Looking at imdb, classics such as '17 Again' and 'The Whole Nine Yards'.
Funnily enough he also did a TV series in the 80's called 'Second CHANCE'
But they don't fit with this statement:
but got all his fame and chances at headlining movies from a television show
He's NOT a renowned movie actor IMHO. I would have assumed the blind referred to someone with a much higher profile movie career.