20 Interesting Facts About Simon Helberg | The Big Bang Theory

Written by: Jamie Ward
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Last updated: April 3, 2021

Simon Helberg from The Big Bang Theory gained a black belt in karate when he was just 10 years old.

Simon Helberg Facts

We all love Simon Helberg, but just how much do you really know about him?

We have a collection of the most interesting facts we could find!

If you know of any more, then feel free to contribute!

Simon’s full name is Simon Maxwell Helberg.

He was born on December 9, 1980.

This means that his star sign is Sagittarius.

According to the Chinese Calendar, he was born in the Year of the Monkey.

Simon was born and raised in Los Angeles, where he currently lives.

He is an accomplished pianist and said he was really, really obsessive about playing piano in high school.

He is currently married to actress Jocelyn Towne.

He attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he trained at The Atlantic Theater Company.

Simon obtained his black belt in Karate when he was just 10-years-old!

He started acting in 1999, taking guest roles and small parts.

Simon is the son of actor Sandy Helberg and casting director Harriet B. Helberg.

He is 5’4″ tall.

Simon Helberg is most well-known for his role as Howard Wolowitz in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

He got his first role when he was 19 – as an extra in the comedy Mumford.

He attended middle and high school at the Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California.

Simon is expecting his first child with Jocelyn Towne in Spring 2012.

Simon was raised in Judaism.

He has recently bought Charlie Sheen’s Mediterranean mini mansion for $2.9 million!

In 2007, he made a pilot for his own series entitled Derek and Simon: The Show.

Simon’s Twitter profile is @SimonHelberg

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  1. avishkar January 11, 2013

    he is 5’4 just edit it, have you even watched big bang theory

    1. Luke Ward January 11, 2013

      Sorry, you’re right, I have updated this.

  2. Shannon November 2, 2012

    haha he’s 5’3 not 6′ -.-

  3. MaskedMan August 15, 2012

    He’s not that tall. 5’4 or 5’5 at max.

  4. Hugh Johnson June 1, 2012

    There is NO way he’s 6′ tall, dude! Sheldon, yes – but definitely not Wolowitz!

  5. Interesting Facts March 7, 2012

    I have known lots of interesting facts regarding Simon Helberg. Great content materials. I didn’t know that he is a pianist!

  6. Davidportnoy1997 March 1, 2012