Troy Garity

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


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]


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]


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]


1981On Golden PondYoung BoyUncredited
1996The Cherokee KidBartenderTV movie
1997Conspiracy TheoryIntern
2000Steal This Movie!Tom Hayden
2000Rude AwakeningVinEpisode: "How Was Your Date?"
2000Solomon Bernstein's BathroomSolomon BernsteinShort film
2000Code BlueDaniel MosleyVideo game
2001BanditsHarvey Pollard
2002Lather. Rinse. Repeat.John DonnellyShort film
2002BarbershopIsaac Rosenberg
2003Soldier's GirlBarry WinchellTV 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
2003Milwaukee, MinnesotaAlbert Burroughs
2004Barbershop 2: Back in BusinessIsaac Rosenberg
2004After the SunsetLuc
2007EichmannAvner Less
2008Lake CityBilly
2008Winged CreaturesRon Abler
2008A Cat's TaleMarchello
2009My One and OnlyBecker
2009A Day in the LifeOfficer Klute
2009Kerosene CowboysLuke "Cajun" Babbineaux
2009HouseHank HardwickEpisode: "Teamwork"
2011Hawaii Five-0Agent Edward KiptonEpisode: "Loa Aloha"
2011The Playboy ClubJohn Bianchi4 episodes
2011The Good DoctorDan
2011–2012BossSam Miller18 episodes
2013Gangster SquadWrevock
2013ElementaryLucas Bundsch


  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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