First Kabuki Syndrome Actor Spotlighted in ABC Series, The Good Doctor
Mathew Horner is the first actor with Kabuki Syndrome cast in a major network TV drama, raising awareness of the genetic syndrome, and creating exposure through authentic media representation.
Watch the episode on ABC Monday, March 7, 2022 at 10 EST/9 CST. You can watch it on demand and on Hulu the following day!
Medical and Scientific Advisory Board member, Dr. Jacqueline Harris consulted with the show to ensure its representation of Kabuki syndrome was authentic and thoughtful.
We are so thankful to Dr. Harris and her brother Adam Scott Weissman, one of the writers for The Good Doctor. Spreading awareness of Kabuki syndrome on this platform will help educate the community on Kabuki syndrome research and the importance of patient involvement.
Mathew, a Texas native, traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia for two weeks of filming with The Good Doctor cast. He memorized his lines, worked with professional actors, and wants to continue advocating for Kabuki Syndrome awareness and research.
Dr. Hans T Bjornsson with Mathew.
“It was an amazing experience and I know it will open doors to Kabuki Awareness and thus more research!”
– Mathew Horner
Main Image: Will Yun Lee (Dr. Alex Park), Mathew Horner (Cody), and Fiona Gubelmann (Dr. Morgan Reznick) on the set of The Good Doctor.