Chris Fonseca

Chris Fonseca

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About Chris Fonseca

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I was born with Cerebral Palsy, due to my mother dying during my birth, so my path has never been an easy one. Being adopted by an elderly uncle and aunt (my mother’s sister) who spoke broken English at best made the climb a bit steeper.

My family is of Mexican descent. Add in the rural setting of Fort Morgan, Colorado, a small farming community, and success in entertainment was far from a realistic goal.

I attended college on a scholarship from Dow Jones, as a result of being one of four national winners in a minority journalist writing contest. The journalism department of Trinidad State Junior College was on the third floor with no elevator. I tackled stairs numerous times a day. I should have won an award just for climbing the stairs. Upon my graduation, they finally installed an elevator and named it the “Chris Fonseca Elevator.”

I began doing comedy as a sophomore in college and was soon hitting open mics all around Colorado.

After a very successful college journalism career, which included a Collegiate Journalist of the Year award, I did the logical thing. I started a comedy career. Quickly moving up in the comedy circles, I began touring in 1987, and in the ‘90s, I began making appearances on cable TV shows, then hit late night. I was a guest on The Arsenio Hall Show and The Late Show with David Letterman, and performed at the prestigious Montreal International Comedy Festival and the American Comedy Awards on ABC.

Oddly enough I even appeared on the hit series, Baywatch. They had me riding a customized, motorized wheelchair on the beach, which was great. But they also had me out in the water on a Boogie Board. Considering I don’t swim, it was quite an adventure. I was supposed to look like I was having fun, and I guess that’s where I did the real acting.

In December two years prior, I was involved in a car accident, which required surgery and months of physical rehab.

I had been in a similar accident in 1987, but still hit the road in a wheelchair. I formerly used a chair as a kid, worked my way to a walker, then ditched the walker as a freshman in high school.

The mobility device often misleads people to believe Cerebral Palsy is a mental condition. In my case, ordering at a restaurant can become a task when waitstaff pre-determines I can’t order for myself. At that point, one of my five children would gladly intervene and order Dad the thing he hates most on the menu.

I have done numerous benefits alongside such luminaries as President Jimmy Carter, Stevie Wonder, Willie Nelson and more.

As a person with a disability, I have received recognition from many places. I got to perform at the Kennedy Center for President George Bush Sr. and George W. Bush for the 15th anniversary of The American with Disabilities Act.

I performed on the ABC special, “Christopher Reeve, A Celebration of Hope.

I was given an award from The National Association for Speech Disorders, and I was an ambassador for World Cerebral Palsy Day in 2012.

It’s an honor to have recently been elected to the Colorado Arts and Entertainment Hall of Fame.

I am very close with my children and granddaughter.

I live in Westminster, Colorado. I’m an avid San Antonio Spurs and Denver Broncos fan.

Current projects include my 6th comedy album, “I’m Not OK and That’s OK.”

I am always trying to help Kyler with his amazing efforts to help those in need.

Please visit www.kylerskicks.org.