A Few Things You Didn’t Know About Jim Parsons…
For the past decade, Jim Parsons has been a staple on CBS for his role as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory.
Fans know the character inside and out, but there are a few things about Jim Parsons that fans don’t know….
Parsons Survived A Tragedy In His 20s
When Parsons was only 28-years-old, his father Milton Joseph Parsons, Jr. tragically died in a car accident at the age of 52. Fifteen years later, on a show called Long Island Medium, the actor spoke about his father to the medium.
Teachers Weren’t Sure About Jim’s Abilities…
Jim Parsons was one of seven people admitted to a theater course at the University of San Diego. Despite the man’s ability, the program’s director wasn’t sure how well he would do because he was “thoroughly original…”
Parsons Felt Immediately Connected To Sheldon Cooper
Jim Parsons dropped out of school and moved to New York to pursue acting, participating in various Off-Broadway productions. For a long time, he never considered television work as real acting.
This all changed when he first read a script for The Big Bang Theory. After reading the pilot, he felt a connection to Sheldon Cooper because he felt the writers “brilliantly use those words that most of us don’t recognize to create that rhythm. The rhythm got me,” said the actor.
Parsons’ Net-Worth Is Insane
It wasn’t until 2007 that Jim Parsons finally landed a role that would send her a massive income, but The Big Bang Theory did just that.
According to online sources, Parsons is now worth around $70 million and his rate-per-episode has grown from $60,000 per episode to a whopping $1 million per episode.