On Days of Our Lives, Rafe Hernandez has his hands full as a friend and confidante for Nicole. In the real world, Galen Gering is just as busy celebrating a major milestone.
Happy Birthday, Galen Gering
That’s because he was born on February 13, 1971, in Los Angeles, California, which means that this talented performer turned 51 years old this past weekend! Prior to becoming an actor, Gering was an employee of Irene Marie Models and a student at the University of Miami.
Just as his graduation date neared, he landed a lead role on the NBC serial Passions which he immediately began filming — though he did indeed receive his diploma. During his time at the supernatural-tinged soap, Gering was named one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful.
Upon Passions cancellation in 2008, Gering was hired to play Rafe Hernandez on fellow sudser Days of our Lives and he made his debut on October 31 of that year. While still on Passions, Gering appeared in an episode of the primetime series Miss Match and the short film Mein Liebchen.
His other credits include the comedy program 10 Items or Less and the original web soap Venice: The Series. Between September 25 and November 13, 2011, Gering — and his wife, Jenna Hudlett — starred in the reality show Dirty Soap alongside other daytime thespians like Kelly Monaco, Kristen Storms, and his DAYS co-stars Nadia Bjorlin and Brandon Beemer.
Soap Hub would like to wish Galen Gering a very happy birthday and you can too by clicking on the Twitter link below. Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Salem, check out all the latest that’s been posted on DAYS spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.