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Troy Garity Biography

Birth Name:
Troi O'Donovan Hayden
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Is named for Viet Cong resistance leader Nguyen Van Troi and Irish revolutionary Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa
  • Garity is his paternal grandmother's maiden name
  • Changed his name to Troy when he started acting
  • Had an unbilled role in his mother (Jane Fonda) and grandfather's (Henry Fonda) 1981 film On Golden Pond
  • As a teen, ran away with the circus when he became infatuated with one of the performers
  • Is involved with two gang-violence-prevention groups
  • Portrayed his father, activist Tom Hayden, a member of the Chicago Seven, in the 2000 Abbie Hoffman biopic Steal This Movie


  • 2004Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2004Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated