The Sound of Music
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Rafe Hernandez played by Galen Gering
Rafael "Rafe" Hernandez is the handsome FBI agent who was assigned to guard Sami Brady when she was sent into the witness protection program. Sami and Rafe immediately butted heads, but a sweet friendship followed, and they began to fall in love. Rafe learned Sami was pregnant with EJ's child, but kept the paternity a secret out of respect for her.
When Sami and her newborn daughter Grace got out of witness protection, Rafe decided to maintain his relationship with them. After an unsuccessful attempt at joining the Salem PD, he reconnected with his estranged sister Arianna, who objected to his relationship with Sami. Rafe disregarded Arianna's protests and decided to begin the process of adopting Grace. Before the adoption proceedings could conclude however, baby Grace died of bacterial meningitis.
Rafe's world was about to get a whole lot more complicated. when he found out that Nicole's baby Sydney was in fact Sami's baby, he helped Sami reunite with her biological child. But their happiness was short-lived, as Sydney was later kidnapped. After Sydney was recovered with the help of EJ, Rafe was determined to prove it was in fact EJ who orchestrated the entire kidnapping to begin with. By this time, Sami was already falling back in love with EJ, and agreed to marry him and raise their family together. Finally, Rafe got the proof he needed to win Sami back and stop her from marrying EJ. He interrupted Sami and EJ's wedding to tell her the truth. A hurt Sami was devastated to hear she had been duped by EJ, yet again. Rafe welcomed Sami back with open arms - but how long will their happily ever after last?
Galen Gering plays Rafe Hernandez
Galen Gering plays Rafe Hernandez, a handsome FBI agent assigned to guard feisty Sami Brady while she is in the witness protection program.
A native of Los Angeles, Gering graduated with honors from the University of Miami in 1999. While pursuing his education in film and creative writing, he began modeling and has appeared in over 50 national commercials. Later, Gering went on to portray the role of "Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald" on the popular soap opera "Passions." He has also been featured in two independent films "Road Trip" and "Pistol Whipped," and was named one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2000. In 2004, he made a guest star appearance on NBC's "Miss Match."
Gering is also the co-founder of ReelAccess.com, an on-line website containing an extensive database of talent demo reels and additional content. ReelAccess.com provides instant access on a free web-based site for industry professionals to view.
Gering is also a writer and filmmaker and used to play Pro-Am beach volleyball. He lives with his wife, actress Jenna Gering, and sons, Dillon and Jensen, in Los Angeles. His birthday is February 13.