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Also Known As: David Lee Gallagher Died:
Born: February 9, 1985 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: College Point, New York, USA Profession: Actor, Model

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Blonde, green-eyed child actor David Gallagher landed his first job at 18 months old and went on to make his film debut at the age of eight in "Look Who's Talking Now" (1993), but would reach his widest audience as Simon Camden, one of the five (later seven) children of a progressive minister, on the popular family drama "7th Heaven" (The WB, 1996- ). One of the network's highest rated series, the heartfelt "7th Heaven" won the actor many young fans and an enviable visibility. Gallagher's portrayal of Simon Camden was believable, transcending two-dimensional stereotype to create a fully realized character at once guileless and precocious. Beginning with supporting parts in TV-movies, the young actor has been a consistent presence on the small screen since 1995, with a role in the CBS true crime movie "It Was Him or Us". "Summer of Fear" (CBS) and "Bermuda Triangle" (ABC) followed in 1996, starring Gallagher as the son in families stalked by a mysterious stranger and shipwrecked on an enchanting remote island, respectively. A guest role on "Walker, Texas Ranger" portraying a young boy with telekinetic powers followed his "7th Heaven" debut.Next up for the young actor was "Angels in the Endzone", an...

Blonde, green-eyed child actor David Gallagher landed his first job at 18 months old and went on to make his film debut at the age of eight in "Look Who's Talking Now" (1993), but would reach his widest audience as Simon Camden, one of the five (later seven) children of a progressive minister, on the popular family drama "7th Heaven" (The WB, 1996- ). One of the network's highest rated series, the heartfelt "7th Heaven" won the actor many young fans and an enviable visibility. Gallagher's portrayal of Simon Camden was believable, transcending two-dimensional stereotype to create a fully realized character at once guileless and precocious. Beginning with supporting parts in TV-movies, the young actor has been a consistent presence on the small screen since 1995, with a role in the CBS true crime movie "It Was Him or Us". "Summer of Fear" (CBS) and "Bermuda Triangle" (ABC) followed in 1996, starring Gallagher as the son in families stalked by a mysterious stranger and shipwrecked on an enchanting remote island, respectively. A guest role on "Walker, Texas Ranger" portraying a young boy with telekinetic powers followed his "7th Heaven" debut.

Next up for the young actor was "Angels in the Endzone", an ABC "Wonderful World of Disney" TV-movie sequel to the successful 1994 feature "Angels in the Outfield", this time centering around high school football instead of major league baseball. Here Gallagher starred as Kevin, the younger brother of distraught high school football player Jesse (Matthew Lawrence), who blames their father's tragic death on the team's legendary losing streak. The action begins when Kevin asks for divine intervention to get the team, and Jesse, back on the winning track. In 2000, the actor took on the role of Marty in "Hide and Shriek: A New Spin & Marty Adventure", ABC's revisiting of the popular 1950s mystery adventure series.

Gallagher's film debut came in 1993 with a starring role as Mikey Ubriacco in "Look Who's Talking Now", the "now the dogs are talking!" entry into the three part franchise starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley. He followed up with another role opposite Travolta, this time as the son of the actor's love interest Kyra Sedgwick in 1996's "Phenomenon". The direct-to-video feature "Richie Rich's Christmas Wish" (1998) had Gallagher taking over the title role from Macauley Culkin in this second live-action adaptation of Hanna-Barbera's animated series about a millionaire child.

In addition to his film credits and numerous television appearances, Gallagher appeared onstage in 1994 as the young Scrooge in the seasonal hit "A Christmas Carol", performed at Madison Square Garden's Paramount Theater.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Super 8 (2011)
3.
 Quiet, The (2005)
4.
 Kart Racer (2003) Scott Mckenna
5.
 Little Secrets (2001) David
7.
 Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (1998) Richie Rich
8.
 Angels in the Endzone (1997) Kevin Harper
9.
 Summer of Fear (1996) Zach Marshall
10.
 Bermuda Triangle (1996) Sam Everman
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1986:
Appeared in print advertisements for products like Fisher Price and Hasbro toys
1993:
Made TV debut in a a dream sequence as Tyler Alden on the soap, "Loving" (ABC)
1993:
Made feature debut in "Look Who's Talking Now," the thrid installment in the baby talking series with John Travolta and Kirstie Alley
1994:
Played young Scrooge in the NYC production of the musical, "A Christmas Carol"
1995:
Appeared in the fact-based TV-movie, "It Was Him or Us"
1996:
Played the son of a victimized family in the CBS thriller, "Summer of Fear"
1996:
Played the son of Kyra Sedgwick in the drama, "Phenomenon"
1996:
Co-starred as Simon, the fourth child of a progressive minister, on the popular family drama, "7th Heaven" (The WB)
1997:
Guest starred as a young boy with telekinetic powers on an episode of "Walker, Texas Ranger" (CBS)
1997:
Starred as a young boy who calls on divine intervention to help his brother's football team in the ABC production, "Angels in the Endzone"
1998:
Starred in the direct-to-video release, "Richie Rich's Christmas Wish"
1998:
Provided character voices for Nickelodeon's "Wild Thornberries"
1999:
Voiced Oliver on the Nickelodeon series, "Rocket Power"
2000:
Starred as Marty in "Hide and Shriek: A New Spin & Marty Adventure" (ABC)
2001:
Co-starred in the independent film, "Little Secrets," opposite Evan Rachel Wood and Michael Angarano
2006:
Co-starred in Jamie Babbit's sexually charged indie film, "The Quiet"
2006:
Guest starred as serial killer Buck Winters on CBS' "Numb3rs"; reprised role in 2009
2007:
Starred in and co-produced a low-budget adaptation of "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
2008:
Guest-starred on the TNT drama, "Saving Grace," as a suspect in a murder investigation
2011:
Appeared in the film, "Super 8," written and directed by J. J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg
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Education

Chaminade College Preparatory School: West Hills , California - 2003
University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California - 2007

Notes

He has an official website at www.david-gallagher.com

"The main trick is to do an audition, then go home and forget about it--so if no one calls back, I won't care. A lot of stage kids are depressed because they wait by the phone. There are so many kids in this business and the odds are not good--but I like rolling seven." --quoted in THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER SHOWBIZ KIDS SPECIAL ISSUE, November 17-23, 1998

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father:
Vince Casey.
mother:
Elena Casey.
sister:
Michele. Born c. 1989.
sister:
Kelly. Born c. 1992.
brother:
Kyle Casey. Born c. 1993.
brother:
Killian Casey. Born c. 1997.
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