Johnny Galecki Net Worth

Johnny Galecki Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Johnny Galecki net worth is
$60 Million

Johnny Galecki salary is
$1 Million per episode

Johnny Galecki Wiki Biography

American actor Johnny Galecki was actually born in Bree, Belgium on 30 April 1975, to parents Mary Lou Noon who worked as a mortgage consultant, and Richard Galecki who was a member of the US Air Force, so of course he’s also a US citizen, and grew up in Oak Park, Illinois. Johnny started acting from the age of seven with a theatrical production, and was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award when he was 11.

So how rich is John Galecki? Authoritative sources estimate that John has a net worth of over $60 million, the vast majority of his wealth having been earned from his work as an actor during a career now spanning 30 years.

Johnny Galecki Net Worth $60 Million

Johnny‘s acting career on the TV screen started in 1987 with a role in the television series Murder Ordained. After that he appeared in a bunch of movies like A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon in 1988, Prancer in 1989, National Lampoon‘s Christmas Vacation in 1989, Blind Faith in 1990, and some other TV shows such as American Dreamer in 1990, Billy in 1992 and finally Roseanne. This last TV show gave a big boost to Galecki‘s popularity and net worth. It ran from 1992 to 1997 and Johnny was in 92 of the 222 episodes.

Galecki‘s next big break was with the 1997 summer horror blockbuster “I Know What You Did Last Summer“. It was undeniably a big boost to Johnny‘s net worth and fame. After that, he had roles in The Opposite of Sex in 1998, Playing Mona Lisa and Bounce in 2000, Morgan‘s Ferry and Vanilla Sky in 2001, Bookies in 2003, and Chrystal in 2004. He also voiced a character in an episode of Batman Beyond and appeared in a two-parter of The Norm Show in 2000, an episode of My Name is Earl in 2005 and even voiced a character in American Dad! In 2006.

However, the biggest and greatest sucess of his lifetime was starring in The Big Bang Theory, a sitcom about geeks, where he plays one of the main characters, Dr. Leonard Hofstadter, a theoretical physicist with a crush on Penny played by Kaley Cuoco. The show started airing in 2007 and is still going. For his performance in this show, Galecki was nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award and won the Satellite Award for Best Actor. This sitcom probably earned Johnny the most fans, and has been the biggest boost to his net worth, since he earns $1 million per episode. He even played his Big Bang character on Family Guy in 2009 and parodied himself in Entourage in 2011.

Galecki appeared in even more movies even during his ongoing role in The Big Bang Theory, namely Hancock with Will Smith in 2008, Table for Three in 2009 and In Time with Justin Timberlake in 2011.

As for his personal life, it‘s known that Galecki as a teen dated Sara Gilbert who starred with him in Roseanne, and they have remained close friends since. Johnny also dated Kaley Cuoco while their characters dated in The Big Bang Theory. They broke up in 2009 but also remained friends. Galecki started dating Kelli Garner on January of 2014 but there‘s reports that say they broke up in August.

