Breaking Bad Star, RJ Mitte, Cerebral Palsy Celebrity Spokes-person, Brings Real Life Good with Polo Ponies and his Personal Dog, Miss Pearl
RJ Mitte, star of the highly acclaimed, Emmy winning, down and gritty TV series, Breaking Bad, shares some real life good about positively moving forward in life and how animals are healers and teachers especially to those with disabilities. We get the 411 on Miss Pearl, his traveling companion canine, and the life lessons this feisty 18 year old Scottie shares. Then - the scoop on his starring role at the charity polo event, Raising Hope for Epilepsy. And how you pet lovers can meet him there! Along with celebrity (pet lovin') host, William Devane! And... at the same time, help Selina, a remarkable high school senior who overcame Epilepsy, raise awareness for the cause. Now this Is a Super Smiley Adventure!
In 2006 RJ Mitte moved to Hollywood, California with his family to support his sister, actress Lacianne Carriere's foray into print and commercial work. For fun, RJ Mitte began training with Los Angeles talent manager, Addison K. Witt in Sherman Oaks, California. And though many of the actors in the studio were working actors, RJ Mitte was using acting as a means to build friendship with kids his own age while living in a new city. At the encouragement of Addison K Witt and talent agent, Debra Manners of the Daniel Hoff Agency, RJ Mitte started auditioning for commercials and TV shows like Grey's Anatomy. Mitte tried his hand at background roles and became a regular student on the popular Disney show, Hanna Montana, later being romantically linked to the show's iconic star, Miley Cyrus.
RJ Mitte was cast as Walt White Jr., a series regular, and character with Cerebral Palsy on AMC Network's Breaking Bad. And though Mitte has a mild case of cp, he had to do what all actors do, research the character, and even relearn many of the challenges he had endured as a child in order to convey a more pronounced version of cp. The Daily Advertiser, a Lafayette, LA newspaper learned of RJ Mitte's work in Hollywood and featured him in an article, noting that RJ was homegrown, and off to a great start in Hollywood.