Get to know Deaf Actor James Caverly

Below are some facts about James Caverly who already has a number of acting credits.


  • Born deaf on June 24, 1998 in Royal Oak, Michigan

  • “I am close to profoundly deaf but I don’t use that term… it’s a medical term. I prefer to use ‘Deaf’ since it’s more of an identity nomenclature than a medical one.” (Speak Easy Stage)

  • His parents and two younger brothers are hearing, but he has a sister who is deaf

  • His entire family uses ASL

  • He attended a hearing public school with a deaf program with interpreters

  • Graduated from Gallaudet University with a degree in Theatre Arts

  • Career includes time as a stage actor, director, ASL consultant, and scenic carpenter

  • Performed in Broadway’s Children of a Lesser God

  • Had two appearances in Season 4 of Chicago

  • Played Theo Dimas in Only Murders in the Building

  • Performed in three different productions of Nina Raine’s Tribes

Below is an interview with James Caverly and ASL consultant, Douglas Ridloff, of Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, moderated by deaf producer, writer and director, Jevon Whetter: