‘Breaking Bad’ star RJ Mitte to speak at Marquette

Marquette University Student Government will begin its 2013-14 Speaker Series on Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Varsity. Join Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte at 7 p.m. as he explores the issue of bullying and how it affected his life.

In 2006, RJ Mitte moved to Hollywood with his family to support the career of his sister, actress Lacianna Carriere, into print and commercial work. For fun, Mitte began training with a Los Angeles talent manager to build friendships with kids his own age in the new city. After much encouragement from his mentors, Mitte began auditioning for commercials and TV shows. He landed quite a few background roles, including Miley Cyrus’ romantic counterpart on Hannah Montana, before being cast as Walt White Jr. in Breaking Bad.

Like Walt, Mitte also has cerebral palsy. Although his real life condition is much more mild, Mitte’s disability greatly influenced his life. On September 19, Mitte will share how he turned his disability into an asset in a candid discussion about overcoming adversity.

RJ Mitte

RJ Mitte is the first of seven speakers coming to Marquette this academic year. MUSG’s other featured speakers include:

  • Jaclyn Friedman – Thursday, Oct. 3
  • Eric Alva – Thursday, Nov. 14
  • Shawn Johnson – Thursday, Jan. 30
  • Dewey Bozella – Tuesday, Feb. 18
  • Jose Antonio Vargas – Tuesday, March 25
  • Sarah Benincasa – Wednesday, April 2

MUSG’s Speaker Series is free and open to all Marquette students.

For more information on MUSG’s news and events, visit musg.mu.edu or the MUSG office, AMU 133. For additional updates, like MUSG on Facebook and follow MUSG on Twitter.

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