Who is Troy Gentile?
Troy Gentile was born in Boca Raton, Florida USA, on 27 October 1993 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio, he has Iranian and Italian ancestry, and holds American nationality. He’s an actor, perhaps known best for his role as Barry Goldberg in the sitcom “The Goldbergs”.
Early life and education
Troy was born to Albert and Debra Farshi. His mother is an Italian American from New York City, while his father is originally from Iran. They moved to Los Angeles, California when Troy was four years old.
After matriculating from a local high school, he enrolled at a community college, but eventually dropped out because he was cast in “The Goldbergs”.
Roles in movies
Troy made his film debut in the 2005 sports comedy “Bad News Bears”, directed by Richard Linklater, and which starred Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear and Marcia Gay Harden. In the following year, he played the young version of Jack Black’s character, in the comedy “Nacho Libre”, following a monk who secretly moonlights as a luchador – a Mexican pro-wrestler. The film is loosely based on the real-life story of Fray Tormenta, and was a commercial success, grossing more than $99 million at the box office worldwide, and eventually earning a cult following, despite initially receiving mixed reviews from the critics.
Also in 2006, Troy played the young Jack Black again in the musical adventure comedy “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny”, written and directed by Liam Lynch, and which also starred Kyle Gass and JR Reed. In the following year, he appeared alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd in the romantic comedy “I Could Never Be Your Woman”, and in the same year had a role in the romantic comedy “Good Luck Chuck”, which starred Dane Cook and Jessica Alba. He also appeared in two other movies – the comedy “Hotel for Dogs”, and the thriller “9 Lives of Mara”.
In 2008, he played the supporting character Ryan, in the crime action comedy “Drillbit Taylor”, written by Kristofor Brown and Seth Rogen, directed by Steven Brill, and which starred Owen Wilson, Leslie Mann and Danny McBride.
The film centers on the bodyguard who was hired by three teenagers to protect them from the high school bully. Troy also made a short appearance in the 2008 Seth Rogen’s action comedy “Pineapple Express”.
The most recent movie role for Troy was in the 2011 short action comedy “Pig Lady”, written and directed by Thomas De Napoli and Steve Makowski. Since then, Troy has been exclusively appearing in TV series, however, he has said that he might want to appear in a movie again in the future.
Roles in TV series
Troy made his TV debut in 2005, when he appeared in an episode of “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, in which he played the young version of the host.
In 2006, he had a support role in an episode of the Disney Channel comedy “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody”.
Since 2013, Troy has been starring as Barry Goldberg in the ABC sitcom “The Golbergs”, created by Adam F. Goldberg, also starring Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone and Hayley Orrantia. The series is based on the early life of the creator Adam F. Goldberg, and follows a suburban family living in the 1980’s. It premiered on 24 September 2013, and has been running for eight seasons, with the next season set to premiere on 22 September 2021.
Between 2019 and 2020, Troy reprised the role of Barry in “The Goldbergs” spin-off series entitled “Schooled”, which is set in the 1990’s, and follows the characters from the original series. It ran for two seasons, before being canceled in May 2020.
While working on “The Goldbergs” and “Schooled”, Troy made appearances in several popular comedy series, such as “The Middle”, “That One Time” and “American Dad!”
Awards and nominations
In 2006, Troy won the Young Artist Award for his performance in “Bad News Bears”, which was shared with his co-stars from the movie. In the following year, his performance in “Nacho Libre” earned him another Young Artist Award nomination, in the Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor category.
In 2008, Troy was rewarded with the Tabloid Witch Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his role in “9 Lives of Mara”.
In the following year, Troy and his co-stars from “Drillbit Taylor”, David Dorfman and Nate Hartley, were nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast.
More recently, Troy won a 2020 CinEuphoria award, shared with the rest of “The Goldbergs” cast.
Love life and relationships
Troy is a very private person, and doesn’t like to reveal a lot of details about his love life to his audience. He was followed by rumors about being romantically involved with his onscreen matchup from “The Goldbergs”, AJ Michalka, while some fans even thought that he might be gay.
However, in November 2019, he uploaded a photo featuring his girlfriend, Jessica Inn, onto his Instagram account, revealing that he was happily taken. It’s unclear whether the two are still dating, but it appears that they might have separated, since they haven’t been spotted together in a while.
Troy hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Troy is a big fan of the basketball team Los Angeles Lakers, often raving about them on his Twitter account.
He has a very diverse taste in movies, with some of his all-time favorites being “Blade Runner 2049”, “Angels in the Outfield”, and “White Chicks”, while his favorite actors are Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jim Carrey.
Troy has a pet dog called Ruby.
He enjoys listening to hip-hop music, and some of his favorite artists include Andre 3000, Juice WRLD and 2Pac.
Appearance, age and net worth
Troy is 27 years old. He has short black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and weighs around 165lbs (75kgs).
As of August 2021, his net worth is estimated at more than $5 million.