Simon Helberg : Biography
Simon Helberg is a celebrated American television actor, comedian and voice actor best known as Howard Wolowitz of the sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He celebrates his birthday every year on December 9 and was born in the year 1980. He has been portraying the role since 2007 and the series is still running in its seventh season. The role made him a household name and he has received several awards for the role. Before that, he appeared on a sketch comedy series MADtv and is also known in the web miniseries Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog as Moist. He has also done a number of films such as Let Go, Mama’s Boy, The TV Set, For Your Consideration and many more.
He is a native of Los Angeles, California as he was born and spent most of his childhood there. He was born to father, Sandy Helberg, an actor and mother, Harriet Helberg, a casting director. Both of his parents were Jewish so he is a Jewish by religion. He was so inspired by the movie The Karate Kid, that he learned karate extensively during his childhood and by the age of 10, he had a black belt. He went to Crossroads School, Santa Monica, California. Then, he attended New York Univeristy’s Tisch School of the Arts and trained at the Atlantic Theater Company.
He professionally started acting in the year 1999 doing minor roles. That helped him establish himself as a character artist and comedian. Then, he started performing in the sketch comedy duo Derek and Simon for many years with fellow comedian Derek Waters. The duo later made web series Derek & Simon: The Show and two short films Derek & Simon: The Pity Card and Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette. In 2002, he appeared on a season of the popular series MADtv. During that time he appeared in a few films and series doing minor roles. In 2007, he was cast as Howard Wolowitz in the comedy series The Big Bang Theory, as a geeky, wannabe Casanova. He has been nominated for Teen Choice Award Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer in 2010 and finally won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the Critics Choice Award in 2013. As a voice actor, he gave his voice to the character Bian Zao in the Kung Fu Panda franchise since 2011.
Talking about his personal life, he is married to Jocelyn Towne. They had been in dating for several years before deciding to tie the knot in 2007. The couple welcomed their first baby, a daughter, Adeline Helberg on 8 May, 2009 and had a son, Towne Helberg, on April 23, 2014 but did not reveal about the birth until June 2014. Currently, he resides in his home in Hollywood which he purchased for $3 million, with his beautiful wife and son. He seems to have a great personal life along with a soaring high professional life. From the looks of it, the couple has been doing great for so many years and divorce is unlikely to happen in the near future. He has an estimated net worth of $4 million and receives $100 thousand as salary per episode on The Big Bang Theory. Because of his character in the series, he has been rumored to be gay!
The funny actor has the height of 5 feet and 7 inches and is quite lean and thin. During an interview he revealed that he is a bad cook. Nevertheless, he has a charming personality that has won over many hearts all over the world. More information about him can be found on his detailed and recent bio in Wikipedia and the IMBd website. His fans and followers can also follow him in his Twitter account.