Last month, I attended the keynote speech at UCF that presented Ryan Lane! I have met yet another amazing actor! Ryan Lane portrays "Travis" in "Switched At Birth" TV series on ABC Family channel. I have been watching the shows from the first episode! He spoke about how he got his first acting job. He was at his school when a director saw him and resembled him as Dummy Hoy, a deaf hero, William Ellsworth "Dummy" Hoy. (He was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for several teams from 1888 to 1902, most notably the Cincinnati Reds and two Washington franchises. He is noted for being the most accomplished deaf player in major league history, and is credited by some sources with causing the establishment of signals for safe and out calls. He held the major league record for games in center field (1726) from 1899 to 1920, set records for career putouts (3958) and total chances (4625) as an outfielder, and retired among the leaders in outfield games (2nd, 1795), assists (7th, 273) and double plays (3rd, 72). He was also an excellent baserunner, scoring over 100 runs nine times and often finishing among the top base stealers. He is one of only 29 players to have played in four different major leagues. His 1004 career walks put him second in major league history behind Billy Hamilton when he retired, and he also ended his career ranking eighth in career games (1796).)
The director of the Dummy Hoy movie thought that Ryan Lane looked like William aka Dummy Hoy. He asked if Ryan knew how to play baseball. Ryan Lane replied that he plays variety of sports! Bingo! He did not have any acting talent at the time. He worked hard at rehearsals and was assisted by other actors. He did a fantastic job with his acting in Dummy Hoy! He displayed his natural acting talents! He amazed me in so many ways when I met him. He was very humble yet sweet! I have not ever met any actors (Actors Guild) who had a charming personality like Ryan Lane does! I am looking forward to more of him in the films in the future! Ryan Lane finished his speech with a "I Love You" sign! We all smiled!:) Then we met up at a restaurant to cheer him on and got to know him more! It was an really interesting day with him!
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Life of a Deaf Socialite
Hi, My name is Ann Marie. I was born on May 3, 1975. I was raised in Indiana. I attended Indiana School For The Deaf from 1979 to 1989. I have grown