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Ed Asner: Star of the Mary Tyler Moore Show. His son Charles and his grandson Will both have autism.

Peter Capaldi: Scottish actor and film director and star of Doctor Who. He reached out to two young fans of his who have autism.

William Christopher (1932-2016): Actor who played many roles, including that of "Father Mulcahy" in the television show MASH. His son Ned has autism and he was the author of a book on autism.

Gary Cole: Star of numerous movies and shows, including Entourage. His daugher Mary has autism. He is married to actress Teddi Siddall.

Bob Denver (1935-2005): Was the star of Gilligan's Island and The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.  His son Colin has autism. He and his wife Dreama Denver started The Bob Denver Foundation to help special needs families.

James Gandolfini (1961-2013): Star of The Sopranos. He left $50,000 in his will to a college roommate who has a son with autism.

Tom Hanks: American actor who has starred in many popular movies such as Forrest Gump (1994). In 2013 he took time to meet with a special fan of his who has autism.

Stan Lee: Guest actor and comic book writer for Marvel Comics. He did a special drawing of Spider-Man for an 8 year old boy with autism.

Joe Mantegna: Star of numerous movies and shows, including the crime drama Criminal Minds. His daughter Mia has autism.

Kelvin Moon Loh: A Broadway Actor who took a stand to raise autism acceptance on his social media after a September 23, 2015 production of The King and I. 

Lloyd Nolan (1902-1985):  Had roles in dozens of 19th Century movies. His son Jay had autism.

John Schneider: Had longstanding roles in The Dukes of Hazzard, and Smallville, and has starred in numerous movies and other television shows. His son Chasen has autism.

Sylvester Stallone: Star of Rocky and Rambo movie series. His son Seargeoh has autism.

Joey Travolta: Actor, Singer, and Producer, who founded Inclusion Films to create opportunities for individuals with autism in the film industry.


Toni Braxton: Has had numerous acting roles including currently as the star of Braxton Family Values reality television show. Toni is also considered one of the greatest R&B singers of all time. Her son Diezel has autism.

Teddi Siddall Cole: Has had numerous roles in television shows, including Happy Days. Her daughter Mary has autism. She is married to actor Gary Cole.

Daryl Hannah: Has had numerous roles in films, including Splash, Steel Mangolias, and Kill Bill. Daryl Hannah shared in September, 2013 that she has autism. 

Holly Robinson Peete:  Star of 21 Jump Street and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper. Her son R.J. has autism. She is married to professional athlete Rodney Peete. 

Kate Winslet: Star of the movies Sense and Sensibility, Titanic, and The Reader. She founded the autism foundation called the Golden Hat Foundation


The Beach Boys: The Rock Band has been entertaining thousands since 1961, but their biggest fan could be a young man with autism who they met personally with in 2013.

Josh Turner: The country music star sang at the Grand Ole Opry on May 28, 2013, with a fan who has autism named Logan Blade.

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