Blake Gallo (Alberto Rosende) is a junior member of the Chicago Fire team. Well, at least he was. The character has proved himself during his time at the 51, and since season 10, he gradually made the transition towards being the “old guard.”
Given all the drama that went down in the season 11 finale, it can be easy for Gallo to get lost in the shuffle. Still, he remains a crucial part of the show and wherever it goes next. The idea of him being part of the “old guard” raises some interesting questions about his age, however. How long has he been a firefighter? How old was he when he joined the 51?
Here’s what you need to know.
How old is Alberto Rosende?
Most firefighters are hired between the ages of 25-35, so we can safely assume that Gallo falls into this age range. We’ve never gotten a specific reference to his age of date of birth on the show, but we do have the age of the actor who plays him, Alberto Rosende, as a reference point.
Rosende was born on February 14, 1993, which makes him 30 years old. If we were to take his age and apply it to Gallo, it would line up perfectly with the time he started his tenure at the 51.
We’re also led to believe that Gallo is the same age as Violet (Hanako Greensmith) and Ritter (Daniel Kyri), which tracks given that the age of the actors are 26 and 27, respectively. There’s some confusing math with regards to Violet, given that she was meant to graduate around the same time that Gallo did, but breaking down her age will be a conundrum for another article.
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Generally, showrunners and writers like to align the age of the actor with the character. As we stated in the Cruz post, it makes it easier to maintain continuity while ensuring that the actor doesn’t have to look silly playing someone way younger or older than them.
If we are to assume that Gallo is 30, then he’s at the perfect to transition out of the rookie phase and into the mentorship/old guard phase that was bestowed upon him in the season 10 finale.
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