A native of St. Louis, Guy Torry moved to
L.A. in pursuit of an entertainment career. He premiered his stand-up
talent nationally on Russell Simmons' hit "Def Comedy Jam."
His success quickly resulted in a return appearance which parlayed the
young comic into a staff writer for the HBO late night show and
eventually a spot on the "Def Comedy Jam" national tour for
Guy's resume includes writing credits for
"Martin," "Minor Adjustments," and "Moesha,"
among others. He also appeared at HBO's 1997 Aspen Comedy Festival,
for which he continues to receive critical and industrial acclaim. He
created and produced "Phat Tuesday," as a weekly showcase
for upcoming comedians. Always working to refine his own craft, Guy
Torry can regularly be seen performing at comedy clubs around the
country while aspiring to become a positive role model and an
inspiration for people from all walks of life.
You may remember his rock-solid supporting role as
the convict who helped skinhead Ed Norton get it together in "American
History X." He received rave reviews for his work in the
film from Daily Variety, Entertainment Weekly and New York Magazine,
who referred to him as "marvelous," "scene
stealing," and "superb."
He appeared as a pilot in the World War II epic
"Pearl Harbor," opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr.
He appeared in "The Animal," Rob
Schneider's Frankenstein-meets-Doctor Dolittle goof-fest, produced by
Adam Sandler, about an accident victim who gets spliced back together
with wild animal parts. Torry has a charmingly twisted role as a pal
of Schneider who complains he gets preferential treatment because he's
Guy Torry started out in stand-up comedy, has
written for sitcoms and did time with Eddie Murphy and
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Born: ..in Missouri / born nMissouri
..in St. Louis / born StLouisMO
Jan 5, 1969
Based: ..in California / based nCalifornia
..in Los Angeles / based