RJ Mitte played Walter ‘Flynn’ White Jr – the son of cancer-stricken science teacher-turned-drug manufacturer Walter White (Bryan Cranston) – on the Emmy Award-winning drama Breaking Bad. Like his character on the show, RJ has cerebral palsy, although his is a milder form of the disability.
Beyond acting, RJ is involved with several organisations that raise awareness of equality and diversity, including as the Youth Spokesperson for the National Disability Institute’s Real Economic Impact Tour, which works to improve the financial situation of low-income persons with disabilities.
He is also a spokesperson for ‘I AM PWD’, the tri-union campaign (SAG, AFTRA & Actors’ Equity) advocating for actors with disabilities, and for ‘Beyond Diversity – the future is now’. In 2011, Mitte became a Celebrity Youth Ambassador for United Cerebral Palsy, an organisation that educates, advocates, and provides support limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Earlier this year, he made his catwalk debut for Vivienne Westwood at Men’s Fashion Week in Milan.