In the tradition of comedians who have made the transition from the stage to the screen, such as Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby, multi-talented Guy Torry has made the leap to comedic actor with great success. You can catch Guy on the new season of Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam on HBO. He will next be seen on the big screen in four upcoming movies. "Funny Money," opposite Chevy Chase, Penelope Ann Miller and Chris McDonald, "The Last Stand," starring Anthony Anderson, Darrin Henson, Kevin Hart and written and directed by Russ Parr and "Dead and Deader," opposite Dean Cain and Susan Ward and the Independent thriller "Slow Burn," opposite Ray Liotta, Taye Diggs, LL Cool J and Mekhi Phifer. Slow Burn is on the big screen April 13th. Guy recently appeared with Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear and Eva Mendes in the 20th Century Fox Film, "Stuck on You" and his many feature film credits include "Runaway Jury," "Don't Say A Word," "Pearl Harbor," "Life," "The Animal" and most notably "American History X."
The St. Louis native also received critical acclaim for his work on the small screen starring in the NBC mini-series "The 70's," the HBO television movie "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge" and the UPN drama "The Strip." Guy has made guest star appearances on television series including "Blind Justice," "The Shield," "One On One," "X Files" and "NYPD Blue." He also supplied his voice on the animated Nickelodeon series "As Told By Ginger."
While attending Southeast Missouri State University, Guy had a curious desire to pursue a career in entertainment. Once in Los Angeles, he landed a job as a production assistant on the Fox comedy "Martin." His quick wit captured the attention of the show's writers, producers and eventually the show's star Martin Lawrence. Guy became a contributing writer to the series and had subsequent writing stints on sitcoms such as "Minor Adjustments" and "Moesha".
Guy's televised stand up credits include recent performances on BET's "Comic View," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "Showtime at the Apollo" and "Russell Simmons: Def Comedy Jam" where he made his standup debut to a national audience. Guy also hosted the enormously successful 52 city comedy tour "The Kings of Comedy" which grossed over $37M. He created a unique concept called "Phat Comedy Tuesdays" which was a weekly showcase for up and coming comedians. This evolved into a weekly spotlight at the Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip entitled "The Guy Torry Show" where Guy hosts and produces a comedy showcase featuring an improve comedy troupe. This event was regularly attended by the comedy A-List including Eddie Murphy, Chris Tucker and Chris Rock.
Guy is now hosting BET's new sports show BALLERS. This new show is bringing the feel of a night out with the boys to your living room – a fresh new series that talks about sports in a sexy club environment hosted by four-time NBA World Champion John Salley, three-time NFL Pro Bowler Hugh Douglas and comedian Guy Torry. The show debuts Friday, April 20th on BET.
He is currently performing in comedy clubs across the country. Guy and his wife Monica currently reside in Los Angeles.
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Added by thedcimprov on December 29, 2009