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The Big Bang Theory

Updated on October 15, 2014

Sheldon Cooper (A.K.A. Jim Parson)

Sheldon Cooper, played by the talented Jim Parson, is one of the funniest characters on tv and star of The Big Bang Theory. With his nervous facial tics, OCD behavior, and obsession with comic books he has warmed his ways into the hearts of millions of viewers. You may watch Sheldon Cooper on new episodes of The Big Bang Theory on CBS and now syndicated on TBS and WDCA.

There are 2 quizzes for you to test your knowledge. Sheldon may have an IQ of 187 but I'm sure you can ace these quizzes.

- Quiz 1: Test your knowledge about Dr. Sheldon Cooper.

- Quiz 2: Test your knowledge about Jim Parsons.

Dr. Sheldon Cooper
Dr. Sheldon Cooper

Dr. Sheldon Lee Cooper

Sheldon Cooper was born in the Spring of 1981 in Galveston, Texas.


Sheldon Cooper, B.S., M.S., M.A., Ph.D., Sc.D., is a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California. He works there with his best friends Leonard, Raj, and Howard. Sheldon, also known as Shelly, is a bright genius that started college at 11 and earned his first Ph.D. at 16. His mother, Mary Cooper, loves her son, Jesus Christ, Dr. Pepper, and Texas. Leonard refers to Mary as Sheldon's "Kryptonite." She often visits Sheldon when his friends call upon her for advice when dealing with Sheldon. Sheldon also has a twin sister ,Missy, an older brother, George Jr., and a loving Mee-Maw (his grandma). Sheldon currently has a girlfriend, Amy Farrah Fowler, hat has signed his girlfriend agreement.


Dr. Cooper's impressive career is focused on string theory. He respects the work of George Smoot, Stephen Hawking and Elizabeth Plimpton. He has won numerous awards (hopefully someday he will win the Nobel Prize) and won a prestigious grant from the National Science Foundation to lead an expedition to the Arctic Circle. Aside from Science, Sheldon loves comic books/comic heroes, trains, his specific spot on the couch in his apartment, Doctor Who, Star Trek, and Star Wars.

"Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty, Little ball of fur. Happy Kitty, Sleepy Kitty, purr purr purr."

- Sheldon Cooper's song when sick, IMDB

Big Bang Theory - Best Of Sheldon - Uploaded by MissLeighShannon

"I am not crazy, my mother had me tested."

-Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory Fansite

"(knock, knock knock) Penny! (knock, knock knock) Penny! (knock, knock knock) Penny!"

-Sheldon repeats this sequence every time he knocks on the door of Penny's apartment, Think Geek

Sheldon Cooper T-Shirts - The perfect shirt for Sheldon's Fans

The Mind of Sheldon Cooper is something I wear with Pride

"WHEATON..................................!"

-Sheldon referring to his enemy and later friend Will Wheaton, Sheldon Cooper Wikia

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"Bazinga!"

-Sheldon says this whenever he makes a joke, Urban Dictionary

Jim Parsons
Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons

James Joseph Parsons was born on March 24, 1973 in Houston, Texas.


Jim Parsons' career began, at the mere age of 6, when he starred as a Kola-Kola bird in The Elephant's Child during a school play. He went on to study acting at Klein Oak High School, earned his BA from the University of Houston, and his MA from the University of San Diego. His first claim to fame was a 2003 Quiznos commercial. He went on to a recurring role on Judging Amy and made an appearance on Ed. Jim Parsons is best known as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory but he has also starred on the big screen and Broadway. Jim has appeared in the movies Garden State, 10 Items or Less, School for Scoundrels, The Big Year, and The Muppets. He has been in the stage productions of Endgame, Guys and Dolls, The Normal Heart, and Harvey. Jim Parsons is the winner of 2 Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe, TCA Award, and Critics Choice Award.

"It's very simple. Scissors cuts paper, paper covers rock, rock crushes lizard, lizard poisons Spock, Spock smashes scissors, scissors decapitates lizard, lizard eats paper, paper disproves Spock, Spock vaporizes rock, and—as it always has—rock crushes scissors."

—Sheldon Cooper, Quotes by Sheldon Cooper

10 Questions for Actor Jim Parsons - Uploaded by TimeMagazine

“Oh this is so odd for so many reasons. I was assured by many people in my life that this wasn’t happening, [but] it doesn’t mean that I’m not very grateful that it is happening. I have been so proud to be nominated with my fellow nominees, all so wonderful."

- Jim Parsons accepting the 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy, Examiner

Jim Parons on the Big Screen - Two of my favorites of Jim Parsons

"I was very fascinated with meteorology at a young age. I lived on the Gulf Coast and hurricanes blew through there. That is the class I failed in college: meteorology. I didn't have an interest in the particulars - but what a wonderful basis for a show."

- Jim Parsons talking about his connection to playing a physicist in "The Big Bang Theory", IMDB Quotes

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"I told her as soon as we got offstage that no matter how many years I work in this business, no matter how many other awards I might get, that will never happen twice. To be presented with this statuette by my costar who I love so much meant the world to me."

-Jim Parsons after accepting the Golden Globe for the Big Bang Theory, IMDB Quotes

"I can be a little obsessive with things, but not quite to the degree (Sheldon) can,"

- Jim Parsons said during an interview with USA Today, SheldonFan

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      Amy Fricano 4 years ago from WNY

      I'm giggling too hard to write a comment!

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