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Date of Birth July 24, 1946
Place of Birth Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Age 74 years old
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Gallagher (comedian)

Leo Anthony Gallagher Jr., known as Gallagher, is an American comedian known for smashing watermelons as part of his prop comedy act.

Born: Leo Anthony Gallagher Jr, July 24, 1946, Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Occupation: Comedian, prop comic
Years active: 1969–present
Website: Gallagher (comedian)'s Official site
IMDb: Gallagher (comedian)'s IMDb

About Gallagher

American comedian who became famous in the 1980s for his unique brand of prop comedy. He is best know for smashing watermelons as part of his act.

Before Fame

He got a chemical engineering degree from the University of South Florida in 1970. After he moved to Los Angeles, he began developing his comedy act while frequenting The Comedy Store, a well known club on the Sunset Strip.


He ran for Governor of California in 2003 and finished 16th out of 135 candidates.

Family Life

He has been divorced twice and had one child in both of his marriages. His brother Ron Gallagher also smashed watermelons with mallets professionally until he sued him.


Johnny Carson didn't like his brand of comedy so he was only able to go on The Tonight Show when guest hosts were filling in for Johnny.

Information related to Gallagher (comedian)

  • Prop comics
  • Henry B. Plant High School alumni
  • University of South Florida alumni
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Latest information about Gallagher updated on January 21, 2021.