I am actor Harold Perrineau (TNT’s Claws, Lost, 28 Weeks Later, The Matrix sequels) and I’m working to raise money for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, AMA!
Hey all! First time on reddit but you might also recognize me from Sons of Anarchy, Oz and Romeo+Juliet. Going to answer some questions today before the finale of TNT’s Claws that airs 9/8c tonight!
On the show, I play Dean Simms, Desna’s autistic brother, and I wanted to take this opportunity to give back to the community I have the privilege of representing. So I’m launching an app to share exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at upcoming projects, share the adventures I have with my own family, and donating all proceeds this month to the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, an organization run for and by autistic people. Taking on this role has taught me so much about their incredible work educating communities, supporting self-advocacy and improving public perceptions of autism and ultimately creating a world where autistic people can enjoy equal rights and opportunities. Ask away!
EDIT @1:45pmPST: Hey guys, taking a quick break to take my kids to the farmer's market before it closes but I'll be back in a few to answer more questions, promise! You can follow along on my app, it's free to download, but all voluntary proceeds will go to the ASAN. Be back in a sec!
EDIT: Thank you guys for all the great questions, it’s been a blast. Have to jump off now but I’ll continue to answer questions on my app. Download it, let me know what causes are important to you on there, and I’ll pick my favorite, give you a Skype call and we can highlight that cause next! I’ll be watching the finale tonight too so I’d love to get some live questions and comments!