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Troy Garity's Biography

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Troy Garity was born Troy O'Donovan Hayden on 7 July 1973 in Los Angeles, the son of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden.

Troy Garity actually played his father, the activist Tom Hayden, in the 2000 film, Steal This Movie.

When he was a youngster Troy Garity ran off with the Cirque du Soleil and missed a couple of months of school.

Troy Garity's roles have included playing Harvey, the ship's Communication Officer in Sunshine. The film's director, Danny Boyle said of Garity: "He is so meticulous in the way he prepares himself for the work and very serious about his craft."

Other major roles include Harvey Pollard in Bandits and as Isaac Rosenberg in Barbershop and Barbershop 2.

Recent credits include playing the interrogating officer Avner Less in Eichmann and a psychologist Ron Abler in Winged Creatures.

In an interview with The Times, Troy Garity said about his parents and his upbringing: "The politics seep into you. It gave me the sense that everything we do is political, that we have to have responsibility for our actions. And you have to be brave enough to speak the truth. Both my parents did that and I'm proud of them."

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