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James Joseph "Jim" Parsons (born March 24, 1973, Houston, Texas) is an American television and film actor best known for playing the super genius 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 four Emmys, a Golden Globe and a Television Critics Association Award for his portrayal of Sheldon Cooper. Jim now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Family

His parents are Milton Joseph "Mickey/Jack" Parsons, Jr. (February 6, 1949 – April 29, 2001) and teacher Judy Ann (née McKnight). His sister Julie Ann Parsons is also a teacher. On April 29, 2001, Parsons's father died in a car crash.

Education

Jim Parsons has 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. Jim has had his 43rd birthday.

Career

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Jim Parsons as Sheldon Lee Cooper.

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.

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Jim gets his Hollywood Blvd star.

His feature film credits include Garden State, Heights, On the Road with Judas, Gardener of Eden, 10 Items or Less , School for Scoundrels and The King's Inn. While at the University of Houston, he helped found the not-for-profit theater company, Infernal Bridegroom Productions, acting in productions of Endgame, Guys and Dolls and The Balcony.
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First television credit "ED", 2002.

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). Jim Parsons won the 2013 and 2014 Emmy Awards for Best Actor in a comedy. In 2015, Jim Parsons was given a star on Hollywood Blvd.

Filmography

IMDb [1]

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Parsons and Spiewak

Personal Life

He currently lives in Los Angeles. He is 6'1" (1.85 m). His hobbies include baseball, and basketball. Parsons is gay and in May 2012, he revealed that he has been in a relationship with his partner Todd Spiewak for 10 years. Parsons discovered that he had French roots in the series Who Do You Think You Are, and that some of his ancestors were architects. After 14 years of being together, Parsons and Spiewak married in May 2017.

Trivia

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With Steve Martin and President Obama.

  • Parsons uses index cards on set before filming to better his understanding of the situation he is acting out.
  • He played Oh in DreamWorks' Home.
  • He is very close friends with his co-star Mayim Bialik
  • He enjoys acting in theater, and often does so in between seasons of The Big Bang Theory.
  • He is good friends with all the Big Bang Theory cast.
  • He is in the Nissan Micra, Quiznos and Intel® RealSense™ Technology commercials.
  • His 2015-2017 contract could be worth a total of $90 million.

Gallery

References

Wikipedia Jim Parsons

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The Big Bang Theory Characters, Cast & Crew
Characters Main Leonard Hofstadter  ‧  Sheldon Cooper  ‧  Penny Hofstadter  ‧  Howard Wolowitz  ‧  Rajesh Koothrappali  ‧  Amy Farrah Fowler  ‧  Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz  ‧  Stuart Bloom  ‧  Emily Sweeney   ‧  Leslie Winkle    The Social Group
Recurring/Minor Debbie Wolowitz  ‧  Barry Kripke  ‧  Priya Koothrappali  ‧  Dr. V. M. Koothrappali  ‧  Mrs. Koothrappali  ‧  Stephanie Barnett  ‧  Lucy  ‧  Mary Cooper  ‧  Zack Johnson  ‧  Beverly Hofstadter  ‧  Mike Rostenkowski  ‧  Alex Jensen  ‧  Professor Proton  ‧  Missy Cooper  ‧  Ramona Nowitzki  ‧  Dan  ‧  Josh Wolowitz  ‧  Dennis Kim  ‧  Althea Davis  ‧  Jeanie  ‧  Cinnamon  ‧  Mrs. Rostenkowski  ‧  Wyatt  ‧  Claire  ‧  Kurt  ‧  Eric Gablehauser  ‧  Dave Gibbs  ‧  Dimitri  ‧  Alfred Hofstadter   ‧  Meemaw  ‧  Susan  ‧  Randall  ‧  Bert Kibbler  ‧  President Siebert  ‧  Janine Davis  ‧  Colonel Richard Williams  ‧  Halley Wolowitz
Cast Regulars Johnny Galecki  ‧  Jim Parsons  ‧  Kaley Cuoco  ‧  Simon Helberg  ‧  Kunal Nayyar  ‧  Mayim Bialik  ‧  Melissa Rauch  ‧  Kevin Sussman  ‧  Laura Spencer  ‧  Sara Gilbert  ‧ 
Recurring/Minor Christine Baranski  ‧  Aarti Mann  ‧  John Ross Bowie  ‧  Casey Sander  ‧  Stephen Merchant  ‧  Sara Rue  ‧  Kara Luiz  ‧  Brian Thomas Smith  ‧  Margo Harshman  ‧  Alessandra Torresani  ‧  Matt Bennett  ‧  Keith Carradine  ‧  Laurie Metcalf  ‧  Judd Hirsch  ‧  Carol Ann Susi  ‧  Meagen Fay  ‧  Brian George  ‧  Alice Amter  ‧  Courtney Henggeler  ‧  June Squibb  ‧  Katey Sagal  ‧  Jack McBrayer  ‧  Dean Norris  ‧  Brian Posehn  ‧  Mark Harelik  ‧  Joshua Malina  ‧  Brian Patrick Wade  ‧  Kate Micucci  ‧  Regina King
As Selves Wil Wheaton  ‧  Mike Massimino  ‧  Stephen Hawking  ‧  Katee Sackhoff  ‧ Steve Wozniak  ‧ Buzz Aldrin  ‧ Summer Glau  ‧ James Earl Jones  ‧ Carrie Fisher  ‧ Brent Spiner  ‧ Howie Mandel  ‧ Bill Nye  ‧ George Smoot  ‧ George Takei  ‧ LeVar Burton  ‧ Neil deGrasse Tyson  ‧ Brian Greene  ‧ Charlie Sheen  ‧ Stan Lee  ‧ Adam West
Crew Writers Chuck Lorre * (Creator)  ‧  Bill Prady * (Creator)  ‧  Steven Molaro *  ‧  Steve Holland *  ‧  Maria Ferrari *  ‧  Jim Reynolds *  ‧  Eric Kaplan *  ‧  Anthony Del Broccolo  ‧  Lee Aronsohn *  ‧  Dave Goetsch *  ‧  Tara Hernandez  ‧  Richard Rosenstock *
Directors Mark Cendrowski  ‧  Peter Chakos * (mainly as Editor)  ‧  Anthony Rich  ‧  James Burrows
Others
Science consultant : David Saltzberg Director of photography : Steven V. Silver
Costume designer : Mary T. Quigley * Unit production manager : Kelly-Anne Lee *
Theme composer / performer : Barenaked Ladies Chuck Lorre Productions
also as Producer The Big Bang Theory : Full cast & crew on IMDb
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Young Sheldon Characters, Cast & Crew
Main Characters Main Sheldon Cooper  ‧  Mary Cooper  ‧  George Cooper Sr.  ‧  George Cooper Jr.  ‧  Missy Cooper  ‧  Meemaw
Recurring Characters Tam Nguyen  ‧  Billy Sparks  ‧  Pastor Jeff  ‧  Victoria McElroy  ‧  Evelyn Ingram  ‧  Assistant Coach Wilkins  ‧  Hubert Givens  ‧  Ms. Hutchins  ‧  Principal Peterson
Cast Regulars Iain Armitage  ‧  Zoe Perry  ‧  Lance Barber  ‧  Montana Jordan  ‧  Raegan Revord  ‧  Annie Potts  ‧  Jim Parsons
Recurring Ryan Phuong  ‧  Wyatt McClure  ‧  Matt Hobby  ‧  Valerie Mahaffey  ‧  Danielle Pinnock  ‧  Doc Farrow  ‧  Brian Stepanek  ‧  Sarah Baker  ‧  Rex Linn
As Selves Elon Musk
Crew Writers Chuck Lorre * (Creator)  ‧  Steven Molaro * (Creator)
Directors Jon Favreau
Others
Science consultant : David Saltzberg Director of photography : Steven V. Silver
Executive Producers : Steven Molaro / Jim Parsons / Todd Spiewick Unit production manager : Kelly-Anne Lee *
Theme composer / performer : Steve Burns (performer) / Rob Cavallo (producer) Chuck Lorre Productions
also as Producer Young Sheldon : Full cast & crew on IMDb