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 Swift4 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • All of them, there actors

      GG BloomGG Bloom25 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Sheldon

      bllyblly25 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @MTGDog - OUCH!! It hurt! But I do agree.

      Maria Eddy CesarioMaria Eddy Cesarioหลายเดือนก่อน
    • Cuoco for sure!


      C.J. QuinnC.J. Quinn3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Rather hear about Stuart’s girl instead of annu

    Basicyapper69Basicyapper698 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Im Seeing 4 yellow lines... too many ads wohnt watch. Dislike

    See-Key LeeSee-Key Lee9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I live on Staten island but new dorp K

    Keith WelshKeith Welsh12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You don’t know shit lol

    Shadowrocket 102Shadowrocket 10214 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • QoQo ?!

    Filip IvanFilip Ivan15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Jim Parsons only has a master's degree... "So Amy, what do you work on? -Oh, I doubt you would understand, Sheldon tells me you only have a master's degree."

    Gaming life for gamersGaming life for gamers15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is no one else going to talk about the whole auditioning process and how minorities only get picked if the cast is too white-washed? :(

    Pricilla MontgomeryPricilla Montgomery18 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • No. No one is going to talk about it. No one cares.

      CBS KTVH 12CBS KTVH 1215 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Bowie or BAWWY

    Jason TranJason Tran19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Ernie BruntErnie Brunt25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ofcourse kunal is well educated otherwise his desi mom would've beet the shit out of him.

    KD PuvvadiKD Puvvadi28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So S.I. NY represent.

    Edward ValentinoEdward Valentino28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 8 simple rules for dating my teenage daughter

    Edward ValentinoEdward Valentino28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Dear Mayim, on behalf of the human race: I am sorry...

    Illidan StormrageIllidan Stormrageหลายเดือนก่อน
  • "Mayim Bialik is the one big bang actor" *She's a woman* *Actress*

  • Yikes, Parsons looks just like this autistic kid in my high school. Pretty fuckin weird

    MR. NegreteMR. Negreteหลายเดือนก่อน
  • So only the last main cast has an actual science background.

    Bala MohammedBala Mohammedหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Mayim Bialik "jts my belief that god created the world"... how the f... did they choose her as a mate for sheldon?!?!

    Torben RudgaardTorben Rudgaardหลายเดือนก่อน
  • It is not the years in school that makes going great, it is more of how you are able to deal with life and help others.

    Deb CraigDeb Craigหลายเดือนก่อน
  • You showed & forgot to mention the Blonde singer from Garfunkel & Oats who was at the shows pilot inception and later as the love interest of the Comic Book Owner. Garfunkel & Oats is a TH-vision sensation!!!

    Stephen FocosiStephen Focosiหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Just wow

    Rashad SimsRashad Simsหลายเดือนก่อน
  • so kaley is penny in real life in BBT : penny was graduated from community school in real life : graduated at 16th and went to an acting career and she is also like to drink what coincidence and the saddest story is galecki, i thought he got his first degree or something

    TuyuL OnLineTuyuL OnLineหลายเดือนก่อน
    • @Phillip LeBlanc I had to read it twice. Not because it was enthralling but because it was poorly written. I thought I might have missed something after the first reading.

      CBS KTVH 12CBS KTVH 1215 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • No, the saddest story is your pathetic grammar and vocabulary.

      Phillip LeBlancPhillip LeBlancหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Niki Swift. My last video. Too many stupid commercials. I can get that on TV. Barf.

    Lina GimbleLina Gimbleหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Sounds to me all these people were half ass people and just couldn't handle actual hardship and working to make it out here like real people, acting only gets you so far unless your absolutely phenomenal at it like Jim Carrey, jack Nicholson, Robert Downey jr., etc etc

    Jason MooreJason Mooreหลายเดือนก่อน
  • You act like Raj is the only human to ever immigrate...

    Rusty PudderRusty Pudder2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Fun hearing how all did in their schooling.

