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Simon Helberg is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian best known for his role as Howard Wolowitz, a geeky, wannabe “Casanova” with an eccentric fashion sense in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, currently in its seventh season, for which he won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He is also known for his role as Moist in the Joss Whedon-led web miniseries Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
One of Helberg’s earliest jobs in television was briefly joining the cast of MADtv for one season in 2002. Helberg later appeared in the 2002 feature film Van Wilder as one of the geeky students for whom Van Wilder was throwing a party. He had a minor role in the 2003 movie Old School and in 2004, he was in two episodes of Reno 911!
He also played a small role in the film Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story as a Jewish record producer, as Terry in George Clooney’s 2005 film Good Night, and Good Luck, as Alex Dwyer in the drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. He also appeared in the Season 4 finale of The Guild as one of the Game Masters and in the pilot of the Judd Apatow-produced sitcom Undeclared. In 2004 he appeared in the film A Cinderella Story starring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray. In 2005 he was Jeff on Arrested Development, an employee of the film studio where Maeby worked. In the 2009 Coen brothers film A Serious Man, he played junior Rabbi Scott Ginsler.