Jim Parsons

(James Joseph Parsons)

Jim Parsons
Jim Parsons
  • Born: March 24, 1973
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor









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All I can do is keep working, keep auditioning, keep talking to people - and whatever it takes to show other colors.
Apparently, all I do is walk my dogs. In L.A., I have more of a yard existence, and so I enjoy walking my two little dogs in New York - one's a Maltese and the other's a Shih Tzu.
As a human being, you know that there are some days when you'd rather not talk to anybody - but I can't really do that anymore without appearing rude.
Being in TV, we get to do it again and again until it's 'right.' There's a part of me that likes the other way, that aspect of theatre where there's no chance to go back.
Every time I think about writing, comedy doesn't interest me in the slightest. I can play comedy, but I don't think in terms of comic dialogue. Time
I came from a family in Texas who simply never spoke about money. Families, Children & Parenting ;Money, Coins & Minting
I couldn't tell you a good, bad or ugly pilot just from reading it, but I can tell you a character I want to play.
I did have a Twitter account that I tried for a couple days, but found I had nothing to say. There are some interesting facts I could share, but I don't want to share that part of myself.
I don't think the jet-setting life is really for most people. Life
I grew up with two different parakeets - one that lived for five years, and one that lived for 13 years - so I always had a bit of an attraction to birds and it's an oddly good fit to be in a movie about birdwatchers.
I had a very strong interest in music, specifically the piano from a very small age. Music, Chants & Rapps
I have never been an activist for anything.
I love seeing tennis up close. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I think in any form of acting, you're always well served if you've done theater.
I think intelligence is usually sexy until it becomes irritating. After that, you're stuck.
I try to master every facet of a character in order to build a safety net for myself, so I can go on to take more risks to create someone really distinct.
I was a very shy child.
I was a very shy child. I remember being in a kindergarten open house with my mother and children saying 'Hi' to me, and I still remember feeling this way - but I don't know why - but I wouldn't even say 'Hi' back. I was that shy.
I was very average in the social label scale going through school. I was neither the coolest person in school, nor did I suffer the slings and arrows of being made fun of to such a degree that I couldn't get through the day.
I was very fascinated with meteorology at a young age. I lived on the Gulf Coast and hurricanes blew through there. That is the class I failed in college: meteorology.
I would be horrible at Twitter. I wouldn't know the answer to fans' questions half the time - and the patience involved! I couldn't imagine. I did have a Twitter account that I tried for a couple days, but found I had nothing to say. Time ;Patience
If I ever wrote a script myself, it would be strongly emotional material.
I'm also a big 'American Idol' fan. I think it's just great fun.
I'm only human, and therefore, there's a part of me that's waiting for people to say, 'Enough of you!'
In L.A., I have more of a yard existence, and so I enjoy walking my two little dogs in New York - one's a Maltese and the other's a Shih Tzu.
It's a shame, but every time I get something scientific in the script, I read up to find out what I'm talking about - but then I'm on to the next script and it's forgotten. Time
It's made it easier to communicate important issues, but I wonder if connecting with millions of people online is ever as arresting to someone's attention as one man standing and screaming in front of City Hall.
I've always loved TV very much, and as a child I was so religious with it, but now it's more when it fits in.
I've been a working actor for many years, but it's not always been successful for me. I certainly struggled in the past.
I've done so much theater, and yet I never had an experience like 'The Normal Heart.' We could feel the reaction of the audience every night. It was visceral.
My choices in projects have all been character or role-based, and on a financial level, it's obvious: as an actor on a TV series, I get a wonderful paycheck, and a consistent paycheck, which doesn't always happen when you're doing theater or movies. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
My favorite sci-fi movie of all time is 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind.' Time
My hiatus timeline is so minimal, there's only a select number of projects that I can go in for.
Once, I lived in an apartment with a skylight in the bathroom. Every winter, it would snow through the skyline, but we got a discount because of it.
One of the things I'm always reminded of when I'm back on stage is how much you have to be aware of and in control of. There is no tight shot. There is no 'we're only shoulders-up this time.' No, from the top of your head to your pinky toe, you're telegraphing part of the story the entire time you're up there. Time
'The Big Bang Theory' has completely changed my life. Life
The theater I got to do informs every move I make as an actor and will for the rest of my life. I can't shake it if I wanted to, but I don't want to. Life
The TV schedule is essentially four or five days to get in touch with the story you're doing that week.
The whole time I've been an actor, from early in Houston, my goal has been to work - to keep doing it. I feel at my most satisfied as a human being when I'm working on a role. Time ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Theatre was my first love. I can't take the theatre out of me. And I wouldn't want to. To me, it's home. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
There's no audience to wonderfully get in your way when you're doing a single-camera anything, whether it's a sitcom or drama or film. And I do mean that in the best way.
To have a job you can count on as an actor is so rare, whether that means belonging to a regional theater company or being on TV.
Well, I'm a big believer in 'never say never.'
When I first started out in Houston, it was theater or bust. And I loved it. I still love it. And then I went to undergraduate and graduate school for acting. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
When suddenly everybody is guessing, or some even getting close, to the ballpark of what you're earning - well, that's interesting, that everyone knows what you make.
You just have to speak up. You just have to say, 'I would like to do this,' and it's amazing what people who listen can do for you.

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