Guy Torry

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Guy Torry
Born Robert Torry
(1976-01-05) January 5, 1976 (age 38)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Comedian
Years active 1992-present
Spouse(s) Monica Askew (m. 2002–08)

Robert "Guy" Torry (born January 5, 1976) is an American actor and comedian.He is the younger brother of actor and comedian Joe Torry.

Early life[edit]

Guy Torry was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Southeast Missouri State University where fellow comedian and St. Louisan Cedric the Entertainer attended. While attending college, Torry developed his talent for comedy. After college, Guy eventually took his talents to Hollywood, where he took up comedy and acting.

Career[edit]

Guy Torry began his acting career around the age of 17. He made minor appearances on shows such as Martin. In 1997, he became a regular cast member of UPN's short-lived sitcom Good News. He eventually started touring all around the world doing stand-up comedy, with numerous sold-out events and standing ovations. He appeared on Def Jam Comedy, which was another successful comedy show that featured his brother Joe as one of the hosts, as well as appearances on Comedy Central and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Also, he created and hosted a very successful weekly comedy show called Phat Tuesdays,[1] at one of America's most famous comedy hubs "The Comedy Store." Phat Tuesdays formed in 1995 and lasted for 10 years. Guy Torry was also an original member of the Kings of Comedy in 1998, where he hosted for the first year. He could not continue the second year due to a starring role he landed on the UPN action-drama The Strip. He also wrote for other television series such as Martin and Moesha among others. He started breaking into films in the mid-1990s and since then has had parts in many films, including Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, Life, and Trippin'. His most notable role was as a convict named Lamont in American History X, who helped turn a young Nazi-skinhead's life around while in prison, and had a small part in the 2001 film Pearl Harbor, playing a sailor assigned to the USS Arizona. In 2003 Torry's brother founded a film production company called MO Films, and Guy is slated to be an actor, writer, and producer of various projects from the company. He also works on The Tony Scott Morning Show along with host Tony Scott and Tammy Holland.

Charity work[edit]

His brother founded the Giving Back the Love Foundation in 1996 and ever since then Guy has been an avid supporter of the program.[2] This foundation gives back to his hometown community (St. Louis) through youth and community programs. He also donated his time and sometimes money to other charity foundations of celebrity athletes such as: NFL Football players Terrell Owens, Marshall Faulk, Torrey and Terrence Holt, Ronald Curry, Andre Johnson, Ray Lewis, NBA Basketball players Shaquille O'Neal, Jimmy Jackson, Magic Johnson, Tarence Kinsey, Chris Weber, The NBA Entertainment League, and several other charities, including the Celebrity Cat Walk, Shoes For Africa,and the LA Union Rescue Mission for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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