Michael James Galeota (August 28, 1984 – January 10, 2016) was an American actor. He was best known for his role as Nick Lighter in the Disney Channel Original Series The Jersey.
In January 2016, Galeota was hospitalized after complaining of abdominal pains, but left treatment against doctor's orders. On January 10, he was found dead by a friend at his home in Glendale, California. He was 31 years old. No precise cause of death was released, but the Los Angeles County Coroner's office stated that Galeota had several health problems, including hypertension and high cholesterol. He also suffered from diverticulitis. An autopsy was pending as of January 11, 2016.
On September 12, 2016, it was revealed Galeota died as a result of cardiovascular disease and hypertension.