Full NameJohnny Galecki
Net Worth$60 Million
Salary$1 Million per episode
Date Of BirthApril 30, 1975
Place Of BirthBree, Belgium
Height5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
ParentsMary Lou Galecki, Richard Galecki
SiblingsAllison Galecki, Nick Galecki
NicknamesJohnny Mark Galecki , John Galecki , John Mark "Johnny" Galecki
AwardsJoseph Jefferson Award (1986), Satellite Award for Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy (2012), TV Land Innovator Award (2008)
NominationsJoseph Jefferson Citation nomination, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (2011), Critics' Choice Television Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Star (2016), Golden Globe Award for Best Actor (2012), Teen Choice Awards, People's ...
MoviesPrancer (1989), Roseanne (1988), National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), Backfield in Motion (1991), My Name Is Earl (2005), Hope & Faith (2003), My Boys (2006), Hancock (2008)
TV ShowsFiddler on the Roof, The Member of the Wedding, American Dreamer (1990), The Big Bang Theory (2007), A Family Torn Apart (1993), The Norm Show
The Big Bang Theory (2007)$1,000,000 per episode + more than 1 point of the series' backend money (2014-2017)
The Big Bang Theory (2007)$350,000 per episode + 0.25 point of series' backend money (2013-2014)
The Big Bang Theory (2007)$300,000 per episode (2012-2013)
The Big Bang Theory (2007)$250,000 per episode (2011-2012)
The Big Bang Theory (2007)$200,000 per episode (2010-2011)
The Big Bang Theory (2007)Up to $60,000 per episode (2007-2010)
1We have Nobel Prize winners asking if they can guest-star on the show. The image of the scientist in the last 10 to 15 years has changed dramatically. It used to be the pasty guy in the basement with beakers, and now it's Steve Jobs. They're almost the rock stars of our age.
2[on understanding the scientific concepts of physics] We're incredibly true to the science on the [The Big Bang Theory (2007)]. Even the whiteboards have actual formulas on them, and supposedly they are very funny sometimes. I don't know how that can be, but that's what I'm told.
3[on preparing to portray a scientist on The Big Bang Theory (2007)] We did try. We talked to physicists at UCLA. We watched Nova (1992). I tried to read some books but they gave me anxiety attacks by page two. We realized that we can't pretend to think like geniuses. But we can learn to relate to them, emotionally.
4I'm not at all competitive. I'd rather play Solitaire than ping-pong.
5(On how he landed his role on Roseanne (1988)) That character was interesting, because it really grew organically, just in playing it. Initially, it was only supposed to be a couple of lines. Rose and I had worked together on a TV movie. She got me an episode, to do one scene on the show. There wasn't much there to do. Kind of rile things up with Sara Gilbert. It wasn't a whole lot to study or create or crawl into. But after that one episode, she asked me to do three more episodes, and then she asked me to do three years. You've got to understand: I was a massive fan of the show. I remember watching the pilot with my family in Chicago, when I was a kid. That show's time slot really governed when my family ate dinner. So I was very intimidated, being on that set, surrounded by television heroes of mine. That scared little rabbit that I was, observing all of this from the shadowy corners of the stage, was something the writers were brilliant enough to observe and inoculate into the character. Eventually, that became something. The way they wrote it and the way I played it. And it fortunately played so well off the "Darlene" character, too. My spinelessness and her strength.
6(On National Lampoon's National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)) I was still living in Chicago with my family. I was 13, and I read for that role on tape. They flew me out to read with Chevy Chase. They must have been really hard up; I'm not sure why I got that role. I was fresh off the stage in Chicago. I had never done anything comedic before. I don't consider myself a comedic actor now, but I certainly wasn't then. I think I have a good idea, a good notion, a good inkling maybe of what's funny and what isn't. I think I can serve a good joke pretty well. But I wasn't bringing much comedic to the table whatsoever at 13.
7(On his part in Hancock (2008)) Sometimes the scripts change a lot, and this was the case for Hancock (2008). Both Thomas Lennon and I read for our minuscule roles in Hancock (2008). There were a couple of great scenes that we had initially. Then, the script was rewritten after they'd cast us and after they'd negotiated our contracts and everything. I think I'm like fourth-billed in that movie. Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman and me. And yet I'm a glorified extra. I really have no lines whatsoever. Neither Thomas nor I knew that until we got to the set and saw the new draft of the script. Honestly, the impetus to that gig was to work with Peter Berg, because I've been a fan of his for a long time. There was one moment early on the first day where Thomas and I looked at the new draft and thought, "We don't have any lines anymore". "Should we go home?" Jason Bateman kept looking at us going, "What are you guys doing here?" We were extras. But I very much wanted to be on a Peter Berg set.
8(On making I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)) I don't remember really how that came to be. I used to know Jennifer Love Hewitt. We lived in the same apartment building when I was about... jeez, I guess it was when I was doing National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), so I was about 13 or 14. She and my little sister were friends, so I knew her a little bit. I think she suggested me for that role. It was a pretty cut-and-dried gig. I remember doing a body cast for a scene where they open a trunk, and my dead body is in it, and there's a crab crawling out of my mouth. I got a call that production was shut down, because Jennifer was so upset by seeing this image of me with a crab crawling out of my mouth. They were asking if I would call her and reassure her that I was very much alive.
9(On making Vanilla Sky (2001)) That was a blast, because I got to hang around New York for three or four weeks and play Boggle with supermodels. Cameron Crowe wouldn't give out scripts, and I'm a homework guy, so I called him and I said, "You've got to tell me something. Give me something I can invest myself in so I feel prepared when I show up in the morning". He said, "Listen to The Beatles", which was, you know, not much of a help at all. I think I may have hung up on him. [Laughs]. But he wouldn't give out a script! So every day I would show up, and there'd be a couple of pages in my trailer. A line or two, or no lines. I never knew how big or small my role was going to be. I just showed up every day. I did invest myself in listening to The Beatles, because I had nothing else to work with, and I learned that he had based a lot of it in The Beatles. My character's name, "Peter Brown", was the name of the assistant to John and Yoko, and I think he appears in the lyrics to "The Ballad Of John And Yoko". But it was good fun. Tom Cruise was amazing - a really, really nice guy.
10(On co-starring in NBC's A Family Torn Apart (1993) which co-stars Neil Patrick Harris): "I wanted to do something a little diverse from that people were used to seeing me do. I'm just a big fan of true-life crime stories. I'm not a violent person".
11Right now, I'm very healthy. I have no vices left. Except sugary breakfast cereal. And absinthe, of course.
12(On appearing in Don Roos's edgy dark comedy The Opposite of Sex (1998)): "I wanted to do a bigger movie with a broader audience. I realized there are people between the coasts that have no idea I've worked since Roseanne (1988).
13I don't know what to do with myself between films. I end up doing unhealthy things like shopping or drinking. I'm pretty schizophrenic about it.
1Used a pin to poke a hole through his ear lobe at the age of ten because his parents would not allow him to get his ear pierced professionally.
2Former smoker. He quit shortly before the eighth season of The Big Bang Theory (2007) began. He started smoking when he was only a teenager.
3Is 6 years, to the day, older than his The Big Bang Theory (2007) co-star, Kunal Nayyar.
4Guest-starred on Blossom (1990) with Mayim Bialik, from The Big Bang Theory (2007), as her date in 1991. In 2011, their characters dated again in The Big Bang Theory: The Pulled Groin Extrapolation (2011) episode of The Big Bang Theory (2007).
5Is a staunch liberal Democrat.
6He is of Polish, Irish and Italian descent.
7Was considered for the role of John "Doc" Bradley in Flags of Our Fathers (2006).
8He is a vegetarian.
9Close friend of Sara Gilbert.
10Older brother of Nick Galecki and Allison Galecki.
11Star/producer/writer Roseanne Barr of Roseanne (1988) praises Galecki's "great vulnerability".
12By age 7, he began performing in such prestigious theater productions as "Fiddler on the Roof", "Pippin" and "Galileo", opposite Brian Dennehy at The Goodman Theater in Chicago.
13At the age of 11, he received a Joseph Jefferson citation nomination for his critically-acclaimed performance as "John Henry" in "The Member of the Wedding".
14In 1991, he starred in the made-for-TV movie Backfield in Motion (1991), which co-starred the production team of Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold. The next year, Galecki joined the cast of Roseanne (1988) as Darlene's sensitive and put-upon boyfriend, David.
15Born in Belgium where his father was stationed while serving in the US Air Force. He moved to Chicago when he was 3 years old.


