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Young Actor RJ Mitte Finds Perfect Role on AMC's 'Breaking Bad'

March 17, 2010

Seventeen-year-old RJ Mitte was at the right place at the right time four years ago when he was cast as the son of high school chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-lab operator Walter White in the AMC drama "Breaking Bad," which begins its third season Sunday.

Set in New Mexico, the edgy "Breaking Bad" portrays the moral and emotional milieu of a man with terminal cancer (played by Emmy winner Bryan Cranston) who takes on a bizarre double life to ensure the financial security of his wife and son after his death.

The character of his son, Walter Jr., as conceived by series creator Vince Gilligan, is a teen with mild cerebral palsy. RJ Mitte has mild cerebral palsy, too, and, he happened to be enrolled in acting school when the casting call came. Read More