Johnny Galecki

Actor, Screenwriter
Belgian-born actor Johnny Galecki came to prominence on television under the overwhelming shadow of comedienne Roseanne Barr, only to reinvent himself years later as one of the stars of another wildly successful sitcom ... Read more »
Born: 04/29/1975 in Belgium

Filmography

Actor (52)

The Big Bang Theory 2007 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Master Cleanse 2014 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Sleep Always 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Invitation 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

CBGB 2013 (Movie)

Terry Ork (Actor)

Conan 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Late Show With David Letterman 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

CBS Fall Preview 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Cameo

Entourage 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

In Time 2011 (Movie)

Borel (Actor)

Scream 2009 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2010 VH1 Do Something Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Civil Wars 1992 - 1993, 2000 - 2001, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Boys 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Norm 2000 - 2001, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hancock 2008 (Movie)

Jeremy (Actor)

TV Land Awards 2008 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Table for Three 2008 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

The Winner 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Hope & Faith 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chrystal 2005 (Movie)

Barry (Actor)

My Name is Earl 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

LAX 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Bookies 2002 (Movie)

Jude (Actor)

Vanilla Sky 2001 (Movie)

Peter Brown (Actor)

Bounce 2000 (Movie)

Seth (Actor)

Morgan's Ferry 2000 (Movie)

Darcy (Actor)

Playing Mona Lisa 2000 (Movie)

Arthur (Actor)

The Opposite of Sex 1998 (Movie)

Jason Bock (Actor)

The Suicide Kings 1998 (Movie)

Ira Reder (Actor)

Bean 1997 (Movie)

Stingo Wheelie (Actor)

I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Roseanne 1992 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Family Torn Apart 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Billy 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

American Dreamer 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Blind Faith 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 1989 (Movie)

Rusty (Actor)

Prancer 1989 (Movie)

Billy Quinn (Actor)

A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon 1988 (Movie)

Toby Reardon (Actor)

Time Out For Dad 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Backfield in Motion (TV Show)

Actor

In Defense of a Married Man (TV Show)

Actor

Murder Ordained (TV Show)

Actor

Murder at My Door (TV Show)

Actor

Without Consent (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Belgian-born actor Johnny Galecki came to prominence on television under the overwhelming shadow of comedienne Roseanne Barr, only to reinvent himself years later as one of the stars of another wildly successful sitcom. After early roles in films like "A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon" (1988) and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (1989), the talented teen actor gained nationwide recognition as David Healy, boyfriend to the Conner's cynical daughter, Darlene (Sara Gilbert), on the sitcom phenomenon, "Roseanne" (ABC, 1988-1997). Determined not to suffer the fate endured by so many teen TV stars, Galecki continued to hone his craft after "Roseanne" ended, taking on roles in such indie films as "Suicide Kings" (1997) and "The Opposite of Sex" (1998), in addition to several critically lauded endeavors in live theater. A decade later, he returned triumphant to weekly television when he was cast as loveable geek Dr. Leonard Hofstadter on the smash hit sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS, 2007- ), co-starring newcomers Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco. An intelligent performer who made equally thoughtful career choices, Galecki's patience and perseverance paid off handsomely.

Relationships

Kaley Cuoco Actor

Companion
Cuoco admitted to a secret two year relationship with her "Big Bang Theory" co-star in the October 2010 issue of CBS Watch! Magazine

Mary Galecki

Mother

Richard Galecki Actor

Father
Was a member of the US Air Force stationed in Belgium and also worked as a rehabilitation teacher died in an accident in 1992

Nick Galecki

Brother
Born c. 1982

Allison Galecki

Sister
Born c. 1980

Milestones

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series

2011

Cast opposite Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried in the futuristic thriller "In Time"

2008

Had a small role in the superhero comedy "Hancock" alongside Will Smith and Jason Bateman

2007

Cast as Leonard Hofstadter, PhD, on the CBS sitcom "The Big Bang Theory"

2006

Appeared as a young prostitute in the off-Broadway production of Carter Beene's gay Hollywood satire "The Little Dog Laughed"

2006

Had a recurring role as Trouty on TBS's sitcom, "My Boys"

2005

Had a recurring role as the half-brother of the main characters on the TV sitcom "Hope & Faith" (ABC)

2005

Guest starred on the first-season of "My Name Is Earl" (NBC) as a golfer

2003

Played the lead role in the indie film "Bookies"

2000

Re-teamed with director Don Roos for a small role in "Bounce"

1998

Cast as a nebbishy rich kid who folds easily under pressure in "Suicide Kings"

1998

Sold first screenplay, "Snollygoster"; co-written with Chris Kletzien

1998

Played a menacing homosexual opposite Christina Ricci in Don Roos' "The Opposite of Sex"

1997

Played a jealous loser who has an eye for Jennifer Love Hewitt in the thriller "I Know What You Did Last Summer"

1993

Portrayed one of two adopted sons accused of murdering their parents in the NBC TV-movie "A Family Torn Apart"

1992

Cast as David Healy, the boyfriend of Darlene Conner, on the ABC sitcom "Roseanne"

1991

Played Roseanne Barr's son in the ABC made-for-TV movie "Back Field in Motion"

1990

First starring role on the short-lived NBC comedy series "American Dreamer"

1989

Took over the role of Rusty for "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"

1988

Made film debut as River Phoenix's brother in "A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon"

1987

Made his TV acting debut in "Time Out for Dad" (NBC)

1982

At age seven, began performing in community theaters in Chicago

Bonus Trivia

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Working in show business, "you start to think that the show is the end-all and be-all of life. But then I'll go home and realize that for the rest of the world, it's just a half hour in front of the TV." - Galecki quoted in People magazine, April 3, 1995

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"He can do comedy really great, and he can also do drama and that is amazing in someone so young." - Roseanne to TV Guide, May 4, 1996

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"A friend told me that his sister and his assistant agreed that if they could chose one actor to sleep with, it would be Robert Downey Jr. If there was only one they could date, it would be Johnny Depp. And if there was only one they could marry, it would be David from 'Roseanne.'" - Galecki to Movieline magazine, September 1997

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