Who is Jim Parsons?

Jim Parsons is an American actor and producer who strongly got recognized for performing the iconic character of Sheldon Cooper in the CBS Sitcom, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ from the year 2007 to the year 2019. For his performance, he has been awarded numerous awards during his career, including the Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. He is the highest-paid television actor with an annual salary of an estimated $26.5 million.

Quick Info 
Full NameJames Joseph Parsons
Date of BirthMarch 24, 1973
Birth PlaceHouston, Texas, United States
ParentsMilton Joseph Parsons Jr
Judy Ann
ProfessionActor, Producer
HusbandTodd Spiewak
Age47 years
Height6 ft 1 in
Net WorthUS $160 million

Jim Parsons


Jim Parsons’ actual name is James Joseph Parsons, who was born on 24 March 1973 in Houston, Texas to mother, Judy Ann, who was a teacher, and to father, Milton Joseph Parsons Jr. He was born and raised alongside a sister who is also a teacher, Julie Ann Parsons. Sadly, his dad diminished in a car collision in the year 2001. Besides this, he is presently 47 years old with the zodiac sign of Aries.


Nationality and Physical Stats

Jim Parsons held an American nationality of French descent belonging to white ethnicity and grew up as a Christian. Besides this, he stands at the height of 6 feet and 1 inch (1.86m/186cms) tall and weighs around 73kgs (160lbs). Moreover, he has a slim body build with a couple of blue eyes and brown shaded hair.



Jim Parsons attended and completed his high-school from Klein Oak High School. For further studies, he studied at the University of Houston, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater and later enrolled in the University of San Diego in 1999.


Personal Life

Jim Parsons is a homosexual (gay) who is open about his sexual orientation and got married in 2017 to his husband Todd Spiewak, a director, after almost ten years of being in a relationship.



Jim Parsons is influential on social media platforms. His Instagram account (@therealjimparsons) has over 7.8 million followers. His official Facebook page (@JimParsons) has over 1.4 million followers and likes, but the page is not verified yet.

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Jim Parsons debuted in the film industry with a small role as a casting assistant in the 2003 movie, ‘Happy End.’ Following this small role’s success, he later appeared as Tim in the 2004 romantic comedy-drama movie, ‘Garden State.’ Likewise, between the years 2005 and 2007, Jim Parsons played numerous roles in films like ‘Heights,’ ‘The Great New Wonderful,’ ’10 Items or Less’, ‘School for Scoundrels,’ ‘On the Road with Judas’ and ‘Gardener of Eden.’ He has also appeared as Sidney in a short movie called ‘The King’s Inn’ in 2005.

He lent his voice in the 2015 American animation comedy movie, ‘Home’ where he played the role of Oh, made a cameo on ‘The Muppets’ in 2011 as Human Walter, and debuted as a producer in the 2018 American comedy-drama movie, ‘A Kid Like Jake.’ Moreover, he has also starred in films like ‘The Big Year’ in 2011, ‘Sunset Stories’ in 2012, ‘Wish I Was Here’ in 2014, ‘Visions’ in 2015, ‘Hidden Figures’ in 2016, ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ in 2019 and ‘The Boys in the Band’ in 2020.



Jim Parsons has appeared in the movie line as well as on television. He made his debut on television when he played Chet’s role in ‘Ed’ in 2002. Then, Jim appeared as Rob Holbrook for seven ‘Judging Amy’ episodes in 2004-2005. The breakthrough moment of Jim Parsons’ career arrived when he played the role of Sheldon Cooper in ‘The Big Bang Theory’ in 2007. Jim played the lead role from 2007 to 2019. After receiving worldwide recognition as Sheldon Cooper, he has also appeared for an episode each in series like ‘iCarly’ in 2011, ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ in 2013, and ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 2014.

Likewise, he has lent his voice to star in series like ‘Family Guy’ (2009-2012) where he played Sheldon Cooper in an episode and Gay-Jacker in another episode, ‘Glenn Martin, DDS’ in 2010 where he played the role of Draven, ‘The Super Hero Squad Show’ where he played the role of Nightmare and ‘Eureka’ in 2011 where he played the role of Carl the Jeep, ‘The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange’ and ‘Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil’ in 2012, ‘Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas’ in 2014, ‘SuperMansion’ in 2016, Michael Jackson’s Halloween in 2017 and ‘The Simpsons’ in 2020 where he appeared for an episode each. Moreover, he debuted as a producer and the narrator in ‘Young Sheldon’ from 2017.

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Video Game

Jim Parsons has played the voice-role of Nightmare in the 2010 fighting video-game, ‘Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet.’



Jim Parsons won the TCA Awards’ Individual Achievement in Comedy award in 2009. He won the Online Film and Television Association’s Best Actor in a Comedy Series award in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014. Likewise, he got awarded the Critic’s Choice Television Awards in the year 2011 and 2014, Gold Derby TV Awards in 2020, People’s Choice Awards in 2016, 2017, and 2018, TV Guide Awards in 2013, Teen Choice Awards in 2013, GLAAD Media Awards in 2018, Satellite Awards in 2016 and Kids’ Choice Awards in 2016.

Moreover, he has won one Screen Actors Guild Award, 4 Primetime Emmy Awards, and one Golden Globe Award in his career.


Net Worth

Jim Parsons earns from his acting career, and as of the year 2020, he has a predicted net worth of $160 million.