One of the stars of the CBS show The Big Bang Theory began his screen acting career here in Portland with a role as “Pizza Man” in the ultra-indie S.C.I.E.N.C.E (2004), which was produced, written, directed, shot, and edited by Oregonian Jordan Noce.
Kunal Nayyar studied acting while at the same time earning a degree in business. He speaks highly of his University of Portland business degree. “It really helps me to market myself. I’m not a guru or anything,” he says, “but I’m a big believer in just being yourself. People tell you do it in so many ways: You have to wear a white shirt, don’t wear blue… I think it’s all crap.”
Kristi Turnquist’s wonderful profile of Nayyar can be found here.