Troy Kotsur and Deanne Bray Wiki – Troy Kotsur and Deanne Bray Biography
Troy Kotsur, who went from struggling actor to Oscar winner, is preparing to sing the National Anthem through sign language at Super Bowl LVII in Glendale. Kotsur’s career has undergone a significant transformation since he won an Academy Award for his role in CODA, Child of a Deaf Adult. The Arizona native, who made history by becoming the first deaf person to win an Oscar, has worked with ‘Seinfeld’ creator Larry.
David appeared on ‘Sesame Street,’ met President Joe Biden and even met his hero, Steven Spielberg. He will next be seen in a Disney+ show in which he will play a football coach at a school for the deaf. He had previously received a call from the National Association of the Deaf asking him to sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LVII with Chris Stapleton, according to ABC15.
Troy Kotsur and Deanne Bray Age
Deanne Bray is 51 years old.
“I said, ‘Yeah! I’m in. It doesn’t matter if the (Cardinals) aren’t in the Super Bowl or not … this is my hometown, I’m in,'” Kotsur said. The Westwood High School alum claims 2,000 people is the largest live audience he has ever performed for. The year before, just over 100 million people watched the Super Bowl.
By appearing at Super Bowl LVII, Kotsur will have one more chance to show that neither he nor anyone like him is limited in what he can accomplish. Kotsur stated, “I think I need to stretch my signs and make them bigger and it’s nice to have a screen so everyone can see my signs and hear the music. I’m looking forward to it.”
The NFL and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) previously announced that Kotsur along with Colin Denny and Justina Miles will perform in sign language as part of the pregame festivities for Super Bowl LVII in Arizona on February 12.
Troy Kotsur’s wife, Deanne Bray, hails from Los Angeles, California, and was born on May 14, 1971. He graduated from California State University, Northridge with a degree in biology. He earned a master’s degree in sign language education (linguistics) from Gallaudet University.
Bray was born deaf and is fluent in both spoken and American Sign Language. The breakout role of hers was that of a deaf woman in the 1966 television series ‘The Pretender.’ Bray has also collaborated with the Deaf West Theater of California and the National Theater of the Deaf, according to her IMDb profile.