• Troy Francis Farshi was born in Boca Raton, FL in 1993 and is an actor best known for his work in "Hotel for Dogs" and "The Goldbergs".
• He has a net worth of over $5 million thanks to his successful career in acting.
• He began acting at a young age, and adopted Gentile as his surname due to his father's background.
• He has had roles in films such as "Bad News Bears", "Nacho Libre", and "Good Luck Chuck".
• He is active on social media and is an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Date Of BirthOctober 27, 1993
FactTwice played a young Jack Black: in Nacho Libre (2006) and in Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006).

Who is Troy Gentile?

Troy Francis Farshi was born on 27 October 1993, in Boca Raton, Florida, USA, and is an actor, best known for his work in the film “Hotel for Dogs” and the comedy show “The Goldbergs”. He is also known for his portrayal of a younger Jack Black in “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny” and “Nacho Libre”.

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The Wealth of Troy Gentile

How rich is Troy Gentile? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $5 million, earned through a successful career in acting. He’s been active in the industry since 2005 and has gained numerous award nominations throughout his career. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

Troy’s father was originally from Iran, and his mother is of Italian descent, hailing from New York. The family only stayed in Florida for four years before decided to move to Los Angeles, California. At a young age, he became highly interested in acting which eventually led to opportunities when he was around 12 years of age.

Troy Gentile

He continued his education up to enrolling in community college, but eventually decided to move away from his college studies to focus more on developing his acting career. This was when he adopted Gentile, which has connotations with his father’s background. One of his first roles was as a young Craig Ferguson in a segment of “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”; this was the third iteration of the franchise, and aired from 2005 to 2014. It was previously aired under the hosts Tom Synder and Craig Kilborn. Ferguson was responsible for the show’s highest ratings since its inception, with an emphasis on comedy.

Continued Acting Work

Over the next few years, Gentile continued to take on more acting projects including “Bad News Bears” which is a sports comedy film starring Billy Bob Thornton and Greg Keinnear. It is a reboot of the 1976 sports films “The Bad News Bears” and received mixed reviews, also failing at the box office. He then appeared as a young version of Jack Black in “Nacho Libre” which is loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta, a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who also had a career as a masked luchador to support the orphanage he was taking care of.

His next project would be 2007’s “Good Luck Chuck”, a romantic comedy film starring Jessica Alba. In the film, the women who meet titular character Chuck find their true love after having sex with him – the film was panned by critics however. This did not stop Gentile’s acting endeavors, as he then appeared in “Drillbit Taylor”, starring Owen Wilson as the titular character, which was an original idea by John Hughes. It was his last film as a writer before his death in 2009, and he used the pseudonym Edmond Dantes for the film. The film was a box office disappointment, and responses were mixed to negative.

The Goldbergs and Recent Projects

In 2009, Troy starred in the family comedy film “Hotel for Dogs”, a Nickelodeon film but is produced by DreamWorks Pictures, based on the 1971 novel of the same name. The film focuses on the story of two orphans who attempt to hide their dog at an abandoned hotel, leading them to also take in other dogs to save them from police officers or cold hearted animal pound workers.

In 2013, he was then cast for one of his best known roles in the comedy show “The Goldbergs”, which airs on ABC. It was created by Adam F. Goldberg and stars Troy alongside Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, and Sean Giambrone. It is based on Goldberg’s family and childhood during the 1980s, and even has a childhood version of himself; the show has now been running for seven seasons. While working on the show, Troy has also had guest appearances in shows such as “The Middle”, a sitcom about a lower middle class family in Indiana, and a two episode role in “Schooled”, a direct spin-off of “The Goldbergs”, this time set in the 1990s.

Personal Life and Social Media

For his personal life, not much is known in terms of Gentile’s romantic relationships. Several sources state that he is single, and he has not posted anything or talked about anyone that can prove otherwise. Due to the lack of any available information about this aspect of his life, there are rumors going around that he is gay though this has also not been confirmed.

Similar to numerous actors, he is highly active online through accounts on social media. He has an account on Instagram in which he has over 75,000 followers, mainly used to post personal photos including some of his personal experiences including travel, showcasing photos from trips around the world. He also posts comedic content from time to time. He is an avid fan of the National Basketball Association (NBA) team, the Los Angeles Lakers. He also has a Twitter account which has over 38,000 followers, and which  he uses to promote his television work in “The Goldbergs”, while also posting about updates regarding the Los Angeles Lakers… plus the inevitable comedy content from time to time.

General Info

Full NameTroy Gentile
Date Of BirthOctober 27, 1993
Height1.72 m


ParentsDebbie Gentile, Albert Farshi


NominationsYoung Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor
MoviesHotel for Dogs, Drillbit Taylor, 9 Lives of Mara, Good Luck Chuck, I Could Never Be Your Woman, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, Nacho Libre, Bad News Bears
TV ShowsThe Goldbergs, Zip

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1[observation, 2014] I'm trying to establish myself as a young adult now. I'm no longer the chubby kid in the wheelchair [Bad News Bears (2005)] or the young Jack Black [Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)]. I've seen how you can hit rock bottom in this industry, and you need to have something to fall back on. Right now, being an actor is on my plate, but I was going to community college before I got The Goldbergs (2013). All of a sudden, life's a trip. So now I'm like, okay, I guess this is my craft.


1Twice played a young Jack Black: in Nacho Libre (2006) and in Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006).




The Goldbergs2013-2017TV SeriesBarry Goldberg
The Middle2015TV SeriesKid at Party
Pig Lady2011ShortJustin
Hawthorne2010TV SeriesR.J. Paxton
Hotel for Dogs2009Mark
Entourage2008TV SeriesMitchell Levine
Pineapple Express2008Troy (uncredited)
Drillbit Taylor2008Ryan
Fugly2007TV MovieNathan
Good Luck Chuck2007Young Stu
Order Up2007ShortBoy
I Could Never Be Your Woman2007Fighting Boy
9 Lives of Mara2007Larry
Zip2007TV MovieNelson
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny2006Lil' JB
Nacho Libre2006Young Nacho
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody2006TV SeriesJeremy
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesYoung Craig Ferguson
Bad News Bears2005Matthew Hooper


The Goldbergs2013-2016TV Series performer - 11 episodes


The Goldbergs: An '80s Rewind2016TV Movie thanks


The Goldbergs: An '80s Rewind2016TV MovieHimself / Barry Goldberg
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2014TV MovieHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Home for Everyone: The Making of 'Hotel for Dogs'2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'The Pick of Destiny'2007Video documentaryHimself
Access Hollywood2006TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Your Movie Show2006TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2008Tabloid Witch AwardTabloid Witch AwardsBest Supporting Actor9 Lives of Mara (2007)
2006Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble CastBad News Bears (2005)

Nominated Awards

2009Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble CastDrillbit Taylor (2008)
2007Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young ActorNacho Libre (2006)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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