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Big Bang Theory Before And After

Updated on March 23, 2017

Big Bang Theory Cast

The Big Bang Theory

Going onto their eleventh season The Big Bang Theory continues to be the number one comedy on network TV with their characters that are for the most part identifiable with their audience, though relating to Sheldon Cooper can be a stretch at a time! During this particular hub page we are going to look back at how The Big Bang Theory actors began their careers. Make sure to check out The Big Bang Theory Families to learn about each character extended family

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons AKA Sheldon Cooper

Compared to some of the other actors on the set of The Big Bang Theory Jim Parsons aka Sheldon Cooper did not enter show business until the early 2000s playing small roles in shoes such as Ed and Judging Amy. Since the explosion of The Big Bang Theory and the amount of awards the character of Sheldon Cooper has amassed expect to see Jim Parsons continue to gain momentum both on and off the small screen. Right now Jim Parsons is poised to begin a new period in Sheldon Cooper with the newly announce spinoff documenting Sheldon early years with Jim Parsons as the narrator

Johnny Galecki

Johnny Galecki aka Leonard Hofstadter

Johnny Galecki who plays Leonard Hofstadter has been around Hollywood a long time and most us remember him in Roseanne back in the 1990's when he played Sara Gilbert boyfriend for a number of season. Of course he would be reunited with both Sara Gilbert who plays Leslie Winkle and Laurie Metcalf who plays Sheldon Coopers Mom. Now to remember Johnny Galecki first big time appearance you will have to go all of the way back to National Lampoons Christmas Vacation when Johnny played Rusty Griswald. For all of you trivia buffs out there Johnny was also the first screen kiss for actress Mayim Bialik who of course plays Amy Farrah Fowler

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco AKA Penny

Kaley Cuoco has been in show business for a lot longer than most people realize as Kaley has appeared on the small screen since she was just seven years old and filmed a series of Barbie commercials while she was even younger. Now when you think of breakout roles for Kaley Cuoco the main two are 8 Simple Rules playing legendary actor John Ritter daughter and the supernatural show Charmed.

Simon Helberg

Simon Helberg

Simon Helberg who of course plays Howard Wolowitz comes from a Hollywood family with his father an actor and his mother a casting agent. Simon who has been active since the early 2000s had more success as a voice actor before getting his huge break on The Big Bang Theory. From his role on the short lived Joey to a number of small roles on feature films it took the role of Howard Wolowitz for Simon Helberg to get his name known

Kunal Nayyar AKA Raj Koothrappali

Kunal Nayyar AKA Raj Koothrappali

Kunal Nayyar who plays the lovable Raj Koothrappali came to the United States in 1999 and there is really not a lot of roles before he ended up on The Big Bang Theory. Since becoming Raj he has been on a number of different projects in small roles which is a bit surprising

Melissa Rauch

Melissa Rauch AKA Bernadette Rostenkowski

Bernadette Rostenkowski played by actress Melissa Rauch has been acting since the early 2000s however her role on The Big Bang Theory is easy the most well known role of her career. Melissa Rauch had some success early on with a small role on True Blood and on a lesser known show Kath & Kim

Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik AKA Amy Farrah Fowler

When it comes to childhood stars it is difficult to beat Mayim Bialik who plays Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory. From appearances on Webster and Doogie Howser MD plus her five year stretch playing the title character of Blossom. Mayim Bialik who really does have a PHD has been active in Hollywood since she was just twelve years old.

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