    Matt GrebenikMatt Grebenik2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Definitely Jim parsons

    Samuel GiarratanoSamuel Giarratano2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • me and johnny galecki have something in

    James WestJames West3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • You both had Sara Gilbert?

      CBS KTVH 12CBS KTVH 1215 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Only intetested in the gay one Sheldon, the funny one, all the rest were boring.

    John KeanJohn Kean3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • What about Denise

    JackJack3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • 3 ads just for a short video... WTF

    Rene LowRene Low3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Jim parsons grew up like 10 minutes away from were I live

    BryanBryan3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Wow. Neat.

      Matt GrebenikMatt Grebenik2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Where?

      Aditya MoonAditya Moon3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Really?

      Sang ArtSang Art3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • 4:45 So it really is MISSSSTER Wolowitz

    10RexTheWolf0110RexTheWolf013 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • They all worship Satan,period.

    Star LordStar Lord3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • 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 Leiza3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Peter Leiza lol what?

      spolariumspolarium3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Look where all that PhD let them to

    La KayLa Kay3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Temple (my alma mater) GO OWLS!!!!

    Matthew NewmanMatthew Newman3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Who else revised TBBT and still enjoy every scene like it was the first😉

    meow meowmeow meow3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • @CBS KTVH 12 thanks for the correction, i really appreciate it👍👍

      meow meowmeow meow15 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • You mean "revisited", not "revised". If you had revised the show, the producers would have given you control to change the plot, characters, situations, etc.

      CBS KTVH 12CBS KTVH 1215 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Jesus, Johnny was living by himself at 14?! That’s insane!

    Elensila2718Elensila27183 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • His family came with him from Chicago and he found TV work. They, however, missed living in Chicago (something about not enough miserable weather in L.A., and missing friends from the old neighborhood). He had a TV job and they set him up in an apartment, then moved back. He took care of himself; probably was required to attend schooling on-set, but he survived. He also bought a small motorcycle to get around on. Unconventional, to be sure, but he probably had people from the show looking in on him to keep him out of trouble. He made it, thankfully, something not all 14-year-olds could have done in similar circumstances. No doubt he had more than a few lonely nights. but he soldiered on. He seems to be an unusual person, who knew what he wanted to do and was single-minded about making it happen.

    • 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 Moreno3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Salmo Ali No idea! He might have gotten legally emancipated, but that normally doesn’t happen until the kid is 16 or so.

      Elensila2718Elensila27183 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • How is that legal in America lol

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

    Knott ReelKnott Reel3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • I'm sure that acting schools are there just to make money for the school. Is a degree in acting going to get you a job? No.

      Terence JayTerence Jayหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Comments are like the dessert after the food

    Haméd The AvocadoHaméd The Avocado3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I started watching the Big Bang theory when this suddenly came up on my recommended..... apple’s listening 😂

    KPDWMSER shadowangelKPDWMSER shadowangel3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Any minority. They dont care. ??

    Matthew ClarkMatthew Clark3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • This is fake news!

    PaulaPaula3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • This is good content

    Daniel LeeDaniel Lee3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • it's irrelevant it's what there bottom line is now

    Michael WallbrownMichael Wallbrown3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • And here we are, studying over 20 years, getting titles and still struggling to survive. Life is so unfair. :(

    Golden SparrowGolden Sparrow3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • @Illidan Stormrage m??mkkkkkkkkkkkkkk(kkkkkkkkkkkkkk(>>kk(kkkk>n,ijjithjjjjjjjjkyjj

      Kay XKay X3 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Or you have to be jewish or good sucker😂

      zlocerek zlozlocerek zlo14 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Matthew Noble I forgot. But, I believe I wanted to talk about poverty.

      Illidan StormrageIllidan Stormrage18 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Illidan Stormrage What would that be?

      Matthew NobleMatthew Noble18 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @asmer192 I can't avoid something that has been part of me since my birth.

      Illidan StormrageIllidan Stormrageหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 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...

    brezzainvernalebrezzainvernale3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • It's a shame, people who pretend to be scientists and physicists make more money than actual scientists and physicists.

