Acclaimed actor Jim Parsons stars as Caltech physicist Sheldon Cooper in CBS’ laugh-out-loud ratings-topper The Big Bang Theory, alongside castmates Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar and Mayim Bialik.
Parsons also co-stars with Taylor Kitsch, Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer in HBO’s movie adaptation of the Larry Kramer play . He reprised the role of activist Tommy Boatwright, which he performed on the Broadway stage in 2011 in the Tony-winning play.
Parsons was also seen in the Broadway stage production of Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize winner as Elwood Dowd in 2012.
On the big screen, Parsons appeared in highly-anticipated comedy in 2011 and may also be seen in the feature film , opposite Rashida Jones, Anjelica Huston, Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson; opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder; and with Glenn Close and James Marsden, among other roles.
The University of Houston alum, who also holds a Masters in Fine Arts degree from the University of San Diego, has also guest-starred on Nickelodeon fan fave , among other television programs.