How many actors do you know now that had already chosen this line of career before they clocked seven? James Joseph (popularly called Jim) Parsons is one of such actors who knew pretty early that they were born to be screen gods. The Aha! Moment for him was when at six; he played the role of a Kola-Kola bird in his elementary school production, The Elephant’s Child. Sitcoms were his main source of influence as a youngster including the likes of Family Ties and The Cosby Show.
Date of Birth: March 24, 1973
Zodiac Sign: Aries
He was born in Houston, Texas into a family of four. Jim was described as having quite a specific personality during a course he did in classical theatre. Parsons had appeared in several minor roles before he found his perfect role in Big Bang Theory which turned out to be his biggest role till date. What do you know about Jim Parsons aside him being an actor? Do you know who his parents are or if he has any siblings? Let’s be your Google and answer these questions.
Milton Joseph “Mickey/Jack” Parsons, Jr. (father)
Date of Birth: February 6, 1949
Date of Death: April 29, 2001 (age 52)
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Milton Joseph is the proud father of Jim who a while back just received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Jack Parsons owned a plumbing business and raised his family on the suburbs. On April 29, 2001 it was reported that Mickey died tragically in a car accident at 52 years old.
Jim described his dad as very hardworking, very loyal. “To him, family was the most important thing” said Parsons in a very emotional reading on the “Long Island Medium” TLC Show. On the show, Jim and his only sibling Julie were seated with self-acclaimed psychic Theresa Caputo while she took them on an emotionally intense roller coaster.
Judy Ann Parsons (mother)
Judy Ann (nee McKnight) was a teacher but is now mother to a Multi-award winning only son, who still teaches with such profile? Well to our surprise, Judy still remains a Mittelstadt Patriot and has taught first graders for almost three decades now.
Julie Ann Pruski (sister, born to same parents)
Year of Birth: 1976
Like her mother, Julie is a first grade teacher at Mittelstadt Elementary School in Spring, Texas. Pruski is a graduate of Baylor University and for several years taught alongside her mum at the same school. She is married to Nathan Pruski and they are proud parents of two sons named; Michael and Parker Pruski.
Todd Spiewak (spouse)
Duration of Relationship: 2002 till present (married since May 13, 2017)
Date of Birth: January 19, 1977
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
It is not new anymore that several men have publicly admitted to being homosexual. Jim Parsons is one of the increasing numbers of male celebrities that have a softer spot for fellow men. Seemed like the New York Times just knew about his sexual orientation in May, 2012 when the noted that he was gay and had been in a relationship with Todd Spiewak (a 1999 Boston University alum of Graphic Design) for the last ten years. It was after magazine’s statement that the extremely private Parsons had to come out.
Jim’s Todd is an art director and in October 2013, Parsons gave a brief explanation of their relationship. He called it an regular everyday boring love that involved coffee breakfasts, work, doing the laundry and taking the dogs for a walk. Boring or not, Sheldon Cooper referred to Spiewak on their fourteenth anniversary as “the best thing that’s ever happened to him”.
Jim could not have been in the limelight about his relationship and the first ever speech/statement would be eleven years late. The debut public appearance of the duo was for the October 18, 2013 GLSEN Respect Awards in the Beverly Hills of California little wonder his Inspiration Award acceptance speech was “coincidentally” the first opportunity to publicly talk about the love he shared with his favorite human on the planet earth – Todd. The Spiewak-Parsons duo started a joint Productions Company called “That’s Wonderful Productions, LLC”.
They got officially married on May 13, 2017 in New York.