David Gallagher Biography

David Gallagher is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of ‘Simon Camden’ in the hit series ‘7th Heaven.’ Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family, personal life, career, and achievements.

David Gallagher
Quick Facts

Birthday: February 9, 1985

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors Models

Age: 34 Years, 34 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Aquarius

Also Known As: David Lee Gallagher

Born in: New York City, New York

Famous as: Actor

Height: 5'10" (178 cm), 5'10" Males

Family:

father: Darren James Gallagher

mother: Elena Gallagher Lopez

siblings: Kelly Casey, Killian Casey, Kyle Casey, Michelle Casey

City: New York City

U.S. State: New Yorkers

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education: University of Southern California, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Chaminade College Preparatory - High School

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David Gallagher is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of ‘Simon Camden’ in the hit series ‘7th Heaven.’ Born in New York, David grew up in Los Angeles, California, and attended the ‘University of Southern California.’ He began modeling at the tender age of 2, when he started appearing in print advertisements in and around New York. As he grew up, he started appearing in TV commercials, too. He made his acting debut at the age of 8, playing a small role in the 1993 film ‘Look Who’s Talking Now.’ He then appeared in a few TV movies in the mid-1990s, such as ‘Summer of Fear’ and ‘Bermuda Triangle.’ In 1996, David had his first major acting breakthrough when he appeared in a supporting role in the romantic fantasy–drama film ‘Phenomenon.’ He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of ‘Simon Camden’ in the 1996 drama series ‘7th Heaven.’ David appeared in the first seven seasons and the tenth season of the series. He also won a ‘Teen Choice Award’ for his role in the series. Apart from performing on-screen characters, he also lent his voice to the character ‘Riku’ in the video game series ‘Kingdom Hearts.’

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David Gallagher
Childhood & Early Life
  • David Gallagher was born David Lee Gallagher, on February 9, 1985, in College Point, New York, US, to Elena and Darren James Gallagher. His mother was Cuban, while his father was Irish. The couple separated when David was still a baby.
  • David then began living with his mother, who later married a man named Vincent Casey. David grew up with four half-siblings: Michelle, Kelly, Kyle, and Killian.
  • He later moved with his family to Los Angeles, California. He attended ‘Chaminade College Preparatory School,’ from where he graduated in 2003. Living in Los Angeles, David had caught the acting bug and soon started appearing in ads, commercials, films, and TV series.
  • In order to know about the filmmaking process in detail, he enrolled at the ‘University of Southern California’ and majored in film & TV studies, graduating in May 2007.
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Career
  • His mother sent out his photograph to various modeling agencies when he was 2 years old. Not too long after that, little David bagged his first modeling assignment, which was for a print advertisement. Following this, he appeared in advertisements for renowned brands such as ‘Walt Disney,’ ‘Burger King,’ ‘Panasonic,’ ‘Hanes,’ ‘Tyson Foods,’ and ‘Betty Crocker.’
  • As he grew up, he gradually became a somewhat known face. At the age of 8, David got his first acting project, which was for the supporting role of ‘Mikey Ubriacco’ in the 1993 romantic comedy ‘Look Who’s Talking Now.’ The film got abysmal reviews from critics and was also a major box-office disaster.
  • In 1995, a 10-year-old David appeared as ‘Stevie Pomeroy’ in the TV film titled ‘It Was Him or Us.’ David then appeared in two more supporting roles, in the TV films ‘Summer of Fear’ (as ‘Zack Marshall’) and ‘Bermuda Triangle’ (as ‘Sam’).
  • In 1996, David had his major acting breakthrough, with the John Travolta-starrer romance/fantasy–drama titled ‘Phenomenon.’ In this critically and commercially successful film, David played ‘Al Pennamin.’ David was just 11 years old at that time, and this overwhelming success brought him better offers. Soon, he bagged the role of ‘Simon Camden,’ which is still considered to be one of his best roles.
  • He played ‘Simon Camden’ in the first seven seasons of the drama series ‘7th Heaven.’ He then made a brief appearance in its tenth season, too. David’s role was that of the second son and the fourth child of the leading ‘Camden’ family in the series. The producers wanted him for the eleventh season, too, but David had no desire to play the role anymore, after the tenth season.
  • His performance as ‘Simon Camden’ in the series ‘7th Heaven’ earned David many accolades. He won a ‘Teen Choice Award’ for his performance in 2003 and was also nominated for the ‘Young Artist Award’ quite a few times.
  • In the late 1990s, David played voice roles in many series, such as ‘Rocket Power’ and ‘The Wild Thornberrys.’
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  • In 2000, David earned the first leading role of his career when he was offered the role of ‘Marty Markham’ in the TV film titled ‘The New Adventures of Spin and Marty: Suspect Behavior.’
  • In the early 2000s, he appeared in leading roles in films such as ‘Little Secrets’ (as ‘David’) and ‘Kart Racer’ (as ‘Scott McKenna). In the 2005 film ‘The Quiet,’ he essayed the supporting role of ‘Brian.’
  • As he got older, the quality of the roles he was offered deteriorated. Soon, he resorted to playing supporting roles in films and TV series.
  • In the late 2010s, he made small appearances in a number of series, such as ‘Saving Grace’ (as ‘Paul Shapiro’), ‘Bones’ (as ‘Ryan Stephenson’), ‘Without a Trace’ (as ‘Jeff Ellis’), and ‘Smallville’ (as ‘Zan). He also appeared in a low-budget TV movie titled ‘Betwixt.’
  • In 2011, he appeared in the JJ Abrams-directed science-fiction monster film titled ‘Super 8,’ playing the role of ‘Donny.’ The film was a huge commercial success and also earned some fairly good reviews. The same year, he managed to get a lead role (‘Reid Davis’) in the film ‘Trophy Kids.’
  • After appearing in two episodes of ‘Vampire Diaries’ in 2011, David appeared in small roles in series such as ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ and ‘CSI: NY.’ Lately, he was seen playing the supporting role of ‘Brian’ in the TV film titled ‘Born and Missing.’
  • David has also voiced the character ‘Riku’ in 13 instalments of the successful video game series ‘Kingdom Hearts.’
  • He has produced the video short ‘Freakin' Zombies, Man!’ and ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ and co-produced another short, ‘Mummers.’
  • He has produced, directed, and written the 2003 comedy ‘Ten Bucks.’
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Family & Personal Life
  • One of David Gallagher’s younger brothers, Killian, is suffering from autism. This is one of the reasons that made David work for ‘Cure Autism Now,’ an organization for the betterment of autistic people. He acts as an active supporter and a spokesperson for the organization.
  • David Gallagher has been in relationships with actors such as Jillian Grace, Megan Fox, and Shannon Woodward.
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