item 2631 Average listal rating (1736 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.7


Character: Dr. Arizona Robbins
Disability: Amputee
Authenticity: Fake
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Cast Offs (2009)


Character: Dan
Disability: Paraplegic
Authenticity: Real




Character: Tom
Disability: Blind
Authenticity: Real




Character: Will
Disability: Thalidomide affected
Authenticity: Real




Character: Gabriella
Disability: Deaf
Authenticity: Real




Character: April
Disability: Cherubism
Authenticity: Real




Character: Carrie
Disability: Dwarfism
Authenticity: Real
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People who added this item 2165 Average listal rating (1557 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 8


Character: Stevie Kenarban
Disability: Paraplegic and only has one lung
Authenticity: Fake
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People who added this item 179 Average listal rating (119 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 7
Dirt (2007)


Character: Don Konkey
Disability: Schizophrenia
Authenticity: Fake
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People who added this item 2606 Average listal rating (1788 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7


Character: Dr. Al Robbins
Disability: Double amputee (legs)
Authenticity: Real
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People who added this item 1393 Average listal rating (925 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
Nip/Tuck (2003)


Character: Natasha Charles
Disability: Blind
Authenticity: Fake
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People who added this item 110 Average listal rating (57 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.6


Character: Brian Kmetko
Disability: Paraplegic
Authenticity: Fake




Character: Payson Keeler
Disability: Spinal injury
Authenticity: Fake
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People who added this item 4002 Average listal rating (2846 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.7
South Park (1997)


Character: Timmy
Disability: Unknown. Officially described as "a strange combination of palsy and Tourette's"
Authenticity: N/A




Character: Jimmy Vulmer
Disability: Muscular dystrophy
Authenticity: N/A
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People who added this item 897 Average listal rating (486 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6


Character: Jenna Marshall
Disability: Blind
Authenticity: Fake
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People who added this item 183 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3


Character: Auggie Anderson
Disability: Blind
Authenticity: Fake
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People who added this item 228 Average listal rating (125 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4


Character: Blake
Disability: Spina bifida
Authenticity: Real
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People who added this item 1684 Average listal rating (1222 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
ER (1994)


Character: Dr. Kerry Weaver
Disability: Unspecified leg injury
Authenticity: Fake
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People who added this item 109 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
Episodes (2011)


Character: Jamie Lapidus
Disability: Blind
Authenticity: Fake
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People who added this item 3667 Average listal rating (2552 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
Futurama (1999)


Character: Bender
Disability: Temporary complete paralysis
Authenticity: N/A
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People who added this item 1203 Average listal rating (755 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 9.2


Character: Toph
Disability: Blind
Authenticity: N/A
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People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Huge (2010)


Character: Chloe and Alistair's mother
Disability: ?
Authenticity: Real
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People who added this item 53 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.5


Character: Corrine
Disability: Paraplegic
Authenticity: Fake
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People who added this item 33 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8


Character: Martin
Disability: Partial Deafness
Authenticity: Fake
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People who added this item 1275 Average listal rating (722 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2


Character: Adelaide
Disability: Down Syndrome
Authenticity: Real




Character: Moira O'Hara (older)
Disability: Blind in one eye
Authenticity: Fake
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People who added this item 724 Average listal rating (428 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Dollhouse (2009)


Character: Bennett Halverson
Disability: Crushed arm
Authenticity: Fake
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People who added this item 222 Average listal rating (134 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
Nurse Jackie (2009)


Character: Thor Lundgren
Disability: Retinopathy (blind in one eye due to diabetes)
Authenticity: Real
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People who added this item 1255 Average listal rating (808 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.6


Character: Brenda
Disability: Paraplegic
Authenticity: Real - Osteogenesis imperfecta
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 4.6
All About Me (2002)


Character: Raj
Disability: Cerebral palsy
Authenticity: Real
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People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.4
Pelswick (2000)


Character: Pelswick
Disability: Paraplegic
Authenticity: N/A
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Character: Phil Ken Sebben
Disability: Blind in one eye
Authenticity: N/A
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People who added this item 187 Average listal rating (136 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 7
The Oblongs (2001)
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People who added this item 38 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 8.4


Character: Brian Potter
Disability: Paraplegic
Authenticity: Fake
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People who added this item 805 Average listal rating (554 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.6


Character: Amanda Swafford
Disability: Blind (retinitis pigmentosa)
Authenticity: Real
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People who added this item 1376 Average listal rating (1052 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7.3


Character: Cotton Hill
Disability: Partial amputee
Authenticity: N/A
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 7.9


Character: Tess Kaufman (right)
Disability: Deaf
Authenticity: Real
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People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Committed (2005)
Character: Todd
Disability: Paraplegic
Authenticity: Fake
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People who added this item 248 Average listal rating (186 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 4.8


Character: Heather Mills (self)
Disability: Amputee (one leg from the knee down)
Authenticity: Real
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People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5


Character: Heather Mills (self)
Disability: Amputee (one leg from the knee down)
Authenticity: Real
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Saddle Rash (2002)


Character: Slim
Disability: Double amputee (both arms)
Authenticity: N/A
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People who added this item 26 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Angry Boys (2011)
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Posted: 6 years, 12 months ago at Dec 19 20:30
Great list!
In the TV series Reasonable Doubts, Marlee Matlin -really deaf- plays the role of a deaf lawyer.
http://www.listal.com/tv/reasonable-doubts-1991
Posted: 6 years, 12 months ago at Dec 19 20:35
Nice idea, well implemented :D
I didnt know Orson Hodges disability is faked..?!
Posted: 6 years, 12 months ago at Dec 19 22:51
Christopher Gorham's character "Auggie Anderson" on Covert Affairs is blind.

Also Max Burkholder's character on Parenthood "Max Braverman" has autism.
Posted: 6 years, 12 months ago at Dec 20 3:23
Will make additions tomorrow, thanks for all the suggestions!

And Ranzkind, the "authenticity" bit refers to the actors, not the characters.
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Apr 5 3:18
Great list! interesting idea.

Ummm, she's a very secondary character, but Brenda from the U.K. version of The Office is confined to a wheelchair. In real life the actress, Julie Fernandez, has Osteogenesis imperfecta.

In the animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender, the character Toph is blind.
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Apr 6 17:00
Thanks, additions made!
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at May 29 16:26
Doc Robbins disability is real??? Both legs amputated? God, I didn't know that!

Now I remember the character of Michael Weatherly on Dark Angel, he was on a wheelchair, right?
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Mar 1 3:25
What about Walter White Jr. from Breaking Bad? He has Cerebral Palsy.
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Mar 1 3:26
^It's real^

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