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Troy Garity
American actor

Troy Garity

Troy Garity
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Intro American actor
Is Actor Television actor Film actor Entertainer Circus performer
From United States of America
Field Entertainment Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 7 July 1973, Los Angeles, USA
Age 50 years
Star sign Cancer
Mother: Jane Fonda
Father: Tom Hayden
Siblings: Vanessa VadimMary Williams
Height: 1.8669 m
American Academy of Dramatic Arts (-1995)
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Troy O’Donovan 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 television movie Soldier's Girl (2003), but may be best known for his role as Isaac Rosenberg in the Barbershop films.

Early life, family and education

Garity was born in Los Angeles, California, to actress/activist Jane Fonda and activist/politician Tom Hayden, although it is noted in a law journal that his parents gave him the last name Garity, not Hayden, as recorded in California Birth Index. He grew up in Santa Monica. His half-sister, by his mother's first marriage, is director and cinematographer Vanessa Vadim. His adopted sister is activist Mary Williams.

His parents named him for the Vietnamese resistance leader Nguyen Van Troi and the 19th-century Irish Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa. His surname, Garity, is the family name of his paternal grandmother.

Through his mother, Garity is the grandson of New York socialite Frances Ford Seymour and actor Henry Fonda, and a nephew of actor Peter Fonda. His cousins include actress Bridget Fonda. His father is of Irish descent and his mother's ancestry includes Dutch, English, French, German, and Irish.

Garity made his first onscreen appearance as an infant, when his parents carried him through their Vietnam travelogue, Introduction to the Enemy (1974). 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 (1981), trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC, and became a member of the Academy Repertory Company, performing in a number of stage productions.


Garity has appeared in numerous film productions. He played his father in the film Steal This Movie (2000) based on the life of Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman. His portrayal of Isaac Rosenberg in the film Barbershop (2002) proved to be his breakout role, and he reprised it in Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) and Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) – though in the latter, his role is significantly reduced to a cameo appearance. He also starred as Harvey in the Danny Boyle/Alex Garland film Sunshine (2007) and as the tormented survivor of a tragic family accident in Lake City (2008).

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


For his portrayal of Barry Winchell in the film Soldier's Girl (2003), Garity earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television and in 2002 he won the Young Hollywood Award for a Standout Performance.

Personal life

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

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 08 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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