Famous People With Stutter

Stuttering is a speech disorder that affects individuals and causes them to repeat or prolong words, syllables, or phrases. People with stutters, also known as stammerers may find it difficult to utter certain sounds or start sentences easily. Known symptoms or attributes of people with stutters include beating their body parts, stamping of the foot, rapid blinks, or trembling jaws.

Although stammering can be seen as a form of speech disorder or disability, there are people that have risen above this impediment and gone ahead to make a name for themselves. Here is a list of famous people with stutters- this list is drawn from amongst actors, singers, and entertainers:

IK Ogbonna


A Nollywood actor and one of Nigeria’s sought-after baby boy, IK Ogbonna is one of the top celebrities in Nigeria, he is good-looking, calm, and gentle. Unknown to a lot of people, he once battled stutters but going by how well he has done in the Nollywood circle, he seemed to have outgrown the stutter.

Marc Anthony

Pop singer who is a two-time Grammy and three-time Latin Grammy winner. He has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide and his stutter has not stopped him from serenading the world with his voice.

Rowan Atkinson

Often called “Great Britain’s Funniest Man” and popularly known as Mr. Bean, the comedic actor has starred on BBC radio, TV, and in movies including Mr. Bean’s Holiday and Johnny English.

Emily Blunt

This Golden Globe Award-winning actress is probably best known for her work in My Summer of Love and The Devil Wears Prada. She is featured on the Stuttering Foundation’s Famous People Who Stutter brochure and poster.

Leon Botstein

He serves as the music director and principal conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. He is also president of Bard College.

Ed Sheeran

This English singer, songwriter, and musician was nominated in 2014 for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards. In 2012, he won for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.

Steve Harvey

Comedian, television host, producer, radio personality, actor, and author.

Samuel L. Jackson

He is an award-winning actor that is known for his movies Goodfellas, Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Jurassic Park, and Pulp Fiction.

Scatman John

This famous American jazz musician and poet created a unique mix of scat singing and house music. He is best known for his hit “Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop).” His real name was John Paul Larkin, and he sold millions of recordings worldwide.

Bruce Willis

Having starred in more than 60 movies, he became popular in the late 1980s with the Die Hard series. Other popular films include Pulp Fiction, Armageddon, and The Sixth Sense. In an interview for GQ magazine, Willis said he felt acting helped him overcome his stuttering.



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