Fast Facts

  • Completed his high-school education through the mail.
  • Played Pro-Am beach volleyball.
  • Appeared in more than 50 commercials and modeled for Armani and Valentino.
  • Originated the role of Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald on Passions shortly after graduating with honors from the University of Miami in 1999; with his suitcases in his trunk, he drove straight from the commencement ceremony to the airport, bound for the soap opera's set in Los Angeles.
  • Cohosted the Miss Teen USA pageant in 2005 during a six-month break from Passions stemming from a contract dispute.
  • After Passions was canceled in 2008, he joined the cast of another soap, NBC's Days of Our Lives. 
  • Cofounder of the website


  • Charissa Gering — Sister
  • Michele de Onate — Mother
  • Alan Gering — Father
  • Dillon Phoenix Gering — Son
  • Jenna Hudlett — Wife
  • Jensen Gering — Son


  • Attended New York University, New York, NY; University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL (BA, 1999)

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  • Birth Name: Galen Laius Gering
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Profession: Actor, Model

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