A Bob Newhart, "Big Bang Theory" teaming is coming in May 2013. According to MSN.com on March 21, Newhart will appear on the popular CBS sitcom as a childhood hero of Sheldon.
Bob Newhart will play Professor Proton on "Big Bang Theory," the host of a popular science show. The sitcom has often had famous guest stars like Will Wheaton and Steven Hawking, but this time they are bringing in a television legend from outside the science fiction geek community.
Newhart, 83, got his start on TV in 1962 on "The Bob Newhart Show," which lasted for only one season. After making appearances on "The Dean Martin Comedy Hour" as a comic during celebrity roasts, he got another chance for a TV show with "The Bob Newhart Show" in 1972. This time the show was a breakout success and lasted six seasons.
In 1982, he debuted another sitcom, this one just called "Newhart," where he played a man named Dick Loudon who ran an inn in Vermont and had to deal with rowdy neighbors Larry and his two brothers, each named Darryl.
More recently, Newhart has had small roles on shows like "ER," "Desperate Housewives" and "NCIS."
The Bob Newhart "Big Bang Theory" appearance will air on May 2, 2013.
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