Birthday: April 30
With a professional acting career that spans more than 25 years, Johnny Galecki is best known for his roles on two hugely popular television series: “Roseanne” and, on the Network, THE BIG BANG THEORY, now in its 11th season. As socially awkward physicist Leonard Hofstadter, Galecki has garnered both Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, along with nominations from the Critic’s Choice Awards, People’s Choice Awards and four consecutive ensemble nominations from the Screen Actors Guild Awards, among others.
Galecki established his own production company, Alcide Bava Productions, which is focused on developing television series and feature films. He teamed up with writer/director Bobby Miller to executive produce the film “Master Cleanse,” which premiered at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival in Austin.
Currently, Alcide Bava is producing the new Network comedy “Living Biblically.” Directed by multiple Emmy Award winner Andy Ackerman (“Seinfeld,” “Cheers”) the comedy series is adapted by A.J. Jacobs and Patrick Walsh from Jacobs’ nonfiction book, The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to follow the Bible as Literally as Possible.
Galecki first made his television breakthrough at age 16 as David Healy on the long-running, critically-acclaimed comedy series “Roseanne,” a role for which he earned a Young Artist Award. Along with numerous television movies, his credits include guest appearances on “Blossom,” “Hope & Faith” and “My Name is Earl.” He lent his voice to such animated series as “American Dad!” and “Family Guy.” Also, he was seen playing himself in three episodes of the final season of HBO’s “Entourage.”
Galecki portrayed band manager Terry Ork in the 2013 indie movie “CBGB” about the legendary punk rock club in New York City and appeared in Peter Berg’s superhero film “Hancock” with Will Smith, Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman. Other film credits include the Don Roos films “The Opposite of Sex,” “Bounce” and “Happy Endings,” as well as Cameron Crowe’s “Vanilla Sky,” the hit horror film “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “Suicide Kings,” “Bookies,” “Chrystal,” “Playing Mona Lisa,” “In Time,” “Bean” and the comedy classic “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” playing Rusty, the son of loser dad Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase).
A long-time patron of the theater, Galecki has been involved in live theater since age 6. Among his numerous theater credits, he starred in Douglas Carter Beane’s Tony Award-nominated Broadway play “The Little Dog Laughed,” receiving a Theater World Award for outstanding Broadway debut. His other theater credits include “The Drawer Boy” and “Pot Mom” at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater, “Galileo” at the Goodman Theater, and “The Member of the Wedding,” for which he was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award at the age of 11.
Born in Belgium when his father was stationed there while serving in the U.S. Air Force, Galecki was raised in Chicago, Ill. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles. His birthday is April 30. Follow him on Instagram @sanctionedjohnnygalecki.