Entertainment and Media Personalities
Ty Pennington became well known for his role on Extreme Makeover; Home Edition. He has been diagnosed with ADHD and elects to use Adderall XR to help manage the symptoms. Ty is also the spokesperson for ADHD Experts on Call.
Glenn Beck works as a conservative radio personality and appears daily on CNN Headline News. Glenn also is the founder of Fusion Magazine. He has often discussed his diagnosis of ADHD on his radio show.
Woody Harrelson became well known as the bartender on the show Cheers. He has been diagnosed with both dyslexia and ADHD. Some of Woody’s other movies include; Kingpin, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Anger Management, North County, and Indecent Proposal.
Mariette Hartley often discusses her diagnosis of ADHD and bipolar disorder. She hosted videos to help adults with ADHD deal with and manage the symptoms. She founded the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Mariette has won an Emmy for her role in “The Incredible Hulk.”
Artists and Authors
Robert Toth is known for his sculptures and is also an artist and designer. Museums around the world have displayed his work, including the Smithsonian Institute, the Royal Scottish Museum, Iwashimizu-Hachiman-Gu and the Vatican Museum.
John Dunn’s books include: Booked to Die, Bookman’s Wake, Tune in Yesterday, On the Air and Bookman’s Promise. John Dunn never made it through high school but did go back to receive his GED. Dunn held many different positions, including working in a glass shop and working as a copy boy, before he discovered his talent for writing.
You probably don’t know Paul Orfalea’s name, however, you probably have heard of the business he started: Kinko’s. Paul Orfalea had a difficult time in school. He was held back in second grade, barely scraped by in high school and received mostly C’s and D’s in college. Paul has been diagnosed with both ADHD and dyslexia. He started the first Kinko’s near his college campus, capitalizing on a need he says. He attributes his learning disabilities to his success, saying they allow him to “live in the moment and capitalize on the opportunities I spotted.”