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.
Will Yun Lee (Dr. Alex Park), Mathew Horner (Cody), and Fiona Gubelmann (Dr. Morgan Reznick) on the set of The Good Doctor.
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.
Scroll down to see him working with Drs. Bjornsson and Harris!
“It was an amazing experience and I know it will open doors to Kabuki Awareness and thus more research!” - Mathew Horner
KS experts believe we are nearing a breakthrough.
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Mathew Horner with Dr. Hans Bjornsson and Dr. Jacqueline Harris at Kennedy Krieger Institute/ Johns Hopkins Institute
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We are thrilled to announce that Mathew will continue representing KS and encouraging research participation as a Kabuki Syndrome Foundation Ambassador for Research!