Sean Berdy

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Sean Berdy
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Sean Berdy in 2010
Born Sean Lance Berdy
(1993-06-03) June 3, 1993 (age 20)
Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actor-Entertainer-Comedian
Years active 2005–present
Website
Sean-Berdy.com

Sean Lance Berdy (born June 3, 1993)[1] is a deaf American actor and comedian. He has appeared in the film sequel The Sandlot 2 and currently stars in Switched at Birth, playing the role of Emmett Bledsoe. He is one of the two main deaf characters in the show. He was nominated for TV Breakout Star for the Teen Choice Awards 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Most of Berdy's film and television appearances feature his use of American Sign Language,[2] as this is his native language.[3] As a sophomore student at the Indiana School for the Deaf, he was named the 2010 Mr. Deaf Teen America, a pageant started in 1999 by the Model Secondary School for the Deaf.[4][5] He also performed with ISD's show choir, Vibrations.[6]

Career[edit]

Berdy has appeared in The Sandlot 2 as Sammy Samuelson, and has also appeared in The Bondage and two films in ASL, The Deaf Family and The Legend of the Mountain Man. He was in a Sprint Relay commercial, and currently stars as Emmett Bledsoe, son of Melody Bledsoe, played by Marlee Matlin, in the ABC Family television series Switched at Birth. He also was nominated for the 2011 Teen Choice Awards under the TV category for breakout star.

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
Year Title Role Note
2005 Sandlot 2, TheThe Sandlot 2 Sammy film
2006 Bondage, TheThe Bondage Young Trey film
2008 Legend of the Mountain Man, TheThe Legend of the Mountain Man Nick film
2008 Deaf Family, TheThe Deaf Family Wesley film
2011–Present Switched at Birth Emmett Bledsoe Main role

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