Berdy currently play's motorcycle-riding, lady-killing Emmet Bledsoe in ABC Family's Tuesday evening soap, SWITCHED AT BIRTH. Last year, in an exclusive interview with We Love Soaps, co-star Katie LeClerc aptly described Sean's Emmet as their "James Dean character."
Berdy was born to perform and has never let his deafness get in the way of him following his passion for entertaining. His first stage as a young boy was his parents’ bed where he put on shows for delighted family and friends alongside his younger brother Tyler, who would handle DJ and lighting needs for the events.
At a young age, Sean also became fascinated by magic, honed his skills in the art, and shared with his brother, Tyler the top award for young magicians at the World Deaf Magicians Festival held in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Sean received his first big break in acting when a casting call went out for a young deaf actor for The Sandlot 2, the 2005 comedic sequel to The Sandlot. Sean’s formal acting career was launched, and he went on to play roles in films including The Bondage(2006), The Deaf Family (2007), and The Legend of the Mountain Man (2008). In addition to Sean’s film career, he has been featured in numerous public service commercials.
In between filming engagements, Sean toured the country performing with highly acclaimed musical groups. His inspired dance rendition (watch it above) of Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel,” performed entirely in American Sign Language, was a tremendous hit. Sean was named Mr. Deaf Teen America. In this role Sean was asked to make public appearances across the country for one year.
Be sure to watch SWITCHED AT BIRTH Tuesdays on ABC Family at 8/7c.
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