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Simon Helberg is an American actor, musician, and comedian

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BirthdayDecember 9, 1980
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors, Comedians, Musicians
City/StateCalifornia
SpousesJocelyn Towne (m. 2007)
SiblingsMason Helberg
Known asSimon Maxwell Helberg
ChildrensAdeline Helberg, Wilder Towne Helberg
Birth PlaceLos Angeles, California
Height163
GenderMale
FatherSandy Helberg
MotherHarriet B. Birnbaum
Sun SignSagittarius
Born inLos Angeles, California
Famous asActor
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Who is Simon Helberg?

Simon Helberg is an American actor, musician, and comedian who is best known for his performance in the cult sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ He was born and raised in Los Angeles, to an actor father and a casting director mother. After graduating high school, he attended New York’s prestigious ‘Tisch School of Arts.’ He started his career collaborating with comedian Derek Waters. They appeared in the series ‘Derek & Simon’ and were also part of various short films. One of his first major roles was that of a geeky student in the film ‘Van Wilder.’ He continued to play small and supporting roles in films such as ‘A Cinderella Story,’ ‘Good Night, and Good Luck,’ and ‘Arrested Development.’ In 2007, he was selected to play a science nerd and one of the key cast members in the sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ The phenomenal success of the sitcom turned him into a household name in the US. He also appeared in films such as ‘A Serious Man,’ ‘Let Go,’ and ‘Hollywood Adventures,’ following the international success of ‘The Big Bang Theory.’

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Childhood & Early Life

Simon Helberg was born on December 9, 1980, in Los Angeles, California, into a family deeply rooted in the American entertainment industry. His mother, Harriet Helberg, was a famous casting director, and his father, Sandy Helberg, was a fairly popular actor.

With a family that was highly involved in the film industry, Simon was naturally drawn to acting. He watched a lot of TV and dreamed of becoming a TV actor someday. As a child, he would often complete his homework as early as he could, so that he could watch TV every night.

He also trained in karate, and by the time he was 9 years old, he had earned a black belt in karate.

Simon also trained in music. He began a few music bands in middle school. However, he was the only skilled musician in his bands. He attended ‘Crossroads School’ in Santa Monica, California.

While in high school, Simon became passionate about a career as a professional actor. Soon, he enrolled at New York’s famous ‘Tisch School of Arts.’ He was trained at the ‘Atlantic Theater Company.’

After graduating from the world’s most popular film school, Simon arrived in Los Angeles and started gearing up for a career in comedy. He started his career with comedian Derek Waters.

Career

Simon started his career in 1999, with an appearance in the film ‘Mumford,’ where he played a small, uncredited role of a college roommate. In 2001, he began his TV career with small appearances in series such as ‘Popular’ and ‘Cursed.’ The same year, he also starred in the pilot of the series ‘Ruling Class,’ but the series was never aired.

In the early 2000s, Simon began appearing in comedy sketches with comedian Derek Waters. The duo became famous for their on-stage chemistry and their perfect comic timing.

He also continued to work on TV and donned several avatars. In 2002, he signed with ‘MADtv’ and subsequently played various roles in their comedy sketches. Simon appeared in five episodes and earned significant critical appreciation for his performances.

Simon appeared in the 2002 romantic comedy ‘Van Wilder,’ which featured him as one of the geeky kids in class. The film starred Ryan Reynolds in the lead role and was a major critical disaster. However, it still managed to make some money at the box office.

In 2003, Simon starred as ‘Jerry,’ a bully, in the romantic comedy ‘Old School.’ He was offered similar roles due to his unconventional appearance and his ease of doing such roles. The film ‘Old School’ was a moderate critical and commercial success.

In 2004, he was offered a supporting role in the sitcom ‘Joey,’ which was a spin-off of the cult classic sitcom ‘Friends.’ However, the series did not receive good ratings and was soon discontinued.

The same year, he starred in ‘A Cinderella Story,’ which also starred Hilary Duff. It was a critical disaster. By that time, his partnership with Derek Waters had become famous. They decided to write and direct their own short film, ‘Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette.’ After its success, they made another short film, ‘The Pity Card.’

In 2006, he was offered a supporting role in the series ‘Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,’ created by Aaron Sorkin. The show received mixed reviews, but it could not be extended for a second season. It became the only Aaron Sorkin show to run for only one season.

In 2007, Simon collaborated with his long-term friend and comedian Derek Waters, for a web series named ‘Derek & Simon.’ The series appeared on the website ‘Super Deluxe’ and became a super successful web series at a time when web series were not taken seriously.

In 2007, Simon starred in a career-defining role. He was offered one of the key roles in the sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ The sitcom features a group of young American science nerds and their daily lives. Simon was cast as ‘Howard Wolowitz,’ an aerospace engineer. The series became popular and earned Simon a ‘Critics’ Choice Television Award’ for the ‘Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.’

While he remained busy with ‘The Big Bang Theory’ for most of the next decade, he continued to appear in films and on TV shows. In 2007, he appeared in films such as ‘Evan Almighty’ and ‘Mama’s Boy.’

In 2009, he had a major image makeover when he appeared as a rabbi in ‘A Serious Man.’ The film turned out to be a massive critical and commercial success.

