In 2011, Jim won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory.
Jim admits he has never watched Star Trek nor knows about Dr. Who.
Jim won the Golden Globe Award 2011 for the Best Performance by an Actor in a television series -Comedy or Musical- cathegory for his role as Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory.
Jim won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy Award 2010 for playing Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory.
Jim's nickname is 'Jimmy Pea'.
Jim is a big Houston Rockets fan but he likes Los Angeles Lakers too.
Jim likes to watch Saturday Night Live sketches on the internet when he misses the program.
Jim eats a lot of peanut butter. Most of the times he eats it with an apple or a banana.
Jim always said he wanted to be a movie star when he grew up when he was a kid.
Jim likes to describe The Big Bang Theory as a group of extraordinary people in ordinary circumtances and the humor that ensures that.
Jim has been nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series for his role in The Big Bang Theory, in 2009. In August 2009, he won a Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Comedy for the same role.
Jim's sister is three years younger than him and she is married and has a son.
Jim has a dog, a white mutt that was supposed to be a Maltese.
Jim follows and enjoys Wimbledon tennis tournament
Jim, with Chandra Wilson from Grey's Anatomy, will announce the Emmy nominees on July 16th 2009.
Jim's first play was when he was in first grade and he played a bird.
Jim's favorite show growing up was Three's Company.
Jim is 6'2" (1.88 m) tall.
Jim watches LOST.
Jim likes to go clothes shopping and to drink Diet Coke.
Jim likes to go to bed really early.
Jim and the rest of the cast and crew of The Big Bang Theory play ping pong.
Jim gets motion sickness in a car if he is not driving. He gets seasick too.
Jim considers himself a 'political junkie' and loves listening to talk radio.
Jim enjoys crosswords puzzles.
Jim's favorite character in The Big Bang Theory is Penny.
Jim likes to play bowling on the Wii they have on the set's game room.
Jim hangs out a lot with Simon Helberg, Howard in The Big Bang Theory show.
As of 2007, Jim resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Jim helped create a non-profit theater company named Infernal Bridegroom Productions while he was studying at University of Houston.
Jim enjoys watching sports, especially basketball, baseball, and tennis.
Jim loves to play the piano.
Jim's theatrical credits include Endgame, Guys and Dolls, and The Balcony.
Jim was a member of Infernal Bridegroom Productions, a Houston-based theater company.
Jim worked as an assistant to Megan Halverson in Microsoft Sidewalk in Houston.
Jim's dad was president of a plumbing supply company. His mom is a first-grade teacher. His sister is also a teacher.
Jim's father died in a car accident in 2001.
Jim did a short-term job for a construction company to make ends meet.
Jim drew some attention for his FedEx commercial wherein he played a lazy employee who kept his job only because he was the boss' son.
Jim appeared for commercials of Quiznos toasted subs, Stride gum, DiGiorno frozen pizza, a bank, and a health care product.
Jim attended graduate school at San Diego/The Old Globe Theater on a scholarship.
Jim has auditioned with 15 TV pilot episodes which eventually did not push through. His first pilot was Fox's Blitt Happens directed by the Farrelly Brothers.
Because he was intrigued by hurricane Alicia, Jim took a meteorology class in college but failed it due to his theater commitments.
He graduated from Klein Oak High School in 1991.
Jim: (About the Emmy Nomination) It's very exciting. It's very very weird. It feels like is happening to somebody else.
Jim: People always want to know if I'm as smart as Sheldon, which is just absurd. I mean, bless their hearts. It's sweet that they feel compelled to ask. But sadly, no.
Jim: (About being a geek sex symbol) I'm very surprised to hear this. I can't speak for anything I'm bringing to it. Sheldon needs taking care of in some ways, and I think that maybe it brings out a maternal instinct in somebody... I don't know. I'm shocked, and I'm also very flattered. That's very sweet.
Jim: One of my favorite things about Sheldon is that the writers have given him the opportunity to say so many things that other people would never get away with ... because they have the social common sense and the social niceties to keep their mouths shut.
Jim: (About the relationship between Sheldon and Penny) They are kind of the North and South Pole of communication skill. The other characters fall somewhere in between them.
Jim: (While comparing Sheldon with himself) His interests are so divergent from mine. I don't know comic books at all. I don't know superheroes at all, unless they're out in movies.
Jim: Everyone always asks me if I think Sheldon will ever fall in love, and I do, but I think that's probably a long way off still…and that sounds like a really rocky road to get down, anyway!
Jim: (About the cast chemistry in TBBT) It was a little bit instant. You know, I can take no credit at all for any good chemistry that comes between Johnny and me. While I'm sure it's grown and enhanced as we've worked more together, that was from the very first time we read together. But as far as the whole cast goes, it really has been just such a positive melding of personalities from the very beginning.
Jim: (Talking about his neurosis) I have thoroughness in washing my hands sometimes where I really have to tell myself: "You're not about to perform surgery." That's definitely got a touch of the OCD to it. It's certainly given me something to work with as far as dealing with Sheldon.
Jim: (About using internet) I have to do a lot of looking up to see what certain scientific terms mean, because they mean absolutely nothing to me at first. Unless they are obvious and even then.
Jim: (on the highest praise he has received for "The Big Bang Theory") The height of TV compliments, I think, is when somebody says they like to eat dinner while watching our show. It doesn't get much better than that.
Jim: (on deciding to become an actor) I'm just glad I found what I should be doing. We all know people who struggle to find what's right for them. At the risk of sounding like I'm on Oprah, I think the answer is within.
Jim: An award can help a show. If you love your job, hopefully it will help you to continue to do your job, but it doesn't always work that way.
Jim: (on preparing for his role in "The Big Bang Theory") When we tape, I have to make sure I get up an hour earlier than I need to. I sit down with a physics dictionary.
Jim: I'm very visual. I literally need to be able to see it in my head, and when I get stuck, nine times out of 10, I can tell you the word begins with a D-A something. It's a little computeresque.
Jim: (on the death of his father) And I still don't know all the ways that changed and affected me, but there's no way it didn't. It changed the whole family dynamic. When I went home after that I still hadn't graduated. I had a final project and I know they told me, 'You don't have to come back right away.' It was very interesting that I knew I had to go back and do that because whether or not you could be of use at home-I realized in the end I could only be of use to the family fully if I did what I needed to do and then went on.
Jim: I like auditioning, very much. I enjoy working on things, getting prepared.
Jim: (on his auditioning for "The Big Bang Theory") That's why I had to prepare for this one because I felt this was probably the one that was going to fit, so you've got to be ready if the door's going to open.