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See Jim Parson's roles through the years

Shaun Harrison
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As the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards draw near, we look back at the careers of the lead acting nominees.
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Ed

Parsons made his television debut in a 2002 episode of Ed.
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Judging Amy

In 2004, Parsons recurred in Amy Brenneman's legal drama as Rob Holbrook, an eager-to-please young clerk.
4 of 7 Fox Searchlight Pictures

Garden State

Sheldon Cooper isn't the only geek Parsons has played. The actor co-starred as Tim, a Medieval Times knight who speaks Klingon in Zach Braff's directorial debut.
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10 Items or Less

Parsons played the receptionist at a construction company in this 2006 Morgan Freeman comedy.
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The Big Bang Theory

Bazinga! Parsons has won a Television Critics Association award and earned two Emmy nominations for his turn as socially inept physicist Sheldon Cooper.
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Family Guy

Parsons got animated in a 2009 episode of Family Guy, guest-starring as Sheldon Cooper. Johnny Galecki also appeared as his Big Bang character, Leonard Hofstadter.