Guy Torry

Sep 9, 2008 by     Comments Off on Guy Torry    Posted under: Comedian, Male Black Comedians

Guy-TorryEarly life

Guy Torry was born and raised along with his brother, actor and comedian Joe Torry, in St. Louis, Missouri.Guy is the 5th child out of 6 children by his parents Robert & Rebecca Torry. He attended Southeast Missouri State University where fellow comedian and St. Louisan Cedric the Entertainer attended. While attending college, friends and various people that came into Guy’s life noticed his niche for comedy. It was said that he often would have comedy shows in dorms rooms on campus that were very popular at the time. After college, Guy eventually followed his older brother Joe to Hollywood where he took up acting and comedy as well.

Career

Guy Torry began his acting career around the age of 23. He made minor appearances on shows such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Family Matters and Martin. In 1997, he became a regular cast member of UPN’s short-lived sitcom Good News. He eventually started touring all around the world doing stand up comedy. With numerous sold out events and standing ovations. He appeared on Def Jam Comedy which was another successful comedy show which starred his brother Joe Torry as one of the host, as well as appearances on Comedy Central and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Also, he created and hosted a very successful weekly comedy show called “Phat Tuesdays,” at one of America’s most famous comedy hubs “The Comedy Store.” “Phat Tuesdays” formed in 1995 and lasted for 10 years. Guy Torry was also an original member of the Kings of Comedy in 1998, where he hosted for the first year. He couldn’t continue the second year due to a starring role he landed for a television sitcom ;;The Strip on the UPN. It was extremely popular in hollywood and was a great landmark for some of the successful comics today. He also wrote for other television series such as “Martin” and Moesha among others. He started breaking into films in the mid-90s and has had parts in many films since then such as Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, Life, and Trippin’. His most notable role was as a convict named Lamont in American History X, who helped turn a young Nazi-skinhead’s life around while in prison. In 2003, his brother founded a film production company called MO Films and Guy is slated to be an actor, writer, and producer of various projects from the company. He also works on The Tony Scott Morning Show along with host Tony Scott and Tammy Holland.

[edit] Personal life

Guy married Monica Askew, in 2002, after proposing to her on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Charity work

His brother founded the Giving Back the Love Foundation in 1996 and ever since then Guy has been an avid supporter of the program. This foundation gives back to his hometown community (St. Louis) through youth and community programs. j

Filmography

* Dead & Deader (2006)
* The Last Stand (2006)
* Flirt (2006)
* Funny Money (2006)
* Slow Burn (2005)
* Midnight Clear (2005)
* Jonah (2003)
* Runaway Jury (2003)
* With or Without You (2003)
* Don’t Say a Word (2001)
* Pearl Harbor (2001)
* The Animal (2001)
* Tara (2001)
* The ’70s (2000)
* Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
* Life (1999)
* Trippin’ (1999)
* American History X (1998)
* Ride (1998)
* One Eight Seven (1997)
* Back in Business (1997)
* Sunset Park (1996)
* Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

Television appearances

* Blind Justice (2005)
* One on One (2002)
* The Shield (2002)
* NYPD Blue (2001)
* Late Friday (2001)
* The X Files (2000)
* As Told By Ginger (2000)
* The Strip (1999)
* The Good News (1997)
* Sparks (1996)
* Martin (1995)
* Family Matters (1993)
-from wikipedia.org

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