Jim Parsons Biography
Jim Parsons (full name – James Joseph Parsons) is an American Award-winning Actor who is best known for starring in the CBS series “Young Sheldon.” He serves as the voice of adult Sheldon Cooper in the film.
Jim Parsons Education
When coming to his education, Parsons graduated from Klein Oak High School in Spring and then attended the University of Houston where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in acting from the Old Globe Theatre/University of San Diego, which he received in the year 2001. Parsons is also a 1999 alumnus of the University of San Diego, where he was among the 7 students admitted into a special course in classical theater for 2 years. They were taught in partnership with the Old Globe Theater.
In high school, he pointed to a role in Noises Off during his junior year for the very 1st time. While there, he was heavily influenced by The Cosby Show, Family Ties, and sitcoms, specifically Three’s Company. During his time in college, he was prolific, appearing in 17 plays in three years. Parsons was a founding member of Infernal Bridegroom Productions. He also made often appearances in the Stages Repertory Theatre.
Jim Parsons Movies and TV Shows / Career
Parsons began acting when he was 6 years old portraying the Kola-Kola bird in a school production of “The Elephant’s Child.” He holds several awards such as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy. Also, he holds 4 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
Parsons began his career in Off-Broadway productions in New York. He also appeared severally on TV. He portrayed a man raised by wolves and continued to nurse from his wolf “mom” in a much-discussed 2003 Quiznos commercial. Also, Parsons starred in “Judging Amy” and “Ed.” Additionally, he had minor roles in a number of films such as School for Scoundrels and Garden State.
Parsons auditioned for between 15 and 30 TV pilots, but on multiple occasions when he was cast, the program failed to find a TV network willing to buy it. Eventually, he landed at The Big Bang Theory. In the year 2011, he made his Broadway debut and portrayed Tommy Boatwright in “The Normal Heart.” For that, she won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. He again portrayed Tommy Boatwright and he earned his 7th Emmy Award nomination.
Parsons was among the actors who voiced the audiobook A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo in the year 2018. He earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the year 2020 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. The nomination was for his acting as Henry Willson in Hollywood. In the year 2017, he hosted “Jim Parsons Is Too Stupid for Politics,” his own SiriusXM talk show for 6 weeks.
Parsons made appearances in The Big Year (2011), Walter (2011), and Broadway (May 18, 2012). on March 11, 2015, he earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has also voiced among the lead roles in the DreamWorks Animation comedy film Home, “Oh.”
Jim Parsons Age
Parsons is 49 years old as of 2022. He was born on March 24, 1973, in Houston, Texas, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 24th of March every year.
Jim Parsons Height
Parsons stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 1.5 inches (1.86 m).
Jim Parsons Family
Parsons was born to Judy Parsons (mother) and Jack Parsons (late father). His dad was a businessman. He was born on February 6, 1949, and passed away on April 29, 2001, at the age of 52. The cause of his death was that he engaged in a car crash. Parsons grew up alongside his sister, Julie Parsons, a teacher.
In September 2013, Parsons traced the history of his family on TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” He found French heritage from his dad’s side. The French architect Louis-François Trouard (1729–1804) is Parsons’s 6th great-grandfather.
Jim Parsons Partner / Gay
Parsons is openly gay. He is married to Todd Spiewak, a producer. They tied the knot in May 2017, at a small wedding ceremony held in New York. Parsons called their relationship “coffee in the morning, an act of love, going to work, taking the dogs out—a regular life, washing the clothes, boring love” in October 2013. Parsons revealed that he is gay in an interview with The New York Times on May 23, 2012. The couple happily resides in the New York City neighborhood of Gramercy Park. Parsons also maintains a residence in Los Angeles, CA.
Jim Parsons Net Worth
Parsons is one of the world’s highest-paid television actors, with an annual estimated net worth of $160 Million. In the year 2018, he was paid an annual salary of $26.5 million by Forbes.
Jim Parsons Young Sheldon
Parsons is the voice of adult Sheldon Cooper. He is responsible for providing the perspective of an adult recalling his childhood. He and Spiewak are also Executive Producers of the film Young Sheldon. Young Sheldon is a spin-off prequel to The Big Bang Theory and Revord has played the main role from 2017 to the present. The show has so far released 5 seasons and the sixth season is set to be released in the year 2023.
Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory
Parsons played Sheldon Cooper in “The Big Bang Theory,” the CBS sitcom for 12 years (2007-2019). Joining the show, he chose the role of Sheldon Cooper was a very good fit for him after reading the pilot script. In August 2014, Parsons, Cuoco, and Galecki signed new contracts in The Big Bang Theory. They were each guaranteed $1 million per episode for the 8th, 9th, and 10th seasons of the show. In August 2018, Parsons refused a contract worth $50 million for seasons 13 and 14 of the show.