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John Ross Bowie

Jimmy DiMeo
Actor Biography

Best known to TV audiences as Barry Kripke on The Big Bang Theory, John has also appeared on Veep, Love, Fresh Off the Boat, Chasing Life, The Wrong Mans, Episodes, House of Lies, Curb Your Enthusiasm, A.U.S.A., two of the CSI series, and as Sven the Singing Seahorse on Sofia the First.

Film work includes Between Us, Pet, The Heat, iSteve, He's Just Not That Into You, Sex Drive and Road Trip. John is also a writer whose play Four Chords and a Gun made its world premiere in Los Angeles in the summer of 2016.

A native New Yorker, John graduated with a Bachelors in English from Ithaca College. He became an actor shortly after starting improv classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in Chelsea, eventually going on to appear in hundreds of shows in both their New York and Los Angeles spaces.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Jamie Denbo, and their two children.

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Character Biography

Jimmy DiMeo is the dad who has heart-to-hearts with his kids. He teaches them the importance of embracing and believing in your family. No matter what. And then he teaches them the intricacies of his carefully crafted DiMeo Way – such as letting their neighbors know just how little to expect from them and finding furniture steals in curbside garbage. Jimmy lives for cheap fun. But he's also engineered himself to be the steady, mellow and light presence the family needs. He works a steady, if sometimes unfulfilling, job to support them and get the healthcare benefits JJ needs. And Jimmy's a doting husband who's lucky enough to be madly in love with a fiery woman with whom life will always be nothing less than thrilling.

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