All Heart with Paul Cardall

The Chosen | Actor Jordan Walker Ross

Episode Summary

Actor Jordan Walker Ross from The Chosen, 1883, and host of "What's Your Limp" opens up on the 39th Episode of All Heart with Paul Cardall about the challenges of working in Hollywood with a disability. scoliosis and minor cerebral palsy. Jordan says he has a noticeable limp, very limited flexibility in his torso and legs. He says he's much shorter than the average person [5’4”] so his physical differences have negatively impacted his opportunities as an actor. He's been told by directors to" lose the limp" and has been cut from productions because it was too noticeable. The Chosen director Dallas Jenkins noticed Jordan's disability during his audition and later on set after Jordan was cast as one of the 12 Apostles Jenkins asked Jordon if he could write his disability into his role. Jordan is also currently on the Yellowstone prequel 1883 also starring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. He plays a pioneer immigrating from Europe. Jordan is also the popular podcast host of What’s Your Limp? in which he’ll talk to guests about their own struggles and insecurities. His past credits include guest starring roles in TV shows such as Nickelodeon's Just Jordan, HBO's True Blood & Comedy Central's Reno 911, in addition to several inducement films.

Episode Notes

Actor Jordan Walker Ross from The Chosen, 1883, and host of "What's Your Limp" opens up on the 39th Episode of All Heart with Paul Cardall about the challenges of working in Hollywood with a disability. scoliosis and minor cerebral palsy.  Jordon says he has a noticeable limp, very limited flexibility in his torso and legs. He says he's much shorter than the average person [5’4”] so his physical differences have negatively impacted his opportunities as an actor. He's been told by directors to" lose the limp" and has been cut from productions because it was too noticeable. The Chosen director Dallas Jenkins noticed Jordan's disability during his audition and later on set after Jordan was cast as one of the 12 Apostles Jenkins asked Jordon if he could write his disability into his role. Jordon is also currently on the Yellowstone prequel 1883 also starring Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. He plays a pioneer immigrating from Europe. Jordon is also the popular podcast host of What’s Your Limp? in which he’ll talk to guests about their own struggles and insecurities. His past credits include guest starring roles in TV shows such as Nickelodeon's Just Jordan, HBO's True Blood & Comedy Central's Reno 911, in addition to several inducement films. 

 

JORDAN WALKER ROSS

Jordan is an actor, screenwriter, host and public speaker based out of Dallas, TX. He was born in 1990 in Arlington, TX, 2 months premature. This led to several medical issues - specifically minor cerebral palsy, severe scoliosis & even more severe asthma. Because of these conditions, Jordan spent much of his early life in and out of hospitals, undergoing countless medical procedures. Unlike other children, Jordan was never able to play sports or overexert himself. So, he was forced to find other hobbies. He was 6 when he discovered his love for acting after being cast in a local production of A Christmas Carol (playing Tiny Tim). By the time he was 16, Jordan had appeared in over 40 professional productions throughout Texas and California. He ventured into the film/TV when he was 12 - following in his grandpa's footsteps - actor Barry Corbin. Jordan is currently a series regular on The Chosen - the largest crowd-funded project of all-time! He is also a key antagonist in the upcoming historical drama, Washington’s Armor and has several other projects in various stages of development. His past credits include guest starring roles in TV shows such as Nickelodeon's Just Jordan, HBO's True Blood & Comedy Central's Reno 911, in addition to several inducement films.

Jordan's Website: 

https://www.jordanwalkerross.com/

 

ABOUT PAUL CARDALL

Steinway & Sons considers Paul Cardall one of today's most prolific pianists. Born with half a heart, the Dove Award Winning artist has endured a lifetime of complex surgeries that culminated in a heart transplant in his 30s. As a teenager, Paul discovered he had a gift of composing for piano without any formal training. “Playing the piano healed my heart and it’s been my life’s work to use music to heal other hearts,” the pianist told Forbes Magazine. With more than 3 billion lifetime streams and 11 No. 1 Billboard chart debuts, the pianist and entrepreneur recently founded All Heart Publishing, an independent record label patterned after Stone Angel Music, another company he founded in 1999. The Stone Angel catalog and artist roster, both sold to Anthem Entertainment in 2018. Cardall’s holiday album, Christmas, was awarded the Gospel Music Association’s prestigious Dove Award for Instrumental Album of the Year. Over the years, Cardall has collaborated with many prestigious performers including Grammy winning artist CeCe Winans, Thompson Square, Tyler Glenn (Neon Tees), David Archuleta, Ty Herndon, Kristen Chenowith, and Rachael Yamagata. He recently founded All Heart Publishing, an independent record. Forbes Magazine reported the pianist as saying, "Music has helped healed my heart and it's my life mission to use music to heal your heart." He is the host of the popular podcast, “All Heart with Paul Cardall” and lives in Nashville, TN.

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