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David Gallagher

David Gallagher, January 2007
Born David Lee Gallagher
February 9, 1985 (1985-02-09) (age 25)
Queens, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987 — present

David Lee Gallagher (born February 9, 1985) is an American film and TV actor. He is best known for the role of Simon Camden on the long running television series 7th Heaven. He is also famous for playing Riku in Kingdom Hearts.


Personal life

Gallagher was born in Flushing, New York, to Elena Gallagher (née Lopez) and Darren James Gallagher.[citation needed] His parents separated when he was a baby and his mother remarried to Vincent Casey. Gallagher is of Cuban descent on his mother's side, and Irish descent on his father's side.[citation needed] He has four younger half-siblings, Michelle (b. 1988), Kelly (b. 1991), Kyle (b. 1992) and Killian (b. 1997). Killian was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3, as a result David is an active supporter and spokesperson for the organization Cure Autism Now.

He graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory School in 2003, and enrolled at the University of Southern California, where he majored in film and television studies, graduating in May 2007.


David began acting at the age of 2, appearing in print ads in and around New York City, which eventually led to commercial work. He appeared in many television commercials as a toddler, for products such as Tyson Foods and Fisher Price. At age 8 he briefly had a recurring role on the soap opera Loving.

His film debut came in 1993 when he won the role of Mikey in the sequel Look Who's Talking Now, playing the son of John Travolta and Kirstie Alley. In 1995 he played in a production of A Christmas Carol on Broadway. He also starred in several TV movies, including Bermuda Triangle, which was intended to be turned into a TV show but was never picked up.

In 1996 he reunited with John Travolta for the movie Phenomenon. Later that year, he was cast as Simon Camden in a new family drama series 7th Heaven. His family left New York and relocated to California to be near the set. 7th Heaven went on to last 11 seasons, making it the longest-running family drama in television history, and also became the highest-rated show on The WB Network.

During his time on 7th Heaven, David became a teen idol and well known to television audiences. He shot a few movies during hiatuses from filming, including the direct-to-video Richie Rich's Christmas Wish and Little Secrets with Evan Rachel Wood. In 2003, during 7th Heaven 's 8th season, David decided to leave the show in order to attend college full-time. However, he returned to the series part-time during season 9 and for what was thought to be the 10th and final season. In late 2006 The CW unexpectedly picked up the show for an 11th season, David opted not to renew his contract, for reasons that are unknown, although it has been speculated that the cast pay cut may have been a big factor in David's absence.

In 2005 David starred in and co-produced a low-budget adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray. The movie screened at several Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals but was poorly received, as a result, it is unlikely it will ever receive a theatrical run or have a DVD release.

His first role after leaving 7th Heaven was a guest stint on Numb3rs, playing serial killer Buck Winters in September 2006, a role in which he reprised in January 2009. He also appeared in the season 6 opener of CSI Miami, playing another suspected killer. He also starred in the horror sequel Boogeyman 2, which went straight to DVD. In July 2008, David guest-starred on the TNT drama Saving Grace as Paul Shapiro, a troubled young man who was the suspect in a murder investigation. His next guest appearance was in an October 2008 episode of the FOX crime drama Bones as Ryan Stephenson, the son of a man who later became a woman. Then in November 2008 he appeared in an episode of the CBS hit Without a Trace as a suspect named Jeff Ellis who was thought to be responsible for the disappearance of a local nurse. He's also well-known for having voiced Riku in the Kingdom Hearts video game franchise, and for portraying Seiji Amasawa in the English dub version of Studio Ghibli's Whisper of the Heart. He appeared on the second-last episode of the series "The Deep End", where he played a man charged with second-degree murder although he is innocent. His character's past with drug abuse led him to be the most likely suspect.


Year Title Role
1993 Look Who's Talking Now Mikey Ubriacco
1996 7th Heaven Simon Camden
Phenomenon Al
1997 Walker, Texas Ranger Chad Morgan
Angels in the Endzone Kevin Harper
1998 Richie Rich's Christmas Wish Richie Rich
2002 Kingdom Hearts Riku (voice)
Little Secrets David
2003 Kart Racer Scott McKenna
2004 Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories Riku (voice)
2005 The Quiet Brian
2006 Kingdom Hearts II Riku (voice)
NUMB3RS Buck Winters
Whisper of the Heart Seiji Amasawa
2007 The Picture of Dorian Gray Dorian Gray
2008 Boogeyman 2 Mark
Bones Ryan Stephenson
Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories Riku (voice)
2009 Smallville Zan
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Riku (voice)
2010 Trophy Kids Reid
The Deep End Kevin

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David Gallagher

David Lee Gallagher (born February 9, 1985) is an American actor. He is best known for his role of Simon Camden on the television series 7th Heaven.

Other websites

David Gallagher at the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

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