John Ross Bowie, who recurs on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, has booked the male lead opposite Minnie Driver in the ABC comedy pilot ‘Speechless.’
‘Speechless’ centers on a family with a special-needs child that is good at dealing with the challenges it faces and excellent at creating new ones. Bowie will play the dad, Jimmy, who, after a long day providing for his family, comes home and provides every last laugh he can wring out of a sometimes difficult life. He is married to Maya (Driver) and clearly adores the wild ride. As the father of three teenage boys, Jimmy tends to let his wife rule the roost, but he’s there as a buffer when either the boys or Maya go off the rails.