The Big Bang Theory2006-2016TV SeriesLeonard Hofstadter
The Master Cleanse2016
CBGB2013Terry Ork
In Time2011Borel
Entourage2011TV SeriesJohnny Galecki
Family Guy2009TV SeriesLeonard Hofstadter
Table for Three2009Ted
Who You Know2007ShortDavid
My Boys2006-2007TV SeriesTrouty
American Dad!2006TV SeriesArnie
Hope & Faith2005-2006TV SeriesJay
Peep Show2005TV MovieMark
My Name Is Earl2005TV SeriesScott
Happy Endings2005Miles (uncredited)
LAX2004TV SeriesLeland Pressman
White Like Me2004ShortMarcus
Becoming Glen2002TV MovieGlen
Two Families2002TV Movie
Vanilla Sky2001Peter Brown
Morgan's Ferry2001Darcy
Bagtime2001TV Movie
Norm2000TV SeriesDale Stackhouse
Playing Mona Lisa2000Arthur
Batman Beyond2000TV SeriesKnux
The Opposite of Sex1998Jason Bock
I Know What You Did Last Summer1997Max Neurick
Suicide Kings1997Ira Reder
Bean1997Stingo Wheelie
Roseanne1992-1997TV SeriesDavid Healy Kevin Healy
Murder at My Door1996TV MovieTeddy McNair
Without Consent1994TV MovieMarty
A Family Torn Apart1993TV MovieDaniel Hannigan
Civil Wars1993TV SeriesGreg Stolbach
Billy1992TV SeriesDavid MacGregor
Backfield in Motion1991TV MovieTim Seavers
American Dreamer1990-1991TV SeriesDanny Nash
Blossom1991TV SeriesJason
In Defense of a Married Man1990TV MovieEric
Hardball1990TV Series
Blind Faith1990TV Mini-SeriesJohn Marshall
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation1989Rusty
Prancer1989Billy Quinn
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon1988Toby Reardon
Murder Ordained1987TV MovieDoug Rule
Time Out for Dad1987TV MovieMatt Kowalski


