Jerry O'Connell to Play Sheldon's Brother on the 'The Big Bang Theory' Finale
The 44-year-old actor will portray an older version of George "Georgie" Cooper, Jr., who is played by Montana Jordan on the show's spinoff prequel series, Young Sheldon.
The late physicist had appeared on an episode in 2012.
The Big Bang Theory confirmed O'Connell's casting on its official Twitter account Wednesday after producers announced the news at PaleyFest in Los Angeles.
"Breaking casting announcement: Sheldon's (adult) brother Georgie is going to be played by @MrJerryOC! #BigBangTheory #PaleyFest," the tweet reads.
— The Big Bang Theory (@bigbangtheory) March 22, 2018
O'Connell's Georgie will appear in a May episode that will feature Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy Fowler's (Mayim Bialik) wedding, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Entertainment Weekly said the episode will be the Season 11 finale.
Producers also said Laurie Metcalf, who portrays Sheldon's mom on The Big Bang Theory, will appear as Mary Cooper in the same episode.
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"It was important for us," showrunner Steve Holland said.
By Annie Martin
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.