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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameSimon Maxwell Helberg
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Simon Helberg was born and raised in Los Angeles but despite this, and the fact that his father is the actor Sandy Helberg and his mother the casting director Harriet B. Helberg, his main interest as a young boy was karate. In his teens, though, he discovered acting and went on to study at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where he trained at the Atlantic Theater Company. He started acting in 1999, taking guest roles and small parts, establishing himself as a character performer and able sketch comedian. Solid TV work followed throughout the 2000s until he was cast as Howard Wolowitz in the hit TV comedy The Big Bang Theory (2007) for which he remains best known.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Jocelyn Towne (7 July 2007 - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Various voice imitations

Trivia (14)

Professional pianist
Attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where he trained at The Atlantic Theater Company.
In two years, he appeared in three different productions about the behind-the-scenes details of the television industry. Those productions are Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), The TV Set (2006), and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006).
Born and raised in Los Angeles, where he resides.
Obtained his black belt in karate when he was 9-years-old.
Does remarkable voice imitations of Nicolas Cage and Al Pacino.
Simon, with his wife Jocelyn Towne, welcomed their first child, daughter Adeline, born May 8, 2012.
Wife, Jocelyn Towne, had their second child, a son, Wilder Towne Helberg was born on April 23, 2014. The birth was kept secret until June 2014.
Only male cast member of The Big Bang Theory (2007) who is a father.
First cast member of The Big Bang Theory (2007) to receive a Golden Globe Award nomination for feature film, for his performance in Florence Foster Jenkins (2016).
His paternal grandparents were Polish Jews who survived the Holocaust and came to the U.S. after World War II. His mother is of Russian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent.
His wife Jocelyn is the niece of writer and filmmaker Robert Towne.
Is a dedicated liberal Democrat.

Personal Quotes (9)

I'm married, so I tend not to hit on every girl.
I don't believe I'll be in the new Arrested Development (2003) unless they ask me, in which case, okay! That's how easy I am to get.
Well, I think that everybody is kind of a nerd at heart.
Actually, when I was young, I believe I met Nicolas Cage. I think I was probably eight, and I remember seeing him at somebody's house - it was an event and he happened to be there. People would ask me if I was his son, because I looked like him at that point, so I do remember feeling some connection and just wanting to say, like, 'Papa!'
I actually struggled through teaching myself to cook because I'm completely ignorant in the kitchen. So I did really macho things like trying to make my own curry. Really hardcore stuff.
I wouldn't wear turtlenecks. That I'm not envious of. But who knows? I might sneak out a few things and hope and pray that no one says, 'Hey, didn't you wear that when you were playing an enormous geek on TV?'
I thought it was going to be a hut in Topanga and Janis Joplin was going to come out, but it's a real doctor... I went to Beverly Hills to meet this midwife; you'd think they'd be in nature.
I walked into the wrong examination room. I'm bad enough at facial recognition... I saw more that day than I cared to. Fortunately, I didn't recognize her from that angle, whoever it was, and I didn't ask. I'm off to a rocky start on the road to fatherhood, but I got a free view.
We're going to do a natural birth. At first she was like, 'We should do it at home,' and I said, 'Look, either way, when you go into labor, I will be checking into a hospital... so if you want to come along, come along.

Salary (2)

The Big Bang Theory (2007) $100,000 per episode (2013-2014)
The Big Bang Theory (2007) $900,000 per episode + 0.25 point of the series' backend money (2017-2019)

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