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(2005–2010)

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Ironically, David Krumholtz (who failed Algebra I twice and hated math in school) plays a mathematician, while Dylan Bruno (who graduated from MIT with a math-heavy engineering degree) plays the math-challenged FBI agent.
Charlie's picture from his old high school year book is actually a publicity still from 10 Things I Hate About You (1999).
Diane Farr was pregnant for most of the first half of Season 3, and her character, Megan Reeves, was temporarily reassigned to Washington, D.C., to explain her absence during the second half (while Farr was on maternity leave). Because the showrunners didn't want to have to deal with the implications of Megan being pregnant and having a baby, they instead hid the pregnancy behind increasingly large folders, bags, desks, computer monitors, and finally, extras.
Don and Charlie are supposed to be about 5 years apart in age. Rob Morrow (Don) is actually almost 16 years older than David Krumholtz (Charlie).
Navi Rawat's character is named "Amita Ramanujan", a reference to Srinivasa Ramanujan, a self-taught Indian mathematician who worked in the first two decades of the 20th century, most notably collaborating with G.H. Hardy in number theory.
The university Cal Sci is modeled on the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, developing characters loosely based on a Caltech professor and students. Portions of the series have been filmed on the Caltech campus. Gary Lorden, the chairman of the math department at Caltech, consults for the show. The pilot episode was screened at Caltech as well, receiving a standing ovation at the end.
According to an interview that Rob Morrow gave to 'The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles', the Eppes family was not explicitly identified as Jewish until the fifth season, when Morrow asked the showrunners to make a point of it and to include a storyline in which his character, Don, starts to explore his religion (Morrow may have forgotten that in the season four episode "Robin Hood," Charlie does mention that he is Jewish). There were some implicit references to the family's Judaism earlier than that, however, including the comment in the very first episode about Alan serving brisket on Friday nights and Don and Charlie's conversation in the Season 3 episode "Provenance" about how it was weird that their mother had wanted a Christmas tree.
While filming the pilot, both Rob Morrow and David Krumholtz discovered that they have something in common: both of their mothers are dental hygienists.
Many regulars and guest stars on this show had previously worked with star David Krumholtz on other projects. Krumholtz had already played Judd Hirsch's son in the 1992 Broadway play 'Conversations With My Father'; Krumholtz played Peter MacNicol's camper in Addams Family Values (1993); Krumholtz and guest star Neil Patrick Harris appeared together in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) and its sequel. Also Joseph Gordon-Levitt who appeared in the episode Sacrifice worked with David in the film '10 Things I Hate About You.'
The season one theme music (which on DVD can only be found on the pilot) is an arrangement of an excerpt from the song "Once In A Lifetime" by the Talking Heads.
When the producers prepared to pitch the series concept to the network, they prepared an elaborate presentation about the story possibilities, anticipating that the executives would wary of agreeing to such a cerebral premise. However, the network executives were immediately enthusiastic part way through the pitch that the series had good potential and insisted on production beginning immediately.
The show's original concept had it take place at MIT rather than CalTech. At that time the character of Don was to be played by Gabriel Macht. While David Krumholtz was already cast as Charlie, other actors cast at that stage of the production included Michael Rooker and Anna Deavere Smith.
David Krumholtz grew up in Rego Park, New York and did his first commercial for a Forest Hills restaurant. Rob Morrow played Dr. Joel Fleischman from Forest Hills. Judd Hirsch played John Lacey who lived in Rego Park. Forest Hills and Rego Park are two adjoining areas in Queens New York.
David Krumholtz and Peter MacNicol previously appeared together in Addams Family Values (1993). MacNicol played a camp counselor who, in one scene, punishes Krumholtz for wanting to read a book about physics instead of doing camp activities. This is a humorous contrast to Numb3rs where the two men play best friends, and MacNicol's character is himself a physicist.
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In the TV-Show Charlie Eppes is famous because of the Eppes Convergence he discovered. The abs. Convergence actually exists in Mathematics where 'abs.' stands for absolut.
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The Eppes family home is only 1 mile (1.6kM) from the house in The People Under the Stairs (1991).
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The New Yorkers: Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch, Alimi Ballard and Diane Farr were all born in or around New York, NY. Although she was born in Fairfax, Virginia, Sabrina Lloyd's New York connection is in that she moved there in 1988, at the age of 18.
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Don Eppes' Driver License is as follows: I0002074 he lives at 8111 Aguacote (which means Avacado in Spanish) Los Angeles, California 91021 he is 5'11" (180Cm) 160 pounds (73Kg) and his DOB is 7-15-1967.
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