Have you ever wondered what The Big Bang Theory’s cast looked like when they were younger? Well, check out their childhood photos…
Johnny Galecki had Hollywood dreams as a toddler.
Born in Belgium, Johnny Galecki’s father was stationed in the country with the U.S. Air Force. However, it wasn’t long before the family moved to the United States, so Galecki grew up in Oak Park, Ill. However, even then, he had dreams of Hollywood.
Jim Parsons’ TBBT Texan accent came from real life.
Jim Parsons was born and raised in Texas, just like Sheldon Cooper, his character on The Big Bang Theory. According to Houstonia, Sheldon’s accent is spot-on — “As expected; actor Jim Parsons is a Houston native, after all.”
Kaley Cuoco started in wiener and Barbie commercials.
You might have spotted a five-year-old Kaley Cuoco in an Oscar Mayer commercial before she popped up in Barbie ads when she was six, according to Business Insider.
Cuoco also appeared on Northern Exposure, My So-Called Life, Ellen, and The Wonderful World of Disney, among many other gigs. Of course, she was also Bridget Hennessy on 8 Simple Rules.
Simon Helberg was one of ‘the coolest guys in the world.’
Simon Helberg was born in Los Angeles and was likely introduced to the industry by Sandy, an actor, and his mom Harriet, a casting director. However, there is also the fact that Simon went to school in Santa Monica, Calif., with fellow actor Jason Ritter, the son of the late John Ritter, who was Kaley Cuoco’s costar in 8 Simple Rules.
Kunal Nayyar used humor to ‘defend’ himself growing up.
Kunal Nayyar, aka The Big Bang Theory’s Raj Koothrappali, was born in London, England. However, his family moved to India when he was four years old, and he grew up in New Delhi, where his parents still live.
He then moved to the U.S. in 1999 after graduating from high school “to do a B.A. in business and marketing,” he told The Telegraph India, adding, “For my Masters, I shifted to acting.”
Mayim Bialik was famous but ‘was teased a lot as a kid.
Another former child star who charmed audiences with her adorable ways is Mayim Bialik, who appeared on The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon Cooper’s significant other, neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler. She was also, of course, the star of Blossom, which featured a small appearance by Johnny Galecki. As an adult, Bialik revealed during an interview on Conan that she shared her first “stage kiss” with Galecki that “might have been [her] first real-life kiss also.”
Melissa Rauch had a ‘major’ accent when she was younger.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Melissa Rauch, who you’ll recognize from The Big Bang Theory as Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz, admitted to USA Today in 2011 that it wasn’t easy to get rid of her “‘major’ accent” to act. However, she was able to bring it out whenever her character impersonated her mother-in-law. “I always get excited when the script calls for me to do Mrs. Wolowitz. It connects me to my East Coast roots,” she said.