Ray Richmond contributes to Deadline’s TV coverage.
At this morning’s TCA panel for the new FX comedy Legit — starring Aussie comedian Jim Jeffries in the story of a comic’s attempt to go legitimate in his life — actor DJ Qualls (who plays his disabled brother Billy on the series) was asked how he looks so convincing as a disabled guy. It turns out he is himself a cancer survivor from when he was very young and — as a result of the disease — decidedly undersized. “I had Stage 3 near Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Disease,” he said. “Chemotherapy kills all fast-growing cells. So my bones never widened, just lengthened.” But Qualls was determined not to spoil the comic mood onstage. He was quick to add, “My penis, though, is fully functioning and a very nice size.”
Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy.