A thorough thespian, Johnny Galecki shines on the stage, as well as on the small and silver screens. He is a passionate and talented actor as evidenced by his diverse roles in a plethora of screen credits. Yet another proof that schooling doesn’t always correlate with success, Johnny debuted his acting career at age seven and has successfully remained active in the industry for more than three decades. Here’s a detailed insight into the actor’s life including facts about his numerous high profile relationships…
Johnny Galecki’s Age and Background Details
Originally from Belgium, John Mark Galecki is a native of Bree born on April 30, 1975. He is the first of Richard Galecki and Mary Lou Noon’s three children. Johnny and his younger siblings Nick and Allison had a comfortable upbringing as their father was an officer in the US Air Force while their mom worked as a mortgage consultant.
Galecki was mostly raised in Illinois, Chicago after his family relocated to the US when he was just three years old. The actor’s educational background is unknown and it is believed in some quarters that he did not have any formal education. However, Galecki was certain of his career path from a very young age and began working towards it.
Johnny Galecki debuted on the acting scene first on stage. The actor was only seven years old when he began appearing in stage productions at Chicago’s Goodman Theater. He made his screen debut at age 12 in the 1987 mini-series Murder Ordained. The next year, he landed his first role on the silver screen in the film A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon. Galecki was first thrown to the limelight for portraying the character, Rusty Griswold, in the 1989 movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
He followed up with mostly minor roles in projects such as the 1990 movies Blind Faith and In Defense of a Married Man; Backfield in Motion (1991), as well as the series Blossom (1991) and Billy (1992). The year 1992 brought Galecki’s first big break after he landed a recurring role as David Healy in the hit sitcom Roseanne. He kicked off as an original cast and appeared in 92 episodes of the show until it stopped airing in 1997.
The attention Johnny garnered from Roseanne further paved the way for bigger roles. His other notable features on the big screen include Suicide Kings, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Bean all released in 1997; The Opposite of Sex (1998), Bounce (2000), Vanilla Sky (2001), and 2003’s Bookies. On the small screen, he has credits in series such as The Norm Show (2000), LAX, and My Name is Earl both in 2004; Hope & Faith (2005), and My Boys (2006-2007).
Johnny Galecki’s most popular feature yet is arguably his role as the physicist Dr. Leonard Leakey Hofstadter on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Thereafter, Johnny appeared in the 2008 movie Hancock, and in 2011’s In Time. He also produced and starred in the 2016 movie, The Master Cleanse.
Does He Have a Wife or Girlfriend?
Johnny Galecki has never been married…at least not yet! Being a public figure, the actor’s relationships have always made headlines. He has been in several high profile relationships in the past mostly with his colleagues. In 1992, Galecki was romantically linked to Sara Gilbert, next was Laura Harris (between 1996 and 1998), then Ari Graynor, and later Kelsey Harper.
In 2008, Galecki and his Big Bang Theory co-star Kaley Cuoco brought their on-screen romance to real life. The actors secretly dated for two years before amicably parting ways in 2010. The next year, Johnny moved on to Kelli Garner but their relationship was also shortlived as they called it quits in 2014. That same year, Galecki dated singer Katie Waissel but their romance only lasted a few months. Next was Ariella Nicole whom he dated in 2015.
Johnny Galecki is currently in a relationship with Alaina Meyer. The couple who began dating in 2018 is reportedly expecting their first child together.
Is Johnny Galecki Gay?
Johnny Galecki has appeared in an exhaustive list of movies and has established himself as a talented actor while portraying diverse roles. The actor’s sexuality has raised eyebrows especially after playing some gay roles in movies such as The Opposite of Sex and Bounce. But Galecki’s dating history should be a pointer to the obvious.
What’s His Net Worth?
Johnny Galecki has been active in Hollywood for more than three decades. With a plethora of screen credits under his belt, it is safe to say he is a successful actor. While details of his earnings are unknown, Galecki has unarguably amassed a huge fortune as his net worth is currently estimated at $50 million.
Height and Other Interesting Facts
The Big Bang Theory star is not one of your tallest celebrity favorites nor is he the shortest. Galecki stands at an average height of 5 feet 5 inches, complemented by weight of about 66 kg. His other body measurements are biceps (14 inches) and chest (40 inches). Check out more facts about him below:
1. Johnny Galecki’s father died in a tragic car accident when he was only 16 years old.
2. When he is not working, Galecki unwinds through a variety of fun activities including painting, hiking, traveling around the world, as well as playing and listening to music.
3. Johnny Galecki is an award-winning actor. Among other recognitions, he is a recipient of the 1993 Young Artist Award for his outstanding role in Roseanne. He also won the 2012 Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical.
4. The Big Bang Theory star is a self-proclaimed motorcycle nerd. Johnny once had a collection of motorbikes, including a Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe.
5. Johnny is an animal lover. He keeps a cute canine named Vera as his pet.