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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameGalen Laius Gering
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Galen Gering was born on February 13, 1971 and raised in Los Angeles, California by hippie parents, Michele de Oñate, an artist, and Alan Gering, a sculptor. His father is from a Russian Jewish family, and his mother is of Basque descent (from Spain). He has an older sister named Charissa. Galen remembers that the hippie lifestyle was hard (in a recent interview he said they lived on Macaroni and Cheese and Top Ramen). He was closest to his grandmother, also an artist.

At the age of 18, Galen moved to New York City to start a modeling career and finished high school through the mail. He was hired as a model and traveled most of Europe before going to NYU for a year. He finished his college days at the University of Miami where he studied creative writing and film. In May of 1999, Galen graduated with honors but was busy working on Passions (1999), a job he learned about through his girlfriend Jenna's agent.

Galen and Jenna moved to California where both pursued acting careers. He worked on two independent films "Road Trip" and "Pistol Whipped" and was named one of People Magazine's 50 most beautiful people. In January of 2000, Galen and Jenna eloped to Vegas but later had a larger wedding where they announced their nuptials in April of that year.

Galen also is a filmmaker and writer and spends time playing Pro-am beach volleyball. He also loves his two dogs, Wyle and Bandit and works with a charity called New Leash For Life. He starred on the NBC Daytime drama Passions (1999) as Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Janine D

Spouse (1)

Jenna Gering (3 January 2000 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (15)

Played bass in a band
Graduated from the University of Miami with degrees in filmmaking and creative writing in 1999
Wed on January 3, 2000 at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
Hippie parents decided to give him a Greek name because they wanted to call him something off-beat
Former model and has appeared in over 50 national commercials.
Used to play Pro-Am beach volleyball.
Named one of People Magazine's 50 most beautiful people. (2000)
Son of Alan Gering (a sculptor and a dancer) and Michele de Oñate (a painter). He has a sister, Charissa. His father is married to Susan. His grandmother's name is Evelyn.
His name means 'calm healer' in Greek
His father is of Russian Jewish descent. His mother is of Basque ancestry (from Spain).
First child, a son named Dillon Phoenix, with wife, Jenna was born on Thursday, August 3, 2006. He was born in Los Angeles, California, arriving at 6:16pm and weighing 8lbs 4 oz.
Second son, Jensen Gering, was born on Thursday, July 17, 2008. He weighed 10 lbs. 12 oz.
Returning to Passions in mid-March. [February 2006]
Playing Rafe Hernandez on Days of Our Lives [November 2009]
Father of Dillon Gering and Jensen Gering.

Personal Quotes (1)

My mom['s] side is Spanish. Her last name is de Onate. She comes from a pretty illustrious Spanish history. She's the granddaughter of a Basque immigrant from Spain. My father is a Jewish American. I don't mind being cast in Latino roles; I'm not complaining. It's paying the bills!

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