He might play the unsuccessful, unaccomplished, shy and self-deprecating Stuart on the hit CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, but Kevin Sussman, who plays the popular character is anything but that. He has credits in over 40 films and television shows and is a millionaire with an active love life that has featured a wife and a girlfriend. Kevin Sussman’s life as an actor has been an interesting tale of patience and hard work driven by the passion for the profession. Learn more about his life by reading below.
Kevin Sussman Bio
Kevin Sussman was born on the 4th of December, 1970 in the City of New York to a Jewish family. His parents, who are Ashkenazi Jews were school teachers who raised him and his three older brothers – Andy, Dan, and Brian. Contrary to what one might expect, Kevin did not grow up very close to his older brothers who have all followed different paths in their respective lives.
As for Kevin, he followed the path of acting, starting from the College of Staten Island, which he attended for one year after graduating from high school before he moved to American Academy of Dramatic Arts based in Manhattan. As a result of his passion for acting which had always been a part of him since he was a child working in a comic book store, Kevin Sussman took his education further by studying at HB Studio which is located in New York City. He also worked and studied with a notable acting teacher, Uta Hagen, learning under him for four years.
Having acquired several theoretical knowledge of the craft, it was time for Kevin to reveal to the world what he had learned and make a career of it. Roles did not come quickly for him though and he had to settle for his onscreen debut to be on a commercial for a tech company in 1998. He appeared in several commercials, playing the role that would later earn him his big break, a geek.
After months of booking commercials, Kevin Sussman eventually got his first full-fledged acting role on an episode of Ghost Stories in 1998, playing the character of Joey Howell. The role opened other opportunities for Kevin, who later went on to star in several other episodes of television shows, including an episode of The Sopranos in 2000 and ER in 2004.
Although his biggest break came on television as Stuart Bloom in The Big Bang Theory, Kevin Sussman has made a considerable number of appearances on feature-length films since he made his debut. His first film, Liberty Heights was released in 1999, where he played Alan Joseph Zuckerman. Since then, he has credits in over 25 films including early 2000s hits like Wet Hot American Summer, Hitch, and Sweet Home Alabama.
He was cast as Stuart Bloom in The Big Bang Theory in 2009, starting out as a recurring character in the second, fifth and seventh seasons of the show before his popularity made him into a show regular from the eighth season. He has starred in a total of 72 episodes. Other notable television appearances include playing Walter in the 2006 comedy, Ugly Betty. He was also a recurring character on the show, appearing in 16 episodes. He has a total of 15 television credits so far.
Salary, Net Worth
Kevin Sussman got his big breakthrough The Big Bang Theory. With it, the actor, writer, and comedian has been able to build a net worth of $3 million. His net worth is primarily the result of his over 70 episodes appearance on the American television sitcom where he reportedly earns $50,000 per episode as salary.
Family – Brother
Kevin Sussman’s family history paints a picture of a fragmented home. However, he can thank his brothers for his career because apparently, all three older brothers, Brian, Dan and Andy were actors during their high school days, which influenced Kevin to pursue a career in the profession. There is little information regarding their parents other than they are Jewish school teachers. As for his brothers, Dan and Andy are living a private life out of the spotlight while Brian is a radio host for KSFO radio station.
Is Kevin Sussman Married? Wife
Kevin Sussman, for a long time, enjoyed a blissful marriage with Alessandra Young. He was married to Young from 2006 to 2017. Kevin is known to keep his private life away from the media but there is currently no indication that the 11-year marriage produced a child. He is currently in another relationship with Whitney Rice. The relationship began in 2017 and the two are still believed to be together.
Sussman’s traditional characters on film and television do not require him to possess a fit and athletic body. Nevertheless, the actor has maintained a lean body that stands at a height of 5 feet and 9 inches with a body weight of 62 kg. His notable body features include his hair which is dark brown and eyes which are brown.