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 28 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, 2019John invites Meemaw to be his plus-one at a university event.
215. A Math Emergency and Perky Palms as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired February 7, 2019After Dr. Sturgis gives Sheldon a 95% score on a test, the two face off in an intellectual battle of wits.
218. A Perfect Score and a Bunsen Burner Marshmallow as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired April 4, 2019When Sheldon wants to attend college full time, Dr. Sturgis agrees to let Sheldon live with him on a trial basis.
219. A Political Campaign and a Candy Land Cheater as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired April 25, 2019When Sheldon calls Dr. Sturgis for advice on public speaking, his story of being hit by lightning on the mini golf course doesn't help.
220. A Proposal and a Popsicle Stick Cross as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired May 2, 2019John takes Meemaw out for dinner on the one-year-anniversary of their first date.
221. A Broken Heart and a Crock Monster as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired May 9, 2019John sees another side of Meemaw when he joins her at a casino.
222. A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired May 16, 2019John is distressed by the upcoming announcement of the Nobel Prize winners as he realizes his dream of winning one is not going to be realized.
305. A Pineapple and the Bosom of Male Friendship as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired October 24, 2019When Dr. Sturgis returns from the mental hospital, he abruptly breaks up with Meemaw.
306. A Parasol and a Hell of an Arm as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired November 7, 2019When Mary takes Sheldon to John's class, he wonders how Connie is doing.
307. Pongo Pygmaeus and a Culture that Encourages Spitting as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired November 14, 2019Sheldon calls Dr. Sturgis for advice after he gets into an Internet flame war.
308. The Sin of Greed and a Chimichanga from Chi-Chi's as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired November 21, 2019Dr. Sturgis invites George out to a bar to talk about a job at the university.
309. A Party Invitation, Football Grapes and an Earth Chicken as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired December 5, 2019After John sees Connie for the first time since their break-up, he needs a little male bonding time with George.
310. Teenager Soup and a Little Ball of Fib as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired December 12, 2019Dr. Sturgis goes to Dale's sporting goods store to spy on Meemaw's latest boyfriend.
312. Body Glitter and a Mall Safety Kit as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired January 16, 2020John gives Sheldon advice when he worries that Paige no longer wants to be smart.
313. Contracts, Rules and a Little Bit of Pig Brains as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired January 30, 2020John joins George and Georgie on a camping trip with Meemaw's boyfriend, Dale.
315. A Boyfriend's Ex-Wife and a Good Luck Head Rub as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired February 13, 2020Sheldon is upset when Dr. Sturgis assigns his class a group project. Meanwhile, John runs into Meemaw and Dale's ex-wife at a bar.
316. Pasadena as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired February 20, 2020After John notices that Sheldon is distracted in class, he learns that Sheldon wants to attend a lecture being given by Dr. Stephen Hawking.
317. An Academic Crime and a More Romantic Taco Bell as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired March 5, 2020After Sheldon helps Dr. Sturgis with a scientific problem, he is upset when John doesn't give him co-author credit.
320. A Baby Tooth and the Egyptian God of Knowledge as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired April 16, 2020During his anaesthesia-induced dream, Sheldon imagines Dr. Sturgis inviting him into a circus tent to talk to the Egyptian God of Knolwedge.
321. A Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat as Dr. John Sturgis
Aired April 30, 2020Dr. Sturgis appears on Sheldon's video to support his argument that he should attend East Texas Tech.