You know him as:
Emmett, a drummer and motorcycle enthusiast who prefers to interact mostly with other deaf people. When his best friend, Daphne, finds out she was switched at birth, he finds himself in a new world with her -- a hearing world.
Why we like him:
"Switched at Birth" was a mediocre show that became great television when the writers turned more focus on Emmett's story. Described (accurately) as the "Deaf James Dean," Emmett went from background player to leading man, perfectly portraying his long-term pining for Daphne and his new feelings for Bay. We're completely captivated every time he's on screen, and yes, we cried when he finally spoke to Bay after years of keeping his voice to himself. Cried.
Where else you've seen him:
Not much! He's probably most memorable from the straight-to-video "The Sandlot 2," but "Switched" is without a doubt his breakout role.
-- Carina Adly MacKenzie, Zap2it