Jackson Galaxy Biography

Updated On Oct 09, 2018 Published On Jan 10, 2017
Facts of Jackson Galaxy
Date of Birth: 1966 , April-28
Birth Nation: United States
Name Jackson Galaxy
Birth Name Richard Krishner
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Manhattan, United States
Ethnicity White
Profession TV Host
Working For My Cat From Hell
Net Worth $1.5 million
Famous for My Cat From Hell
Affair with N/A
Married Yes
Married to Minoo Rahbar (m. 2014)
Children No
Divorce No
Education Master of Fine Arts
Online Presence Instagram and Twitter
TV Show My Cat From Hell, Cats 101, Think Like A Cat
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Jackson Galaxy, a Felina behavioral expert famous is famed as the host of Animal Planet reality series My Cat From Hell. 52-year-old Galaxy is also known for his notable appearances on Think Like a Cat and Cats 101. 

Born as Richard Kirshner on April 28, 1966, in Manhattan, the United States, Galaxy legally changed his name as Jackson Galaxy when he was in his twenties. He is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Galaxy after gaining Master of Fine Arts in acting, he worked at Boulder Valley, Colorado Humane Society and subsequently co-founded a consulting business in Boulder, Colorado called Little Big Cat, Inc.

Following his move to Boulder, Colorado in 1992, Galaxy moved to Los Angeles in 2007 and worked with clients to improve their cats’ behavioral issues. Having appeared in the Game Show Network’s Think Like a Cat and as the cat behavior expert on Animal Planet’s Cats 101, Jackson Galaxy's career turned in 2011 as he appeared in the TV reality series My Cat From Hell.

Since May 2011, Jackson is starring in the Animal Planet reality series titled My Cat From Hell. He has also hosted popular shows on  Animal Planet alongside Matt Gallant.

Galaxy has also featured on 20/20ExtraThe New York TimesUSA TodayThe Washington Post, the New York Post, and AOL.

Talking about Galaxy's personal life, he is married to his wife Minoo Rahbar. After dating and having a romantic love affair for long, Jackson Galaxy got married to fellow animal enthusiast Minoo Rahbar on June 29, 2014, in Kanab, Utah.

No other reports on Galaxy's past affair and his divorce rumors are out yet. The couple is yet to share children of their own.

As of 2018, Jackson Galaxy is estimated to be enjoying the net worth of $1.5 million, though the details on his property empire and salary are not disclosed.

6ft 2 inches tall, Galaxy underwent gastric-bypass surgery in 2007 after he reached 400lbs. Jackson is active on Instagram and Twitter, where he has over 413K followers and 111K followers respectively.

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Jackson Galaxy started to host the web series Cat Mojo on the Animalist Network since December 2013. On the series, he shares his thoughts on the every issue related to a cat, like declawing and use of squirt guns along with his craziest behind the scenes stories as a cat behaviorist.

Jackson was born on April 1996

April 28 , 1996

The famous television host and cat behaviorist was born on April 28, 1966. He was born as Richard Kirschne in the Upper West of Manhattan and later at the age of 20's he legally changed his name as Jackson Galaxy.

Television hosting career


He appeared in the reality TV series produced by Animal Planet titled “My Cat From Hell” in May 2011. In this television series, he helped cat guardians to resolve conflict and behavioral issues between them and their cats. He has also appeared as the cat behavior expert on Animal Planet’s Cats 101 as well.

Turning as cat consultant from Rock star


After working as a rock musician, he went into private practice as a cat consultant in 2002, co-founding the cat consultancy with Dr. Jean Hofve, a holistic veterinarian. Working together with him,  Jackson provided consultations to cat owners, focusing on the connection between physical behavioral health.

Married his girlfriend Minoo Rahbar

June 29 , 2014

After years of dating his girlfriend Minoo Rahbar, Jackson got married to his girlfriend-turned-wife Minoo. The couple tied the knot on June 29, 2014. They couple is yet to share children.