Actors Peter Gallagher and David Gallagher

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on April 9, 2006

I would like to know if Peter Gallagher of The O.C. and David Gallagher of 7th Heaven are related.
—Shirley Bumgarner, Statesville, N.C.

No, the two Gallaghers are not related. Peter, 50, is the only member of his family who ended up in the acting business. He's been on Broadway (Guys and Dolls) and in films (American Beauty, The Player, While You Were Sleeping and Sex, Lies and Videotape), and now plays lawyer Sandy Cohen on The O.C. "I love my role," he says. "It's such a nice change of pace after playing so many smarmy guys." David, 21, got his start as a child model in print ads, later moving to TV commercials, movies (Look Who's Talking Now, Angels in the Endzone, Phenomenon) and finally a breakthrough role on the WB TV series 7th Heaven.