Troy Kotsur is an American actor and filmmaker who was born in Mesa, Arizona, the biggest suburb of Phoenix, on July 24, 1968.
Kotsur graduated from Westwood High School. In high school, his drama teacher encouraged him to participate in the senior variety show, and he performed a pantomime skit.
At the point when Kotsur got an acting deal for employment from the National Theater of the Deaf, he acknowledged it and passed on Gallaudet to visit with NTD for a considerable length of time, acting in two plays.
In 1994, he began working for the Deaf West Theater in Los Angeles, California, acting in and coordinating a few creations.
In front of an audience, his roles remembered Stanley for A Streetcar Named Desire, Lenny in Of Mice and Men, and Prince Hamlet in Ophelia.
In 2001, Kotsur and hearing entertainer Lyle Kanouse was projected together in a Deaf West Theater creation of the 1985 song Big River.
Kotsur and Kanouse both played Huckleberry Fin’s dad Pap, with Kotsur marking and Kanouse talking and singing.
Is Tony Kotsur Deaf?
Kotsur was nine months old, his parents found that he was hard of hearing, and they learned American Sign Language so the family could convey.
Did Troy win any Academy Awards?
Troy Kotsur is presently the first man who is Deaf to win an Academy Award for acting, gathering the prize for best actor in a supporting role.
His CODA costar, Marlee Matlin, was the main Deaf entertainer to win an Oscar back in 1987, getting the best entertainer grant for Children of a Lesser God.