Many know him for portraying a character called Isaac Rosenberg in the 2002 American comedy film, Barbershop, but there’s so much more to this young man’s acting skills, versatility, and hunky looks than you probably know. If you are still wondering who we are talking about, it is none other than Troy Garity, one of the best actors in the entertainment industry who has never failed to deliver in the many roles he has played in movies.
A closer look at his career timeline shows the first role he played on the screen was as himself in the 1974 documentary film, Introduction to the Enemy, which tells the story of how Tom Hayden, his wife, actress Jane Fonda, and infant son, Troy, travelled throughout Vietnam in the spring of 1974, telling Vietnamese people about their lives and the impacts of the war on their communities, families, and lives. Filmed and directed by popular American cinematographer/producer, Haskell Wexler, the film was recently shown at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), which took place on 7th March 2016 as well as the 2015 Vienna International Film Festival.
Since his acting debut, Troy Garity has gone ahead to star in a lot of television series and movies, bagged a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television for his playing Barry Winchell in the 2003 Canadian-American drama film, Soldier’s Girl (2003), and even walked away with the Young Hollywood Award for a Standout Performance in the year 2002.
Like every other celebrity you know or admire, the Hollywood actor has a life outside of his involvements on movie/films sets. In this article, we are going to take a closer look at Troy’s family life, family background, body measurements, and of course, how he has made it to the top so far over the years.
Troy Garity’s Bio (Age)
It was on July 7, 1973, that the actor was born in Los Angeles to American parents – Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda. The actor’s full name is Troy O’Donovan Garity. According to sources, Tom named his child after Irish Republican Brotherhood member/Fenian leader Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa and the Điện Bàn District, Vietnam-born leader Nguyen Van Troi while his surname (Garity) was derived from paternal grandmother’s family name.
Troy Garity was raised in Santa Monica and later launched his acting career as a child at Santa Barbara’s Laurel Springs Camp for the Arts, where he enacted commedia dell’arte, an early form of professional theatre also known as Commedia alla Maschera or commedia dell’arte all’improvviso. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, which is in New York City and later joined the Academy Repertory Company, where he featured in a good number of stage productions.
Parents and Siblings
The actor was born to Tom Hayden (father) and Jane Fonda (mother), as earlier mentioned. His dad (born Thomas Emmet Hayden) was a political and social activist/author/politician of Irish descent and his mom is a veteran actress/activist of mixed ethnicity that includes Irish, French, Dutch, English, and German.
Born in Royal Oak, Michigan, on December 11, 1939, Tom was a Member of the California State Assembly from the 44th district from 1982 to 1992 as well as a Member of the California Senate from the 23rd district from 1992 to 2000. He died at the age of 76, on 23rd October 2016, in Santa Monica, California, after a lengthy illness. His marital relationship with Fonda lasted for seventeen years (from 1973 to 1990). At the time of his death, he was married to his third wife, Canadian-born American actress Barbara Williams, whom he married in 1993 and shared an adopted son with. His name is Liam Hayden (born 2000).
Troy Garity’s mom, was born Jane Seymour Fonda, on 21st December 1937, in New York City, U.S. A fitness guru/actress/political activist/ writer/former fashion model, Fonda is a four-time Golden Globe Award winner, two-time BAFTA Award winner, as well as two-time Academy Award winner. She was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2014 and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in 2017 at the 74th Venice Film Festival. She has married thrice in her lifetime – Roger Vadim (1965 -1973), Tom Hayden (1973 – 1990), and Ted Turner (1991 -2001). In 2009, Jane began a relationship with American record producer, Richard Perry but it only survived till 2017, when they broke up.
Through his mother, Troy is the grandchild of actor Henry Fonda and Canadian-born American socialite Jane Fonda and actor Peter Fonda’s nephew. Apart from Troy, his mother has two other children called Mary Luana Williams and Venessa Vadim. The former was unofficially adopted in her adolescence by Tom and Jane while the latter came from Fonda’s first marriage to Roger Vadim. Mary is a writer and activist while Venessa is a film director.
Family – Wife, and Children
Garity has been in a marital relationship since 2007. He got married to Simone Bent at St. Paul’s Chapel, New York City, New York. The daughter of Boswell Bent and Dee L. Bent, Simone is an actress and activist. Troy’s union with his wife has not produced offsprings yet.
Body Stats: Height and Weight
The actor, who has made an eye-popping net worth of $94 million from his career, stands at a height of 6 2 feet (1.88 meters). However, his body weight and other details of his body measurements are hard to come by. Notwithstanding, he seems to be in great shape.