Galen Gering or Galen Laius Gering (born February 13, 1971) is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald on the NBC daytime soap opera Passions. Gering currently portrays Rafe Hernandez on the long time running NBC soap opera Days of our Lives.
In 1999, Galen Gering learned of a role in an upcoming NBC daytime soap called Passions through Irene Marie Models. By the time Gering graduated from UM, he was already filming Passions, where he had landed the role of Officer Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald. Gering was named one of People's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2000, and remained with Passions until its cancellation in 2008.
On October 31, 2008, Galen Gering debuted on another NBC soap, Days of our Lives as Rafe Hernandez, an FBI agent who was hired to guard Sami Brady while she is under witness protection. He has also appeared in over 50 national commercials. On September 25, 2011, Gering and his wife, Jenna, will star on Dirty Soap together.