Sheldon Lee Cooper, real name James Joseph "Jim" Parsons born on 24th March 1973 is an American television actor as well as film actor. Jim was born and raised in Houston, Texas and was the older of the two children. His father president of plumbing supply company died in a 2001 auto-crash. In the year 1996, he got his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston in theater and later enrolled for graduate course in the University of San Diego in year 1999. Jim Parson 6'2" made his first stage appearance in a school play at the age of 6. Jim made several appearances in various shows including role in the series Judging Amy and guest appearance in Ed. He became famous in the year 2007 with the famous and award winning sitcom "The Big Bang Theory", where he plays the role of Sheldon Cooper the great physicist . Sheldon Lee Cooper , B.S, M.A, M.S, Ph.D., Sc.D. is a fictional character portrayed by Jim Parsons.The character played by Jim Parsons is the main reason for success of the Big Bang Theory.