Who plays pastor Rob on Young Sheldon season 5?

Amber Peake October 15, 2021
Who plays pastor Rob on Young Sheldon season 5?
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As season 5 of Young Sheldon continues, fans noticed a familiar face feature in last night’s second episode (Thursday, 14 October). Following the show, some are curious to know who plays the role of pastor Rob. We take a look at the actor behind the character and why he looks familiar.

Who plays pastor Rob on Young Sheldon?

Pastor Rob is portrayed by actor Dan Byrd. The youth pastor is introduced to fans in the second episode of the fifth season, Snoopin’ Around And The Wonder Twins Of Atheism.

In the episode, Sheldon’s twin sister Missy starts to question the Bible and goes on to share her queries with pastor Rob. The official Twitter for Young Sheldon teased Byrd’s feature in the latest episode earlier this week as it posted a snap of the actor in character.

The tweet read: “On this week’s #YoungSheldon, we meet Dan Byrd as Pastor Rob. If you couldn’t tell by this backwards chair, he’s not a regular pastor— he’s a cool pastor.”

Actor Dan Byrd attends Turner Broadcasting’s 2013 TCA Winter Tour at Langham Hotel on January 4, 2013 in Pasadena, California. 23128_001_CP_0015.JPG
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Fans are loving Dan Byrd’s Young Sheldon feature

Following his appearance in the second episode of the new season, fans of the actor have taken to Twitter as they react to his feature:

Other’s have since commented on the moustache the actor donned to portray the young pastor in the show:

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What else has he been in?

If you are a fan of teen comedies, you may be familiar with Dan Byrd for his roles in the 2000s hit movies Easy A and A Cinderella Story.

Byrd also starred in the American sitcom Cougar Town alongside big names, including Courtney Cox and Busy Philipps. It first aired in 2009, and during its run, the actor became a well-known part of the cast until the show went off air in 2015 after six seasons.

More recently, he appeared in Amazon sci-fi series Utopia and Apple TV’s Home Before Dark. Byrd is also set to feature in the upcoming ABC series Women of the Movement.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.