Troy Garity is an American actor best known for his role as Isaac Rosenberg in the feature films Barbershop (2002) and its sequel Barbershop 2: Back in Business, in 2004.
He also had a starring role as Sam Miller, the tenacious reporter-turned-editor determined to expose Mayor Tom Kane's nefarious political maneuvering and elusive illness, in the political drama television series Boss, from 2011-2012.
During the first season of Boss, Garity simultaneously juggled an arc on NBC's The Playboy Club which conveniently filmed at the same Chicago studio. He previously was there while filming the successful Barbershop franchise with Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer.
Amidst this foray into television, Garity appeared with the likes of Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Sean Penn in Warner Bros.' Gangster Squad.
While Boss marked Garity's first full season on television, it was not his first time working in the medium. Garity starred in the critically acclaimed Showtime original film Soldiers Girl. Based on the true story of Private Barry Winchell, his performance earned him both Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best Actor.
Following in the success of his iconic film acting family (he was born Troy O'Donovan Hayden in Los Angeles, California to actress Jane Fonda and activist/politician Tom Hayden and his cousin is Bridget Fonda), Garity has gone on to work with some of the best actors and directors in his field.
Some of his film credits include Barry Levinson's Bandits with Bruce Willis, Cate Blanchett & Billy Bob Thornton; Danny Boyle's Sunshine with Cillian Murphy and Chris Evans; Brett Ratner's After the Sunset with Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Woody Harrelson; and Lake City in which he starred opposite Sissy Spacek.
Garity also had the opportunity to portray his father, Senator Tom Hayden, in the Abbie Hoffman biopic Steal This Movie alongside Vincent D'Onofrio and Janeane Garofalo.