Who is Simon Helberg?
Simon Helberg is an American actor who has been associated with the film industry since 1999 to date. Since his parents were from a filmy background, it was easy for him to enter the entertainment industry. Right from his childhood, he showed interest in acting and also was a trainee karate kid with a black belt holder. Initially, he began his career as a comedian and worked with Derek Waters, one of the best comedians. Talking about his acting, his debut acting role was in a 1999 film named ‘Mumford.’ Moreover, he is well known for his role Howard Wolowitz in ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ To look at his acting career to date, he has also appeared in various TV films, movies, and short films.
|Full Name||Simon Maxwell Helberg|
|Birth Date||December 9, 1980|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California|
|Height||5 feet and 6 inches (166cm/1.66m)|
|Weight||60 kg (132lbs)|
|Body Measurement||37-31-13 inches|
|Net Worth||$45 million|
Simon Maxwell Helberg was born on December 9, 1980, in Los Angeles, California. He was born in a family that came from a filmy background as his father was an actor named Sandy Helberg, and his mother was a famous casting director named Harriet Helberg. He grew alongside his brother named Mason Helberg. Simon is currently 39 years old with Sagittarius sun sign.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Simon Helberg holds an American nationality, and as per his religion, he is a devoted Judaism. His ancestry is Russian Jewish, and Polish with white ethnicity. Besides, he stands 5 feet and 6 inches (166cm/1.66m) tall and weighs around 60 kg (132lbs). His body measures 37-31-13 inches, respectively, with an average body complexity. Likewise, he has a pair of brown-colored eyes with blue hair color.
Early Life/ Education
Simon Helberg was just nine years old when he took training classes of karate. Eventually, he was a black belt holder. Helberg completed his schooling at Crossroads School in Santa Monica and enrolled at Tisch School of the Arts in New York. He was also interested in acting, which leads him to study acting at the Atlantic Theater Company.
On July 15, 2007, Simon hitched with actress Jocelyn Towne. They have two children together, one daughter named Adeline and a son named Helberg, born on May 8, 2012, and on April 23, 2014.
Simon Helberg has active social media accounts. His Twitter handle (@simonhelberg) have 834 thousand followers, and his official Facebook page has 1.55 million likes and more than 1.59million likes.
Simon Helberg began his professional acting career in the 1999 film ‘Mumford’ as a college roommate, an uncredited role. He was then seen in the 2002 romantic comedy film ‘Van Wilder’, where he played Vernon. Though the film received bad reviews, it collected some money. In 2003 and 2004, Simon appeared in the romantic comedy ‘Old School’ as Jerry and in ‘A Cinderella Story’ as Terry, respectively. Both these films did averagely well. In 2006, he appeared in a short film where he also ventured as a writer and producer.
He did two short films in his writing, acting, and producing called ‘Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette’ and ‘The Pity Card.’ The same year, he also did three other movies like ‘Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas,’ ‘The TV Set,’ and For Your Consideration. Likewise, in 2007 also appeared in three films ‘Evan Almighty,’ ‘Mama’s Boy,’ and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Since he also performed comedy with another comedian Derek Waters in 2009, he was cast in a comedy-drama film called ‘A Serious Man.’
Furthermore, in 2014 he also ventured into directing as well. He directed, wrote, produced, and acted in ‘We’ll Never Have Paris’, a romantic comedy movie as Quinn Berman in 2015. The next year, he appeared in Hollywood Adventures. And in 2016, he landed one of the significant roles in a biographical film, which ‘Florence Foster Jenkins,’ where he portrayed Cosmé McMoon. It stares the other two lead actors Rebecca Ferguson and Nina Arianda.
Simon Helberg landed his first TV role in 2001 with a small part in two series ‘Popular’ and Cursed. He also played in the series ‘Ruling Class,’ but the series never premiered played in ‘Undeclared’ the same year. He then appeared in an episode of various series like ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch’ in 2002, ‘Less than Perfect’ in 2003, ‘Quintuplets’ in 2004, and many more. Simon also appeared in a sketch comedy TV show ‘MADtv’ with various characters from 2002 to 2003.
Some of his other series where he starred from 2005 to 2008 were ‘Unscripted,’ ‘Life on a Stick,’ ‘Arrested Development,’ ‘Joey,’ ‘The Jake Effect,’ ‘Derek and Simon’ and ‘The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman. One of the most famous roles for Simon was in ‘The Big Bang Theory’ in 2007, where he played Howard Wolowitz. This story revolves around the lives of a group of friends who are basically science nerds, and his character was an aerospace engineer. He has also been nominated with various awards for this role. This series ran till 2019, with a total of 12 episodes.
Meanwhile, he appeared in other series like ‘The Guild’ in 2010, ‘Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil’ and ‘Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness’ where he had a voice role in 2010 and 2011, respectively. He recently appeared in an episode of ‘Drunk History’ as Frank Mason Robinson in 2013 and in ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ in 2015.
Simon Helberg has received 11 prestigious nominations, out of which he has two of them. One is Critics Choice Television Awards in 2013 for his work in ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ and the other is Santa Barbara International Film Awards in 2017 for his work in ‘Florence Foster Jenkins.’
Simon Helberg is one of the versatile actors, is well known to audiences worldwide. As of now, his estimated net worth is $45 million.