Raising His Voice: Actor John O'Hurley honors his sister's memory by raising awareness of epilepsy.

Rukovets, Olga

Neurology Now . 9(4):16-20, August/September 2013.

His iconic portrayal of J. Peterman on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld launched John O'Hurley, with his rich, baritone voice, into worldwide stardom. But of the many roles O'Hurley plays, one is particularly close to his heart—that of epilepsy advocate. Growing up, O'Hurley experienced first-hand the effects of epilepsy on a family when his older sister Carol was diagnosed with the condition.

Serious Laughs: Comedian Josh Blue gets serious—well, sort of—about his cerebral palsy.

Rukovets, Olga

Neurology Now . 8(5):15-19, October-november 2012.

Comedian and Paralympian Josh Blue made headlines when he won NBC's Last Comic Standing in 2006, and he has continued to charm audiences in the years since. Blue, who has cerebral palsy, does not shy away from his disability. “Adversity is adversity,” he says, “it's just how you figure out how to deal with it.”