Galen Gering

Birth Name: Galen Laius Gering
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession: Actor

Birth Name: Galen Laius Gering
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Profession: Actor


Named after the Greek physician Galen of Pergamum, Galen Gering was born with “the arts” in his blood. His mother was an artist, and his father was a sculptor and dancer.

The Los Angeles, California native began modeling in high school and soon began traveling on assignments overseas, where he walked the runway for Valentino and Armani.

Upon returning to the United States, Gering attended New York University, before transferring to the University of Miami, where he majored in English and film.

One day after graduation, Gering headed to Los Angeles to tackle the role of Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald on Passions. Upon the soap opera’s demise in 2008, he promptly landed another law enforcement role; this time portraying FBI agent Rafe Hernandez on Days of our Lives.

Gering, who is also a filmmaker and writer, devotes his free time to animal charity, New Leash on Life. He currently resides in Los Angeles with family.

Fast Facts

  • February 13, 1971 — Birthdate
  • Galen means “calm healer” in Greek
  • Was named one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 2000.
  • Had an E! Reality series with Jenna and his sons called Dirty Soap in 2011
  • Gering is Russian Jewish on his father’s side and Basque on his mother’s side.
  • Middle name is Laius. In Greek mythology, Laius means Father of Oedipus, a hero and a king.


  • Alan Gering – Father
  • Michele De Onate – Mother
  • Evelyn Gering – Grandmother
  • Susan Gering – Stepmother
  • Charissa Gering – Sister
  • Jenna Hudlett Gering – Wife
  • Dylan Phoenix Gering – Son
  • Jensen Gering – Son


A native of Los Angeles, Galen Gering graduated with honors from the University of Miami before heading to New York for a lucrative modeling career.

Gering headed back to Los Angeles to try his hand at acting and quickly landed the role of Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald on the soap Passions. After the show was cancelled, Galen joined the cast of Days as Rafe Hernandez.

Galen Gering Photos

Actor (3 Credits)

Title Role Year

Days of Our Lives (TV Show)

13203 — 2017
13202 — 2017
13201 — 2017

Rafe Hernandez 2017

Venice: The Series (TV Show)

Passions (TV Show)

Passions — 2008
Passions — 2008
Passions — 2008

Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald 2008

Host (1 Credits)

Title Role Year

Miss Teen USA (TV Show)

Reality Cast Member (1 Credits)

Title Role Year

Dirty Soap (TV Show)

Remarks by (1 Credits)

Title Role Year

Soapography (TV Show)

Victoria Rowell & Galen Gering — 2004


Cast member of reality-based show (1 Credits)

Title Role Year

Dirty Soap (TV Show)

The Cold and the Beautiful — 2011
Days of Our Mama Drama — 2011
One Life to Give — 2011


Guest (6 Credits)

Title Role Year

Steve Harvey (TV Show)

It's Fly Day Friday, With Luxurious Trip Giveaways; Cynthia Bailey; Deidre Hall and Galen Gering — 2015


The Jeff Probst Show (TV Show)

The Drama Behind the Drama: 'Days of Our Lives' Sexiest Stars Tell All — 2012


Weakest Link (TV Show)

Celebrity Edition: Daytime Stars — 2002


Wheel of Fortune (TV Show)

Soap City Week — 2001


Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus (TV Show)

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus — 2001

Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald 2001

The Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Show)

The Rosie O'Donnell Show — 2000


Appearing (5 Credits)

Title Role Year

Battle of the Network Stars (TV Show)

Variety vs. TV Sex Symbols — 2017


Celebrities at Home (TV Show)

Celebrity Homes Filled With Family Heirlooms — 2012


1 vs 100 (TV Show)

1 vs 100 — 2007


Wheel of Fortune (TV Show)

Soap Stars Week: Young Hotties — 2006


Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Show)