Born deaf and a battle with bipolar disorder could not lag Sean Berdy, an American actor, producer, and writer to pursue his passion and hug success. Active in acting since 2005, Berdy uses ASL (American Sign Language) and has notably worked in the TV series: Emmett Bledsoe Switched at Birth (2011-17) and as Sam Elliot in The Society (2019). And of course, he does play the deaf characters.
Is ‘The Society’ Actor Sean Berdy Really Deaf? Family, Age, and Height
Sean Lance Berdy was born on June 3, 1993, in Boca Raton, Florida, the United States. As of 2021, 5 feet 10 inches tall Berdy is 28 years old.
Along with Sean, his whole family is hearing-impaired, includes his parents Terrie and Scott Berdy as well as his younger brother Tyler Berdy.
The Society actor learned ASL at a school for the deaf in Indiana, where he also won the title of Mr. Deaf Teen America. Berdy is bilingual; aside from ASL, he can speak English too.
Moreover, as per Sean’s Instagram post of June 2018, he is battling bipolar disorder ever since he got diagnosed at the age of 11.
Acting Career- Famous For ‘Switched At Birth’ and ‘The Society’
Fond of magic from a young age, Berdy performed at World Deaf Magicians Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. Furthermore, he explored his interest in impromptu comedic shows and then in acting. At 12, Sean Berdy made his film debut as Sammy in The Sandlot 2 in 2005.
Then, he would work in the films: The Bondage (2006), The Legend of the Mountain Man (2008), and The Deaf Family (2008). It also earned him invitations for several public service commercials.
Being away from the on-screen for a couple of years, Sean Berdy made a breakthrough as well as a comeback from Switched at Birth (2011-17). There, he portrayed Emmett Bledsoe, a deaf character, along with other casts such as Lucas Grabeel, Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, and Constance Marie.
In 2019, the American actor again portrayed a deaf character, Sam Eliot, in the Netflix series The Society.
The teen mystery drama was canceled after a season, where Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, Olivia DeJonge, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Alex Fitzalan, and Kristine Froseth were main casts.
Personal Life Of Sean Berdy- Relationships, Instagram, Community Works & More!
Berdy is active on Instagram with more than 395K followers on his official account (@seanberdy) as of 2021. Though, the brown-haired TV figure with grey eyes does know to limit access into his personal life. As for his relationship, The Society actor is not dating officially at the moment.
Back in 2012, he was allegedly in a relationship with his then-girlfriend Mary Harman but the two later broke up. Even if Sean had an on-screen matchup with Vanessa Marano, the romance remained to reel-life only.
Sean Berdy moved to California in 2011 for the role of Emmett in Switched At Birth and has since worked to benefit the deaf community while he is off the set. Along with awareness programs, he even performs to raise funds for charity including his ASL version performances at Disney.
Moreover, Berdy released an ASL version of ‘Hero’ by Enrique Iglesias and King of Pop Michael Jackson’s ‘The Way You Make Me Feel.’
How Much Is Sean Berdy’s Net Worth In 2021?
Thanks to Berdy’s dedication of more than a decade along with promising acting that earned him a net worth of $1.5 million in 2021. Sean mostly summed up a considerable salary from the series Switched At Birth and The Society. It allegedly paid him tens of thousand dollars per episode.
As for an average payroll of actors in the United States, they earn somewhere around $57,000 per year.