Sean Lance Berdy, one of the most multifaceted Deaf actors of his generation, has brought an astonishing array of characters to life on both film, television and stage.
Sean was born deaf on June 3rd, 1993 in Boca Raton, FL. Sean was born to perform and has been following his passion for entertaining. Sean is an actor, comedian, entertainer, and live performer. His first stage as a young boy was his parents' bed where he put on shows for delighted family and friends alongside his younger brother. Occasionally, he loves to impersonate people. He brought joy and humor to his family and friends. Other than acting, Sean loves dancing, golfing, cooking, paintball, bowling and he is an excellent graphic designer, as he said once he has been doing it since a young boy.
He was born into a Deaf Family his brother and his parents are also Deaf. As a child he had great interest in performing magic and won his first trophy at the World Deaf Magicians Festival.
Sean received his first big break in acting in "The Sandlot 2", the 2005 comedic sequel to "The Sandlot" playing as the lovably mischievous Sammy "Fingers" Samuelson. Sean went on to play roles in additional films including "The Bondage" (2006), "The Deaf Family" (2007), and "The Legend of the Mountain Man" (2008). In addition to Sean's film career, he has been featured in numerous public service commercials.
Sean is currently in a new hit show called, "Switched at Birth" on ABC Family on Mondays, at 8 PM ET/PT. He portrays as Emmett Bledsoe, the most lovable character known as Deaf James Dean. He describes himself as being the opposite of Emmett, his switched at birth character: He’s goofy and outgoing, while Emmett is icy and introverted. Sean's performance of Emmett has granted him the nomination for the TV Breakout Star at the Teen Choice Awards in 2011.
In between filming engagements, Sean has toured the country, performing with a highly acclaimed musical group. Sean was named Mr. Deaf Teen America in 2010. In this role, Sean has been asked to make public appearances across the country for one year. He did a very well received rendition of Michael Jackson’s “The way you make me feel,” performed in American Sign Language
Sean has won many awards including Most Inspired Deaf Performer on 2012 by DeafNation and 2013 by The Silent Grapevine.
Today, Sean is developing his superlative one man show called, "The Sean Berdy Show" that will bring his comedy stand-up, life stories, and performance to life.
"It's not all about acting. It's about giving an art of entertainment to humanity." — Sean Berdy
(From www.sean-berdy.com, Deafness.about.com, www.silentgrapevine.com, www.tvguide.com/celebrities)