Did you know that Winston Churchill—someone widely regarded as being among the most influential people in British history—used to stutter? Similar was the case of King George VI who actually had to seek the help of a speech therapist to enable him to speak to his Empire. Stuttering is a common speech impediment suffered by millions around the globe. Speech plays a vital role in human communication and stuttering can indeed impede a person’s ability to communicate. However, throughout history people have proved time and again that it is not only possible to be able to communicate well despite suffering from a stutter, but also perfectly feasible to achieve excellence in one’s field despite the impediment. As a young boy, American country music singer and songwriter Mel Tillis used to stutter. He worked hard to overcome this challenge and went on to become a highly accomplished singer! It might surprise you that James Earl Jones, often referred to as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors also used to stutter as a child. These famous people are proof that a stutter need not dampen your spirit or hamper your career in any way! Read on for more information about famous people who stutter.
Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
(The King of Rock and Roll, Singer Actor)

08 January 1935

American

Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
(Actor & Comedian)

06 January 1955

British

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods

30 December 1975

American

Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
(Actress)

01 June 1926

American

Julia RobertsJulia Roberts
(Actress)

28 October 1967

American

Bruce WillisBruce Willis
(Actor)

19 March 1955

American

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
(Actress)

20 June 1967

Australian,American

Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
(Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer)

04 January 1643

British

AristotleAristotle
(Philosopher, Teacher of Alexander the Great)

0384 BC

Greek

Joe BidenJoe Biden
(Vice President of the U.S.A)

20 November 1942

American

Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
(Actor)

21 December 1948

American

Kylie MinogueKylie Minogue
(Singer-Songwriter and Actress)

28 May 1968

Australian

Charles DarwinCharles Darwin
(Naturalist, Geologist)

12 February 1809

British

Hugh GrantHugh Grant

09 September 1960

British

Wilt ChamberlainWilt Chamberlain
(Basketball Player)

21 August 1936

American

Chris MartinChris Martin

02 March 1977

British

James Earl JonesJames Earl Jones
(Actor)

17 January 1931

American

James StewartJames Stewart

20 May 1908

American

James RodríguezJames Rodríguez
(Football Player)

12 July 1991

Colombian

Bo JacksonBo Jackson
(Former Baseball & Football Player)

30 November 1962

American

Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
(Author, Mathematician and Photographer)

27 January 1832

British

Anthony QuinnAnthony Quinn
(Actor)

21 April 1915

Mexican,American

Carly SimonCarly Simon

25 June 1945

American

ClaudiusClaudius
(Roman emperor)

01 August 0010

Ancient Roman

Ludwig WittgensteinLudwig Wittgenstein
(Philosopher)

26 April 1889

Austrian

Boris KarloffBoris Karloff
(Actor)

23 November 1887

British

Bill WithersBill Withers
(American singer-songwriter)

04 July 1938

American

Jack WelchJack Welch
(Former Chairman & CEO of General Electric)

19 November 1935

American

Henry JamesHenry James
(Writer)

15 April 1843

American

John UpdikeJohn Updike

18 March 1932

American

DemosthenesDemosthenes
(Statesman & Orator)

0384 BC

Greek

Antonin ArtaudAntonin Artaud
(Dramatist, Poet, Essayist, Actor, & Theatre Director)

04 September 1896

French

Ben Johnson Ben Johnson
(Sprinter)

30 December 1961

Canadian

Jim DavisJim Davis
(Actor)

28 July 1945

American

Sam NeillSam Neill
(Actor, Winegrower)

14 September 1947

New Zealander,British

Noel GallagherNoel Gallagher
(Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer)

29 May 1967

British

Marc AlmondMarc Almond
(Singer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter)

09 July 1957

British

Bill WaltonBill Walton
(Basketball player)

05 November 1952

American

Greg LouganisGreg Louganis
(Platform diver, Autobiographer, Diver, Coach)

29 January 1960

American

John StosselJohn Stossel
(Television presenter, Journalist, Writer)

06 March 1947

American

Gareth GatesGareth Gates
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)

12 July 1984

British

Michael SpinksMichael Spinks
(Boxer)

13 July 1956

American

Malcolm FraserMalcolm Fraser
(Politician)

21 May 1930

Australian

Austin PendletonAustin Pendleton
(Actor, Playwright, Writer, Stage actor, Television actor, Theatre director)

27 March 1940

American

Ron HarperRon Harper
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)

20 January 1964

American

John MelendezJohn Melendez
(Actor, Screenwriter)

04 October 1965

American

Walter AnnenbergWalter Annenberg
(Art collector, Diplomat, Publisher, Businessperson)

13 March 1908

American

Sidney GottliebSidney Gottlieb
(Chemist, Psychiatrist)

03 August 1918

American

Kenneth TynanKenneth Tynan
(Diarist, Theatre critic, Screenwriter)

02 April 1927

British

Harley EarlHarley Earl
(Designer, Automotive designer)

22 November 1893

American

Ken VenturiKen Venturi
(Golfer)

15 May 1931

American

Megan WashingtonMegan Washington
(Singer, Songwriter)

07 January 1986

Australian

Adam MichnikAdam Michnik
(Journalist, Writer, Trade unionist)

17 October 1946

Polish

Bruce OldfieldBruce Oldfield
(Fashion designer)

14 July 1950

British

Edward HoaglandEdward Hoagland