The Big Bang Theory changed Johnny Galecki’s life
Forget about completing 5 successful seasons of The Big Bang Theory, and recently taking home the People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy, Johnny Galecki is shocked to have landed the role of Leonard Hofstadter in the award-winning series in the first place.
The actor just didn’t think he was qualified.
“I can barely spell physics,” Johnny laughs.
Alright, so physics might not be Johnny’s natural-born talent, but comedy sure is, and the 37-year-old actor’s been tinkering at his craft for a while now.
“I did a lot of theatre growing up and then television and film,” he says.
Johnny’s dabbled in various genres since his acting debut in 1987, but among his numerous projects, it was The Big Bang Theory that changed his life.
The hit sitcom single-handedly revived Johnny’s acting career and launched the actor to new heights when the series took off in September of ’07.
Let’s be realistic. None of Johnny’s roles have been out of this world since he starred as David Healey in the late 80s sitcom Roseanne.
Today, Johnny has the creators of Big Bang to thank for his very first Emmy, Golden Globe and Teen Choice nominations.
“They’re all so very talented,” Johnny says, crediting the Big Bang crew.
Johnny explains that his involvement in the most watched TV series in Canada has been rewarding in more ways than one, even his IQ has benefited from joining the geek squad.
“No one’s been foolish enough to assume that I’m as smart as Leonard and ask me any science questions,” Johnny says. “[But] I’ve learned more doing the show than I ever did in my traditional, or nontraditional education.”
While Johnny’s smarts are on the rise, so is his sex appeal. With every episode, it seems Johnny is scoring points with fans everywhere, especially the ladies. Just ask former squeeze Kaley Cuoco or his current lady friend Kelli Garner.
“There’s something about these characters on Big Bang,” Johnny smiles. “There’s vulnerability there. People just want to be sweet to us.”
Johnny will never be the same again.
The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays on CBS. Watch episodes or get show times here.