Comedy is a way of life for some, while it is medicine of entertainment for others. Comedy releases tension through laughter and the multi-talented Guy Torry has what it takes to dose up the recommended daily allowance. This refreshing young talent has successfully made the transition into feature films and television.
Guy Torry was born and raised along with his brother, actor and comedian Joe Torry, in St. Louis, Missouri. He enrolled into Southeast Missouri State University where fellow comedian, and St. Louisan, Cedric the Entertainer attended. While attending college, friends and various people that came into Guy's life noticed his niche for comedy. It was said that he would often have comedy shows, in dorm rooms on campus, that were very popular at the time. After college, Guy eventually followed his older brother Joe to Hollywood where he took up acting, and comedy as well. Guy married his wife, Monica Askew, after actually proposing to her on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Guy Torry began his acting career around the age of 23. He made spot appearances in television shows such as Family Matters and Martin. He eventually appeared on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, the show his brother hosted and became a writer for. He also wrote for other television series such as Martin and Moesha along with some others. He started breaking into films in the mid 90's such as Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, Life, and Trippin'. His most notable role was as a convict named Lamont in American History X, in which he helped turned a young skinhead's life around while in prison.
Guy has been an avid supporter of the Giving Back the Love Foundation, which his brother founded in 1996. This foundation gives back to his hometown community, St. Louis, through youth and community programs. In 2003, his brother founded the film production company, MO Films. Guy is slated to be an actor, writer, and producer of various projects with the company.