Troy Garity

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Troy Garity
Born Troy O'Donovan Hayden
(1973-07-07) July 7, 1973 (age 41)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Simone Bent
(m. 2007– present)
Parents Tom Hayden
Jane Fonda

Troy Garity (born July 7, 1973) is an American film actor. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Barry Winchell in the 2003 television movie Soldier's Girl, but may be best known for his role as Isaac Rosenberg in the Barbershop films.

Early life and education[edit]

Troy Garity was born Troy O'Donovan Hayden in Los Angeles, California, to actress/activist Jane Fonda and activist/politician Tom Hayden. He grew up in Santa Monica.[1][2][3]

His parents named him for Viet Cong Nguyen Van Troi and the 19th-century Irish Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa. His professional surname, Garity, is the family name of his paternal grandmother.[4] He began acting as a child at Santa Barbara's Laurel Springs Camp for the Arts where he performed commedia dell'arte. He made an uncredited appearance in the film On Golden Pond.[4] He trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He became a member of the Academy Repertory Company, performing in a number of stage productions.[4]

Family[edit]

Along with his half-sister Vanessa Vadim and cousin Bridget Fonda, Garity is a member of the third generation of one of Hollywood's most famous acting families. His mother, Jane Fonda, and uncle Peter Fonda are the children of Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Ford Seymour.[5] His father is of Irish descent and his mother's ancestry includes Dutch, French, German, Irish, and English.[5][6]

Career[edit]

Garity has appeared in numerous film productions. He played his father in the 2000 film Steal This Movie based on the life of Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman. His portrayal of Isaac Rosenberg in the 2002 film Barbershop proved to be his breakout role and he reprised it in Barbershop 2: Back in Business. He also starred as Harvey in the Danny Boyle/Alex Garland film Sunshine and as the tormented survivor of a tragic family accident in Lake City.

In 1998, Garity was named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.[4]

Honors[edit]

In 2003, he played Barry Winchell in the film Soldier's Girl and earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Mini-series or a Motion Picture Made for Television.[7]

Personal life[edit]

On August 27, 2007, Garity married actress Simone Bent at Columbia University's St. Paul's Chapel.[8] Garity is the founder of the Peace Process Network, an international gang violence prevention coalition,[4] and he is the chairman of Homies Unidos, a gang violence prevention group in Los Angeles.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1981 On Golden Pond Young Boy Uncredited
1996 The Cherokee Kid Bartender TV movie
1997 Conspiracy Theory Intern
2000 Steal This Movie! Tom Hayden
2000 Rude Awakening Vin Episode: "How Was Your Date?"
2000 Solomon Bernstein's Bathroom Solomon Bernstein Short film
2000 Code Blue Daniel Mosley Video game
2001 Perfume Simon
2001 Bandits Harvey Pollard
2002 Lather. Rinse. Repeat. John Donnelly Short film
2002 Barbershop Isaac Rosenberg
2003 Soldier's Girl Barry Winchell TV movie
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
2003 Milwaukee, Minnesota Albert Burroughs
2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business Isaac Rosenberg
2004 After the Sunset Luc
2007 Sunshine Harvey
2007 Eichmann Avner Less
2008 Lake City Billy
2008 Winged Creatures Ron Abler
2008 A Cat's Tale Marchello
2009 My One and Only Becker
2009 A Day in the Life Officer Klute
2009 Kerosene Cowboys Luke "Cajun" Babbineaux
2009 House Hank Hardwick Episode: "Teamwork"
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Agent Edward Kipton Episode: "Loa Aloha"
2011 The Playboy Club John Bianchi 4 episodes
2011 The Good Doctor Dan
2011–2012 Boss Sam Miller 18 episodes
2013 Gangster Squad Wrevock

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Caroline Ryder, April 28, 2008. "The Thinking Man's Actor. Troy Garity Goes His Own Way."
  2. ^ Page 1
  3. ^ Page 2; accessed 2009-11-28.
  4. ^ a b c d e Profile of Troy Garity
  5. ^ a b IMDb profile
  6. ^ Genealogy site
  7. ^ Girl
  8. ^ Marriage to Simone Bent

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