Simon Helberg Bio, Age, Height, Net Worth, Wife, Movies, TV Shows

Simon Helberg Biography

Simon Helberg (Simon Maxwell Helberg) is an American comedian, actor and musician. Helberg is well known for his role as Howard Wolowitz in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory from 2007 to present, for which he won a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and as Cosmé McMoon in the film Florence Foster Jenkins in 2016, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.
He has appeared on the sketch comedy series MADtv and is also known for his role as Moist in Joss Whedon’s web miniseries Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog in 2008. He has further performed in films such as Old School in 2003, Good Night, and Good Luck in 2005, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story in 2007 and A Serious Man in 2009.

Simon Helberg Age

Simon Helberg was born on December 9, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He is 38 years old as of 2018.

Simon Helberg Height

Simon Helberg stands at a height of 1.63 m.

Simon Helberg Net Worth

Simon Helberg has an estimated net worth of $24 million.

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Simon Helberg Wife

Simon Helberg married actress Jocelyn Towne on July 15, 2007. Their first child, daughter Adeline, was born on May 8, 2012. On April 23, 2014 their son, Wilder Towne Helberg was born.

Simon Helberg Parents

Simon Helberg is the son of actor Sandy Helberg and casting director Harriet Helberg (née Birnbaum).

Simon Helberg Education

Helberg wentr to middle and high school at the Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California, with Jason Ritter, who later became his roommate at New York University. He later went to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he trained at the Atlantic Theater Company.

Simon Helberg Career

Since the early 2000s, Helberg performed as the sketch comedy duo with comedian Derek Waters named Derek & Simon. The two starred together in 2007, in Derek & Simon: The Show, a web series they created with comedian Bob Odenkirk for the comedy website Super Deluxe. The duo also made two short films “Derek & Simon: The Pity Card” (co-starring Zach Galifianakis and Bill Hader) and “Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette” (co-starring Emily Rutherfurd and Casey Wilson) and in 2005 they had a pilot deal with HBO. One of Helberg’s earliest jobs in television was briefly joining the cast of MADtv for one season in 2002.
Helberg appeared in Van Wilder, a 2002 feature film as one of the geeky students for whom Van Wilder was throwing a party. Helberg had a minor role in Old School, a 2003 movie. In 2004, Helberg was in two episodes of Reno 911!: Hooker Buying Son in Not Without My Mustache and Student Driver in Raineesha X. Helberg had a small role in the sixth episode of Quintuplets, Get a Job, as a man called Neil working behind the counter at a shoe shop where Paige and Patton were working.
Helberg appeared in the film A Cinderella Story, starring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray in 2004. In George Clooney’s 2005 film Good Night and Good Luck, Helberg played the minor role of Simon where he had one line. He had a bit part in 2005, on Arrested Development as Jeff, an employee of the film studio where Maeby worked. He had a minor supporting role as Alex Dwyer in the drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip from 2006 to 2007. Helberg appeared in 2006, in a series of comical TV commercials for Richard Branson’s UK financial services company Virgin Money. Helberg played a small role in the 2007 film Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story as a Jewish record producer.
In 2007, Helberg was cast as Howard Wolowitz, in the CBS comedy series The Big Bang Theory. He appeared as the character Moist in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and had a small role in the pilot episode of the Judd Apatow-produced sitcom Undeclared. In the 2009 Coen brothers film A Serious Man, he played junior Rabbi Scott Ginsler. He had a minor role in the season 4 finale of The Guild as one of the Game Masters.
In 2016, Helberg starred alongside Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in Florence Foster Jenkins, directed by Stephen Frears; he played pianist Cosmé McMoon and his performance was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture. Helberg revealed on May 14, 2013, on Norm Macdonald Live that he has a black belt in karate.

Simon Helberg Movies

Year

Title

Role

Note

1999

Mumford

College Roommate

2002

Van Wilder

Vernon

2003

Old School

Jerry

2004

A Cinderella Story

Terry Ferrell

2005

Good Night, and Good Luck.

CBS page

2006

Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette

Simon

Short film; also writer and producer

2006

The Pity Card

Simon

Short film; also writer and producer

2006

Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas

Al

2006

The TV Set

TJ Goldman

2006

For Your Consideration

Junior Agent

2007

Careless

Stewart

2007

Evan Almighty

Staffer

2007

Mama’s Boy

Rathkon

2007

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Dreidel L’Chaim

2009

A Serious Man

Rabbi Scott Ginsler

2011

The Selling

Young Husband

2011

Let Go

Frank

2013

I Am I

Seth

Also executive producer

2014

We’ll Never Have Paris

Quinn Berman

Also director, writer and producer

2015

Hollywood Adventures

Translator

2016

Florence Foster Jenkins

Cosmé McMoon

Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Simon Helberg TV Shows

Year

Title

Role

Note

2001

Popular

Gus Latrine

Episode: “Coup”

2001

Cursed

Andy Tinker

Episode: “And then Jack Became the Voice of Cougars”

2001

Ruling Class

Fred Foster

Pilot

2001

Son of the Beach

Billy

Episode: “It’s Showtime at the Apollo 13!”

2001

Undeclared

Jack

Episode: “Prototype”

2002

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

The Spokesman

Episode: “Time After Time”

2002

The Funkhousers

Donnie Funkhouser

Pilot

2002–2003

MADtv

Various

5 episodes

2003

Less than Perfect

Arthur

Episode: “It Takes a Pillage”

2003

Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales

Adam

Television special

2004

Quintuplets

Neil

Episode: “Get a Job”

2004

Reno 911!

Various

2 episodes

2005

Unscripted

Various

2 episodes

2005

Life on a Stick

Stan / Vinnie

2 episodes

2005

Arrested Development

Jeff

Episode: “Meat the Veals”

2004–2006

Joey

Seth Tobin

4 episodes

2006

The Jake Effect

Bill Skidelsky

Episode: “Flight School”

2006–2007

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Alex Dwyer

14 episodes

2007

Derek and Simon

Simon

13 Episodes; also co-creator, writer and producer

2007

The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman

Matt Menard

Episode: “Bad Luck Brad”

2007–present

The Big Bang Theory

Howard Wolowitz

Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2013)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2012–2015)
Nominated—Teen Choice Award Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer (2010)

2008

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Moist

3 episodes

2010

The Guild

Kevinator- Official Game Master

Episode: “Guild Hall”

2010–2012

Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil

Ronaldo (voice)

2011–2016

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness

Bian Zao (voice)

8 episodes

2013

Drunk History

Frank Mason Robinson

Episode: “Atlanta”

2014

The Tom and Jerry Show

Napoleon (voice)

3 episodes

2015

Comedy Bang! Bang!

Himself

Episode: “Simon Helberg Wears a Sky Blue Button Down and Jeans”