18 Unknown facts about Johnny Galecki- Leonard from The Big Bang Theory


Johnny Galecki is an American actor who is globally known as Leonard Hofstadter from his sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Johnny started acting at a young age of 12. He gained popularity and fame from his character in Roseanne after which he appeared in a number of movies and TV shows. It was after being Leonard from The Big Bang Theory that he became one of the highest paid actors in the television industry. Here are a few facts about Johnny Galecki- Leonard from The Big Bang Theory which most fans probably don’t know.

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Leonard from The Big Bang Theory

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  1. Johny is an American but was born in Belgium.
  2. Johny is of Polish, Irish and Italian descent.
  3. His father served the US Air Force and was posted in Belgium when Johny was born.
  4. He dropped out of school after 8th grade and started living on his own when he was 14.
  5. Galecki does not wear glasses in his real life unlike his character in The Big Bang Theory.
  6. He is the second highest paid actor on the television.
  7. Johny doesn’t eat meat but likes eating fish. So he is a pescetarian.
  8. Before the Big Band Theory became popular, he starred in dozens of TV shows and movies like American Dreamer and I Know What You Did Last Summer.
  9. Galecki and his Big Bang Theory co-star Mayim Bialik are childhood friends.
  10. Johnny covertly dated his co-star Kaley Cuoco for two years after which they broke up on a happy note.
  11. Johnny was originally selected for the role of Sheldon but he thought that he can portray Leonard better.
  12. Apart from being a brilliant actor, he is also an amazing cellist.
  13. He adopted a puppy whom he found on the streets and named her Vera.
  14. He gave a full frontal nude scene as he was playing a prostitute in a broadway play known as The Little Dog Laughed.
  15. Johny charges $1 million for every episode of The Big Bang Theory.
  16. He owns a lot of lands which includes a 360-acre vineyard in Santa Margarita, California.
  17. Sketching and painting are Johny’s hobbies.
  18. Galecki pierced his own ear with a pin when he was just 10.

Leonard from The Big Bang Theory

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