Herschel Sparks is the father of Billy Sparks and Bobbi Sparks and husband to Brenda Sparks. He appears in the series spinoff "Young Sheldon" where he is a neighbor of Sheldon and his family.

Character Overview

Young Sheldon

Herschel is a mechanic and garage owner who gives Georgie a part-time job at the garage after school. This would lead to Georgie on the path to becoming Dr. Tire and owning a chain of tire stores (An 8-Bit Princess and a Flat Tire Genius).

His marriage to Brenda is rather mixed as he is constantly yelled at and bossed around by her. As George is bossed around by his wife Mary, this leads to the two men both bond over how they are often dominated by their wives.

Despite this, he and Brenda still get the chance for intimacy. In the episode A Nuclear Reactor and a Boy Called Lovely, Billy Sparks barges into Sheldon's garage boasting about eating cereal for dinner, claiming he was hungry, but his parents were "in their bedroom kissing."

As of the episode A Box of Treasure and the Meemaw of Science, Herschel has officially moved out of the Sparks household.

In A Virus, A Heartbreak and A World of Possibilities, his son (Billy) says that his Dad (Herschel) used to never let him play cards with him.

Personality

Herschel is portrayed as a very nice person and, unlike his wife, is always courteous to the Coopers.

Family

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Trivia

  • Herschel has made no appearances in Season 3 or for a long time and the storyline of Georgie working at his mechanic shop hasn't been mentioned since "A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast". His disappearance is likely due to Billy Gardell's commitments on Bob Hearts Abishola.
  • He is the only member of the Sparks family whose first name doesn't begin with the letter "B" (Herschel, Brenda, Billy, Bobbi).


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Young Sheldon Characters, Cast & Crew
Main Characters Main Sheldon Cooper  ‧  Mary Cooper  ‧  George Cooper Sr.  ‧  George Cooper Jr.  ‧  Missy Cooper  ‧  Meemaw  ‧  Jeff Difford
Recurring and Minor Characters Tam Nguyen  ‧  Veronica Duncan  ‧  Billy Sparks  ‧  Brenda Sparks  ‧  Herschel Sparks  ‧  Victoria McElroy  ‧  Evelyn Ingram  ‧  Wayne Wilkins  ‧  Hubert Givens  ‧  Sheryl Hutchins  ‧  Gene Lundy  ‧  Tom Petersen  ‧  Le Nguyen  ‧  Trang Nguyen  ‧  Mai Nguyen  ‧  Kim-Ly Nguyen   ‧  John Sturgis  ‧  Paige Swanson  ‧ Barry Swanson  ‧  Linda Swanson  ‧  Erica Swanson  ‧  Dale Ballard  ‧  Selena  ‧  Robin Difford  ‧  Jana  ‧  Marcus Larson  ‧  June
Cast Regulars Iain Armitage  ‧  Zoe Perry  ‧  Lance Barber  ‧  Montana Jordan  ‧  Raegan Revord  ‧  Annie Potts  ‧  Matt Hobby  ‧  Jim Parsons
Recurring Ryan Phuong  ‧  Isabel May  ‧  Wyatt McClure  ‧  Melissa Peterman  ‧  Billy Gardell  ‧  Valerie Mahaffey  ‧  Danielle Pinnock  ‧  Doc Farrow  ‧  Brian Stepanek  ‧  Sarah Baker  ‧  Rex Linn  ‧  Wallace Shawn  ‧  McKenna Grace  ‧  Craig T. Nelson  ‧  Ava Allan  ‧  Jason Alexander  ‧  Reba McEntire
As Selves Elon Musk
Crew Writers Chuck Lorre * (Creator)  ‧  Steven Molaro * (Creator)
Directors Jon Favreau
Others
Science consultant : David Saltzberg Director of photography : Steven V. Silver
Executive Producers : Steven Molaro / Jim Parsons / Todd Spiewak Unit production manager : Kelly-Anne Lee *
Theme composer / performer : Steve Burns (performer) / Rob Cavallo (producer) Chuck Lorre Productions
also as Producer Young Sheldon : Full cast & crew on IMDb
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