Johnny Galecki is an American actor. Popularly known for his role as Dr.Leonard Hofstadter in the comedy sitcom “The Big Bang Theory”. He stars alongside Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Kunal Nayyar in the TV series.
- Nationality: American
- Date of Birth: April 30, 1975
- Occupation: Actor
- Salary: $900,000
- Net Worth: $45 Million
Johnny Galecki Biography
John Mark “Johnny” Galecki was born on April 30, 1975 in Bree, Belgium.
His mother was a mortgage consultant whereas his father was a rehabilitation teacher and a member of U.S. Air Force. The Air Force was stationed in Belgium. Galecki is the eldest son, and he has a smaller brother and a sister, Nick, and Allison. See Also: TY Burrell Net Worth($30 Million) and Biography.
Galecki dropped out of school when he just 14 years old.
For two years Galecki, secretly dated co-star Kaley Cuoco during the filming of The Big Bang Theory TV series. In 2010 the couple amicably parted ways
He started another relationship a few years later with another actress, Kelli Garner. Unlike his relationship with Cuoco, the couples have gone out together on few occasions, confirming their relationship status.
Johnny Galecki Career Path
Johnny Galecki started his career at age 7 when he appeared in Chicago’s Goodman Theater’s productions. Furthermore, he even got his first role in movie ‘Prancer’ a family flick in 1989 at the age of 14.
In 1987, Galecki made his movie debut as an actor in “Murder Ordained”. He then played the role of Rusty Griswold, in comedy movie directed by ‘Jeremiah S. Chechik National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation in 1989.
He also starred as David Healy in the popular 90’s TV sitcom Roseanne. Meanwhile, Galecki made an appearance in ‘Blossom,’ where he played the role of make out partner of his future ‘Big Bang Theory’ co-star Mayim.
He was also cast in the dark comedy The Opposite of Sex (1998) along with I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997).
Later in 2000, he again collaborated with director of ‘ I Know What You Did Last Summer ‘ and got cast in Bounce.
In 1995, Johnny made an appearance in a ‘ Dave Matthews Band’ music video called ‘Satellite.’ In 1997, Galecki starred and appeared in many movies and Tv series like Suicide Kings, Beans, In A Family Torn Apart (1993), he also played the role of a young delinquent. The TV movie is based on a real story of a serial killer.
From 2007, he has been playing the role of Dr. Leonard Hofstadter in CBS sitcom series ‘The Big Bang Theory’. The series first aired on 24th September of 2007. Initially Galecki was asked to play the role of Dr. Sheldon Cooper which is being played by Jim Parsons. See Also: Sarah Hyland Net Worth($10 Million) and Biography.
In 2008, Galecki made a brief appearance in Hancock a superhero comedy movie alongside Will Smit which is . He even played a parody version of himself in Entourage back in 2011.
Johnny Galecki Net Worth
Johnny Galecki is definitely a household name due to his work in The Bang Theory TV series. He made $1 million per episode, which is the same amount his co-stars Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar made. But Galecki and his cast mates agreed to take a $100,000 cut in salary for the show’s 11th and 12th seasons so their other costars, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch, could get raises.
He current net worth is $45 million.