Peter Killian Gallagher is best known for casting as the beleaguered dad Sandy Cohen in the drama series The O.C. (2003 – 2007) but has been in numerous Hollywood films. He had been involved in theatre since his college days and until he graduated from Tufts University, he was still active in performing arts. In 2005, Gallagher even received an award from his University for his amazing work in the media and entertainment sector while he was with them and was made notable alumni. His acting career started in 1979 but he made his movie debut the following year when he appeared in The Idolmaker (1980).
Date of Birth: August 19, 1955
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gallagher achieved fame when he was in Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989) and since then has remained an important member of the industry. The handsome actor is also a musician and writer and can boast of a balanced family life. Hr married his long time lover and their marriage has remained strong through decades and they have raised two children together. Keep reading as we let you into details about the Gallagher family.
Thomas Francis Gallagher II (father)
Date of Birth: June 10, 1912
Date of Death: November 16, 1999 (aged 87)
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
He worked as an advertising executive and was married to Mary Ann from December 26, 1942 till his death in 1999.
Mary Ann Gallagher (mother)
Date of Birth: August 23, 1915
Date of Death: June 6, 2004 (aged 88)
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Mary was a bacteriologist at Walter Reed Army Hospital during World War II. In 1985, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and even though she lived with it for a long time, the disease progressed quickly. According to Peter, all of a sudden, his mother was out of reach; she didn’t recognize her children but she recognized feelings. Prior to her illness, she was the navigator of the family so when she couldn’t keep herself on track, the whole family started to dissolve.
Paul K. Gallagher (elder brother from same parents)
Date of Birth: June 2, 1946
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Paul is the first Gallagher son and lives mostly off the radar of the media. He lives in Madison, Connecticut.
Joan Killian Gallagher (elder sister from same parents)
Date of Birth: October 14, 1949
Zodiac Sign: Libra
She has been married to Chris Clark and they are both parents to Carline Killian Gallagher (born July 14, 1990). She lives in New Canaan, Connecticut with her family and their golden retriever and also runs a company called Warden-Brooks, which make corporate gifts.
Paula Harwood (spouse)
Duration of Marriage: May 7, 1983 till present
Gallagher is one of those few Hollywood actors to have a super clean slate when it comes to being faithful in their relationships. He married his wife in 1983 and has remained with her ever since then. They have not had any rumor about an extra-marital affair and there are no speculations about a divorce.
James Gallagher (son with Paula Harwood)
Year of Birth: 1990
James is the only son of the American Beauty (1999) star and is a film director best known for his works on Boy Leroy (2013) and My Boyfriend Is a Robot (2017).
Kathryn Gallagher (daughter with Paula Harwood)
Date of Birth: July 23, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Leo
She was only twelve when she began writing her own music. Throughout high school, Kathryn continued to channel her musical skill into theatre so it wasn’t a surprise when she chose to take on music as her professional career. She is also an actress and made her Broadway debut in the Deaf West production of the musical project, Spring Awakening. Kathryn has a self-titled YouTube channel where she has showed off her excellent voice in a number of splendid music covers.