30 Mind-Blowing Facts About Jim Parsons Every Sheldon Cooper Fan Should Know


Jim Parsons, known for his clueless, deadpan expression, while the others are laughing, gained world-wide recognition, along with a humongous fan base, with his portrayal of the lovable nerd - Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory." Here are some really unique things about the American actor:

  1.  He was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6533 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on March 11, 2015.
  2.  He has a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical, and four Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, to his name, along with 16 other wins and 65 other nominations.
  3.  He is by far the tallest principal cast member on "The Big Bang Theory," standing at 6' 1" with no other regular cast members taller than 5' 7".
  4.  He had reportedly auditioned for 15 to 30 television pilots, before he was cast in his exceptional role of Sheldon Cooper in "The Big Bang Theory."
  5.  Though he did not feel any sort of relationship with the character of Sheldon Cooper, he was enchanted with the dialogue structure that created rhythm, and felt the role to be perfect fit for him.
  6.  In August 2009, Parsons won the Television Critics Association award for individual achievement in comedy.
  7.  A newly discovered species of orchid bee was named "Euglossa bazinga," after his character's favorite exclamation "Bazinga."
  8.  His first ever role was as a Kola-Kola bird in a school production of The Elephant's Child at the age of six, which led to his determination to be become an actor.
  9.  It was his decision to leave "The Big Bang Theory," with the completion of the twelfth season that led to the cancellation of the show at the end of the season.
  10.  Parsons was a founding member of Infernal Bridegroom Productions and regularly appeared at the Stages Repertory Theatre., during his time at the University of Houston.
  11.  In the TLC's "Who Do You Think You Are?," he traced his family's history and discovered that one of his ancestors from his father’s side was the French architect Louis-François Trouard.
  12.  He learned to play the theremin, widely regarded as one of the hardest instruments to play, and the recorder in preparation for his character of Sheldon Cooper in "The Big Bang Theory." In fact, whenever Sheldon is seen playing the theremin, it is actually Parsons who is playing it.
  13.  He was one of the actors who voiced the audiobook A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, one of the most popular children's book about the fictional day in the life of Marlon Bundo, in the year 2018.
  14.  "The Big Bang Theory" spin-off series "Young Sheldon" was first Parson's idea, which he did not discuss with Chuck Lorre, thinking the latter must have already considered it. Later, when he consulted Lorre, the latter immediately liked the idea and revealed that he had not thought about it before.
  15.  He was reported to be a gay by The New York Times in May 2012, quoting that he was in a relationship with his partner Todd Spiewak for the last ten years.
  16.  To promote his 2015 movie "Home," in the United Kingdom, he reportedly went on "Blue Peter" and made motor powered DIY models of his character Oh with Lindsey Russel.
  17.  While his character of Sheldon Cooper in "The Big Bang Theory," is a huge "Star Trek" and "Doctor Who" fan, Parsons has claimed to have never seen those shows.
  18.  He started hosting his own SiriusXM talk show "Jim Parsons Is Too Stupid for Politics," in the year 2017, which ran for six weeks.
  19.  He reportedly owns a production company named "That's Wonderful Productions," with his partner Todd Spiewak.
  20.  In the first pilot, "The Big Bang Theory: Unaired Pilot," which was declined by CBS, his character of Sheldon can be seen portraying a lot of qualities that he doesn't have in the finished script. He was able to understand sarcasm, and was also revealed to have engaged in sexual relations.
  21.  Parsons was one of the seven students accepted into a special two-year course in classical theater, taught in partnership with the Old Globe Theater, at the University of San Diego.
  22.  He is prone to motion sickness, and prefers to drive rather than riding in a car which makes him nauseated.
  23.  He and his partner art director Todd Spiewak, wed in New York in May 2017, after a relationship of 14 years. He claims their relationship to be - a regular life, boring love.
  24.  Throughout the entire series of "The Big Bang Theory," his character can be seen swearing only three times - in the first season, fourth season and the fifth season. He often uses substitute words or just utters the first letter alone.
  25.  He, along with his partner lives in the neighborhood of Gramercy Park, New York City. He also maintains a residence in Los Angeles.
  26.  For the spin-off series "Young Sheldon," Parsons reportedly coached Iain Armitage who is playing the role of young Sheldon, and even explained to him who Sheldon is, and how he behaves.
  27.  He firmly supported the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, in the run-up for the 2016 United States presidential election.
  28.  Despite the producers of "The Big Bang Theory," persistently claiming that Sheldon's behavior is not related to Asperger's or any other type of autism, Parsons has actually stated in an interview that he thinks Sheldon to have Asperger's Syndrome, and portrays the character as such.
  29.  He credits his University of San Diego training with giving him the tools to break down the tightly composed lines of his character Sheldon.
  30.  He made his Broadway debut in the year 2011, playing the role of Tommy Boatwright in "The Normal Heart." He is the only actor to have reprised his role in the 2014 TV movie.
  31.  Jim Parsons Net Worth: $80 Million

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