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Biography & Personal life of Peter Gallagher who played the role of Sandy Cohen

Biography & Personal life of Peter Gallagher who played the role of Sandy Cohen

Facts of Sandy Cohen

Full Name: Sandy Cohen
Gender: Male
Country: United States
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
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Sandy Cohen is a fictional character portrayed by Peter Gallagher. It is the main protagonist in the FOX series The O.C. Peter is an American actor-musician and writer who has played roles in numerous Hollywood films.

Details of Sandy Cohen Character

Sandy Cohen is a character in the FOX series The O.C who is the son of Sophie Cohen and Kirsten Cohen. Seth is the eldest child of the couple who is something of a social misfit. In the series, his father left his mother when he was young Peter Gallagher played the character of Sandy Cohen

Caption: Peter Gallagher played the character of Sandy Cohen (Photo: Pinterest)IN the O.C series, His parents and siblings are not characters in the “The O.C series”. In the series, he was originally a public defender, which brought him into contact with a troubled teen, Ryan Atwood. Then he eventually adopted and took on as his own after Ryan’s mother abandoned him.

Peter Gallagher played the character of Sandy Cohen
Caption: Peter Gallagher played the character of Sandy Cohen (Photo: Wikipedia)

Before going to start his own law firm, he has gone into private practice in a law firm for taking over his late father-in-law’s company, the Newport Group. After returning to being a defense lawyer, Seth accidentally burned down the Newport Group headquarters and finally becoming a Law professor

Characterization of Sandy in the Series

Sandy’s blue-collar, single-parent upbringing in The Bronx contrasts with that of his wife Kirsten. He was not raised in the affluent Newport lifestyle like long-time next-door neighbor Julie Cooper.

Peter Gallagher played the character of Sandy Cohen
Caption: Peter Gallagher played the character of Sandy Cohen (Photo: YouTube)

After that, he generally disassociates himself from his counterparts. His behavior usually does not fail to make known his distaste for the shallow, materialistic, and pampered ways of his contemporaries. He describes his lifestyle, even going so far as to describe Harbor School teachers as “preppy little savages” and calling the housewives’ social gatherings “Newpsie Conventions”.

He is the more easy-going parent, “hippie parenting” sometimes clashed with Kirsten’s more strict and firm style. Also, Sandy prefers to let his children learn the error of their ways by experiencing the consequences themselves.

Peter Gallagher Net Worth who had played Sandy Cohen Character

American actor Peter Gallagher has an estimated net worth of around $8 million as of 2022. The actor Peter has earned this hefty amount of worth from his professional career. His prime source of earning is Peters’s professional career.

Peter Gallagher played the character of Sandy Cohen inside the car with his friend
Caption: Peter Gallagher played the character of Sandy Cohen inside the car with his friend (Photo: Zimbio)

He is living a luxurious life out of his earning from his professional career. In the year 2017, he sold his 5,225-square-foot L-shaped residence, securely behind gates in the quietly upscale Brentwood area in Los Angeles, California for the worth around $5,250,000.

Previously, he has bought a 5,225-square-foot L-shaped residence, securely behind gates in the quietly upscale Brentwood area in Los Angeles, California for worth around $3,000,000 in the year 2007.

Who is Peter Gallagher?

Peter Gallagher is an American actor, musician, and writer who was born on August 19, 1955, as Peter Killian Gallagher. He had played roles in numerous Hollywood films since 1980. Peter is popular for starring as Sandy Cohen in the television drama series The O.C. from 2003 to 2007. 

Peter Gallagher played the character of Sandy Cohen
Caption: Peter Gallagher played the character of Sandy Cohen (Photo: WordPress)

After that, he appeared in a recurring role as Deputy Chief William Dodds on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Nick on Netflix series Grace & Frankie. Also, he featured as a CIA Director Arthur Campbell on Covert Affairs.

Peter Gallagher is married to his wife Paula Harwood with whom, he shared two children, James and Kathryn. His daughter Kathryn is an actress and singer who has performed in Deaf West Theatre’s production of Spring Awakening on Broadway as the voice of Martha in the year 2015.