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Troy Garity

When Troy Garity garnered the opportunity to portray his father, Senator Tom Hayden, in the Abbie Hoffman biopic Steal This Movie alongside Vincent D'Onofrio and Janeane Garofalo, he may not have 'stolen' the show, but he did pave the way to an additional three features. Garity, whose mother is Jane Fonda, has created his own niche within his acclaimed acting family. In the lead role in Showtime's critically hailed Soldier's Girl, Garity received a Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nomination this year for his performance.

His feature film credits include Barry Levinson's Bandits, and the hit ensemble comedy Barbershop for which he went on to reprise his role for the sequel. He also appeared in last year's Sundance entrant Perfume, which offers an improvisational look into the fashion industry, and the Spring '05 feature Milwaukee, Minnesota in which he portrays an idiot savant ice fisherman alongside Bruce Dern and Randy Quaid.

Over the years, Garity has worked to hone his craft, having spent his childhood performing comedia del arte at The Laurel Springs Camp for the Arts in Santa Barbara, followed by a move to New York where he trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He eventually became an Academy Repertory Company Player, appearing in nearly a dozen stage productions.

Currently residing in Los Angeles, Garity's additional feature credits include Richard Donner's Conspiracy Theory with Julia Roberts and Mel Gibson, as well as the lead in director Rafal Zelinski's Bohemia.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Troy Garity Facts

Birth NameTroy Hayden
BirthdayJuly 7, 1973 (48)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Troy Garity compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Barbershop 2: Back in Business
On Golden Pond
My One And Only
Gangster Squad
Soldier's Girl
A Day In The Life
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