Michael Galeotti was an American actor and musician, best known for his role on the hit Disney Channel show, “The Jersey”.
Michael was born on August 28, 1984, in Long Island, New York. He was the only child of his parents. He spent most of his childhood in New York before moving to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
Wife and Kids
In 2010, Michael Galeotti married actress Bethany Joy Lenz, who he met while she was working on the hit television show, One Tree Hill. The couple welcomed their daughter Maria Rose Galeotti in 2011.
Michael and Bethany Gets Divorced
In March 2012, Michael and Bethany announced that they had separated, and their divorce was finalized in 2013.
Michael Galeotti began his career in entertainment as a musician, playing the keyboard for a band called Enation. He later transitioned into acting, making his debut on the Disney Channel series, The Jersey.
He went on to appear in a few other television shows, including Ally McBeal and The Mickey Mouse Club, before landing his breakout role as the troubled teenager, Keith Clayton, on the hit drama series, One Tree Hill.
Michael Galeotti was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder called sarcoidosis in 2011. The disease causes inflammation in various parts of the body, including the liver. He struggled with the illness for several years before his untimely death.
Cause of Death
On January 11, 2016, Michael Galeotti passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 31. The cause of his death was liver disease, which he had been battling for several years.
Michael Galeotti’s net worth at the time of his death was estimated to be around $500,000. He earned most of his wealth from his acting career, which spanned over a decade.
Additionally, he earned some income from his music career and other projects including endorsement deals.