Are you curious about Simon Helberg aka Howard Wolowitz's height, wife, family and net worth? Read on to find out everything you want to know about one on TV's most successful actors.
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Who Is Simon Helberg?
Helberg is an American actor, comedian, and musician. He's best known for his portrayal of Howard Wolowitz, a neurotic engineer-turned-astronaut, on The Big Bang Theory (2007-2019).
In addition to his work on the sitcom, Helberg has starred in a number of feature films too. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role as Cosme McCoon in Florence Foster Jenkins (2016).
He's also starred in dramatic comedies like Let Go (2011) and We'll Never Have Paris (2014). You may have spotted him in 2007's comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.
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Helberg also appeared as Rabbi Scott in A Serious Man (2009). He's always been a funny guy–one of his earliest film roles was in the Will Ferrell joint Old School (2003).
Of course, he's been at this Hollywood thing for a while. His first role was way back in 1999. Helberg appeared as a college roommate on Mumford. He was just 19 years old at the time.
Why start so early? It might be in the genes. Helberg comes from a Hollywood family. He was born in Los Angeles on December 9, 1980.
His parents are the actor Sandy Helberg and casting director Harriet Helberg. And, yes, he's Jewish in real life too. But he's said he was “raised conservative to reform, more reform as time went on.”
Simon Helberg left L.A. to attend New York University's Tisch School of Arts. While there he trained with the Atlantic Theatre Company.
As well all know, Helberg moved back home to L.A. and created a great career and life for himself there. He currently lives in a $6.8 million home in the Los Feliz neighborhood.
How Tall Is Simon Helberg?
Since the average height for American men is 5'9″, Simon Helberg is considered short. He's three inches below average male height in the U.S.
Want to know Simon Helberg's height in centimeters? He's just about 168cm tall.
How Much Does He Weigh?
According to our sources, Simon Helberg weights 130 lbs or 59 kg. He's definitely on the slender side.
Who Is Simon Helberg's Wife?
Helberg married actress Jocelyn Towne in 2007. The couple seems very happy together now, but it's been a bumpy ride.
They even directed a film together back in 2014–based on their tumultuous courtship leading up to marriage. They were already a long-term couple before tying the knot.
With an epic case of cold feet, Helberg dumped his wife shortly before proposing. Fortunately, Towne is as gracious as she is gorgeous. And they've been together ever since.
Does He Have Any Children?
Yes. Helberg has two children with his wife Jocelyn Towne. She gave birth to their daughter, Adeline, on May 8, 2012. Towne also gave birth to a son on April 23, 2014. His name is Wilder Towne Helberg.
What's Simon Helberg's Net Worth?
As of 2019, Simon Helberg's net worth is an estimated $45 Million. The bulk of his fortune was earned while working on The Big Bang Theory.
Toward the end of the successful show's run, the primary cast members were earning $1 million per episode.
However, the original four, including Helberg, decided to take a $100K per episode pay cut so that their fellow cast members, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch could get a raise.
This meant Bialik and Rauch earned $500K per episode. Meanwhile, the original, core cast of Johhny Galeki, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Helberg each earned $900K per episode.
Is He Also a Musician?
Yes. Sometimes his skills as a pianist are incorporated into his acting roles, like in Florence Foster Jenkins.
There's a ton of video of his musical talents on Youtube.
What Is Simon Helberg Working on Now?
According to IMDB, he's got a couple of projects in the works. Two of his films are in post-production.
He's playing “The Conductor” in Annette. With a cast featuring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, as well as a Hollywood story, we'd assume it's some Oscar bait.
He's also starring as “Nathan” in a drama written and directed by his Big Bang Theory costar, Mayim Bialik.
The film, As Sick as They Made Us is anticipated for an October 2020 release. Will we see Howard Wolowitz at the Oscars next year? It's definitely possible.
Clearly, Simon Helberg is an amazing, multi-talented guy. We're super excited to see what he does next post Big Bang Theory. We salute you, Simon!