In 2012, he appeared as ‘Frank’ in the comedy drama ‘Let Go.’ The film was a critical and commercial failure and is known as one of the worst films of Simon’s career.

In 2014, Simon wrote, directed, and produced the comedy drama ‘We’ll Never Have Paris,’ which also starred him. The film received extremely bad reviews, and Simon never donned the director’s cap after the debacle.

In 2016, Simon appeared in the film ‘Florence Foster Jenkins.’ He played one of the leads, alongside Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. The film was a critical and commercial success and earned Simon a ‘Golden Globe Award’ nomination.

Personal Life

Simon dated actor Jocelyn Towne for a while, before getting married to her in 2007. Jocelyn is the niece of famous screenwriter Robert Towne. The couple had a daughter, Adeline, in 2012 and a son, Wilder, in 2014. Simon is the only leading cast member of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ who is a father.

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Simon Helberg biography timelines

  • // 9th Dec 1980
    Simon Helberg was born on December 9, 1980, in Los Angeles, California, into a family deeply rooted in the American entertainment industry. His mother, Harriet Helberg, was a famous casting director, and his father, Sandy Helberg, was a fairly popular actor.
  • // 1999 To 2001
    Simon started his career in 1999, with an appearance in the film ‘Mumford,’ where he played a small, uncredited role of a college roommate. In 2001, he began his TV career with small appearances in series such as ‘Popular’ and ‘Cursed.’ The same year, he also starred in the pilot of the series ‘Ruling Class,’ but the series was never aired.
  • // 2000
    In the early 2000s, Simon began appearing in comedy sketches with comedian Derek Waters. The duo became famous for their on-stage chemistry and their perfect comic timing.
  • // 2002
    He also continued to work on TV and donned several avatars. In 2002, he signed with ‘MADtv’ and subsequently played various roles in their comedy sketches. Simon appeared in five episodes and earned significant critical appreciation for his performances.
  • // 2002
    Simon appeared in the 2002 romantic comedy ‘Van Wilder,’ which featured him as one of the geeky kids in class. The film starred Ryan Reynolds in the lead role and was a major critical disaster. However, it still managed to make some money at the box office.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, Simon starred as ‘Jerry,’ a bully, in the romantic comedy ‘Old School.’ He was offered similar roles due to his unconventional appearance and his ease of doing such roles. The film ‘Old School’ was a moderate critical and commercial success.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, he was offered a supporting role in the sitcom ‘Joey,’ which was a spin-off of the cult classic sitcom ‘Friends.’ However, the series did not receive good ratings and was soon discontinued.
  • // 2006
    In 2006, he was offered a supporting role in the series ‘Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,’ created by Aaron Sorkin. The show received mixed reviews, but it could not be extended for a second season. It became the only Aaron Sorkin show to run for only one season.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, Simon collaborated with his long-term friend and comedian Derek Waters, for a web series named ‘Derek & Simon.’ The series appeared on the website ‘Super Deluxe’ and became a super successful web series at a time when web series were not taken seriously.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, Simon starred in a career-defining role. He was offered one of the key roles in the sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ The sitcom features a group of young American science nerds and their daily lives. Simon was cast as ‘Howard Wolowitz,’ an aerospace engineer. The series became popular and earned Simon a ‘Critics’ Choice Television Award’ for the ‘Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.’
  • // 2007
    While he remained busy with ‘The Big Bang Theory’ for most of the next decade, he continued to appear in films and on TV shows. In 2007, he appeared in films such as ‘Evan Almighty’ and ‘Mama’s Boy.’
  • // 2009
    In 2009, he had a major image makeover when he appeared as a rabbi in ‘A Serious Man.’ The film turned out to be a massive critical and commercial success.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, he appeared as ‘Frank’ in the comedy drama ‘Let Go.’ The film was a critical and commercial failure and is known as one of the worst films of Simon’s career.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, Simon wrote, directed, and produced the comedy drama ‘We’ll Never Have Paris,’ which also starred him. The film received extremely bad reviews, and Simon never donned the director’s cap after the debacle.
  • // 2016
    In 2016, Simon appeared in the film ‘Florence Foster Jenkins.’ He played one of the leads, alongside Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. The film was a critical and commercial success and earned Simon a ‘Golden Globe Award’ nomination.

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Simon Helberg's FAQ

  • What is Simon Helberg birthday?

    Simon Helberg was born at 1980-12-09

  • Where is Simon Helberg's birth place?

    Simon Helberg was born in Los Angeles, California

  • What is Simon Helberg nationalities?

    Simon Helberg's nationalities is American

  • Who is Simon Helberg spouses?

    Simon Helberg's spouses is Jocelyn Towne (m. 2007)

  • Who is Simon Helberg siblings?

    Simon Helberg's siblings is Mason Helberg

  • Who is Simon Helberg childrens?

    Simon Helberg's childrens is Adeline Helberg, Wilder Towne Helberg

  • How tall is Simon Helberg?

    Simon Helberg's height is 163

  • Who is Simon Helberg's father?

    Simon Helberg's father is Sandy Helberg

  • Who is Simon Helberg's mother?

    Simon Helberg's mother is Harriet B. Birnbaum

  • What is Simon Helberg's sun sign?

    Simon Helberg is Sagittarius

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    Simon Helberg is famouse as Actor

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