Jim Parsons has been a staple on TV for over a decade thanks to his leading role as Sheldon Cooper on the extremely successful series The Big Bang Theory. After so many years in the role, fans have come to know the actor as his character, and while they may share some similarities, in real life, Parsons is not at all socially awkward or arrogant, and there is a lot more to him that people don’t know about! Get to know the talented actor better with these 10 things you didn’t know about Jim Parsons:
On April 29, 2001 when Jim was 28 years old, tragedy struck his family when his father Milton Joseph Parsons, Jr., who went by the nicknames Mickey and Jack, was killed in a car accident at the age of 52. Fifteen years later, Jim appeared in the season premiere episode of the hit reality series Long Island Medium where Theresa Caputo connected the actor and his sister Julie with their late father. In the episode Parsons recalled that above all his father was a loyal family man “bar none” and became emotional during the reading. “It was very intense and very moving. She’s the right medium — I guess you would say — to get across deep messages. I just love her. I was only sorry when we had to stop,” he said afterwards.