Troy Gentile (born Troy Francis Farshi; 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).
Gentile in 2014
Troy Francis Farshi
October 27, 1993
Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.
Gentile was born in Boca Raton, Florida, to Debra (née Gentile) and Albert Farshi. 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.
He portrayed a young Craig Ferguson on a segment of The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson in October 2005. He later appeared in films such as Bad News Bears, Nacho Libre, Good Luck Chuck, Drillbit Taylor, and Hotel for Dogs. Since September 2013, he has portrayed Barry Goldberg in the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs.
|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|
|2006||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Jeremy||Episode: "Odd Couples"|
|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
|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|
- "Births". Boca Raton News. 17 November 1993. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
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