Johnny Galecki, better known as Leonard Hofstadter of The Big Bang Theory, is an American actor who has become one of the nerd icons for his role in the show. Johnny Galecki is not somebody new as he has been a household name for his role as David Healy in the ABC sitcom Roseanne. He has tried his hand on movies as well as Broadway, but it seems his success is tied to the small screen for now.
He stands 1.65, and he is not tall by any standard but he has one of the highest salaries that anyone could have in the TV show. Learn all about Galecki's career, his earnings and the net worth he has accumulated for his work as an actor.
Becoming a Nerd Icon; Galecki's Career
The start of Galecki's career as an actor began with the 1987 CBS miniseries Murder Ordained where he met his future Roseanne co-star John Goodman. Since then he has played in various TV series.
In 1991, he made an appearance in Blossom opposite his future co-star The Big Bang Theory co-star Mayim Bialik. He had been a cast of ABC sitcom Billy in 1990.
During his time in Billy, he made guest appearances on the hit ABC sitcom Roseanne. His character's sensitive and dorky nature captured the hearts of audiences due to which he was cast as a regular member until the end of the show.
Aside from playing in hit shows, he has appeared in various movies such as National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Prancer, Suicide Kings, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Bookies, In Time, and Rings.
He is yet to land a major role in the movies as most of his role has been in minor level. He appeared in the Broadway play The Little Dog Laughed as a prostitute called Alex. He did an excellent job in the play and took home a 2007 Theater World Award for his performance.
After Broadway, Galecki returned to his TV roots playing the role of geeky physicist Leonard Hofstadter for the popular show The Big Bang Theory.
He has become a nerd icon for his role in the show. His fellow co-star of the show are Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Mayim Bialik, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch and Simon Helberg The series has currently finished its 11th season and its 12th season is announced to air later this year.
Galecki's Salary and Net Worth
Galecki and his co-stars at one point were the highest paid actors for a TV show with their salary of $1 million per episode. However, all of them have decided to take a $100,000 per episode pay cut for the upcoming season to give co-stars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch higher salaries. He has the annual salary that reaches around $26.5 million.
Having a huge bank balance helps to own some of the best luxuries that life has to offer and Galecki has made sure that he gets to enjoy such luxuries. He owns a 1,707 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms house worth $1.995 million in the eastern end of L.A.
With all of his big earnings from his various TV shows and movies throughout the course of his career, the net worth of this 43 years old artist is a whopping $50 million. His net worth is likely to increase in the coming year with the new season of The Big Bang Theory.