His breakout role on “The Big Bang Theory” as socially awkward physicist Sheldon Cooper has earned him four Emmys and a Golden Globe award. But Jim Parsons is just as unique and entertaining in real life. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about the detail-oriented and dorky actor who bought his house from a vampire and keeps the same hours as a retiree.
1. Like his TV character, he grew up in Texas. His mom and sister teach first grade in the Houston area.
2. On one of his early TV gigs, a 2003 Quiznos commercial, his character was raised by wolves!
3. Jim’s the highest-paid actor on TV. He raked in $29 million between June 2014 and June 2015.
4. He’s been with graphic designer boyfriend Todd Spiewak for 13 years.
5. He’s as nerdy as Sheldon: “I’m a big reader of almanacs,” he says. “And I like lists.”
6. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — it’s at 6533 Hollywood Blvd.
7. He memorizes Sheldon’s lines by writing them on notecards.
8. His home in L.A. once belonged to “Twilight” vampire Robert Pattinson.
9. He had his last drink — a beer — on New Year’s Day 2007.
10. He goes to sleep at 9 p.m.