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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Big Bang Theory Star Johnny Galecki

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For years Johnny Galecki was known as David from Roseanne, and now he is best known as Leonard Hofstadter from the massively successful series The Big Bang Theory. The reality is, Galecki has been in the industry for almost 30 years, and while success has been intermittent, there is no doubt he has found it, and along the way earned himself a loyal fanbase! Get to know the talented and charming actor better with these 10 things you didn’t know about Johnny Galecki:

10. Becoming Leonard

There is now no way to imagine anyone else portraying the quirky, awkward and hilarious Dr. Leonard Hoftstadter, but in the very beginning of putting the show together, producers actually wanted the actor to portray Sheldon Cooper. Galecki, however, felt more connected to the character of Leonard and asked for that role instead. “It was a very selfish request on my part. I hadn’t been able to traverse those stories of the heart. I’ve often been cast as the best friend or the gay assistant or whatever character got to explore those relationships. I said I’d rather plays this guy, who seems to have a future of romantic triumphs and difficulties.”

Robert Voets / © CBS / Courtesy: Everett Collection

Robert Voets / © CBS / Courtesy: Everett Collection

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9. Tough Love

Fans of Galecki’s are well aware that one of his first big roles was on Roseanne as David, the boyfriend of Darlene, portrayed by Sara Gilbert. Off-screen things heated up between the two as well, and although they dated, it didn’t go much further because it was while dating the actor Gilbert realized she was gay. “I thought he was super cute and had a crush on him. We started dating, and he would come over and we would, like, make out, and then I would start to get depressed,” Gilbert revealed. “I eventually told him it was about my sexuality, and he was super sweet about it.” In fact, the two remained good friends and when Gilbert was planning on talking about coming out and her relationship with Galecki in 2010 on The Talk, she phoned him to make sure she could talk about it. “The story sort of starts with you. And I’ve got to say I made out with you and got depressed, which is kind of a bummer. Of course, being an extremely sweet guy, his response was, ‘Of course. I love you, and I think it’s really important and I’m so proud of you. If you want, I will be there, and I will hold your hand,’” Gilbert shared. “It was so sweet, and you know, this story really makes Johnny look good.”

Everett Collection

Everett Collection

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