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Profile of Galen Gering

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Profile of Galen Gering

Galen Gering

Courtesy: NBC/Mitchell Haaseth

Just the Facts:

Birth Name:
Galen Gering
Date of Birth:
February 13, 1971
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius

Portrays:
Rafe Hernandez (2008 to present)

Acting Roles:

Himself, Dirty Soap (2011)
Owen, Venice the Series (2009-2010)
Dale, 10 Items or Less (2009)
Luis, Passions (1999-2008)

Bradley, Mein Liebchen (2006)
Adrian, Miss Match (2003)

Personal:

Mother, Michelle; father, Alan. One older sister, Charissa. Galen wed Jenna Hudlett on January 3, 2000. They have two sons; Dillon Phoenix, born August 3, 2006, and Jensen Cash, born July 16, 2008.

Trivia:

● Gering was named after the Greek physician Galen of Pergamum
● As a child, he was nicknamed King Tut.
● He used to play Pro-Am beach volleyball.
● Is a devout fan of the LA Lakers.
● A former furniture designer, he once sold pieces to a high end store in Florida.
● Was named one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 2000.

Biography:

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, one could say that Galen had “the arts” in his blood. His father was a sculptor and a dancer; his mother was a fine artist.

While attending high school in LA, Galen accompanied a friend to a hair salon, where he was asked to appear in their ad. The gig led to him moving to New York and pursuing a modeling career. Galen finished high school via mail, but passed on attending UCLA to take a modeling assignment in Africa. The job led to an array of others overseas jobs, as Galen walked the runway for renowned designers like Valentino and Armani.

In time, Galen moved back to The States and attended NYU. After two years, he transferred to the University of Miami, where he majored in English and film. The day he graduated, he flew to Los Angeles, where he began his first soap stint - the role of Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald on Passions - the very next day.

Galen and his girlfriend, actress Jenna Hudlett, relocated to LA together in 1999. In January 2000, the couple eloped to Las Vegas, but kept their marriage a secret from friends, family and press until April.

Galen remained with Passions, until the show ended in 2008. Later that year, he was hired by Days of Our Lives to portray FBI agent Rafe Hernandez.

Acting aside, Galen is also a film maker and a writer. He is also involved in the animal charity, New Leash on Life. In his spare time he enjoys watching basketball, going to the beach, barbecuing with friends, and, in the winter, snowboarding.

He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Jenna and their two sons.

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