Stephen Hawking to Appear in Big Bang Theory Cameo
World renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking will be playing himself in a cameo appearance on the April 5 episode of CBS’ nerdy comedy The BIg Bang Theory. According to TV Guide Canada, Hawking will have a “run-in” with fellow physicist Sheldon (Jim Parsons), just one week after Sheldon encounters another iconic figure (guest star Leonard Nimoy in a dream sequence voice cameo in the March 29 episode).
Dr. Hawking has appeared on several other geek-favorite television shows, including voice appearances in The Simpsons and Futurama, and Star Trek: The Next Generation, where he played a holographic version of himself in a holodeck poker game.
The Big Bang Theory airs Thursday nights at 8 PM ET/PT on CBS.