Guest Star :: Wallace Shawn
Wallace Shawn is an American actor, playwright and writer. He is best known for his roles in the films The Princess Bride, Clueless and the Toy Story series.
His other film credits include the Woody Allen film Manhattan, All That Jazz, and My Dinner with Andre. In his memorable role in The Princess Bride, Shawn played Vizzini who repeatedly uttered the phrase "Inconceivable!" as his convoluted plans fell apart. Along with voicing the dinosaur Rex in the Toy Story films, Shawn has also lent his voice to films including A Goofy Movie, The Incredibles, and Chicken Little.
Shawn also starred in the 1995 film Clueless as lonely teacher Mr. Hall, who was exasperated by student Cher who later set him up with another teacher. He reprised the role in the short-lived 1996 TV series. Shawn's other TV credits include recurring roles on The Cosby Show, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Crossing Jordan, Gossip Girl, and Mozart in the Jungle. He has also made guest appearances in shows including Ally McBeal, Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives, and Mr. Robot.
As a playwright, Shawn has produced plays which include Marie and Bruce, Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Designated Mourner, and The Threepenny Opera. He has also published two collections of essays.
Wallace Shawn has guest starred in 11 episodes of Young Sheldon.
119. Gluons, Guacamole, and the Color Purple as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired April 19, 2018No longer feeling challenged by the high school curriculum, Sheldon audits a class taught by a brilliant scientist, Dr. John Sturgis.
121. Summer Sausage, a Pocket Poncho, and Tony Danza as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired May 3, 2018As Sheldon is forced to watch Dr. John Sturgis's budding relationship with Meemaw from a distance, George Sr. and Mary take the opportunity to bond with their other children.
122. Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentlemen Callers, and a Dinette Set as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired May 10, 2018When Ira Rosenbloom asks Meemaw out on a date, Dr. Sturgis finds the challenge of another man exhilarating.
202. A Rival Prodigy and Sir Isaac Neutron as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired September 27, 2018When Dr. John Sturgis invites another ten-year-old genius to audit his course, Sheldon feels jealous of the attention he's giving to Paige.
205. A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired October 18, 2018Dr. Sturgis tells George about a research study on twins.
207. Carbon Dating and a Stuffed Raccoon as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired November 1, 2018When John stops by Meemaw's yard sale, he inadvertently makes her see she isn't ready to part with her late husband's belongings.
209. Family Dynamics and a Red Fiero as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired November 15, 2018John joins the Cooper family for Thanksgiving dinner.
210. A Stunted Childhood and a Can of Fancy Mixed Nuts as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired December 6, 2018John decides to learn how to drive and asks Meemaw to be his instructor.
213. A Nuclear Reactor and a Boy Called Lovey as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired January 17, 2019Sheldon attempts to build a nuclear reactor. Also, a university cocktail party gets heated when Dr. Sturgis’ colleague, Dr. Linkletter (Ed Begley, Jr.), flirts with Meemaw, and Georgie is heartbroken when he learns Veronica (Isabel May) has a boyfriend.
215. A Math Emergency and Perky Palms as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired February 7, 2019Sheldon and Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn) have their first fight when Dr. Sturgis marks a question wrong on Sheldon’s test. Also, Mary takes over for Pastor Jeff (Matt Hobby) when he’s out sick.
218. A Perfect Score and a Bunsen Burner Marshmallow as Dr. John Sturgis
Airs April 4, 2019Sheldon moves in with Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn) for the weekend to see what his life will be like in college. Also, a lonely Mary tries to bond with the other Coopers during Sheldon’s absence.