Jim Parsons

Season 20 | AIRED: Jun 18 8/7c

Inside the Actors Studio salutes critically-acclaimed actor Jim Parsons in hot pursuit of his new Broadway play, An Act of God. Parsons is best known for his portrayal of Sheldon Cooper in CBS’s The Big Bang Theory which earned him four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. He made his Broadway debut in 2011 as Tommy Boatwright in The Normal Heart, and later reprised the role in the 2014 film adaptation for which he received his seventh Emmy Award nomination. Earlier this year, Parsons played the voice of Oh in the Dreamworks Animation movie Home.

In the episode, Parsons delves into his Houston theater roots that have stayed with him throughout his career, his consistent connection to his late father which he experiences in his everyday life, and what he deems his perfectly “boring” relationship with partner Todd Spiewak. He also explains what it takes to be a true “nerd” and why he feels that James Lipton falls into that category as well. Additionally, the thespian taps into his character roles as the Actors Studio host speaks candidly with both Sheldon and “God,” and later Parsons even discusses the genesis of The Big Bang Theory pilot.