September 24, 2022
Toni Collette's husband Dave Galafassi

Dave Galafassi is the husband of an Australian actress, singer, and songwriter Toni Collette. His wife Toni who landed her first film role in Spotswood (1992) has worked in numerous high-profile movies and TV shows like Muriel’s Wedding, The Sixth Sense, and more.

Besides being a celebrity spouse, Galafassi is also a well-known Australian actor and professional drummer. He is currently a drummer of the music group called Toni Collette & the Finish. And his spouse Collette is the lead vocalist in the same group. Well, many people are curious to know about how Dave came across his Australian actor wife and their ongoing marriage. Also, know does the couple share any children?

In this article, you will find answers to all your queries regarding Galafassi. Likewise, we will also discuss how Dave survived a fatal motorbike accident in 2019. Be with us till the end.

Who is Dave Galafassi? His Age and Early Details

Dave is half of an actress Toni Collette. He was born in 1978 in New South Wales, Australia. He is 44 years old as of 2022. Looking forward, it seems like Dave is quite secretive regarding his life. This is why the information about his parents and siblings is out of the radar. Dave spent most of his childhood in South Wales with his family.

He later moved to the United States to focus on his music career. As for his nationality, Galafassi is Australian and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.

On the contrary, talking about Dave’s wife, Toni was born on November 1, 1972, in Sydney, New South Wales. She spent her childhood in the Sydney suburb of Glebe until the age of six. And later, her family decided to move to Blacktown. Toni’s father, Bob, was a truck driver; on the other hand, her mother, Judy, was a customer service representative.

Toni Collette’s Husband, Dave Galafassi Is A Professional Drummer

As we already mentioned, Dave is a drummer and an actor both. The drummer has also worked in the entertainment industry and made his first debut in the movie Lucky Them in 2013 as a club drummer. It seems like this is his first and last film because we haven’t seen him in any movie after that.

Talking about his drumming career, Dave has been interested in musical instruments since his younger age. In his struggling phase, Galafassi also worked as a drummer in different clubs and restaurants.

He was the drummer for the local Sydney, Australia indie-rock Band named “Gelbison.” The band was formed in 200o with three members excluding Dave himself,

  • Pete Farley (bass guitar, horns, and backing vocals)
  • Edo Kahn (vocals and guitar)
  • Nadav Kahn (vocals, harp, and keyboards)

The band gained a lot of popularity at that time and performed in many places in Sydney. The Band’s first debut album was ‘1704,’ released on April 7, 2003. It also featured twelve-track songs. Before the release of the Band’s second album, Dave left it in 2006. The reason for Dave leaving the musical group is not revealed yet.

Dave And His Wife Toni Owns A Band

After parting away with his first band, Dave and his wife Toni Collette formed a new band called “Toni Collette & the Finish” in 2006. His wife is the lead singer in the round. The band includes four other members, i.e.

  • Glenn Richards (guitarist)
  • Pete Farley (bass)
  • David Lane (piano/keys)
  • Amanda Brown (multi-instrumentalist)

Similarly, in 2006, the band released its album Beautiful Awkward Pictures. The album consists of six songs and reached 8th position on the AIR Indie Distro Albums Chart.

Dave Galafassi And His Wife Toni Collette’s First Meeting

Dave met his wife Toni Collette during his struggling days in 2002 while performing as a drummer for his first band, Gelbison, at a restaurant in Sydney. Things didn’t go further between the two at the time. But, the lovers again met at the house party and felt some instant connection. Soon after that, the duo started dating.

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Dave Galafassi with his actor and singer wife Toni Collette

Talking about her first meeting and how they hit it off instantly, Toni told The Sydney Morning when the two met for the second time her then-future-husband, “kissed me on the cheek and I just kind of melted.”

Toni further added the actress initially wanted to spend merely ten minutes but ended up staying for 12 hours after meeting Dave there.

Galafassi and Collette’s Marriage

After dating for some time, the couple got engaged in 2002. A year after their engagement, Dave and his wife Toni exchanged their vows on January 12, 2003. Their wedding ceremony was organized at Toni’s country house in Broughton, Berry.

Their marriage was conducted under Buddhist rituals, which continued over the week. There were dancing monks, fireworks, and vegetarian banquets. One of the neighbors near the party venue told The Sun-Herald that the family of the bride and groom already gave them notice of one month of celebration as well as of an 11 pm fireworks display,

“I’m a little concerned about my horses and my wildlife because of the fireworks. But I hope they have a very happy time.”

Another member who failed tendered for the wedding meal said;

“I knew it was for today and that they wanted a totally vegetarian meal.”

Around 80 people attended their wedding along with celebrity agents Maria Farmer and Ann Churchill-Brown as well as famous filmmakers Nash Edgerton and actor Kick Gurry. All of them lived in hotels around Berry before they went to the 10-hectare property for the couple’s big day.

It’s been over nearly two decades since they got married and they are still going so strong without any separation rumors.

Do Dave Share Any Kids With His Wife?

The answer is yes. Dave shares two kids with his wife, Toni. Dave’s wife Toni experienced motherhood on January 9, 2008, in Sydney for the first time by welcoming their first daughter, Sage Florence Galafassi.

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Dave’s children with his wife

Three years after their daughter’s birth, the couple welcomed their second child, a son named Arlo Roberts Galafassi, on April 22, 2011, on Friday in Sydney. Following the birth of their second child, a rep for the duo told People,

“Toni Collette, her husband David Galafassi and their daughter Sage Galafassi are excited and proud to announce the arrival of their baby boy, Arlo Robert Galafassi.”

Furthermore, Dave and his spouse Toni said in a statement,

“He was born on Good Friday making it the greatest Friday, indeed!”

Dave Galafassi Once Survived From Horrible Accident

Dave’s actress wife revealed that her husband survived a dreadful accident on Christmas day in 2019. He was actually involved in a serious motorbike accident. Following the incident, Galafassi spent about two months in the hospital but later his wife said that her hubby is now almost recovered. She also expressed her gratitude to New South Wales Ambulance and the Toll Rescue Helicopter for saving her husband’s life via her Instagram. The actress wrote,

“Recently my husband had a devasting motorbike accident. He is noe recovering slowly but well. We’re lucky to still have him. It may not have been the case without the work of the incredible folks at @nswambulance and @tollambulancerescue. Thank you so very much for your swiftness, clarity, knowledge, compassion, and dedication.”

She further added,

“You saved him and we cannot thank you enough. Yes, it is a very Merry Christmas. THANK YOU‼️”

Fortune Of Dave Galafassi

As of 2022, Galafassi has an estimated fortune of $3 million. He has mostly made his money from his musical career. Similarly, his actor and singer-wife Collette has a net worth of $18 million as of 2022.

At present, Dave currently resides in Sydney, Australia.

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