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Dr. Sheldon Lee Cooper, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.A., Phd, Cc.D.
Sheldon ( played by Jim Parsons ) is a theoretical physicist working at Caltech University. He Lives in Pasadena, California, in an apartment (4a) which he shares with his best friend, Leonard. He was born in Galveston, Texas. He is highly intelligent (I.Q. 187) and has an eidetic memory, but lacks basic social skills. Highly logical, he struggles to understand sarcasm and shows a lack of empathy towards his friends. He also has problems with physical contact, germs and keeping secrets. More…
Dr. Leonard Leaky Hofstadter PhD
Leonard is played by Johnny Galecki. He lives with Sheldon in Pasadena, and also works at Caltech. He is an Experimental physicist, working primarily with lasers. Of the group, he is the most street-wise, but is definitely still well entrenched in ‘nerd’ territory! He was born in New Jersey to a family of high achievers. He has many health issues, including lactose intolerance, sleep apnea, myopia (which causes him to be practically blind without his glasses), asthma and car sickness. He can play the cello in a strange fashion, holding the bow upside down, playing on the fingerboard. The main Love interest in Leonard’s life is Penny, who lives across the hall. More……
Howard Joel Wolowitz M.Eng
Howard is played by Simon Helberg. He is married to Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz and lives with her in Pasadena. For the first five seasons he lived at home with his mother. He is best friends with Rajesh Koothrappali and also works at Caltech. Howard is a mechanical engineer, and despite being the only one of the group to not have a doctorate, he is the only one to have been in Space. Fancying himself as a bit of a ladies’ man before his marriage, Howard had a barrage of pick-up lines, none of which were very successful! He apparently speaks a variety of languages, including Klingon, and is proficient in American Sign Language. More …..
Rajesh Ramayan “Raj” Koothrappali Ph.D.
Raj, played by Kunal Nayyar is originally from New Delhi, India. He lives on his own in a flat in Pasadena. He, like the others, works at Caltech University as an astrophysicist in the Physics department. His main feature is his selective mutism, a disability that prevents him from talking to women (unless they are members of his family). He is only able to over come this by drinking alcohol, or if he believes that he has consumed alcohol. People have speculated as to the sexuality of Raj, some believing him to be in a ‘bromance’ with Howard. However, despite his selective mutism, he appears to have more success with women than his friends. He has parents in India with whom he communicates regularly via webcam, three brothers and two sisters.His sister Priya has a relationship with Leonard which causes some friction between them. More…