Autism Unveiled Week 3
When asked about what he feels about his autism, Jonathan replies:
“I’m the sane one in a world gone mad!” and his mantra is “I’m unique. I’m a geek. Cool!”
I am a professional voice actor and my character voices are in apps, toys, SIMCITY, children’s and YA audio books, and throughout California’s Great America Theme Park. I do their show intros, in park announcements, Halloween Haunt, and rides like their Gold Striker. I love to perform for kids, too and Geek Club Books’ Dorktales Storytime gives me a chance to entertain and make them laugh.
My autism allows me to have great focus and the ability to see things at a level of detail and depth most others can’t. I think it’s what makes me good at acting. I understand my characters way beyond the surface and that comes through in my performance. It’s interesting…I can’t remember people’s names or street names, yet I have an eidetic memory and can recall everything else about a person or place even years later.
Jonathan Murphy, California
Jonathan Murphy is part of the six-week advocacy project Autism Unveiled Project commencing on April 2, 2015, World Autism Awareness Day.