Zack Gottsagen dreamed of being an actor as he grew up and while some thought Gottsagen’s acting goal seemed unlikely because he has Down syndrome, Gottsagen never let that stop him. He enrolled in a performing arts school and took acting lessons, and after years of training and dedication to the craft, Gottsagen achieved what many thought would be impossible.
Below is Zack Gottsagen, star of the indie film, “The Peanut Butter Falcon.” Interview with NBC’s Harry Smith.
“Down syndrome won’t stop me,” Gottsagen says. “I knew I could do it. It was hard sometimes, but I knew if I worked hard, I would do a good job, and I did. I’m really proud of myself.”