Troy Garity

Actor
If acting is indeed genetic, then Troy Garity should have no worries: He is the grandson of screen legend Henry Fonda and the son of two-time Academy Award winner Jane Fonda. When his mother gave birth to him in 1972 ... Read more »
Born: 07/06/1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

Ballers 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Sabotage 2014 (Movie)

Agent Spolcheck (Actor)

Unforgettable 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alex of Venice 2013 (Movie)

Freddy (Actor)

Elementary 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gangster Squad 2013 (Movie)

Wrevock (Actor)

Red Sky 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Boss 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Doctor 2012 (Movie)

Dan (Actor)

Hawaii Five-O 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Playboy Club 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eichmann 2010 (Movie)

Captain Avner Less (Actor)

Mercy 2010 (Movie)

Dane (Actor)

Fragments 2009 (Movie)

Ron Abler (Actor)

House 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

My One and Only 2009 (Movie)

Becker (Actor)

Lake City 2008 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Sunshine 2007 (Movie)

Harvey (Actor)

Sir! No Sir! 2006 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Milwaukee, Minnesota 2005 (Movie)

Albert Burroughs (Actor)

After the Sunset 2004 (Movie)

Luc (Actor)

Barbershop 2: Back in Business 2004 (Movie)

Isaac (Actor)

Barbershop 2002 (Movie)

Isaac Rosenberg (Actor)

Bandits 2001 (Movie)

Harvey Pollard (Actor)

Steal This Movie 2000 (Movie)

Tom Hayden (Actor)

Soldier's Girl (TV Show)

Actor

The Cherokee Kid (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Off the Chain (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

If acting is indeed genetic, then Troy Garity should have no worries: He is the grandson of screen legend Henry Fonda and the son of two-time Academy Award winner Jane Fonda. When his mother gave birth to him in 1972, she and then-husband Tom Hayden opted not to saddle their son with either well-known surname, thus allowing him to develop his own individuality. Clearly, acting was in his blood, though, and Garity began by spending his childhood summers at the Laurel Springs Camp for the Arts in Santa Barbara. In 1993, he moved to NYC to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and three years later headed back to Southern California to pursue a career. Almost immediately, he landed a small role in the HBO original "The Cherokee Kid" (1996) and secured his first big screen gig, a tiny part in "Conspiracy Theory" (1997). Garity's first major film role seemed like a natural; he was tapped to portray his own father in the Abbie Hoffman biopic "Steal This Movie!" (2000) and while he acquitted himself, the film barely registered with the public. Following an appearance in the ensemble of the Sundance-screened improvised film "Perfume" (2001), the good-looking, dark-haired actor landed what promised to be his breakthrough role in the crime comedy "Bandits" (2001). Cast as Harvey Pollard, a sweet-natured but excessively dim wannabe stuntman and movie special effects technician who doubles as a getaway driver for two bank robbers. Continuing to demonstrate his versatility, Garity was next cast as a mentally handicapped person in the cable telepic "A Soldier's Girl" (2002), playing a real-life soldier beaten to death for falling in love with a transgendered nightclub performer, and "Milwaukee, Minnesota" (2003) and saw his stock rise when he played Isaac Rosenberg in the hit comedy "Barbershop" (2002), a role he reprised in the 2004 sequel.

Relationships

Simone Bent

Companion
Married August 27, 2007 at Columbia University's St. Paul's Chapel in NYC

Laura Bridge

Companion
Dated for several years no longer together

Frances Brokaw

Grandmother
Committed suicide on October 14, 1950, when Jane Fonda was 12 years old

Henry Fonda Actor

Grandfather
Born May 16, 1905 Died Aug. 12, 1982

Jane Fonda Actor

Mother
Born Dec. 21, 1937; former fashion model and fitness guru; rose to fame with films such as "Barbarella" (1968) and "Coming Home" (1978)

Peter Fonda Actor

Uncle
Born Feb. 23, 1940

Bridget Fonda Actor

Cousin
Born Jan. 27, 1964 to Peter Fonda and Susan Brewer

Tom Hayden

Father
Best known for his involvement in the animal rights, and the anti-war and civil rights movements of the 1960s served in the California State Assembly (1982-1992) and the State Senate (1992-2000)

Ted Turner

Step-Father
Founder of the cable news network CNN married to Jane Fonda from 1991-2001

Vanessa Vadim

Half-Sister
Born Sept. 28, 1968 daughter of Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim

Mary Williams

Sister
Born in 1967 adopted by Fonda and then husband Tom Hayden

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York 1993 - 1996

University of Colorado

Boulder , Colorado 1991 - 1993
Dropped out in 1993 to attend drama school in NYC

Santa Monica High School

Santa Monica , California 1987 - 1991

Milestones

2010

Co-starred in Scott Caan's writing and producing debut "Mercy"

2008

Played a psychologist who is assigned to counsel the survivors of a random shooting in "Winged Creatures"

2007

Co-starred in Danny Boyle's science-fiction thriller "Sunshine"

2005

Starred in "Milwaukee, Minnesota" with Randy Quaid and Bruce Dern

2004

Appeared in "After the Sunset" with Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek

2004

Re-teamed with Queen Latifah and Ice Cube for "Barbershop 2: Back in Business"

2003

Portrayed soldier Barry Winchell, who was murdered due to his relationship with a transgendered showgirl in "A Soldier's Girl"; earned Independent Spirit and Golden Globe nominations for Supporting Actor

2002

Had breakthrough role playing Isaac Rosenberg in the comedy feature "Barbershop"

2001

Cast as the dim-witted driver for bank robbers Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton in "Bandits"

2001

Joined the ensemble cast of Michael Rymer's "Perfume"; screened at Sundance

2000

Portrayed his father, Tom Hayden, in the Abbie Hoffman biopic "Steal This Movie!"

1997

First film role, "Conspiracy Theory"

1996

Made his acting debut in the HBO film "The Cherokee Kid"

1993

Moved to NYC to attend drama school

Attended Laurel Springs Camp for the Arts in Santa Barbara as a child

Bonus Trivia

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"Acting was not the easiest choice in the world, but for me it was the most honest. There's a feeling I get when I'm involved in a production and collaboration that has me sprung. It's that feeling I want to maintain. There are other ways to get it - marching in the streets or with a group of people sharing intimate dialogue or inspirational actions - but oftentimes they don't pay the bills." - Garity quoted in the Daily News, Oct. 11, 2001

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"My greatest ability is that I can go anywhere and get down and be accepted, I can go to El Salvador and kick it with gang members, or go to HBO and convince them I have an idea that's worth their money" - Garity to Premiere magazine, January 2004

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His parents named him after two resistance leaders, Nguyen Van Troi and O'Donovan Rossa. His surname, Garity, is the family name of his paternal grandmother and used for the sake of anonymity.

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