RJ Mitte co-stars on the Emmy-winning AMC drama, Breaking Bad, as the son of the cancer-stricken high school science teacher turned drug manufacturer played by Bryan Cranston. Just as his character on the show, Walter White Jr,, has cerebral palsy so does Mitte although Mitte's is a milder form of the disability.
MItte spent much of his childhood in both Austin, TX and Lafayette, LA where he learned to deal with and overcome many of the challenges presented by his cerebral palsy.
In 2005, Mitte accompanied his younger sister on a trip to Los Angeles and was encouraged by a talent agent to try acting. Early in his career, Mitte worked as a background actor on the TV series Hannah Montana and Everybody Hates Chris. Mitte's big break came when he was given the opportunity to audition for Breaking Bad.
As a child, RJ learned the value of giving back, spending time working with his grandfather's philanthropic organization, and partnering with Habitat groups to build houses around the world for communities devastated by natural disasters and poverty. These experiences helped set the backdrop for his future advocacy work in Hollywood.
Mitte is involved with several organizations that raise awareness of equality and diversity. He is a spokesperson for "Beyond Diversity -- the future is now" and I AM PWD, an advocacy group for actors with disabilities. As a guest speaker at high schools, colleges, and universities around the country, Mitte openly talks about the ways he has overcome obstacles and how he has achieved his goals.
In his spare time, Mitte enjoys physical activities like hiking and ballroom dancing. Mitte's ambitions include directing, producing, and finding respected film and television projects that will help him grow as an actor.