• Chris Galya is an American actor, model, and social media celebrity born on 23 August 1987 in New Jersey.
• He was interested in acting and joined the high school drama club while playing sports.
• He is best known for his role in the TV series "JESSIE".
• He is in a relationship with fashion brand consultant, Heather Catania.
• His net worth is estimated at over $400,000.

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Date Of BirthJune 12, 1987

Who is Chris Galya? Wiki Bio

Chris Galya was born in New Jersey , on 23 August 1987 – his zodiac sign is Virgo, and he holds American nationality. He is an actor, model, and a social media celebrity, probably best known for appearing in the “JESSIE” TV series.

Early life and education

Chris was raised in New Jersey by his father who is a lawyer, and his mother who is a waitress working at a local bar not far from Chris’ former home. He grew up being interested in acting, and joined his high school’s drama club as soon as he enrolled there, while he was also playing baseball and tennis.

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As he was never a fan of spending his free time at home, after school he would either hang out with his friends, or sit in the café where his mother was working and study there. He was spotted by a modelling scout while attending his senior year, launching his career as a model, so after matriculation Chris didn’t enroll at college, but rather pursued a career in acting as well as modelling.

Career as an actor and a model

Chris made his debut appearance in 2008 in the “Momma’s Man” moody but touching movie, which is described as ‘illustrates with elegant simplicity the struggles of a man consumed by his adolescence’.

The movie won several awards, and although Chris played a tiny role as Teen Boy 2, he was still praised for his performance.

In 2011 Chris was invited to portray Tom in the “1313: Actor Splash Model” drama thriller film which follows Jerry, an actor, who decides to kill a few male models at a film producer’s house, after losing a role to a guy who looks good with his shirt off. In the same year, he began portraying Tony Chiccolini in the “JESSIE” family comedy TV series, which follows a Texan teen as she moves to New York City to follow her dreams, and ends up working as a nanny, taking care of a high profile couple’s four children.

The series stars Pamela Ryan, Peyton List and Cameron Boyce, with Chris a member of the main cast until the series ended in 2015.

He went on to appear in an episode of the “Piper’s QUICK Picks” talk-show, which stars Piper Reese, Bella Thorne, and Celeste Kellogg, while one of his latest appearances has been in the “Acting Dead” Emmy Award winning horror comedy TV series in 2014, which follows Tate Blodgett (Brian Beacock) who is a zombie, and Alex Carbonneaux (Killian Clare) who is a ghost as they both struggle with their new afterlives.

In 2017, he appeared in the “Dead Trigger” action horror science fiction movie, which follows the “Dead Trigger” game which mirrors the terrifying events happening in the world which is overrun by zombies, who have been turned from humans by a mysterious virus. Before the launch of his career at the age of 12 in 1999, Chris voiced one of the characters in the “Family Guy” animated TV series, which follows the life of a very strange family whose members seem to have some mental problems, and are trying their best to work on these.

Love life and girlfriends

Chris dated his high school sweetheart for several years – the two first met in 2003 while they were both attending their third year.

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They continued dating after the girl left the state to study in New York, however, after half a year she found another boyfriend and she and Chris split.

Chris met Heather Catania at a party organized only for the people acting in a movie Chris was appearing – Heather was working as a choreographer for the film. They chatted nearly throughout the entire party, exchanged phone numbers, and began dating not long after that. It is believed that the two have been together for several years now, are not engaged, and are apparently planning to move in together.

Heather Catania was born in the USA on 21 January 1987 – her zodiac sign is Aquarius, and she holds American nationality. She attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and then started working as a fashion brand consultant in 2005, with companies such as Google, Levi’s, and Nordstrom among many others. She was also contributing to magazines such as “Elle”, “Rolling Stone”, and “Harper’s Bazaar”, while she has recently launched her own clothing line “The Influence”, and is serving as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). She is a former “Nylon Magazine” editor, and is currently working as a social media manager and digital strategist.

Hobbies and other interests

Chris is very stylish and a bit of a shopaholic, as he goes shopping for clothes almost every day. He is fan of glasses, has numerous and believes these make him look interesting and elegant. He is a huge lover of animals and has a pet Pug dog, and often uploads pictures of the two of them together onto his Instagram account.

Chris is very sporting – he began taking boxing lessons at the age of 16, and has only recently stopped. He grew up playing tennis and basketball as well, which he stopped playing after matriculating from high school, but has recently began practicing once again with his friends and colleagues.

He also enjoys swimming in a pool, and running both on a treadmill and outdoors in a park; he likes to ride his bike, to surf, and to skateboard. Even though Chris is physically very active and is taking good care of his physique, he is not on a strict diet, as he admits to being addicted to sweets and tasty food, and to coffee. Chris likes to draw in his spare time, and is said to be very good at it.

Appearance and net worth

Chris is 32 years old. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, is 6ft (1.83m) tall, and weighs around 174lbs (79kgs). As of early 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $400,000.

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General Info

Full NameChris Galya
Date Of BirthJune 12, 1987
Height1.83 m


MoviesMomma's Man
TV ShowsJessie

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