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The average age of the cast of the CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory" is under 35. Even with such a young ensemble cast, they are all extremely talented and experienced. Below are some of the previous roles that the actors did before they joined this show.
Jim Parsons (Sheldon) In 2004-2005, he played Rob Holbrook on the television series "Judging Amy." Not long after that he lent his voice to a character named Nightmare for a video game called "Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet." He then voiced the same character for the "Super Hero Squad Show" for television. Appropriate roles considering the love he and his friends on "The Big Bang Theory" have for video games, cartoons and comic books.
Johnny Galecki(Leonard) - Since he was 12, he has been in many movies and television series. Many first saw him as Rusty Griswold in the movie "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." From 1992-1997, he played David Healy on the sitcom "Roseanne." On the show, he was the boyfriend of Sara Gilbert's Darlene. She has appeared in eight episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" as Leslie Winkle. His character also had a brief relationship with her on this series.
Kaley Cuoco (Penny) - Kaley has been modeling and acting since she was 6. From 2002-2005, she was Bridget Hennessy on the television series "8 Simple Rules." Her character was the popular and somewhat dim daughter of actor John Ritter on the show. Younger fans might recognize her voice as Chrissie Baldwin from the animated series "6Teen." From 2004-2010, she voiced the character in 88 episodes.
Simon Helberg (Howard) - Before "The Big Bang Theory," Simon was in quite a few well-know television series and movies. For 2002 and 2003, he used his comedic talents on the sketch comedy series MADtv. He also had a small but memorable part in "A Cinderella Story." He played Terry Anderson, a quirky high school student, alongside Chad Michael Murray and Hilary Duff.
Kunal Nayyar (Raj) - Out of the entire cast of "The Big Bang Theory" he has the least acting experience. This does not mean he is not talented. His character is often the center of many of the jokes on the show. In 2004, he played a pizza man in the movie "S.C.I.E.N.C.E." He was then on the "NCIS" episode "Suspicion."
"The Big Bang Theory" airs on CBS Thursdays at 8 p.m. E.T.
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