Who is Chris Galya?

Christopher Raymond ‘Chris’ Galya was born on 23 August 1987, under the zodiac sign of Virgo in The Bronx, New York City USA. He is a 33-year-old television and film actor, probably best recognized for landing the role of Tony Chiccolini in the TV comedy series “Jessie” (2011-2015), aired on Disney Channel.

How rich is he, as of now? Chris Galya Net Worth

As of mid-2021, Chris Galya’s net worth is estimated at over $300,000, earned through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry as a professional actor, who has worked on nine television and film titles since he launched his career in 2008.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Chris Galya spent his early years in The Bronx, where he was raised with his brother named Vinny, by their father John Galya who is an attorney, and his mother, Denise Galya, who worked as a waitress. His brother works as an elementary physical education teacher. Chris holds American nationality but of Italian-American descent, and so belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. Regarding his education, Chris attended a local high school where he became interested in acting very early, so he joined the school drama club; he also played tennis and baseball.

Career Beginnings

Chris Galya’s career began when he was noticed by a talent agent in his senior year. Instead of continuing his education and enrolling in college after matriculation, he chose to pursue his professional career. In 2008, he made his debut film appearance in the small role of a teen boy in the independent comedy-drama “Momma’s Man”, written and directed by Azazel Jacobs. His next role came three years later when he played Tom in the drama thriller “1313: Actor Splash Model”.

Chris Galya

Rise to Fame and “Jessie”

Chris Galya’s big break came in 2011, when he was chosen to play Tony Chiccolini in the Disney Channel comedy TV series “Jessie”, created by Pamela Eells O’Connell, Drew Vaupen, and Phil Baker, and starring in the series until it ended in 2015. Concurrently, he continued to work on other projects – in 2013, Chris landed the role of Ambassador for Peace in the independent adventure drama “Isolated”, next to Ryan Phillippe. Then in 2014 he provided the voices to Johnny Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso in the episode “The Most Interesting Man In The World” of the popular Fox animated sitcom “Family Guy”.

During the same year, he was cast as Hunter Lee in the TV satirical dark comedy series “Acting Dead”.

Further Work

Following the end of “Jessie”, Chris Galya became quite inactive in the search for new acting opportunities. So, his next appearances came in 2017 when he featured as Chris Northon in the action-horror zombie film “Dead Trigger”, and portrayed Jamison in the mystery TV series “The Bonnies”. Most recently, Chris starred in the role of Shane in the 2020 short romance “Sweet”, directed by Shannon Flynn.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Chris Galya has medium-length dark brown hair and green eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft (1.83m), while his weight is around 187lbs (85kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.

Personal Life and Relationship with Heather Catania

Chris Galya dated his high school sweetheart for several years. Her identity hasn’t been revealed, but they met in 2003, and continued their romance even when she moved to further her studies. Unfortunately, the couple split when she fell in love with another guy.

Chris then met Heather Catania, and they became romantically involved in 2012. She is a fashion designer and digital content creator, but better known for being a former editor for Nylon Magazine and the CEO of The Influence clothing line. She has also collaborated with such magazines as Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Rolling Stone, to name a few. Chris and Heather are still going strongly, and recently became engaged. Their current residence is in Los Angeles, California.

Hobbies and Other Interests

In his spare time, Chris is very active and enjoys swimming, running, riding his bike, and skateboarding. At the age of 16, he started taking boxing lessons but eventually quit. He also enjoys working out at the gym, and taking care of his physique.

Furthermore, he likes drawing, painting, and playing video games.

He has his own Twitch account.

Chris is also known for being an avid animal lover and has a pet dog.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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