Guy Torry as Eddie Wilcox
Guy Torry was born and raised along with his brother, actor and comedian Joe Torry, in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Southeast Missouri State University, where fellow comedian and St. Louisan Cedric the Entertainer attend. While attending college, friends and various people that came into Guy’s life notice his niche for comedy. It was said that he often would 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 Def Comedy Jam, the show his brother hosted, and became a writer for that very show. He also wrote for other television series, such as Martin and Moesha, among others. He started breaking into films in the mid 90’s, and has had parts in many films since then, 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 turn a young Nazi-skinhead’s life around while in prison.
His brother founded the Giving Back the Love Foundation in 1996 and ever since then, Guy has been an avid supporter of the program. This foundation gives back to his hometown community (St. Louis) through youth and community programs. In 2003, his brother founded the film production company called MO Films, and Guy is slated to be an actor, writer, and producer of various projects with the company.