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Actors often find a rewarding and successful career in films. But Hollywood which touts itself as being some of the most inclusive groups in society, have shunned and discriminated against their own merely because of a disability.

For most in the industry it is really something that is invisible to them until there is one of the few roles specifically written for a person with a disability. And like the proverbial "White Elephant" is ignored when these roles almost always go to able bodied actors!

This is not only an opinion, experienced everyday by the struggling actors for the entire history of motion pictures, but is detailed in the first ever report commission by the Screen Actors Guild in 2005. Click here to read more.

Abilities United Productions is a main contributor in this turning point in Hollywood by changing these attitudes producing films that are written by a person with a disability and featuring a character with a disability in the starring role of all of their films.

In addition to that will hire those actors with the same or similar disability as the character they are portraying.

Days of the Al Jolson's in a wheelchair are OVER!

Here at Abilities United, actors work with each other and a reversal of the injustices of characters and actors with a disability have finally begun.

Featured Actors


------- Dave Nicholls
Dave has been fortunate to have worked and trained with Sanford Meisner for 4 years. He loves acting and before his accident that left him paralyzed with a spinal cord injury had roles on television in "Married with Children", "Who's the Boss" and "Santa Barbara." He also had a role in the Oliver Stone movie, "The Doors".

Because roles for performers with a disability are so few and far in between Dave postponed his acting career and now is looking to resume his passion and talent in roles for television and film.

Currently, Dave is living in Park City, UT home of the Sundance Film Festival and training for the first

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ever Disabled Bobsled USA Team. Obviously he enjoys being very active and participates in monoskiing and was recruited to play murderball for the Utah Scorpions.

Dave looks forward to audition for acting roles that he hopes will not be based on characters with a disability. To contact him please email at

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