Troy Gentile

Troy Gentile

Highest Rated: 48% Bad News Bears (2005)

Lowest Rated: 26% Drillbit Taylor (2008)

Birthday: Oct 27, 1993

Birthplace: Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Actor Troy Gentile transitioned successfully from precocious juvenile performer in "Nacho Libre" (2006) and "Pineapple Express" (2008) to a comic force of nature in his star-making turn as a manic suburban teenager in the ABC comedy "The Goldbergs" (ABC, 2013- ). Born Troy Francis Farshi on October 27, 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida, Gentile began his acting career shortly after relocating to Los Angeles with his family. Two days after securing representation, he gave his first audition and landed his debut screen role as a wheelchair-bound Little League hopeful in Richard Linklater's "Bad News Bears" (2005) remake. Gentile's energetic comic presence made him a natural choice to twice play a young Jack Black, first in Jared Hess's surreal comedy "Nacho Libre" (2006) and later, in the cult rock opera-comedy "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny" (2006). He worked steadily in comedy over the next few years, guest-starring on youth-oriented TV series like "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" (Disney Channel, 2005-2008) and lending support in features like "Good Luck Chuck" (2007) and the Judd Apatow-produced "Pineapple Express" (2008) with Seth Rogen and James Franco. Gentile shared the lead in his next picture, "Drillbit Taylor" (2008), a comedy produced by Apatow and co-written by Rogen about a con man (Owen Wilson) hired by two boys (Gentile and Nate Hartley) to protect them from school bullies. After appearing in a humorous supporting role in the children's comedy "Hotel for Dogs" (2009) and making guest appearances on "Entourage" (HBO, 2004-2011) and "Hawthorne" (TNT, 2009-2011), Gentile's career entered a fallow period, and he remained off-screen for the next three years. He attended community college with the intent to transfer to a university until he was cast as Barry Goldberg on "The Goldbergs." Based on series creator Adam F. Goldberg's own experiences as a teenager in suburban Pennsylvania during the 1980s, "The Goldbergs" gave Gentile the ideal showcase for the full bore of his talents as the volatile Barry, whose middle child status imbued him with both limitless, childlike anger and a relentless self-confidence in the face of his own social ineptitude.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
46% 54% Hotel for Dogs Mark (Character) $73M 2009
26% 44% Drillbit Taylor Ryan (Character) $32.9M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet 9 Lives of Mara Unknown (Character) - 2007
40% 54% Nacho Libre Young Nacho (Character) $80.2M 2006
48% 46% Bad News Bears Matthew Hooper (Character) $32.9M 2005

TV

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No Score Yet 86% The Goldbergs Barry Goldberg (Character) 2013-2020
73% 82% Schooled Barry Goldberg (Guest Star) 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Battle of the Network Stars Guest 2017
No Score Yet 90% American Dad Left Handed Kid (Guest Voice) 2017
66% 83% Entourage Mitchell Levine (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 86% The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Unknown (Guest Star) 2006

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