===Personal life=== Gallagher is married to Paula Harwood and has two children, James and Kathryn.
His daughter Kathryn is an actress and singer, and most recently performed in Deaf West's production of Spring Awakening on Broadway as the voice of Martha.
C., gives a scholarship to a law school student at UC Berkeley who wants to become a public defender.
Gallagher played a potential career threat to Tim Robbins`s studio executive in The Player (1992); the comatose "fiancé" of Sandra Bullock in While You Were Sleeping (1995); an egotistical real estate salesman having an affair with Annette Bening in American Beauty (1999); a villainous media executive in Mr.
Deeds (2002); and a political reporter exposing media ethics during a presidential debate in The Last Debate.
He is of Irish Catholic background and was raised in Armonk, New York.
Gallagher graduated from Tufts University, where he was very visible in the performance scene on campus, appearing in such shows as Stephen Sondheim`s Company and singing with the all-male a cappella group the Beelzebubs.