Parsons first credited TV role was in 2002 on an episode of Ed, while his first movie role was as Tim on Garden State. He most recently starred on HBO's The Normal Heart and earned an Emmy nomination. He's won four Emmys for his portrayal of Sheldon Cooper.
Sheldon: I recently read that during World War Two, Joseph Stalin had a research program to create supersoldiers by having women impregnated by gorillas. Howard: What a sick use of science. Raj: Hey, as long as the baby's healthy. Amy: I wonder if Stalin considered any other animals. Leonard: Hippos are the deadliest creature. A half-human, half-hippo soldier would be pretty badass. Howard: Yes, but when they're hungry-hungry, you can stop them with marbles. Sheldon: Yeah, the correct animal for interspecies supersolider is koala. You would wind up with an army so cute it couldn't be attacked.