Maya DiMeo is a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband Jimmy, her kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with special needs. As Maya fights injustices both real and imagined, the family works to make a new home for themselves, and searches for just the right person to give JJ his “voice.”
Speechless: Season 1, Episode #18 - D-I- DING
Ray sides against the family when Maya dings a car.
Speechless: Season 1, Episode #17 - S-U-R- SURPRISE!
Dylan's surprise birthday party creates tension.
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Series Fun Facts
- Micah Fowler was cast purely on the basis of audition videos. He never met or spoke to the producers prior to being cast as JJ.
- Micah Fowler explained on Twitter that his character, JJ Dimeo, has a more severe form of cerebral palsy than he does in real life. Micah uses a wheelchair most of the time but can walk short…
[show]Micah Fowler explained on Twitter that his character, JJ Dimeo, has a more severe form of cerebral palsy than he does in real life. Micah uses a wheelchair most of the time but can walk short distances with a walker. He can talk clearly enough for most people to understand him as well. His character, JJ, however, uses a power wheelchair for independence and is nonverbal.