Actor Christopher Gorham, best known for his roles on “Ugly Betty” and Showcase’s “Covert Affairs,” is speaking out – quite literally – to support Canadians with vision loss. The California native has lent his voice for a series of CNIB public services announcements, including one to promote Shades of Fun day on May 26.
Gorham has been a proud supporter of CNIB since he first learned of the organization last year, when CNIB service specialists helped him prepare for his role as blind CIA military intelligence agent Auggie Anderson on “Covert Affairs,” which is filmed in Toronto. The active, heroic character is steadily changing the way audiences think about vision loss.
“Really, I could not do the performance that I do on the show without CNIB’s help,” he says. “So for me, coming down and doing the PSAs for you guys, and helping out in the ways that I can because I’m on TV – it’s the least I can do.”