Kenny Easterday

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Kenny Easterday (born December 7, 1973) is an American man born with a rare disability called sacral agenesis. To improve his mobility, his legs were amputated at the hip when he was six months old. [1]

Easterday gained some notoriety following the 1988 release of the Canadian movie The Kid Brother (1988) (also known as Kenny), which he played a fictionalized version of himself. To this day, Kenny Easterday refuses to use a prosthesis, preferring to walk on his hands or use a skateboard. [2] He was married at the age of 19 to an able-bodied woman named Sarah; they were divorced two years later. He was a regular on The Jerry Springer Show, known as The Messenger.

Kenny became the focus of a TLC special titled "The Man with Half a Body". On the show, Kenny would find out if he is the father of one of the 2 children of his fiancée, Nikki. The show aired at 8:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM CDT) on Easter Day, April 4, 2010.

During the special, the paternity results came back and have shown that Kenny is not the biological father of Nikki's daughter, Desiree. However, he still considers Desiree, "his girl" and Dylan, "his boy".

He was born in West Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.[3]


External links

Kenny Easterday at the Internet Movie Database