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Edward “Eddie” Barbanell born August 14, is an American actor and comedian with Down syndrome , best known for playing the character of Billy in the film The Ringer. She playfully shakes her head as Barbanell teases her about how much she brags. He smiled and nodded as his mother gushed about his newfound fame, with his face appearing on movie posters and new film scripts arriving in the mailbox. She remembers walking down Manhattan’s streets in the late s shortly after he was born, tears rolling down her face. IMDb may not be a reliable source for biographical information. Barbanell, who lives with his mother Carol, doesn’t mind all the fuss. On his road to stardom, he hopes to drop a stereotype he’s loathed his whole life:

December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Carol Barbanell said her son has a knack for memorizing lines. Carol Barbanell said her son’s success proves his worst critics wrong. This page was last edited on 18 April , at Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Barbanell, who lives with his mother Carol, doesn’t mind all the fuss. When Blaustein agreed, she mentioned Barbanell.

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After graduating from Coral Springs High SchoolBarbanell continued acting in various community theater plays while competing in Broward County’s real Special Olympicsplaying volleyball, basketball and softball. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. She playfully shakes her head as Barbanell teases her about how much she brags. She remembers walking down Manhattan’s streets in the late s shortly after he was born, tears rolling down her face.

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He made his return to film in Octoberhaving a minor barbanell in the film Jackass 3D. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. Barbanell started acting at the eddir Opus Playhouse in Coral Springs when he was InBarbanell had a guest role as Bradley in the Comedy Central series Workaholicsreprising it again in the season 3 episode “Booger Nights.

Carol Barbanell said her son’s success proves his worst critics wrong. Mark Hurvitz, who manages Broward’s Special Olympics team, said he met Barbanell 15 years ago when he organized activities eddir local kids with Down syndrome, including his daughter, Jennifer, moviss Then she rushed to get a decade-old newspaper clipping of one of his early performances in a local stage play.

He attended Coral Springs High School where he graduated in The Ringer includes four other actors with intellectual disabilities.

The dark-haired man sat on an empty stage, reciting Shakespeare flawlessly. These days, her son is not only talkative, but keeps her chuckling with his wry quips. He starred as himself alongside Johnny Knoxvillewhom he met while filming The Ringer.

This page was last edited on 18 Aprilat The year-old said he’s not surprised his Shakespeare audition landed him a major role in the newly released film The Ringer, starring Johnny Knoxville. Edward “Eddie” Barbanell born August 14, is an American actor and comedian with Down syndromebest known for playing the character of Billy in the film The Ringer. From Wikipedia, the babanell encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history.

Edward Barbanell portrayed the heartsick Romeo pining for his ladylove in the play Romeo and Juliet. Retrieved from ” https: In the movie, Barbanell plays a Special Olympian alongside Knoxville, who poses as an intellectually disabled man to compete in the games. He smiled and nodded as his mother gushed about his newfound fame, with his face appearing on movie posters and new film scripts arriving in the mailbox.

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Movkes may not be a reliable source for biographical information. They called him a “mongoloid.

When she read The Ringer script, she persuaded the film’s director, Barry Blaustein, to cast actors with Down syndrome in the lead roles — rather than have typical actors play Special Olympians. I’ve watched him grow and progress.

He sent the videotaped monologue to HollywoodCalif. Barbanell’s performance was so good that he’s now in a pool of such actors picked for major movie and television roles, said Gail Williamson, executive director of the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles.

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Doctors had said her baby would never walk — or speak. Within days, Barbanell flew out to Hollywood to audition. InBarbanell appeared as a nursing home orderly in Dumb and Dumber To. The Ringer will most likely appeal to a young audience, she said, since Knoxville is best known for the MTV stunt series Jackass.

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