George Cooper Jr. is the eldest child of George and Mary Cooper, as well as the older brother of Sheldon and Missy Cooper by four or five years (depending on birth month and year). He has been mentioned in the series long before his first appearance in the penultimate episode of Season 11. He was named after his father George Sr., who died before the show started.
His mother calls both him and Missy "dumb as soup" in "The Luminous Fish Effect" (S1E04), though this may be an exaggeration.
Sheldon mentions him in "The Jiminy Conjecture" (S3E02), saying "I grew up with an older brother and a very contentious twin sister."
Sheldon's family tree, depicted briefly in "The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification" (S4E02), shows a brother as well as a twin sister.
Sheldon mentions in "The Fish Guts Displacement" (S6E10), that his brother would sneak into their father's truck and drink his driving whiskey.
In "The Cooper Extraction" (S7E11) Sheldon mentions "my brother's kidney stone", presumably meaning his.
In "The Fortification Implementation" (S8E20), Sheldon tells Amy that his brother and sister built forts in the living room and wouldn't let Sheldon in, which he hated so much.
In "The Matrimonial Momentum" (S9E01), Mary Cooper mentions that Sheldon's brother has a girlfriend and that she would not let him give her grandmother's ring (which she gave to Sheldon for Amy) to that whore. When Sheldon asks if Mary Magdalene was a woman of ill repute, Mary tells Sheldon that when his idiot brother redeems mankind, he can date whoever he wants (This suggesting that despite being a loving parent, Mary is on bad terms with or has a low opinion of George Jr.).
In "The Solder Excursion Diversion" (S9E19), while Sheldon is with Amy at his storage unit, he shows her a golf ball which Sheldon's brother threw at Sheldon's head which left a dent.
In "The Matrimonial Metric" (S11E12), Sheldon mentioned his brother while discussing candidates for the best man for his wedding with Amy.
Georgie made his first appearance in "The Sibling Realignment". He runs a chain of tire stores he founded called "Dr. Tire", which is the most successful chain in Texas, and is mad that Sheldon only comes to see him when he wants something. Georgie wants Sheldon to apologize because George had to take care of their emotionally devastated mother and teenage Missy after their father died and Sheldon leaving for college afterwards. To make matters worse, Sheldon's college attendance, and then studying in Germany, cost the family a lot of money and George Jr. had to fund his first tire store from scratch. He also holds some resentment for Sheldon being the child their mother is most proud of, despite Georgie's sacrifices to make his business a success. Georgie also had looked after him much like Leonard does, by apologizing to others when he is rude and driving him everywhere. Sheldon finally gets what happened between them and apologizes. As a result, Georgie attends Sheldon's wedding.
George Jr. appeared again in the season 12 episode "The Tam Turbulence", where he talks to Leonard, Howard and Raj via webcam about Sheldon's childhood friend Tam, whom they are curious about. It was revealed that he had a long conversation at the wedding with someone he thought was Tam, which makes him embarrassed when Leonard mentions that Tam wasn't at the wedding.
When Sheldon and Amy won the Nobel Prize in "The Change Constant", he and two of his ex-wives sent Sheldon congratulatory text messages. Sheldon also mentioned him in his Nobel acceptance speech and thanked him.
- As a teenager, George went to school with his brother in high school.
- George and Sheldon don't get along, and the pilot of Young Sheldon explains that it's because George is tired of always being compared to his brother.
- After his father died, he started to go by George rather than Georgie.
- George appeared at Sheldon and Amy's Wedding on season 11 finale.
- He has been shown to have a liking towards the show "Who's The Boss?", and also one of the shows main cast members, Tony Danza.
- He was conceived out of wedlock, and was likely the main reason for his parents to marry.
- When Sheldon won the Nobel Prize in the last two episodes, George Jr. sent him a congratulations text along with the rest of their family and two of his ex-wives.
- He and Leonard Hofstadter became friends and swap stories putting up with and taking care of Sheldon.
- George owns a chain of tire stores and he is wealthy, a.k.a. he is a self-made rich guy.
- Mary had George Jr. when she was 24 years old.
- It is possible that Veronica Duncan, his childhood crush, could be his first wife whom he married at nineteen, as he is not far from that age in Young Sheldon.
- O'Connell is actually almost a year younger than Jim Parsons.
- In Training Wheels and an Unleashed Chicken , it was revealed that George is left-handed.
- Sheldon stated that while he was in college, getting a PHD, his brother got an STD.
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- Father: George Cooper Sr.
