Galen Gering is an American actor and model renowned for his roles in daytime soap operas. Currently, he plays the role of Rafe Hernandez on the long-running NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives.
He is not only a model and an actor but also is a filmmaker and writer and spends time playing Pro-am beach volleyball. Moreover, he was also named one of People Magazine’s 50 most beautiful people.
Who is Galen Gering?
Galen was born on February 13, 1971, in Los Angeles, California, USA. His mother, Michele de Oñate was an artist, and his father, Alan Gering was a sculptor. He grew up in Los Angeles.
But, after he turned 18, he moved to New York City to start a modeling career. After he got hired as a model, he traveled most of Europe before joining New York University. However, he only spent a year at NYU before joining the University of Miami.
He completed his degree in creative writing and film in May of 1999 and graduated with honors from the University of Miami.
He Started His Acting Career While in College
The actor began his acting career while he was in college. He currently plays the role of Rafe Hernandez on the long-running NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives. Some of his most notable works include Passions, Venice: The Series, and Dirty Soap. In addition, he is a filmmaker and also a writer.
Galen is Married to an Actress
The actor has been married to an actress and model, Jenna Gering for over two decades. The couple dated while they were still in college. Galen got his first acting job with the help of Jenna’s manager. Then, they moved to California to pursue an acting career.
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They first eloped to Las Vegas and wed on January 3, 2000, at the Graceland Wedding Chapel. However, they had a reception and a larger wedding in April when they revealed that they were already married.
He has Two Children
Jenna and Galen have two beautiful children, both sons. The couple welcomed their first son, Dillon Phoenix Gering on August 3, 2006. Then, on 17 July 2008, they had their second son, Jensen Gering.
Galen is Quite a Dog Lover
Galen loves pets, particularly dogs. He even has two pet dogs. Hence, he works with a charity called New Leash For Life. it is an organization that cares passionately about improving the lives of unwanted dogs.
Galen Gering Net Worth
Galen has an estimated net worth of $4 million. He bought a 2,205 sq. ft house for $755k in 2000 with his wife. They later sold it with a $1.695 million profit.
At present, he lives in a $1.435 million mansion which he bought in 2003 along with his wife. In addition, Galen owns a 2009 crossfire 800r worth around $4,000.
Galen has an athletic body with a height of 6 feet 2 inches and a weight of 80 kg.
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