Simon Maxwell Helberg is commonly known by the name of Simon Helberg and is an actor, comedian, and musician based in America. Helberg is very well known for his role of Howard Joel Wolowitz in ‘Big Bang Theory‘ which is a CBS comedy series. Howard Joel Wolowitz is an Aerospace Engineer and is friends with other characters of the series, Sheldon Cooper, Leonard Hofstadter, and Raj Koothrappali. Helberg has even won a Critics’ Choice Television Award for his portrayal of Howard in 2013.
Simon Maxwell Helberg was born in Los Angeles, United States of America, on 9th December of 1980. He was born to father Sandy Helberg who is an actor and mother Harriet Helberg who is a casting director. Simon Maxwell Helberg is a Jewish.
Simon Maxwell Helberg graduated his high school from Crossroads School which lies in Santa Monica, California. He joined the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University later on and in the University, he trained at ‘ Atlantic Theater Company’.
Jason Ritter was his roommate at the New York University and they also attended Crossroads School together.
Before becoming an actor, Helberg performed comedy with Derek Waters. They were called the sketchy duo. Later the pair created a web series called ‘Derek & Simon: The Show’ with comedian Bob Odenkirk. The pair also starred in the series which was created for Super Deluxe which is a comedy website.
Career as an Actor
Later in 2005, the Helberg and Waters made two short films which had a deal with HBO. The two films are ‘Derek & Simon: The Pity Card’ and ‘Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette’.
Helberg joined the cast of MAD TV in 2002 marking his earliest TV jobs. In the same year, he also made an appearance in Van Wilder which is a feature film. He played the role of a geeky student in the film. Helberg also played a minor role in movie Old School in the year 2003.
In 2004, he had a role in 2 episodes of Reno 911! and a small role in an episode of Quintuplets and in the same year, he also made an appearance in ‘ A Cinderella Story‘.
In 2005, he also played the role of a minor character (Simon) in ‘Good Night, and Good Luck‘. Until 2006, Helberg was playing many minor roles in movies and television series like Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Arrested Development, and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In 2006, he was even seen in a TV commercial of Virgin Money.
Finally, in 2007, he was cast in comedy series ‘The Big Bang Theory‘as Howards Wolowitz. He has been nominated for and even won many awards for the role and is also considered has his best work.
Helberg got a big starring role in recent 2016 in Florence Foster Jenkins. In the movie which has been directed by Stephen Frears, Helberg played the role of Cosmé McMoon (a pianist).
Awards and Nominations
For his role of Howards Wolowitz in ‘The Big Bang Theory’, Helberg won a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2015. For the same role, he was nominated as Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer in Teen Choice Award in 2010 along with a nomination for Screen Actors Guild Award from 2012 to 2015 for the same role.
He was also nominated for Golden Globe Award for his lead role in his 2016 movie ‘ Florence Foster Jenkins’.
Simon Helberg’s Age, Height, Weight and Personal Information
Actor Simon Helberg is 36-years-old. He has a height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs 130 pounds. He has blue eyes and dark brown hair.
Simon Helberg is a professional pianist. He also got a black belt in karate at a very young age of 9. In fact, Helberg only revealed the information on 12th May of 2016 during The Late Late Show with James Corden.
Simon Helberg Married Life and Family
On 15th July of 2007, Simon Helberg got married to Jocelyn Towne. Jocelyn Towne is an actress and her uncle is a screenwriter.
Helberg and Towne had their first child on 8th May of 2012. Her name is Adeline. Their second was born on 23rd April of 2014 and his name is Wilder Towne Helberg. The birth of their child was kept a secret and was finally revealed in June of 2014. On the other hand, the happy family is currently residing in Los Angeles.
Simon Helberg Net Worth
The estimated net worth of actor Simon Helberg is $24 million. He earned the sun through his career in acting. For every episode of ‘The Big Bang Theory’, Helberg earns $750 thousand.