Jim Parsons is an American actor who became known for his portrayal of Sheldon Cooper in the popular comedy series The Big Bang Theory. He earned several awards including four Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for his role in The Big Bang Theory. He plays Adult Sheldon Cooper in CBS sitcom Young Sheldon. In addition to his prominence roles, he has appeared in a number of films and TV series, and not mention the stage productions.
James Joseph Parsons
Jim, Jimmy Pea
Birthday / Date of Birth
Jim Parsons was born on 24 March 1973, in Houston, Texas, USA.
He’s currently 45 years old.
He has French, German, Scottish, Irish, and English ancestry.
Parsons attended Klein Oak High School in the Spring neighborhood of Houston. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and was later admitted to the University of San Diego, from where he graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting in 2001.
- Father – Milton Joseph Parsons, Jr. (Died in 2001)
- Mother – Judy Ann Parsons (Teacher)
- Siblings – Julie Ann Parsons (Sister) (Teacher)
Jim Parsons married his longtime boyfriend Todd Spiewak, who is an art director, in May 2017 in New York. They dated for more than 14 years.
- In feet – 6 feet 1¼ inches
- In centimeters – 186 cm
- In meters – 1.86 m
- In Kilograms – 76 kg
- In Pounds – 167 lbs
Jim earned his first acting credit as a casting assistant in the 2003 French movie, Happy End.
He made his first television appearance in the NBC television show, Ed, where he played the role of Chet in an episode entitled “The Road”.
Jun Parsons has appeared in a number of TV commercials and print ads for Intel Corporation, Nissan Micra, Quiznos Toasted Subs, DiGiorno Frozen Pizza, Stride Gum, FedEx, Ford Fusion, CBS Cares Organ Donation and Hometown Houston.
He gained huge popularity and recognition for his role as Sheldon Cooper in the CBS comedy-drama, The Big Bang Theory. He has won multiple Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.
Jim Parsons Favorites
- Favorite Sci-Fi Movie – Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
- Favorite Big Bang Theory Character – Penny
- Favorite Museum – Menil Collection in Houston
- Favorite Food – Mexican
- Favorite Houston Restaurants – Lupe Tortillas and Pappasitos
- Favorite Houston Retail store – Galleria Mall
Jim Parsons Net Worth
Parsons has a net worth of $70 million dollars. He earns $1 million per episode of Big Bang Theory. He has earned two-third of his net worth from his role on the CBS Sitcom, The big Bang Theory. Parsons lives in New York City neighborhood of Gramercy Park with his boyfriend. He also owns a luxury mansion in Los Angeles.
Social Media Profiles
- Instagram – therealjimparsons
Jim Parsons Facts
He decided to become an actor after playing the role of the Kola-Kola bird in a school production of The Elephant’s Child at the age of six.
Parsons was a founding member of Infernal Bridegroom Productions and had appeared in more than 17 plays during his bachelor program.
Parsons learned piano for 14 years.
Growing up, he was heavily influenced by TV sitcoms, such as Three’s Company, Family Ties, and The Cosby Show.
He worked as an assistant for Megan Halverson at Microsoft Sidewalk in Houston before becoming an actor.
He is good friends with The Big Bang Theory co-stars Simon Helberg and Kaley Cuoco.
In March 2015, he was awarded with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at the famous 6533 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
He founded a production company, That’s Wonderful Productions, with his partner, Todd Spiewak.
In 2018, Parsons was one of the actors who voiced the audiobook A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo.