|The Big Bang Theory Staff|
|Birthday||March 24, 1973|
|Number of Episodes||95|
|All of the Big Bang Theory Staff|
James Joseph "Jim" Parsons (born March 24, 1973) is an American television and film actor best known for playing Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, with his performance often cited as the main reason for the program's success. Parsons has won two Emmys, a Golden Globe and a Television Critics Association Award for his portrayal of Sheldon Cooper .
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Parsons started acting in first grade. He attended Klein Oak High School in Spring, Texas.
In 1996, he earned an undergraduate degree in theater from the School of Theater and Dance at the University of Houston where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He later earned a masters degree from the University of San Diego while performing at the Old Globe Theater.
Parsons' television credits include a recurring role in the series Judging Amy and a guest appearance in Ed.He is currently part of the main cast in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory and was nominated for an 61st Emmy Award in 2009. He was also nominated for a 62nd Emmy Award and ended up winning it the following year.
His feature film credits include Garden State, Heights, On the Road with Judas, Gardener of Eden, 10 Items or Less and School for Scoundrels. While at the University of Houston, he helped found the not-for-profit theatre company, Infernal Bridegroom Productions, acting in productions of Endgame, Guys and Dolls and The Balcony.He was the commencement speaker for the University of San Diego's College of Arts and Sciences class of 2009.
Jim Parsons won the outstanding lead actor in a comedy series at the 2010 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards and repeated the same achievement the following year winning his second Emmy under the same category during the 2011 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, beating other nominees including his Big Bang co-star Johnny Galecki (who plays Leonard).
|2003||Why Blitt?||Mike||TV Pilot|
|2004-2005||Judging Amy||Rob Holbrook||Recurring|
|2007–present||The Big Bang Theory||Sheldon Cooper||Main Character|
|2009||Attack of The Show!||Himself||Guest Host|
|Family Guy||Sheldon Cooper||
|2010||Glenn Martin, DDS||Draven||1 Episode|
|2011||The Super Hero Squad Show||Nightmare||1 Episode|
|2003||Nowhere to Go But Up||Casting Assistant|
|2005||The King's Inn||Sidney|
|2005||The Great New Wonderful||Justin|
|2006||10 Items or Less||Receptionist|
|2006||School for Scoundrels||Classmate||Cameo appearance|
|2007||On the Road with Judas||Jimmy Pea|
|2007||Gardener of Eden||Spim|
|2011||The Big Year||Crane|
|2011||The Muppets||Human Walter||Cameo appearance|
|2010||"Up 2 You + Me" Featuring Jim Parsons||Himself||Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) Initiative|
Awards and nominations
|2008||Nominated||Best Actor in a Comedy Series||Emmy Awards|
|2009||Nominated||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||Emmy Awards|
|Won||Individual Achievement in Comedy||TCA Awards|
|Nominated||Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical Series||Satellite Awards|
|2010||Won||Favorite TV Comedy Actor||People's Choice Awards|
|Nominated||Individual Achievement in Comedy||TCA Awards|
|Nominated||Choice TV Actor: Comedy||Teen Choice Award|
|Won||Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series||Emmy Awards|
|2011||Won||Best Actor - Television Series - Musical or Comedy||Golden Globe Awards|
|Won||Outstanding Lead Actor In a Comedy Series||Emmy Awards|
|Won||Best Actor In a Comedy Series||Critics' Choice Television Awards|
He currently lives in Los Angeles. He is 6'1" (1.85 m). His hobbies include playing the piano and
watching sports, baseball, and basketball. In May 2012, he revealed that he has been in a relationship with his boyfriend Todd Spiewak for 10 years.