Having a go-to list of video clips of famous people who stutter will make your life so much easier. Do yourself a favor and just bookmark this page now. Your future self will thank you.
Earlier this year, I created these exit tickets to educate my students about stuttering. They include things like facts about stuttering, famous people who stutter, and growth mindset quotes that specifically relate to stuttering
As I was working through these tickets, I noticed that one of my students was enjoying learning about famous people who stutter. I enjoyed trying to find clips where the famous person talked about stuttering or had a few disfluencies. Watching the videos was a fun way that we could practice identifying types of disfluencies. I will share them here so you and I can both have them all in one place!
Here is my best compilation of famous people who stutter videos!
Adrian Peterson: Former NFL Player
In this video, Adrian Peterson talks about his stutter. I love that the main focus of this video is him overcoming stuttering. I also love that Adrian has some easy to hear disfluencies. This makes him more relatable to younger students and is great for practicing the identification of stuttered disfluencies.
George Springer: MLB Player
Just like the video with Adrian Peterson, the focus is all about George Springer overcoming his stutter. He also openly stutters in this video.
Wayne Brady: Comedian and Actor
Joe Biden: President of The United States
Emily Blunt: Actress
James Earl Jones: Actor
Skip ahead to 3:00 to get to the part where Jones talks about his stutter!
Ed Sheeran: Musician
Shaquille O’Neal: Basketball Player and Entrepreneur
Skip to 4:33 to watch the section on stuttering. Additionally, O’Neal discusses that he feels seeing a picture of Halle Berry cured his stutter-so be prepared to discuss this with your students!
King George VI: King of England
This is not an exhaustive list, but it should get you started. Additionally, as these videos are in the public domain, they may be removed after I create this post!
One more quick thing!!!
Do your students love to move as much as mine do? Yes???