Who is Simon Helberg?
Simon Helberg is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Howard in The Big Bang Theory.
Los Angeles, California, the United States of America
In 2007, the actor married Jocelyn Towne. They have two kids. Helberg attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
The actor made his film debut in 1999 in Mumford. In the early 2000s, he was part of a sketch comedy duo, Derek & Simon. The duo got a web series, two shorts, and a pilot for HBO.
In 2002, Helberg was part of the cast of MADtv for one season. The same year, he was in Van Wilder. In 2003, he was in Old School, and in 2004, he had appearances in Reno 911!, Raineesha X, and Not Without My Mustache, as well as Quintuplets.
In 2004, he was in A Cinderella Story, starring Hilary Duff. He also was in Joey. In 2005, he was in Good Night and Good Luck. The same year, he appeared in Arrested Development.
Between 2006 and 2007, Helberg played a supporting role in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. He played Alex Dwyer. In 2006, he was in various commercials for Virgin Money. In 2007, he also had a role in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.
2007 saw Helberg getting cast as Howard Wolowitz in The Big Bang Theory. The show would run until 2019, and Helberg remained part of the central cast.
In Big Bang Theory, he worked with cast members Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar, Kevin Sussman, John Ross Bowie, Carol Ann Susi, Laura Spencer, Wil Wheaton, Brian George, Christine Baranski, Brian Posehn, Laurie Metcalf and Aarti Mann.
Helberg was in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. In 2009, he appeared in A Serious Man and The Guild.
In 2016, the actor was in Florence Foster Jenkins, alongside Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. The role earned him a Golden Globe nomination.
In 2021, Helberg was in the experimental musical film Annette with Adam Driver, where he played The Accompanist. He appeared in The Big Bang Theory prequel show Young Sheldon, albeit only providing his voice to the role, and also did voice work for Dug Days. He is set to appear in As Sick As They Made Us in 2022.
Helberg has been recognized for his comedic and dramatic talents. He has played various characters, who were very memorable and popular.
Helberg won the Critics’ Choice Television Awards for his role as Howard. He also won the Virtuosos Award in 2017 for his performance in Florence Foster Jenkins.
Helberg is a professional pianist. This has gotten him cast in several roles where piano playing is a feature of the character, such as Florence Foster Jenkins and Annette. In addition, Helberg’s skills have helped him improve several roles thanks to his natural musical ability.
His grandparents were Polish Jews who came to America after the Second World War.
He is married to Jocelyn Towne, and Towne is the niece of writer and filmmaker Robert Towne.
Helberg got a taste of acting when he took part in drama classes in high school and was hooked, choosing this as his professional career.
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