- Mother: Mary Cooper
- Brother: Sheldon Cooper
- Sister: Missy Cooper
- Grandfather: Pop-Pop
- Grandmother: Meemaw
- Uncle: Carl
- Uncle: Edward
- Uncle: Unnamed uncle who gave children gifts like Santa and was not arrested in Oklahoma for his actions.
- Uncle: Uncle Roger
- Aunt: Aunt Ruth
- Brother-in-law by Missy
- Nephew by Missy and her husband
- Sister-in-Law: Amy Farrah Fowler
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|Characters||Main||Leonard Hofstadter ‧ Sheldon Cooper ‧ Penny ‧ Howard Wolowitz ‧ Rajesh Koothrappali ‧ Amy Farrah Fowler ‧ Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz ‧ Stuart Bloom ‧ Emily Sweeney (formerly) ‧ Leslie Winkle (formerly) ‧ The Social Group|
|Recurring/Minor||Debbie Wolowitz ‧ Barry Kripke ‧ Priya Koothrappali ‧ Dr. V. M. Koothrappali ‧ Mrs. Koothrappali ‧ Stephanie Barnett ‧ Lucy ‧ Mary Cooper ‧ Zack Johnson ‧ Beverly Hofstadter ‧ Mike Rostenkowski ‧ Alex Jensen ‧ Professor Proton ‧ Missy Cooper ‧ Ramona Nowitzki ‧ Dan ‧ Josh Wolowitz ‧ Dennis Kim ‧ Althea Davis ‧ Jeanie ‧ Cinnamon ‧ Mrs. Rostenkowski ‧ Wyatt ‧ Claire ‧ Kurt ‧ Eric Gablehauser ‧ Dave Gibbs ‧ Dimitri ‧ Alfred Hofstadter ‧ Meemaw ‧ Jimmy Speckerman ‧ Susan ‧ Randall ‧ Bert Kibbler ‧ President Siebert ‧ Janine Davis ‧ Colonel Richard Williams ‧ Halley Wolowitz ‧ Neil Michael Wolowitz ‧ Denise ‧ George Cooper Jr. ‧ Larry Fowler ‧ Anu ‧ George Cooper Sr. ‧ Marissa|
|Cast||Regulars||Johnny Galecki ‧ Jim Parsons ‧ Kaley Cuoco ‧ Simon Helberg ‧ Kunal Nayyar ‧ Mayim Bialik ‧ Melissa Rauch ‧ Kevin Sussman ‧ Laura Spencer ‧ Sara Gilbert ‧|
|Recurring/Minor||Christine Baranski ‧ Aarti Mann ‧ John Ross Bowie ‧ Casey Sander ‧ Stephen Merchant ‧ Sara Rue ‧ Kara Luiz ‧ Brian Thomas Smith ‧ Margo Harshman ‧ Alessandra Torresani ‧ Matt Bennett ‧ Keith Carradine ‧ Laurie Metcalf ‧ Judd Hirsch ‧ Carol Ann Susi ‧ Meagen Fay ‧ Brian George ‧ Alice Amter ‧ Courtney Henggeler ‧ June Squibb ‧ Katey Sagal ‧ Jack McBrayer ‧ Dean Norris ‧ Brian Posehn ‧ Mark Harelik ‧ Joshua Malina ‧ Brian Patrick Wade ‧ Kate Micucci ‧ Regina King ‧ Jerry O'Connell|
|As Selves||Wil Wheaton ‧ Mike Massimino ‧ Stephen Hawking ‧ Kip Thorne ‧ Katee Sackhoff ‧ Steve Wozniak ‧ Buzz Aldrin ‧ Summer Glau ‧ James Earl Jones ‧ Carrie Fisher ‧ Brent Spiner ‧ Howie Mandel ‧ Bill Nye ‧ George Smoot ‧ George Takei ‧ LeVar Burton ‧ Neil deGrasse Tyson ‧ Brian Greene ‧ Charlie Sheen ‧ Stan Lee ‧ Adam West ‧ Mark Hamill ‧ Kevin Smith ‧ William Shatner ‧ Joe Manganiello ‧ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ‧ Sarah Michelle Gellar|
|Crew||Writers||Chuck Lorre * (Creator) ‧ Bill Prady * (Creator) ‧ Steven Molaro * ‧ Steve Holland * ‧ Maria Ferrari * ‧ Jim Reynolds * ‧ Eric Kaplan * ‧ Anthony Del Broccolo ‧ Lee Aronsohn * ‧ Dave Goetsch * ‧ Tara Hernandez ‧ Richard Rosenstock *|
|Directors||Mark Cendrowski ‧ Peter Chakos * (mainly as Editor) ‧ Anthony Rich ‧ James Burrows|
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