Troy Garity

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Troy Garity
Born (1973-07-07) July 7, 1973 (age 49)
Years active1974–present
Simone Bent
(m. 2007)
Parent(s)Tom Hayden
Jane Fonda

Troy Garity (born July 7, 1973)[1] is an American film actor. He is primarily known for his role as Isaac in the Barbershop film series and as Barry Winchell in the television movie Soldier's Girl (2003), where he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film.

Early life, family and education[edit]

Garity with his mother Jane and father Tom in 1976.

Garity was born in Los Angeles, California, to actress/activist Jane Fonda and activist/politician Tom Hayden. His parents gave him the last name Garity, the surname of his paternal grandmother. [1][2] He grew up in Santa Monica.[3][4][5] His half-sister is director and cinematographer Vanessa Vadim.

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.[6] His father is of Irish descent and his mother's ancestry includes Dutch, English, French, German, and Irish.[6][7]

Garity made his first onscreen appearance as an infant, when his parents carried him through their Vietnam travelogue, Introduction to the Enemy (1974).[8] He began acting as a child at Santa Barbara's Laurel Springs Camp for the Arts. He made an uncredited appearance in the film On Golden Pond (1981),[9] 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.[1]


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".[1]


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.[10][11]

Personal life[edit]

On August 27, 2007, Garity married actress Simone Bent at Columbia University's St. Paul's Chapel.[12] Garity is the founder of the Peace Process Network, an international gang violence prevention coalition,[1] and he is the chairman of Homies Unidos, a gang violence prevention group in Los Angeles.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1974 Introduction to the Enemy Himself
1981 On Golden Pond Young Boy Uncredited
1996 The Cherokee Kid The 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 FBI 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
2013 Elementary Lucas Bundsch
2014 Sabotage DEA Agent Spolcheck
2015–2019 Ballers Jason
2016 Barbershop: The Next Cut Isaac Rosenberg Cameo
2016 The Brooklyn Banker Santo Bastucci
2017 Shooter Jeffrey Denning 4 episodes
2019 Magnum P.I. James Harris/Daniel Skordi Episode: "He Came by Night"
2020 BlackAF Jim Netflix series


  1. ^ a b c d e "Profile of Troy Garity". Tribute.
  2. ^ Koffman, Susan (August 1, 1984). "Stepparent Adoption: A Comparative Analysis of Laws and Policies in England and the United States". Boston College International and Comparative Law Review. B.C. Int'l & Comp. Law Rev. 7 (2): 469. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Ryder, Caroline Ryder (April 28, 2008). "The Thinking Man's Actor: Troy Garity Goes His Own Way". Papermag.
  4. ^ "Page 1". Paper CA. Archived from the original on 2015-09-14.
  5. ^ "Page 2". Paper CA. Archived from the original on September 14, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2009.
  6. ^ a b "Profile of Jane Fonda". IMDb. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  7. ^ "Re: Briscoe Gerard Baldwin - Brazos - Family History & Genealogy Message Board -". Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  8. ^ Sayre, Nora (November 15, 1974). "Vietnam Lesson:'Introduction to Enemy' From Jane Fonda". The New York Times. New York. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  9. ^ "On Golden Pond". TV Guide. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  10. ^ "Troy Garity, Awards". IMDb. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  11. ^ "Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television 2004". Golden Globes. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  12. ^ "Jane Fonda's son Troy Garity marries". Topix. Retrieved 12 March 2015.

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