Who plays Georgie in The Big Bang Theory? Details explored

A still from The Big Bang Theory (Image via CBS)
A still from The Big Bang Theory (Image via CBS)

The Big Bang Theory is one of the most popular sitcoms ever created by CBS. As the seasons progressed, there was a deeper dive into the personal lives of the characters. That is where viewers first got to Georgie, the brother of the quirky scientist and one of the most beloved characters on the show, Sheldon Cooper (played by Jim Parsons).

Created by Chuck Lorre Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory was the winner of seven Emmy Awards and had 46 nominations. From 2011 to 2014, it received straight Emmy nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, which is a testament to its popularity (which still continues).

Jerry O'Connell as Georgie in the series (Image via CBS)
Jerry O'Connell as Georgie in the series (Image via CBS)

Georgie Cooper, the brother of Sheldon Cooper, has been a popular character in The Big Bang Theory's spinoff series, Young Sheldon. However, the character of Georgie was first introduced in The Big Bang Theory itself and was played by actor Jerry O'Connell. He was only featured in the series a few times, but Jerry O'Conell made a big impact with his role as Georgie Cooper.


Jerry O'Connell, the actor who plays Georgie in The Big Bang Theory, has been in many popular series and movies over the years

Born on February 17, 1974, Jerry O'Connell is an American actor and television host. He is recognized for his performances as Quinn Mallory in the TV series Sliders, Andrew Clements in My Secret Identity. In the movie Stand by Me (1986), he was seen as Vern Tessio.

Following which, O'Connell played the titular protagonist in Joe's Apartment (1996) an Frank Cushman in Jerry Maguire (1996). The next year, he appeared as Derek in Scream 2 (1997). In Tomcats (2001) and Kangaroo Jack (2003), he played the role of Michael and Charlie Carbone, respectively. Jerry O'Connell also played Detective Woody Hoyt on the American drama Crossing Jordan.

In The Defenders' 2010–2011 season, he played Pete Kaczmarek. He also played the lead in the 2010 comedy-horror movie Piranha 3D. Currently, Jerry O'Connell has been voicing Commander Jack Ransom in the Star Trek animated series, Lower Decks.

As for his contribution on the CBS show, the actor made his first appearance as Georgie Cooper in episode 23 of the 11th season of the show, titled The Sibling Realignment. The oldest child of George and Mary Cooper, George Marshall "Georgie" Cooper Jr. is five years older than Sheldon and Missy Cooper. He was mentioned in the show before debuting in the eleventh season's penultimate episode. He was given his father George Sr.'s name because he passed away before the first episode of The Big Bang Theory.


Sheldon's brother, Georgie Cooper, has a car tire business in the series

Georgie Cooper is Sheldon's elder brother and he is shown to have a booming car tire business in The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon often criticized his elder brother as being a bully and tormentor to him during his childhood. The two brothers even get into a spat in Georgie's first appearance in the series. However, the two of them reconcile and Georgie eventually makes it to his younger brother's wedding.

In Young Sheldon, the character of Georgie Cooper is played by Montana Jordan. The young actor slipped into the shoes of a young Georgie very well, where he is shown to have a happy-go-lucky attitude with a real knack for business. His step into the world of fatherhood is something that is going to be explored further in the upcoming seasons of the popular The Big Bang Theory spin-off series.


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