When you’re born with no legs, you have two choices. Sulk, or go live a richer and more exciting/adventurous life then anyone else you can think of. Well if you’re Kevin Michael Connolly, the star of Travel Channel’s newest hit show “Armed And Ready”, not only do you live a life that most people would never dare to attempt, you also showcase it in front of millions of people to inspire others to NEVER give up on their dreams. Kevin is not only a living inspiration, he is GREAT television while doing it. Kevin’s bio from the Travel Channel “Armed and Ready” homepage:
“Kevin Michael Connolly was born without legs. An otherwise-healthy baby, he grew up like any other kid — getting dirty and playing in the woods. In 2005, Kevin began skateboarding and taking photographs. His first taste of living abroad came in 2006 when he studied in New Zealand for a year. While on the return home, Kevin was skating down a backstreet in Vienna and took his first prototype photo for what was to become The Rolling Exhibition — an art exhibit of over 33,000 photos.
The Rolling Exhibition took Kevin to 27 countries, as he documented the stares and reactions from people around the world. His photography has been featured at the Smithsonian Institution, the Kennedy Center, and in universities across the US and countries around the world — including England, Mexico, China and the Czech Republic.
At the age of 23, Kevin began work on his memoir, Double Take, which chronicles his early life, as well as his journey working on The Rolling Exhibition. The book garnered rave reviews from People Magazine, Outside Magazine and the TODAY Show.
Kevin has a Bachelor of Arts in media and theatre arts from Montana State University, and currently resides in Bozeman, MT, where he spends his free time skiing, hiking and longboarding. His explorations have netted him a broken jaw, a couple dozen stitches and 2 X-Games medals. He serves on the board for the Montana Independent Living Project, and is actively involved with multiple other disabled nonprofit organizations including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Eagle Mount and National Inclusion Project.
Kevin’s desire for adventure is featured in Travel Channel’s new original series, Armed & Ready, where he creates new rigs to travel anywhere, conquer anything and push the limits of the world around him.
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down #InTheLab with one of the coolest and most inspiring people you will ever meet, Kevin Michael Connolly, star of Travel Channel’s “Armed and Ready” to talk about his awesome new show, what is has been like living with no legs, his purpose in trying to inspire others to live their dreams, some of the crazy stunts and adventures we can expect on the show, and so much more!
MAKE SURE TO CATCH BRAND NEW EPISODES OF TRAVEL CHANNEL’S ARMED AND READY TUESDAYS AT 10PM
Here is Kevin on Access Hollywood right before sitting down with me: