Film and TV Movie Credits:
• Ruling Class (2001) as Fred Foster
• The Funkhousers (2002) as Donnie Funkhouser
• Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales (2003) as Adam
• Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette (2006) as Simon
• The Pity Card (2006) as Simon
• The TV Set (2006) as TJ Goldman
• Careless (2007) as Stewart
• Evan Almighty (2007) as Staffer
• Mama's Boy (2007) as Rathkon
• Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) as Dreidel L'Chaim
Aside from starring in The Pity Card (2006), Simon was also the writer for the film.
Simon is a big fan of The Beatles. Their music is constantly on his iPod. He also listens and plays a lot of jazz music.
The gutsiest thing Simon has done to impress a girl was when he flew all the way to France to surprise his wife (then-girlfriend) and win her back after they broke up.
Simon has been married to actress Jocelyn Towne since July 2007.
Simon executive-produced the made-for-TV movie This is My Friend in 2007.
Simon resides in Los Angeles, California.
Simon is 5' 5½" (166 cm) tall.
Simon was inspired to do Karate after watching Karate Kid when he was 5 1/2 years old. He received his black belt when he was ten.
He attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where he trained at The Atlantic Theater Company.
He is son of actor Sandy Helberg and casting director Harriet Helberg.
He's a professional pianist.
Simon: (about how it is on the set of "The Big Bang Theory") Sometimes I try to create some trouble. I just punch one of them in the stomach just to get things moving or make these interviews more interesting. It's pretty much just five friendly people just going to work and being happy to be around each other.
Simon: I think working for the audience for me is the most fun. It's really a chance for something to work towards. It's where everything kind of comes together and you have to make it work. You have all these people who are sitting there, wanting to have a good time and wanting to laugh. You really have no choice but to pull it out.
Simon: I've worked with a lot of great people, some briefly and some in my depth. I've had a lot of fun, really. I try to have fun as much as I can on everything I do.
Simon: I enjoy spending my spare time with my wife, our cat and our bird. We've been so busy that when I have any spare time that I like to sit around and watch "Top Chef," or something like that.
Simon: I own a fart CD. It has, I believe, over 100 fart sounds. A lovely variety, from the up-close and personal to the more experimental and dissonant. Some people prefer to listen to Bach when they go to sleep... not me.
Simon: Tucked away in my childhood desk, I have many a New Kids on the Block centerfold from Teen Beat magazine and such. I was a much younger, scarier person when I ripped these pictures out (sometimes even from magazines that I didn't buy). It's a miracle I survived.
Simon: (comparing his clothing from that of his "Big Bang Theory" character) I don't get to keep the clothes and it's pretty far from what I wear in my real life. The turtleneck is really something to be reckoned with.
Simon: (on his relationship with his "Big Bang Theory" castmates) Honestly, it's like we've known each other forever. We spend time outside of the show together and it's really helpful to be on the same page as people when you're working with them-we have a shorthand and I think that makes the quality of the show that much better.
Simon: (on being a show that's renewed) It's unbelievable. It's like a bonus. Working is a bonus, working on something you love is a bonus and getting to do it for a long time is the ultimate.
Simon: (on playing his character on "The Big Bang Theory") It's appealing to play somebody who is so confident in every possible way. For me, believe it or not, it's a stretch. It may not be a huge stretch for me to play a nerd, but to play a super confident guy is a bit different. I tend to be a little more indecisive and insecure about things. It's pretty fun to get to just be out there and so smug and all knowing about all the situations that he's been in with a woman.