Who Is Todd Spiewak? Credit: http://heavy.com/entertainment/2014/09/jim-parsons-boyfriend-dating-todd-spiewak-the-big-bang-theory-season-8-sheldon-cooper/
Since Jim and Todd have recently celebrated their 14th year together as a couple, I thought it might be appropriate to look at the other half of this power couple. Oddly enough, they met at a karaoke event, but Todd seems like a pretty above normal guy. Not that karaoke isn’t normal, but well, you know what I mean.
So who is Todd Spiewak?
Todd Spiewak is a graduate of Boston University. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. His clients include the likes of The New York Times, Barnes & Noble, and American Express. Todd is also a huge tennis fan, and he’s attended both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open at least once. The couple live together in Los Angeles with their two dogs.
So, Jim Parsons is actually a dog person? That’s funny. I could definitely see us hanging out and I’ll bring my Pomeranian!
The little known partner of The Big Bang Theory‘s biggest star has been with him through a lot though, if you consider everything that has happened to him over the past 14 years. You may not notice his name attached to all of Jim Parsons’ big life moments, but he does seem to hold him above the rest of us. At one of Jim Parson’s award acceptance sppeches, he called him his “favorite person on Earth.”
That’s Wonderful Productions
It is worth mentioning that Parsons and Spiewak started That’s Wonderful Productions together. They have announced at least two television series and a film to be made under the company. The first is a television situation comedy set in a hospital called Lakeside VA. The other is a science fiction drama based off of a T.C Boyle novel called the Terranauts. The film is the upcoming Brother Orange about the creator of Buzzfeed’s strange journey once his cell phone has been stolen.
However, these are just the confirmed projects. According to Earn the Necklace, there are talks about a series involving gifted youngsters whose talents may interfere with the chance to have a normal childhood. Spiewak also does additional scouting for new projects in the fields of television, film, and theater.
Jim Never Wanted to Hide Todd From The World
In an interview with Migros Magazine, a weekly magazine published in Switzerland, the actor also said he never felt especially brave for being openly gay while growing up in Texas.
‘Houston is a metropolis, I never had the feeling not to have the right to my life,’ he said.
Although some people didn’t approve, and he avoided certain places, Parsons said they did nothing to deter him.
‘I also don’t think I’m particularly brave to be the way I am,’ he said.
‘Because I stand on the shoulders of those who came before me and paved this way.’
Jim Parsons said that hiding his sexuality or his partner, art director Todd Spiewak, was never a thought, even when The Big Bang Theory really took off, at which point the couple had been together for five years.
‘There was no going back, luckily. I took Todd along to the first award shows, as my date, and what happened,’ Parsons said.
‘Absolutely nothing. And afterwards, nobody ever asked me: “Are you gay?”’