‘Speechless’: Meet the Cast of ABC’s New Comedy Series

Micah Fowler as JJ DiMeo

At just 15-years-old, Fowler made his acting debut in Jason Reitman's 2013 film, Labor Day, starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. The young actor has cerebral palsy like his character, JJ, though his symptoms aren't as severe as the boy he plays in Speechless. According to the show's website, Fowler had to learn to "retrain hand and arm movements and 'compensate physically'" to play the role. (Getty)

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