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PROFILE

Star of the Week

Galen Gering

ON SOAP OPERA DIGEST AND WEEKLY ONLINE

SOAP STAR STATS

Galen Gering (Rafael, DAYS)

— NBC

Vital Statistics

Birthdate:
February 13
Birthplace:
Los Angeles, CA
Star Sign:
Aquarius
Years on Show:
1999-2008 (original cast member)
Marital Status:
Married wife Jenna in 2000
Children:
Son Dillon Phoenix born August 3, 2006

The 411

While going to high school in Los Angeles, Galen Gering tagged along with a friend to a hair salon, where he was asked to model for their ad. The spontaneous gig spearheaded Gering's modeling career. He headed to New York and completed his high school courses via mail. Before he knew it, he was passing on attending UCLA in order to take a modeling job in Africa. This gig got the ball rolling on several overseas jobs. Gering walked the runaway for such top designers as Armani and Valentino. Eventually, Gering returned to the Big Apple and attended NYU for two years. He then headed to South Florida to finish up his college days at University of Miami, where he majored in English and film. The day of graduation, Gering flew to L.A. to play PASSIONS's Luis.

Galen and his actress girlfriend, Jenna (then-Hudlett), rang in 2000 by eloping in Las Vegas. After keeping their nups a secret, they made the announcement at a "wedding" in April, which shocked friends, family and the media.

In 2004, Gering launched www.ReelAccess.com, a site that contains an extensive database of talent demo reels.

Et Cetera

—Named one of People's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2000.
—Involved in the animal charity New Leash on Life.
—Named after the Greek physician Galen.

Career Highlights

Film Roles
Road Trip (2000)

Memorable Quotes

"I did this commercial for a Dutch cookie where I was jumping on a trampoline completely naked with a girl. In retrospect, I don't know what I was thinking. It was mortifying. You can only imagine what it looked like." — Soap Opera Digest, 2/29/00

"I've learned the most from Ben Masters [Julian]. I learn so much from just watching him work. He's a great, experienced actor.... He watches every episode and tells me which [of my scenes] he liked and what I did that he liked about it. It's great!" Digest, 11/7/00

Official Web Site

www.GalenGering.com

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