Is Jackson Galaxy married? Yes, he is. His wife name is Minoo Rahbar who is an animal rescuer. The couple celebrated their wedding on June 29, 2014, in Kanab, Utah at no-kill pet sanctuary of Best Friends Animal Society. An interesting fact about their marriage is that their pet dog named Mooshka appeared as the ringbearer on the ceremony. The beautiful pair is currently residing in Los Angeles with six cats and a dog. Scroll down to explore some more interesting personal facts and biography:
Who is Jackson Galaxy?
The real name of Jackson Galaxy is Richard Kirshner who was born on April 28, 1966, which makes his age be 54 years old as of 2020. He is well recognized for contributing the television show My Cat from Hell as its host. He is one of the popular cat behaviorists from the United States.
Early Life and Education
The American cat behaviorist was born in 1966 and his place of birth is in New York City, the United States of America. In his 20’s, he changed his name legally to “Jackson Galaxy” from his real name “Richard Kirshner.” Regarding his parents’ information, he posted a picture on his Facebook profile on 29 November 2013 where he stated about his childhood memories with his father. He revealed that the father-son found a kitten which was trapped in a mid ditch and they cleaned the little kitten.
It was too small that it could easily remain in his father’s palm. Jackson was insisting to keep that kitten as a pet but his father resisted. While they were about to leave the kitten and move away, the tiny animal followed their footsteps. Jackson became interested in animals and this is a pure vegan as well. Regarding his education and academic achievements, Jackson received his Master’s degree majoring in Fine Arts in acting.
Career and Professional Life
Jackson initially worked the Humane Society of Boulder Valley from where he studied cat behavior. At the age of 26, he moved to Boulder, Colorado and started working as a rock musician. He started serving at animal shelters and later continued working as a cat consultant in 2002. He alongside holistic veterinarian Dr. Jean Hofve co-founded Little Big Cat, Inc. The partners were mainly focused on the relation between physical and behavioral health and used to provide specialist advice to cat owners.
He continued his private practice by moving to Los Angeles in 2007. He was active in helping the cat owners to improve the behavioral issues of their pet cats and used to work one-on-one with cats. He has also been working with various rescue organizations and is also contributing to numbers of animal shelters. He used to teach volunteers, cat adopters and staffs the approach named “Cat Mojo” which used to help the behavioral and environmental enrichment programs. Jackson is also one of the board of directors working for Los Angeles based Stray Cat Alliance and Fix Nation and also serves for the New York-based Neighborhood Cats as its member of the Board of Advisors.
He appeared into the limelight after appearing in the Game Show Network’s Think Like a Cat as its official cat behaviorist. He continued his appearance by being the part of Animal Planet’s Cats 101 as the cat behavior expert. Jackson has also been featured on multiple media outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, AOL, 20/20, Extra and the New York Post as well.
As of now, Jackson has been regularly featured on various shows and is mainly known for being starred in My Cat From Hell produced by the Animal Planet network. There is the show, he helps the pet owners to solve their behavioral conflicts with their cats. He has also been serving as the host of the web series Cat Mojo since late 2013 on the Animal Network. Jackson is found sharing his experienced thoughts like a cat behaviorist on the web series. In addition to his television appearance, Jackson has also authored numerous books like “Cat Daddy: What the World’s Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life”, “Catify to Satisfy”, “Cat Daddy” and much more.
The renowned cat behaviorist married his wife Minoo Rahbar who is also an animal enthusiast and rescuer. They tied their knot in 2014 and since they are fully enjoying their conjugal life. According to some wiki sites, the couple met in a fundraising program for a kitten rescue. It was interesting for both of them to find someone with the same interests and love for animals.
After dating for some time, they celebrated their wedding in a strange location i.e. a no-kill pet sanctuary named Best Friends Animal Society in June 2014. We can find some of his Instagram pictures with his wife. Previously, he was also rumored to be gay which proved to be wrong after the verification of his sexual orientation as straight.
Animal enthusiast Jackson has a tall height of 6 feet and 2 inches (1.88 m). Jackson was earlier trapped into drug addiction from which was able to overcome by working with the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. He quit smoking and other bad habits from the interactions with the cats. He used to consume food abnormally which made him gain more than 400 pounds which nearly killed him. He was also suffering from numerous health issues. In 2007, he went through a successful gastric-bypass surgery which brought weight loss in his body.
Salary and Net worth
Jackson Galaxy has an estimated net worth of 1 million USD. Most of his earnings come from his television appearance and his service as a cat behaviorist. His fortune boosted up when he started his television career by hosting the reality show My Cat from Hell in 2011. He has also authored some books which are listed in the bestselling books.
Wiki and Facts
One can explore Jackson’s bio on Wikipedia and some other recognized celebrity websites. Find him on Instagram @thecatdaddy where he has retained over 417k followers. Jackson’s Twitter account is reachable @JacksonGalaxy where he has been followed by more than 113k people. His Facebook profile is available @JacksonGalaxy.