How Far The Big Bang Theory Cast Really Got In School

From middle school dropouts to an actual PhD, the cast of The Big Bang Theory has a wide range of real life educational experience. Though they're not all super geniuses, they've certainly all done well for themselves. Here's how far some of TV's top earners got in school.
Kaley Cuoco is no dumb blonde. She never went to college, as she was a little too busy being a sitcom star to venture into the world of higher education. Instead, she got high school out of the way early and then graduated to Forbes' list of highest paid TV actresses.
In a 2012 interview with Parade, Cuoco admitted that her budding career, which started with a Barbie commercial, made her an outcast at school. Her fellow classmates thought she believed she was cooler than them, so she decided to withdraw and start homeschooling in fifth grade, a decision she was ultimately happy with. By the time she was 16 years old, she had her high school diploma.
With high school out of the way, Cuoco had time to focus on her breakout role on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules. Though she never attended a traditional high school, she did get a small piece of the typical high school experience when Ashley Tisdale invited her to prom, although it didn't go down how she had hoped. As she told Parade,
"I wore something plain to be understated. But these horribly mean girls said, 'Oh, you think you're going to the Academy Awards in your classy black dress?' Honestly, it just made me happy to know I wasn't in that school."
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Watch the video for more about how far the Big Bang Theory cast really got in school!
Kaley Cuoco | 0:17
Johnny Galecki | 1:25
Jim Parsons | 2:27
Mayim Bialik | 3:34
Simon Helberg | 4:46
​Kunal Nayyar | 5:43
​Melissa Rauch | 6:34
Kevin Sussman | 7:42
John Ross Bowie | 8:30
Rati Gupta | 9:31



  • Which Big Bang Theory cast member has the brightest future ahead of them?

    Nicki SwiftNicki Swiftหลายเดือนก่อน
    • @MTGDog, I agree but it seems like you havent seen anything else they did before BBT?

      Lars SteffensenLars Steffensen5 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Cuoco and Bialik. No question. Parsons is a one-trick pony, while Galecki, Helberg, Nayyar, and Rauch just aren't quite good enough to be anything other than supporting actors on television.

      MTGDogMTGDog7 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Education doesn't equal intelligence and success , so anyone of the Big bang cast can have a bright future .

      Riverdale talesRiverdale tales17 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Nicki Swift Kaley

  • me and johnny galecki have something in

    James WestJames West5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Only intetested in the gay one Sheldon, the funny one, all the rest were boring.

    John KeanJohn Kean15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • What about Denise

    JackJack16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 3 ads just for a short video... WTF

    Rene LowRene Low16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Jim parsons grew up like 10 minutes away from were I live

    • Where?

      Aditya MoonAditya Moon7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • Really?

      Sang ArtSang Art13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 4:45 So it really is MISSSSTER Wolowitz

  • They all worship Satan,period.

    Star LordStar Lord3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Big Bang Theory is dumb people's jokes at smart people.

    Bart BranniganBart Brannigan4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This show is not as great as they make it out to be nor is the cast. About the only one who likes it is the millennials. Not to mention the producer who introduces politics into all of his shows. NOBODY ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT YOUR SHOW OR THE POLITICS THAT YOU BELIEVE IN.

    Peter LeizaPeter Leiza4 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Peter Leiza lol what?

      spolariumspolarium4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Look where all that PhD let them to

    La KayLa Kay5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Temple (my alma mater) GO OWLS!!!!

    Matthew NewmanMatthew Newman5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Who else revised TBBT and still enjoy every scene like it was the first😉

    Icey ColdIcey Cold6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Jesus, Johnny was living by himself at 14?! That’s insane!

    Elensila2718Elensila27186 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • I had a friend i knew since we were kids his family left to Mexico when he was 13, he stayed worked and lived my himself ever since.

      Daniel MorenoDaniel Morenoวันที่ผ่านมา
    • Salmo Ali No idea! He might have gotten legally emancipated, but that normally doesn’t happen until the kid is 16 or so.

      Elensila2718Elensila27183 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • How is that legal in America lol

      Salmo AliSalmo Ali3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • These people didn't need school. They intuitively know things about their craft that you couldn't teach.

    Knott ReelKnott Reel6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Comments are like the dessert after the food

    Haméd The AvocadoHaméd The Avocado7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I started watching the Big Bang theory when this suddenly came up on my recommended..... apple’s listening 😂

    KPDWMSER shadowangelKPDWMSER shadowangel7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Any minority. They dont care. ??

    Matthew ClarkMatthew Clark7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is fake news!

