Johnny Galecki

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Quotes (24)

  • Johnny: I do theatre as often as possible; basically when I can afford to do theatre, whenever they’ll have me.

  • Johnny: (sweetly, when asked about the possible unrest on the set of ‘Roseanne’) Honestly, it’s really nothing more than a very comfortable workplace.

  • Johnny: (about the homosexually-themed Broadway satire, ‘The Little Dog Laughed’, in which he performed) At its core, the play is about what we all sacrifice to be successful, whatever our careers or goals.

  • Johnny: (about his co-starring role in the television drama, ‘A Family Torn Apart’) I wanted to do something a little diverse from that people were use to seeing me doing. I’m just a big fan of true-life crime stories. I’m not a violent person.

  • Johnny: (about society’s fascination with celebrity life) There’s an interesting dynamic of people wanting to know all the details, but also wanting to be part of this fantasy world.

  • Johnny: (about back-to-back homosexual roles in the movies, ‘The Opposite of Sex’ and ‘Bounce’) As far as typecasting, I’d played the same character on TV for five years (David on Roseanne), so I wasn’t concerned about playing two consecutive gay characters. And, they were well-written and very different gay characters. There were more interesting aspects to the characters than their sexuality.

  • Johnny: (talking about stage vs. screen work) As a Chicago boy who can’t dance or sing, I didn’t have many Broadway ambitions.

  • Johnny: I absolutely love what I do, and it can become troublesome because I enjoy immersing myself entirely in my work, when I have an opportunity. It’s at times probably annoying at best to those around me, but they understand it’s what I love doing and that I’m happiest when I’m doing it. I’m pathetically early everyday.

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Trivia (26)

  • Johnny, along with such celebrity guests as Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, Vanessa Williams, Paula Abdul, Sara Ramirez, and Pink, attended the 2007 TV Guide’s post-Emmy party, a French burlesque-inspired gala which was held at the Hollywood hotspot, Les Deux. The red and black dominated event featured white-wigged women dressed as Marie Antoinette scattered around the premises serving champagne and swinging seductively on large chair swings, and a large set up under a tent with plush couches for guest seating providing the stage for musical entertainment, Kanye West, John Legend, and Band From TV (Hugh Laurie on keyboards, Greg Grunberg on drums, James Denton on guitar, and lead singers: Bachelor Bob Guiney and Bonnie Somerville from Kitchen Confidential).

  • Johnny will reunite with former “girlfriend”/”wife,” fellow ABC sitcom, Roseanne, alum, Sara Gilbert, who will guest star in a multiple-episode arc on the CBS comedy series, The Big Bang Theory, in which Galecki co-stars as one of two socially awkward scientists embarking on the “real” world after a voluptuous woman becomes their new neighbor. Gilbert will play the part of a physicist colleague and possible love interest of Johnny’s character.

  • Johnny, originally considered for the part of Sheldon, a genius who can handle calculus equations, but can’t decipher how to talk to the opposite sex, opted for the ever-so-slightly more socially adjusted Leonard role on the CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory.

  • Johnny was presented the Theatre World Award for his Broadway performance in The Little Dog Laughed at the by-invitation-only, 63rd annual awards ceremony held on June 5, 2007 at New Worlds Stages (New York, NY). A Theatre Award honoree is chosen by the Theatre World Awards committee with the award traditionally bestowed upon theatre newcomers by former award winners. Johnny was one of twelve recipients to receive the 2007 Theatre World Award, which remains the oldest one given for a debut theatre performance on On or Off-Broadway.

  • Johnny smokes Parliament Light Brand cigarettes.

  • Johnny loves the 1970s television sitcom, Welcome Back, Kotter.

  • Johnny’s late father, who was an instructor for the visually impaired, blindfolded him as a young boy and had him run his fingers over Braille books to teach him thankfulness and to not take what he had for granted.

  • Johnny’s role in the Broadway play, The Little Dog Laughed (2006-2007), required a full-frontal nudity scene, the first of his acting career.

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