Actor, Comedian, Seinfeld & Activist for the Disability Rights Movement
Danny Woodburn is perhaps best known for Mickey Abbott, Kramer’s volatile friend on NBC’s Emmy-winning, history-making show, Seinfeld. However, he is a veteran of over 30 films (Mirror Mirror, Watchmen, Death to Smoochy, Employee of the Month) and more than 140 television appearances, with regular and recurring roles on Bones, Tracy Takes On…, Murder She Wrote, Becker, Charmed, Baywatch, Crash & Bernstein, Passions, The Bold and the Beautiful. Read More >
My Identity Is Greater Than My Height
Danny focuses on changing the conversation when it comes to discussions of inclusion. Media, film and television often address diversity and inclusion, but disability is missing from that discussion. It is an industry with a more than 95% unemployment rate among those with disability. Based on his White Papers discussing this very issue, Danny provides a new lens for audiences to look through when it comes to diversity.
Addressing stereotypes and ableism, as well as misconceptions and tropes around disability, Danny reflects on his own career and experiences.
"Having seen Danny speak on disability inclusion in the film and TV industry, I have seen the strength of his advocacy first-hand and am grateful for his commitment to the disability community. Danny is a passionate speaker and an important voice for our time."