    Sunny shahSunny shah3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • @jeroen care to explain mr. genius?

      Sunny shahSunny shah3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • You can't be that stupid, can you?

      jeroenjeroen3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Rich people getting richer.

    OZ WHANOZ WHAN3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Can people drop out during middle school

    Brittany ButschBrittany Butsch3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • B(2g

    bob rizzottibob rizzotti3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Is it me or does wolowitz actually look kinda a little bit attractive in this thumbnail?

    Micky MSMicky MS3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Its you.

      CBS KTVH 12CBS KTVH 1215 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 Cary3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Foamer 44 yes there should be no reason any of them go broke

      ZyxxzZyxxz2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • @Zyxxz When you consider a better than average working wage of the average North American is 50,000$ Us - 60,000$ Can. With residuals, if these actors can't survive on just that plus what they made initially they really are losers.

      Foamer 44Foamer 442 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • they're practically set for life because of the show

      ZyxxzZyxxz3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • 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.

    EndlessEndless3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • @Bang Bang Well I think like einstein in that regard. "If you judge a fish by its ability to climb trees it will always believe that its dumb". I don't think that people are born mentally challanged but that they can't exell in what others want them to be.

      EndlessEndless3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • @Bang Bang true dat

      Brittany ButschBrittany Butsch3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • School does make you smart. What it doesn't do is get you intelligent

      Bang BangBang Bang3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Why am I watching this? I didn’t even watch this shit show

    GenticlesGenticles3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I thought the thumbnail was an older version of Caleb Finn

    Gaua ShxhGaua Shxh3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • 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 McCarthy3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • The mirrored scencs were a pain to watch.

    Erik ŽiakErik Žiak3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Mayim is one of the most admirable people ever.

    Bork PomPomBork PomPom3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • @John Smith most the professors where i study dedicate their life to science but are very religious jewish

      ITSteadyITSteady14 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @John Smith u have ur own PhD?

      Rendhy RenRendhy Ren28 วันที่ผ่านมา

      John SmithJohn Smithหลายเดือนก่อน
    • My wife has always loved and admired her.

      Chris SimonChris Simonหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 8th grade is middle school, not high school

    David FolsomDavid Folsom3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • In Australia we have primary school and high school, high school is years 7 to 12

      Hot dawgHot dawg3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • In some parts of the country it is considered high school! It depends in the school system!

      fredrika27fredrika273 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • 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.

    Seadweller451DSeadweller451D3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • america, where level of education equals intelligence and success in life. Here's a secret: it doesn't at all LUL

    Raphael SchostokRaphael Schostok3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • You might wanna visit the Asian countries some day

      Maria KhanMaria Khan19 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Raphael Schostok it does to an extent at least

      renren2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • 8th grade is not high school

    n3r0wolfen3r0wolfe3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • What country you from

      Naruto UchihaNaruto Uchiha27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Who?

    momomomo3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I loathed Big Bang but love Young Sheldon.Perhaps it’s the stupid audience laughter?

    Angel McfaddenAngel Mcfadden3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • No its the mysogyny

      Miranda McCoyMiranda McCoy3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Your title needs work

    Arachni-NotionArachni-Notion3 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Agreed I had to re-read it twice

      bun chhorbun chhor3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • 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 aleck3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • You don't need to be smart to act smart.

    Silenttuber PJ24Silenttuber PJ243 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • @Federico Olivares yeah,Trump is rich,and stupid people come back out of mud,in yoir theory trump should be homeless...

      zlocerek zlozlocerek zlo14 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Having a degree doesnt make u smart😂

      May I order 100 subs with no videos?May I order 100 subs with no videos?14 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Visitkarte , even a thief, robber, murderer, rapist, prostitute, pedophile, politician needs only brain not education. Wats your point

      slayer. pointslayer. point26 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Smart enough to do it

      jaggerjagger26 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Silenttuber PJ24 actually you do need to be smart to act smart. You don’t need the full education, but you need the brains.

      VisitkarteVisitkarte26 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...

    AndrewAndrew3 หลายเดือนก่อน
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