Simon Helberg is an American actor born and raised in Los Angeles, California. And having an actor for a father and a mother who is a casting director, Simon was exposed to the acting world early in his childhood. Although his first passion was playing music, his interest in acting grew when he won a small role as a delivery part in an all-girl production in eleventh grade. He began performing in several plays throughout his years in school.
Simon's first acting job was a minor part in the 1999 movie Mumford
. Since then, he has been seen on television shows including multiple episode appearances on MADtv
, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
, and Joey
. He often portrays awkward, geeky characters and/or characters who are Jewish.
In 2007, Simon landed a major role as, Howard Wolowitz, a highly-intellectual and overly-confident engineer, in the CBS' comedy The Big Bang Theory
. The following year, Helberg also appeared in Joss Whedon
's musical webisodes Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog