Jim Parsons (education)

Actor

Undergraduate Education: Theatre
Graduate Education: Classical Theatre

Parsons enrolled at the University of Houston where he majored in theatre. During his undergrad, Parsons participated in 17 plays and was a member of the Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity. After he graduated Parsons continued his studies at the University of San Diego’s two year classical theatre program. The program’s director Rick Seer said “Jim is a very specific personality. He’s thoroughly original, which is one reason he’s been so successful. But we worried, ‘Does that adapt itself to classical theater, does that adapt itself to the kind of training that we’re doing?’ But we decided that he was so talented that we would give him a try and see how it worked out.”