    PaulaPaula7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is good content

    Daniel LeeDaniel Lee7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • it's irrelevant it's what there bottom line is now

    Michael WallbrownMichael Wallbrown7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • And here we are, studying over 20 years, getting titles and still struggling to survive. Life is so unfair. :(

    Golden SparrowGolden Sparrow8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @asmer192 Of course that I know it. Anything in life requires hard work and sacrifices. And I'm satisfied with my choices in life. I don't regret it that I chose to study that long. Even if I don't get paid as much as them, I'm appreciated and fulfilled in other ways.

      Golden SparrowGolden Sparrow4 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • its adorable that you think they are not struggling before they become famous...theres a difference between them and us, they willing to take a risk while we chose a safe path to avoid poverty

      asmer192asmer1924 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • In our country it isn't easy if you "take a break" from school: You can do it for a year. If the break is longer, then you have to ask for a special permission to go back at school... But I am talking about schools after the obligatory time...

    brezzainvernalebrezzainvernale9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It's a shame, people who pretend to be scientists and physicists make more money than actual scientists and physicists.

    Sunny shahSunny shah9 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @jeroen care to explain mr. genius?

      Sunny shahSunny shah8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • You can't be that stupid, can you?

      jeroenjeroen8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Rich people getting richer.

  • Can people drop out during middle school

    Brittany ButschBrittany Butsch9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • B(2g

    bob rizzottibob rizzotti10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is it me or does wolowitz actually look kinda a little bit attractive in this thumbnail?

    Micky MSMicky MS10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I hope they don't get typed cast for there future in acting, but they always get paid for Big bang theory for reruns.

    Mark CaryMark Cary10 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • they're practically set for life because of the show

      ZyxxzZyxxz7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Important to know: School don't make people smart. School only teaches and test your ability to remember. People get successful in things they like and want to know about.

    EndlessEndless11 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Bang Bang true dat

      Brittany ButschBrittany Butsch9 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • School does make you smart. What it doesn't do is get you intelligent

      Bang BangBang Bang10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why am I watching this? I didn’t even watch this shit show

    Jess GentJess Gent11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I thought the thumbnail was an older version of Caleb Finn

    Gaua ShxhGaua Shxh11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why not just go back to Tisch School of the Arts and finish now, Simon? I mean, you do have the money to finish. You should totally go for it!

    Carla McCarthyCarla McCarthy11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The mirrored scencs were a pain to watch.

    Erik ŽiakErik Žiak12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Mayim is one of the most admirable people ever.

    Bork PomPomBork PomPom13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 8th grade is middle school, not high school

    David FolsomDavid Folsom14 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • In Australia we have primary school and high school, high school is years 7 to 12

      Hot dawgHot dawgวันที่ผ่านมา
    • In some parts of the country it is considered high school! It depends in the school system!

      fredrika27fredrika2711 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Können Sie empfehlen Medikamente für Furz und Durchfall? Ich Furz wie eine große Trompete. Vollen Klang, wie ein Kaiser Furz. Mein Durchfall fließt wie ein Fluss.

    Seadweller451DSeadweller451D16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • america, where level of education equals intelligence and success in life. Here's a secret: it doesn't at all LUL

    Raphael SchostokRaphael Schostok17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 8th grade is not high school

    n3r0wolfen3r0wolfe17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Who?

    momomomo18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I loathed Big Bang but love Young Sheldon.Perhaps it’s the stupid audience laughter?

    Angel McfaddenAngel Mcfadden18 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • No its the mysogyny

      Miranda McCoyMiranda McCoy15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Your title needs work

    Arachni-NotionArachni-Notion18 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Agreed I had to re-read it twice

      bun chhorbun chhor15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I couldn't care less how far the actors got in school. Since I was no longer college age or younger, this show had zero appeal to me--watching a show about a bunch of geeks, how lame!! Why Kaley Cuoco's character would ever hang out with those weirdos, in a rational world, is beyond me.... When it comes to Johnny Galecki, I'd much rather see him in the old Roseanne episodes where he played Darlene's boyfriend. BTW why on Earth is this vid being narrated by someone with a British accent? Were there any British actors in it, or any episodes filmed in London, or something? That seems weird, too.

    Not-so-smart aleckNot-so-smart aleck19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You don't need to be smart to act smart.

    Silenttuber PJ24Silenttuber PJ2419 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Universe well, he is seen as smart by many. Not my view though, after all, he did say Venezuela was a strong socialist country that proved socialism work.... a statement that hasnt aged well

      Federico OlivaresFederico Olivares10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • @Federico Olivares Sanders?

      UniverseUniverse10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • Lol that's true, Scrubs is one of the best shows ever, and Zach Braff just memorized the medical terms, no idea what they really meant!

      Rich HardRich Hardวันที่ผ่านมา
    • That's something a stupid person thinks!

      Harriet HelbergHarriet Helberg3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • All you need is to know the idea of the theory of relativity and parallel universes Knowing this will make you talk smart

      Jan ObraJan Obra6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Blonde-5th grade then "homeschool" Tall Autistic guy- masters in art uggg Ugle girl-phd Indian- college dropout Short blond- "acting college" Comic shop guy- art school Art school is shit and homeschool is a joke... have a teacher who went to college for that do it not you...

    AndrewAndrew19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • no one cares

    Derisive BadgerDerisive Badger20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Always good to have another string to your bow. Actually being able to play the piano had to have been a bonus for Simon Helberg in the role of Cosme McMoon, in "Florence Foster Jenkins". It wouldn't have looked so convincing otherwise.

    TheRenaissanceman65TheRenaissanceman6520 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If any of the characters really existed, they'd hate the show too.

    Michael CoxMichael Cox21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Interesting bu tthe ads every few minutes got really annoying.

    Mike HartMike Hart22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • dumb people playing smart people for dumb people

    Adam AugustusAdam Augustus24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I like Jim parsons who took action at classic theatre at the University of San Diego

    Stewart AitchisonStewart Aitchison27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Cool topic. Since they are super geniuses in the small screen

    Hamilton Abel dos Santos MassingaHamilton Abel dos Santos Massinga28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 3:02, the girl next to Jim Parsons mother. Wtf?

    Stella none of your buisnessStella none of your buisness28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Glen fray

    Anthony KellyAnthony Kellyหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I don't know why videos just don't getto the point

    David JohnsonDavid Johnsonหลายเดือนก่อน
  • No school follow your guts and heart but let the feeling be true and kind and good and now i know how to be a success

  • I expected more from Sheldon.

    Rydwan FeeRydwan Feeหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Well they did a great job making me feel stupid

    kpop and chillkpop and chillหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Ea

    Colette WarrenColette Warrenหลายเดือนก่อน
  • BBT is show stupid people watch to pretend they are smart.

    Kodi SchitterKodi Schitterหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Daily Drama what are you referring to? Are you one of those people that's so used to correcting people spelling you're just on autopilot? Haha oh and a word of advice in the real world only children correct peoples spelling because adults understand that this might not be my native language American haha.

      Kodi SchitterKodi Schitter29 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • And you need to spell before you call a show or someone else stupid. Kind of makes you look like the pot calling the kettle black here.....just saying.

      Daily DramaDaily Drama29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Kids can be very cruel when they’re jealous.

  • Did people really ask for this or is this just Nicki Swift being nosy?

    John DoeJohn Doeหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I think it’s inspiring to see that anyone can do anything

  • Soo....people who studied acting for a long time and were dedicated made it in acting...? Wow. Terrible.

    Deborah LDeborah Lหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Lol bernadette reminds me of my gf i love it

    M A R D O OM A R D O Oหลายเดือนก่อน
  • For one time Stuard was not ignored! Good job on that

    FPL Updates&Tips Show With DavidFPL Updates&Tips Show With Davidหลายเดือนก่อน
  • So, Rati Gupta is the affirmative action "actress" who is given roles because of her race even though she lacks the talent to actually earn the role. I wish I was brown and could get so many privileges.

    Robert JamesRobert Jamesหลายเดือนก่อน
  • This show is unfunny and misogynistic

    Miranda McCoyMiranda McCoyหลายเดือนก่อน
    • I've seen every episode. No misogyny. Even in the very last episode, Amy gave a speech about getting girls into the sciences. Even though most of us girls actually prefer easier jobs. Just a fact. You seem like one of those people who are offended by EVERYTHING. My God, just have fun and enjoy life!!!!

      NatNat8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Misogyny?

      Liam CraddockLiam Craddock11 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Good thing comedy is subjective

      Riverdale talesRiverdale tales11 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @TheRenaissanceman65 i guess there are funny parts. the mysogyny just bothers me mostly because its so covert

      Miranda McCoyMiranda McCoy15 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @TheRenaissanceman65 lmaooooo!!

      Miranda McCoyMiranda McCoy15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • damn whos in that blue dress behind walowitz at 4:52 penny?

    PhootPhetishPhilip !PhootPhetishPhilip !หลายเดือนก่อน
    • @Ivan this episode and Dead Hooker Juxtaposition she wore hot blue dresses

      PhootPhetishPhilip !PhootPhetishPhilip !29 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Ivan yeah i just saw the episode

      PhootPhetishPhilip !PhootPhetishPhilip !29 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • PhootPhetishPhilip ! Penny

      IvanIvan29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ALL IDIOTS 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂

    Digvijay ParmarDigvijay Parmarหลายเดือนก่อน
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