Troy Gentile

Troy Gentile (born Troy Francis Farshi;[1] October 27, 1993) is an American actor best known for his role as Mark in Hotel for Dogs and Barry Goldberg on the comedy series The Goldbergs (2013–present), and for playing young versions of Jack Black‘s characters in Nacho Libre and Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (both 2006).

Troy Gentile
Gentile in 2014
Troy Francis Farshi

(1993-10-27) October 27, 1993
Years active2005–present

Early life

Gentile was born in Boca Raton, Florida, to Debra (née Gentile) and Albert Farshi.[1] When he was four years old, his family moved to Los Angeles, California. His father is originally from Iran. His mother is from New York and has Italian ancestry.

He attended community college before he was cast in The Goldbergs.[2]


He portrayed a young Craig Ferguson on a segment of The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson in October 2005.[3] He later appeared in films such as Bad News Bears, Nacho Libre, Good Luck Chuck, Drillbit Taylor, and Hotel for Dogs.[4] Since September 2013, he has portrayed Barry Goldberg in the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs.[5][6]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Bad News Bears Matthew Hooper
2006 Nacho Libre Young Nacho
2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Lil' JB
2007 9 Lives of Mara Larry
2007 I Could Never Be Your Woman Fighting Boy
2007 Order Up Boy Short film
2007 Good Luck Chuck Young Stu
2008 Pineapple Express Troy Jones Uncredited. Only in the unrated version.
2008 Drillbit Taylor Ryan "T-Dog" Anderson
2009 Hotel for Dogs Mark
2011 Pig Lady Justin Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Jeremy Episode: "Odd Couples"
2006 Zip Nelson Pilot
2007 Fugly Nathan Pilot
2008 Entourage Mitchell Levine Episode: "The All Out Fall Out"
2010 Hawthorne R.J. Paxton Episode: "The Starting Line"
2013–present The Goldbergs Barry Goldberg Main cast
2015 The Middle Kid at Party Episode: "Operational Infiltration"
2019–2020 Schooled Barry Goldberg 5 episodes
2019 Celebrity Family Feud Himself Episode: “Black-ish vs. The Goldbergs
2020 That One Time Kevin Brooks Main role, filming

Awards and nominations


Year Category Award Work Result
2005 Young Artist Award Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Feature Film Bad News Bears Won
2006 Young Artist Award Best Supporting Young Actor in a Feature Film Nacho Libre Nominated
2008 Young Artist Award Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Feature Film Drillbit Taylor Nominated


  1. "Births". Boca Raton News. 17 November 1993. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  2. Harris, Bill (7 May 2014). "Troy Gentile finds success with 'The Goldbergs'". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  3. "Troy Gentile". TV Guide. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  4. "Troy Gentile profile". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  5. Andreeva, Nellie (26 February 2013). "Brittany Snow To Star In Fox Pilot 'To My Assistant', Troy Gentile Joins 'How The Hell'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  6. Cunningham, Amrie (6 May 2014). "Talking The Goldbergs with Hayley Orrantia and Troy Gentile". My Take on TV. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
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