What is David Gallagher’s Net Worth?
David Gallagher is an American actor who has a net worth of $4 million. David Gallagher is best known for his role as Simon Camden on the television series, “7th Heaven.” 7th Heaven remained on the air for 11 seasons, making it the longest-running family drama in television history. During the 8th season of 7th Heaven, David left the show to attend college full time but would return to the series part time in season 9 and periodically appeared in season 10.He is a five-time Young Artist Award nominee and Teen Choice Award winner. He is also known for his feature film roles, including Mikey Ubriacco in “Look Who’s Talking Now,” Kevin Harper in “Angels in the Endzone,” and as Richie Rich in “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish.”
Gallagher was born on February 9, 1985 in New York City to parents Elena and Darren Gallagher. His parents separated when he was a baby and his mother remarried Vincent Casey. Gallagher has four younger half-siblings from his mother’s second marriage. One of his younger brothers, Killian, was diagnosed with autism. Much of Gallagher’s childhood was shaped by his professional experiences acting, as he began acting at the very young age of two.
Gallagher attended Chaminade College Preparatory School in California, graduating in 2003. He then enrolled at the University of Southern California, where he majored in film and television studies and graduated in May of 2007.
Gallagher began his acting career at the age of 2. He began my modeling for print advertisements in and around New York City which then led to work in commercials. He appeared in many television commercials as a child for products of the Tyson Foods and Fisher Price companies, among others. After appearing in many commercials, Gallagher landed a recurring role in the soap opera, “Loving,” when he was eight years old.
His film debut came in 1993, also at the age of eight, when he won the role of Mikey in the sequel “Look Who’s Talking Now.” He played the son of John Travolta and Kirstie Alley in the film. In 1995, he landed a role in the Broadway production of “A Christmas Carol.” He also landed a number of roles in televisions films around this time, including the film “Bermuda Triangle.” In 1996, Gallagher reunited with John Travolta for the film “Phenomenon.”
In late 1996, he was cast as one of the main supporting characters, Simon Camden, in the family drama series, “7th Heaven.” The series debuted in August of 1996 on The WB. It remained on air for ten seasons, making it the longest running series in the history of the network. After the WB merged with UPN to form The CW, the series aired on the new network in its eleventh season beginning in late 2006. It aired its final episode in May of 2007. Gallagher remained on the show for all ten of its first seasons but did not return for its eleventh season on The CW. During the eighth season, he was not a full-time cast member as he wanted to be able to attend college full time, though he was a recurring character during the season. The show was the most highly rated show during its time on The WB and was hugely popular with views. Due to its popularity, Gallagher’s fame grew greatly during his time on the show. He also won the 2003 Teen Choice Award in the Choice TV Actor in an Action or Drama category.
While on “7th Heaven,” Gallagher was still able to work on other acting projects as well. He was able to voice a few characters in animated series like “Rocket Power” and “The Wild Thornberrys.” He starred in the direct-to-video “Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish,” in which he played the title character in 1998. He also appeared in “Little Secrets” with Evan Rachel Wood in 2001. In 2005, he starred in and co-produced a low-budget adaptation of “The Picture of Dorian Gray.”
Gallagher’s first role after leaving “7th Heaven” was a guest-starring role on “Numb3rs” in which he played a serial killer in September of 2006. He reprised the role in the show in January of 2009. He also appeared in the season 6 opening episode of “CSI: Miami,” playing another serial killer. He starred in the horror sequel film, “Boogeyman 2,” which was released straight to DVD in 2007. In 2008, he appeared in episodes of “Saving Grace,” “Bones,” and “Without a Trace.” Throughout the 2010s, he has continued appearing in episodes of shows like “The Deep End,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Criminal Minds,” “CSI: NY,” and “Second Generation Wayans.”
In 2011, he also had a role in the popular science fiction film, “Super 8.” In 2012, it was announced that he would co-star in the film “Scared of the Dark” by director Takashi Shimizu. Additionally, one of Gallagher’s most consistent projects since 2002 has been voicing the character of Riku in the “Kingdom Hearts” video game franchise. He has voiced the character in 14 different iterations of the video game.
Gallagher has been romantically connected to a number of models and actresses in Hollywood. He dated Megan Fox from 2003 until 2004. He then dated Shannon Woodward for a few months from 2004 until 2005. After they parted ways, he was connected to Jillian Grace in 2005.
Due to his brother Killian’s autism diagnosis, Gallagher has gotten involved in organizations that focus on providing resources and help to people with a similar diagnosis. He is an active supporter and spokesman for the organization Cure Autism Now.