Jimmy Tatro's Distinctive Voice Actually Started a Twitter Trend — Is He Hard of Hearing?

Jamie Lerner - Author

Jun. 1 2023, Updated 11:48 a.m. ET

Jimmy Tatro
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Actor Jimmy Tatro has turned heads and made waves with his primetime television spot as Connor on Home Economics.

As some people have said, Jimmy has gone from “fratty to daddy” in the new series. But one thing sticks out about Jimmy Tatro: his voice.

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Jimmy has a unique voice, to say the least, which has some fans even asking if he has a speech impediment or is hard of hearing. Many find Jimmy’s voice to be his hallmark trait.

So what makes Jimmy Tatro’s voice so unique?

Jimmy Tatro from 'Home Economics' isn't deaf
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Jimmy Tatro lives with hearing loss.

In an interview with Anthony Padilla in 2023, Jimmy Tatro explains that he's had pretty severe hearing loss since he was about 4 years old.

"I've had pretty bad hearing loss since I was 4," Jimmy explains. "Worn hearing aids since I was a little kid."

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He continues, explaining that it's a "genetic thing" that he and his brother both live with. Jimmy has particular trouble hearing high frequencies, so he wears hearing aids to boost those sounds.

"It doesn't correct it entirely. I still don't hear that well," Jimmy explains.

Jimmy says he was embarrassed by his hearing loss, so he didn't wear his hearing aids in high school and college. "I didn't want to be in the hard of hearing world," he says. "On the upside, I can't hear like, fire alarms and annoying beeps and stuff."

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People on Twitter love Jimmy Tatro’s voice almost as much as they love him.

One of the upsides of being an actor with a recognizable voice is that people can actually hear his written jokes in his voice. It makes Jimmy all the more iconic.

In 2013, there was actually a trend on Twitter when people would just post recognizable lines and then write, “*Jimmy Tatro voice,*” to make it extra funny.

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Other users on Twitter actually just straight-up love Jimmy’s voice.

One user wrote, “Jimmy Tatro's voice is soooo attractive to me.” Another person surmised, “Jimmy Tatro has one voice and is amazing at making characters from it.”

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Jimmy Tatro got his start on YouTube.

Jimmy came up as a YouTuber at the height of the fairly new video web platform. His videos went so viral that he actually dropped out of the University of Arizona to focus on his YouTube videos. Luckily for Jimmy, it paid off. He got a regular role on Home Economics as Connor, and since then his star has been on the rise.

Jimmy Tatro from 'Home Economics' isn't deaf
Source: ABC

As Connor, Jimmy plays the millionaire little brother who has no problem flaunting his wealth and finance knowledge. The youngest of three siblings, his other two siblings feel ashamed to ask him for money, which provides the main conflict of the show. It’s a look at America through a class lens, and how class can divide people, but also bring them together.

We can't wait to see what Jimmy Tatro does next!

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