Actor Johnny Galecki got his start in the 1980s, appearing in the films Time Out for Dad, Murder Ordained, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, among others. In the ’90s, he made his television debut as Danny Nash in the series American Dreamer. His next starring role was as David MacGregor in the sitcom Billy. He gained wider recognition when he played David Healy on the sitcom Roseanne.
The following decade, he had roles in the movies Vanilla Sky, Bounce, Bookies, Chrystal, and later in Hancock. In 2007, he got his major break after he began playing the role of Dr. Leonard Hofstadter in what would be the hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory. For his performance here, he has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe for Best Actor. He still plays the part up to present. Simultaneously, he had roles in the movies In Time, CBGB, The Cleanse, and Rings.
He may be a nerd on today’s biggest shows on television but the actor sure takes care of his body and overall health by being active. Despite his crazy schedule, he works out whenever he can and he tries to stick to healthy habits. When asked what his fitness routine is in an interview with WebMD, the actor said:
“It wasn’t easy, being from the Midwest, where there really wasn’t a lot about health or fitness being taught. No one in my family went for a jog or had a gym membership. For a long time, I actually looked down on exercising, [thinking] it was a bourgeois thing for fortunate people who hadn’t been wrecked by blue collar jobs. Today is another story. I love the elliptical machine.”
He went on to say: “I was doing a play [in 2006] and had to get into serious shape for the role. I had a hardcore, twice-a-day regimen. Becoming committed to that changed everything for me. Now I consider exercise more about mood moderation than vanity. There’s not a bad mood that I can’t fix with 20 minutes on the elliptical.”