Daryl “Chill” Mitchell — ex-rapper, T4 SCI, disability activist, actor, currently the co-star of NCIS: New Orleans — is at war.

“I took a social handicap, being black, and transferred that fight to a physical disability. But this time I got ammunition!”

So far he seems to be on the winning side. Nowadays he is arguably the most steadily-employed actor with a disability in Hollywood. And certainly the most steadily-employed black actor with a disability. He belies all of the pathetic statistics on the hiring of performers with disabilities in film and television. The most recent survey, courtesy of