What The Cast Of 'The Big Bang Theory' Looks Like In Real Life

One of the most popular sitcoms on TV, The Big Bang Theory came to an end this year. We'll miss the lovable characters and the laughs they brought. As entertaining as they are on screen, what do they look like behind the camera?

Love it or hate it, you've probably at least heard of The Big Bang Theory. Everyone who watches knows the big characters: Penny, Leonard, Raj, Howard, and Sheldon. For those who are not familiar with the show created by  Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, The Big Bang Theory centers around a group of four scientists and a waitress with whom they become friends. As the show progresses more characters get thrown into the mix and their circle of friends gets a bit bigger.

Much of the humor is derived from the social awkwardness of the characters and their obscure references to nerd culture. But as entertaining as they all are on screen, have you ever wondered about what the cast is like in real life, beyond the sets and rolling cameras? So have we. With a little bit of research, here's a look at your favorite Big Bang Theory characters and the actors that brought them to life. You won't believe how different these actors are from the characters they play on-screen, and it's all a testament to their talent.