Troy Garity
Troy Garity
Personal details
Date of birth July 7, 1973
Birth place Los Angeles, California, USA
Years active 1981 to present
Character Sam Miller
Seasons 1 & 2
First episode "Listen"
Last episode "Louder Than Words"
Credits 9 episodes (see below)
Troy Garity, born July 7, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA, is an actor. He stars as Sam Miller in the second season. He initially appeared as a recurring guest star in the first season.

he has also appeared in the films Bandits (2001), Barbershop (2002), Soldier's Girl (2003), and Sunshine (2007). . 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 lifeEdit

He was born Troy O'Donovan Hayden in Los Angeles, California to actress Jane Fonda and activist/politician Tom Hayden. He grew up in Santa Monica.

His parents named him for Viet Cong would-be assassin Nguyen Van Troi and Irish Fenian leader Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa. His professional surname, Garity, is the family name of his paternal grandmother. 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.

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. He is of Dutch, French, German, Irish descent and very distant English descent from his maternal grandmother.

He trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He also became a member of the Academy Repertory Company, performing in a number of stage productions.


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.

In 1998, Garity was named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.

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.

Personal lifeEdit

On August 27, 2007, Garity married actress Simone Bent at Columbia University's St. Paul's Chapel.

Troy Garity is the founder of the Peace Process Network, an international gang violence prevention coalition, and he is the chairman of Homies Unidos, a gang violence prevention group in Los Angeles.


Guest starEdit

Season 1 credits
"Listen" "Reflex" "Swallow" "Slip"
"Remembered" "Spit" "Stasis" "Choose"


Season 2 credits
"Louder Than Words" "Through and Through" "Ablution" "Redemption" "Mania"
"Backflash" "The Conversation" "Consequence" "Clinch" "True Enough"

External linksEdit

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