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Big Bang Baby! Simon Helberg Talks How Being a Dad in Real Life Will Help Him Play One on TV

08/29/2016 at 11:45 AM ET

Simon Helberg is best known for his role as socially inept aerospace engineer Howard Wolowitz on the hit CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory — a character who will soon be a father for the first time on the show’s upcoming 10th season.

But in real life, the 35-year-old actor has two children of his own with wife Jocelyn Towne: son Wilder, 2, and daughter Adeline, 4. And when asked how his experiences in fatherhood might help him play one on TV, he admits a lot of that is in the writers’ hands — but that he’ll be able to relate to his character in one big way.

“[Howard is] gonna need so much channeling,” Helberg, who currently appears in the new dramedy biopic Florence Foster Jenkins alongside Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, tells PEOPLE. “You bring everything you have in your arsenal to every character, so it’s helpful to have experience as a dad.

“I’m sure the writers are gonna make him a pretty clumsy, inept father, which … sometimes it starts that way, so that I can also relate to,” he adds. “There’s a nice learning curve, so hopefully he’ll grow up a bit.”

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Simon Helberg Welcomes Son Wilder

06/25/2014 at 10:15 AM ET

Simon Helberg Welcomes Son Wilder Kevin Mazur/Wireimage

It’s a boy for Simon Helberg.

The Big Bang Theory star and wife Jocelyn Towne welcomed son Wilder Towne Helberg on Wednesday, April 23, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

The new addition joins big sister Adeline, 2, at home.

“She loves him and wants to hold him, but he’s too big, so she just holds his head and rocks him and sings him songs,” Towne, 37, joked on The Talk on June 12.

Helberg and Towne announced the pregnancy in January at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, when she stepped onto the red carpet with a visible bump.
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Second Child on the Way for Simon Helberg

01/18/2014 at 10:00 PM ET

Simon Helberg Expecting Second Child Kevin Mazur/Wireimage

Another Big Bang baby!

Simon Helberg and wife Jocelyn Towne are expecting their second child, the actor confirms.

“Yes, my wife is [pregnant] — I can’t take all the credit,” the Big Bang Theory star, 33, tells Entertainment Tonight‘s Nancy O’Dell.

“Every time I come to the SAG Awards there’s something about this night,” he jokes.

“About eight months before I get really the urge, I feel the romance and then we get nominated so it’s hand in hand.”

Helberg and Towne, 37, an actress/writer/director, are already parents to daughter Adeline, 20 months.
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