|Estimated value:||€130 million|
|Country of origin:||Belgium|
|Source of Wealth:||actor|
Johnny Galecki is an American actor, best known for his role in the cult series The Big Bang Theory.
John “Johnny” Marc Galecki was born in Bree, Belgium, where his father, Richard Galecki, was stationed in the United States Air Forces. At the age of three, Galecki moved back to the United States, to Chicago, with his parents and two younger siblings. At the age of seven he showed a keen interest in acting and performed at the Goodman Theater in Chicago. At the age of ten, Galecki made his television debut with the mini-series Consecrated Killer.
In 1989, Galecki’s television and film career took off. He played the role of Russell Griswold in the American comedy film “Nice Christmas Eve”. Two years later his role in the TV series “Man of Dreams” followed. From 1992 to 1997, the American played the supporting role of David Healy in the well-known cult series “Roseanne”, which is about the working-class family “Connor”. Since 2007 Galecki has played one of the main roles in the cult series “The Big Bang Theory”. He starred alongside Will Smith in the superhero film Hancock. In 2011, Galecki co-starred in the sci-fi thriller In Time alongside well-known actors such as Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Olivia Wilde. In 2017 he had his revival in the popular series “Roseanne”, in which Galecki slipped into his old role.
For his series roles in “Man of Dreams” from 1990 and in “Roseanne” (1994) Galecki won the “Young Artist Award” once. In 1993 and 1995 he was also nominated for this award. Johnny Galecki appeared alongside Christina Ricci in the 1998 comedy The Opposite of Sex. In 2003 he landed a major role in the comedy film Brookies. The highlight of his career is the role of Dr. Leonard Hofstadter in The Big Bang Theory. The US series is broadcast in over 50 countries and currently has 12 seasons. Galecki received an average fee of one million euros per episode. In 2011, Johnny Galecki received an Emmy and Golden Globe Award nomination for The Big Bang Theory. Due to his success in the cult series, he was offered many roles in larger cinema productions.
“It’s the one thing you’re passionate about. For whom you develop tunnel vision and for whom everything else falls by the wayside. Passion is appealing and universal.”
“People are complicated. Bring two of them together and there’s always chaos, but hopefully a beautiful mess.”
“I love to work. I absolutely love to work.”
“It took me a while to realize that walking around – without a certain level of confidence, walking into a job with your tail between your legs – is not going to impress anyone.”
“I work in a fantasy world all day. On the other hand, when I come home, I want to feel the reality.”
“Growing up in Chicago, I was a theater nerd. That might be cool on the East Coast, but in Chicago it’s the athletes who come out on top on the coolness scale. Maybe then the musicians will come. The community theater ones? They’re at the bottom of the list, my friend.”
“I’m not a competitive guy at all. I’d rather play solitaire than table tennis.”
Johnny Galecki has been a committed vegetarian for years. From 2007 to late 2009, the actor was in a relationship with his “The Big Bang Theory” series colleague Kaley Cuoco. During this time, they kept their relationship a secret and ended up parting amicably. Galecki was also at times in a partnership with his former series colleague from “Roseanne”, Sara Gilbert.
|Estimated value:||€130 million|