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THE BIG BANG THEORY: Character Guide | Leonard Hofstadter

Leonard Hofstadter


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Johnny Galecki recently received his first Emmy® nomination for his starring role in THE BIG BANG THEORY.  Previously, Galecki was best known to television audiences for his role as David in the long-running comedy series Roseanne, for which he won a Young Artist Award. His other television series credits also include a recurring role in My Boys and guest appearances in My Name is Earl.

Galecki's feature film credits include  Hancock, opposite Will Smith, Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman, Crystal, Bookies, Vanilla Sky, Bounce, Playing Mona Lisa, The  Opposite of Sex, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Suicide Kings, Bookies, Chrystal, Playing Mona Lisa, Bean and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

Galecki has numerous stage credits to his name.  He starred in the Tony Award-nominated Broadway play The Little Dog Laughed, for which he received a 2007 Theatre World Award for outstanding Broadway debut.  His other theater credits include The Drawer Boy and Pot Mom, at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, The Member of the Wedding, for which he was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award, and Galileo, at Chicago's Goodman Theatre, among others.

This year, he can be seen on the big screen in Andrew Niccol's In Time, opposite Justin Timberlake, as well as playing "tougher" version of himself in the final season of Entourage.

Galecki was born in Belgium where his father was stationed while serving in the U.S. Air Force.  He was raised in Chicago, Illinois, and currently lives in Los Angeles.  His birth date is April 30.

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