Cameron Clapp, who plays Didi's boyfriend, is a real-life athlete and competes in disabled running, swimming and golf events around the country. He won gold medals in running and swimming at the 2004 Endeavor Games for Athletes with Physical Disabilities. Clapp was injured on September 15, 2001, when he was hit by a train and lost both legs (up to just above the knee) and his right arm. He has been featured in newspaper and magazine articles, including USA Today and People Magazine, and on CNN Headline News. Before guest-starring on My Name Is Earl, Clapp had a small part in HBO's "Carnivale" and was offered a guest-starring role as a triple-amputee soldier in "Six Feet Under", but turned it down because it conflicted with his message of hope.