• Troy Garity is an American actor best known for roles in the Barbershop movies and as Barry Winchell in Soldier's Girl.
• He is 46 years old and of mixed ethnicity, with parents Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda.
• His big break came from the movie Steal This Movie and he has since starred in films such as Bandits, Perfume, Lake City, and Gangster Squad.
• He is married to Simone Bent and is a part of the Peace Process Network and Homiest Unidos in Los Angeles.
• He has a net worth estimated to be over $10 million.
Who is Troy Garity?
Troy Garity is an American actor, who is best known for roles such as Isaac Rosenberg in the “Barbershop” movies, and Barry Winchell in the television movie “Soldier’s Girl”.
Troy Garity Age, Early Life, Family, and Education Background
He was born Troy O’Donovan Garity Hyden on 7 July 1973, in Chinatown, California, USA, so under the Cancer Zodiac, and which makes him 46 years old in July this year. His parents are Tom Hayden, an author, a politician, and political activist, while his Jane Fonda. is a writer, an actress, and a political activist. His maternal grandfather is the famous actor Henry Fonda.
His parents come from mixed ancestries including Dutch, Norwegian, Scottish, Italian, English, French and Irish, so is an American by nationalit but of very mixed ethnicity. Troy was named after his maternal grandmother’s family name, Garity.
Garity grew up in Santa Monica, with his two sisters named Vanessa Vadim and Luana Williams, the former now working as an activist while Vanessa is a film director. He went to Santa Barbara to take his first classes for the Arts in Laurel Springs Camp, and where he also played commedia dell’arte, an early type of professional theater also referred to as Commedia alla Maschera. Troy later enrolled at New York’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts before joining the Repertory Company, where he played in numerous stage productions.
Troy Garity’s Professional Acting Career
Troy’s first job was in a documentary show entitled “Introduction to the Enemy”, shot in 1974 and playing as himself in this family show that was about Troy’s anti-war activist parents who went around Vietnam inquiring about the effects of war. The interesting thing about them was that they did not discriminate between classes in their survey, and gathered information from everyone regardless of their status in society.
In 1996, he had a minor role as a bartender in the movie “The Cherokee Kid”, and another minor role in “Conspiracy Theory”. Troy’s career took a turn for the better in 2000 when he got a slot in the mainstream cinema by landing a role in “Steal This Movie”, an American biological movie whose plot centered on Abbie Hoffman, a 1960s radical figure and a Yippy founder. Troy played the role of Abbie’s father, Tom Hayden, excellently executed and doing it the justice it deserved.
After this successful role, Troy managed to get other roles such as Harvey Pollard in the movie “Bandits”, and Simon in “Perfume”. His big break came in 2002 when Troy appeared in the film “Bartender”, one of the series by the same name and it really catapulted Troy’s career upwards in the role of Isaac Rosenberg, which gained a lot of love from fans and critics; he reprised this role for the next two segments of the series.
The following year,Troy appeared in the movie “Soldier’s Girl”, which was received very well, and saw it becoming one of the ten “Best Television Programs” that year, and for which he also received two nominations in the Best Actor category for Satellite film and Golden Globe awards.
From 2007 to 2013, Troy appeared in numerous films, including “Lake City” – in which he played the role of a tormented person who survived a tragic family accident – “Sunshine”, “A Cat’s Tale”, “Winged Creatures”, “Hawaii Five-0”, “Boss”, “Elementary”, “Gangster Squad”, and “The Playboy Club”. He also made guest appearances in a number of television films such as “A Day in the Life”, “House”, “My One and Only”, and “Cajun”. In 2017, Troy was cast in the role of Jason in the HBO drama series, “Ballers”.
Although Troy has been performing in numerous films and television shows, his major works include “Soldier’s Girl” – his role Barry Witchell is regarded as his best on screen, not only appreciated by fans but critics alike. The film was ranked among the top 10 TV films of that year, which helped catapult Garity’s career in the right direction, and for which he was nominated for a number of awards.
Troy Garity Personal Life, Marriage, and Children
Talking about his personal life, Troy is a married man – he got engaged to Simone Bent in 2016, and the following year on 27 August the couple tied the knot at St. Paul’s Chapel in Columbia University. The two seem to be leading a happy married life, as they are often spotted together in different public social events. Troy and Simone are yet to welcome a child into this world.
Troy is the organizer of a universal posse known as Peace Process Network, which is a counteractive action coalition. He also acts as Homiest Unidos’ administrator in Los Angeles. Troy is an animal and nature lover who owns three cats and two dogs.
He was rated among the “Top 50 Beautiful People” by the People Magazine. At the age of 16, Troy got arrested and he was charged with graffiti painting. He also once quit school to join the circus, and follow his crush, a circus performer.
Spent an amazing day with my buddies helping raise awareness and funds to support those affected by the Borderline shooting and California fires. Can’t express enough appreciation to @CAstrongfund for making this happen. #CaliforniaStrong pic.twitter.com/lNr2kgdzng
— Troy Garity (@TROYGARITY) January 14, 2019
Troy Garity Interesting Facts
Below are some of Troy’s interesting facts you probably didn’t know about.
He changed his name to Troy when he began acting. His parents had named him after Nguyen Van Troi, the Viet Cong resistance leader, and Jeremiah O’Donovan Rosa, an Irish revolutionary.
He played the role of his father, Tom Hayden, an activist and a Chicago Seven member in 2000 when he appeared in the film “Steal This Movie” as Abbie Hoffman’s dad.
Apart from running away as a teenager to follow his crush, he was also involved in two gang-violence prevention groupings.
Troy Garity Net Worth
From the kind of lifestyle that Troy lives, it is true to say that he earns a good amount from his career. Although information regarding his annual income has not been shared with the public, it must be considerable, coming from movies and loyalties. Reputable sources estimate Troy Garity’s net worth to be over $10 million, which no doubt allows Troy and his wife to live a relatively lavish lifestyle.