Peter Gallagher Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Peter Gallagher

Biography / Wiki

Peter Gallagher is an actor, writer, and musician from the United States who is best known for playing Sandy Cohen in the television drama series “The O.C.” He is a charming and brooding actor who has had many highs and lows in his acting career.

He was born in Armonk, New York, and attended Tufts University in Boston, where he majored in economics. During his time at university, he started collaborating with local theatre groups mostly during summers.

He made his Broadway debut in a remake of “Hair” shortly after graduating in 1977, followed by a lead role in another famous Broadway play, “Grease,” in 1978. Just several years later, he made his film debut in the film “The Idolmaker.”

Since he was so attractive, he was always typecast as a male sex symbol, and he worked hard to break free from this stereotype by taking on more diverse roles.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 19th August 1955, Peter Gallagher is currently 67 years. Peter is quite tall and his height measures 5 feet 9 inches while his weight is 72 kg approximately. Gallagher appears to be in a stunning shape and has a toned and muscular body figure, he wears number 8 in the shoe size. Peter has dark brown hair and the color of his eyes is blue.

Net Worth

After making his Broadway debut in 1977, Peter Gallagher started to get prominent roles and popularity along with it. Gallagher is one of the most notable actors who have performed on Broadway and in the entertainment industry.

Even though he has had many ups and downs in his career, Peter still has earned quite a lot of wealth from his work as an actor, writer as well as a musician. The total net worth estimated for Peter Gallagher is $8 million US dollars as of now.

Education / Family

Peter Gallagher was born and raised in Manhattan, New York. The son of Thomas Francis Gallagher and Mary Ann, he grew up along with his brother Paul and sister Joan. Gallagher studied at Tufts University after graduating from High School in Armonk.


Peter Killian Gallagher

Nickname Peter Gallagher
Birth Place Manhattan, New York
Date Of Birth 19 August 1955
Age 68 Years
Height In Centimetres – 175 cm

In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″

Weight In Kilograms – 72 Kg
In Pounds – 123 lbs
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Dark Brown
Profession Musician, Writer, and Actor
Sexual Orientation Straight
School High School in Armonk, New York
College Tufts University
Religion Catholic
Nationality American
Home Town Manhattan, New York
Fathers Name Thomas Francis Gallagher
Mothers Name Mary Ann
Brothers Paul K. Gallagher
Sisters Joan Killian Gallagher

Career / Fashion And Style

Peter Gallagher made his Broadway debut in a revival of ‘Hair’ in 1977, shortly after graduating. The following year, he starred as Danny Zuko in another hit Broadway show, “Grease.” In 1979, he was cast in the NBC television series “Guiding Light,” and in 1980, he made his film debut in “The Idolmaker.”

In 1984, he won a Clarence Derwent Award for his performance on Broadway in Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Thing.” With the Dennis Potter-scripted ‘Dreamchild,’ he relocated to the big screen in 1985. In 1992, he returned to the stage with ‘Guys and Dolls,’ for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical.

He went on to star in a number of films before landing a role in Fox’s famous night-time drama “The O.C.” (2003-07). In 2005, he released the album “7 Days in Memphis,” which featured a previously unreleased version of “Don’t Give Up On Me.”

He starred on Broadway in “On the Twentieth Century” from February 13 to July 15, 2015, despite missing some performances in late February due to illness. He played Brian Foster in the TV show “The Conners” and Ken Scott in the film “After” in 2019.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More

He has been married to his long-time girlfriend Paula Harwood since the year 1983 and the couple has a son James and a daughter Kathryn.

Girlfriend Paula Harwood
Marital Status Married since 1983
Wife Paula Gallagher (from 1983 to present)

Peter Gallagher with his wife
Peter Gallagher with his wife

Children Son – James Gallagher

Daughter – Kathryn Gallagher

Peter Gallagher with his wife & children
Peter Gallagher with his wife & children

Favorite Things

Here we provide you a list of Peter Gallagher’s favorite things.

Favorite Actors Morgan Freeman
Favorite Actress Sandra Bullock
Favorite Colour Black
Favorite Holiday Destinations Paris and London
Favorite Singer Michael Jackson
Favorite Things To Do Reading and Writing

Peter Gallagher

Some Interesting Facts About Peter Gallagher

  • Peter, who is socially active, never loses an opportunity to post on social media sites such as Twitter and Instagram.
  • This actor is a horse owner and an animal lover.
  • He also won the P.T. Barnum Award from Tufts University in 2005 for his extraordinary and exemplary work in the area of media and entertainment.
  • In 2007, he was also honored with the “Light on the Hill” award.
  • Kathryn, his daughter, also has a YouTube channel where she showcases her amazing voice in a variety of music covers.
  • His daughter is well-known for her acting, singing, and Broadway performances.
  • Kathryn also performs her own songs and music and aspires to be a musician.

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