The Big Bang Theory2007-2016TV Series performer - 12 episodes


The Master Cleanse2016executive producer
Here's Your Damn Family2014TV Series executive producer
This Is All of Us2013Documentary short executive producer
Bagtime2001TV Movie producer


Here's Your Damn Family2014TV Series


Happy Endings2005special thanks


52 Annual TV Week Logie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The 36th Annual People's Choice Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Scream Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series
The 2009 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The Big Bang Theory: Physicist to the Stars2009Video shortHimself / Leonard Hofstadter
The Big Bang Theory: Testing the Infinite Hilarity Hyphothesis of the Big Bang Theory2009Video shortHimself / Leonard Hofstadter
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Big Bang Theory: Quantum Mechanics of the Big Bang Theory2008Video shortHimself / Leonard Hofstadter
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
CBS Cares2000TV SeriesHimself
The Roseanne Show1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Daily Show1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Jon Stewart Show1995TV SeriesHimself
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Comedy Series
Entertainment Tonight2008-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Big Bang Theory
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Conan2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows2016TV SpecialHimself
Lip Sync Battle2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 42nd Annual People's Choice Awards2016TV MovieHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHimself
The 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Larry King Now2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself - Big Bang Theory
2014 MTV Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Cameo #39
The Love Me Cat Show2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Emmys Red Carpet Live2012TV MovieHimself
2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys2012TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV MovieHimself
The Big Bang Theory: Access All Areas2012TV MovieHimself
The Big Bang Theory: It All Started with a Big Bang2012TV MovieHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2011-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV Series - Comedy or Musical
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Leonard Hofstadter
Sesame Street2011TV SeriesHimself
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
2011 MuchMusic Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Rachael Ray2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Big Bang Theory: Set Tour with Simon & Kunal2010Video shortHimself / Leonard Hofstadter
The Big Bang Theory: Take Out with the Cast of the Big Bang Theory2010Video shortHimself
The 2010 VH1 Do Something Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The View2008-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

L'IA et Mathieu2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Big Bang Theory
Edición Especial Coleccionista2012TV SeriesRusty Griswold
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself - Dancing on 'Big Bang Theory' Set
Roseanne1995TV SeriesDavid Healy

Won Awards

2016Festival TrophyScreamfestBest ActorThe Master Cleanse (2016)
2012Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, Comedy or MusicalThe Big Bang Theory (2007)
2008Innovator AwardTV Land AwardsRoseanne (1988)
1994Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Youth ComedianRoseanne (1988)

Nominated Awards

2016Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Family TV ActorThe Big Bang Theory (2007)
2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory (2007)
2015Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory (2007)
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory (2007)
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: ChemistryThe Big Bang Theory (2007)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory (2007)
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV BromanceThe Big Bang Theory (2007)
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory (2007)
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory (2007)
2012Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalThe Big Bang Theory (2007)
2012Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory (2007)
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory (2007)
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory (2007)
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory (2007)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Male Scene StealerThe Big Bang Theory (2007)
1995Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance: Young Actor in a TV Comedy SeriesRoseanne (1988)
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Recurring in a Television SeriesRoseanne (1988)
1992Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Starring in a Television SeriesAmerican Dreamer (1990)

Known for movies

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  1. That Big Bang show did a lot for Danny. I know he thanks Roseanne for the set up from her show as well. He’s doing very good. Its hard to keep that success from child actor to adult. He did really well for himself.

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