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Joe Torry is a Actor American born on 28 september 1965 at St. Louis (USA)

Joe Torry

Joe Torry
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Birth name Joseph Pierre Torry
Nationality USA
Birth 28 september 1965 (58 years) at St. Louis (USA)

Joe Torry (born Joseph Pierre Torry; September 28, 1965) is an American actor and comedian.


Torry was born and raised along with his brother, actor and comedian Guy Torry, in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, where he earned a BA in mass communications/broadcast journalism. While attending school, Torry pledged Omega Psi Phi fraternity. In 2001, Lincoln honored him with both The President's Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2002 an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Humane Letters. He was also inducted into the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame in 2001. Torry has older son Kameron Torry from a previous relationship. He married Chrystal Benson and they have one son together : Joseph II. They currently reside in Los Angeles.

Best films

Poetic Justice (1993)

Usually with

Vivica A. Fox
Vivica A. Fox
(4 films)
Mark Burg
Mark Burg
(2 films)
Shemar Moore
Shemar Moore
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Joe Torry (14 films)

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The Dog Who Saved Christmas, 1h25
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Christmas films, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Dean Cain, Elisa Donovan, Mario Lopez, Adrienne Barbeau, Gary Valentine, Sierra McCormick
Rating42% 2.1235852.1235852.1235852.1235852.123585
Zeus, a Labrador Retriever and a former police dog, has lost his bark after his barking ended up blowing off a five-year investigation and his partner can't shoot straight again and ends up at the pound. He is adopted by George Bannister as both an early Christmas present and as a good guard dog for the house, but the mom is hesitant and didn't want a dog. The dog is left home alone on Christmas Eve when the family head off to visit Grandma's house. A pair of burglars, Ted Stein and Stewey McMann break into the family home, and it is up to Zeus to save Christmas for his new family by setting up booby traps to stop them. Zeus soon gets caught by the burglars and they muzzle him and continue to rob the house. Zeus escapes while Ted and Stewey continue to rob the house. Zeus gets chased through the house by Ted and Stewey until Stewey accidentally pepper sprayed himself. Ted then takes out a tranquilizer gun and tries to shoot Zeus but gets Stewey instead knocking him out. Ted tries to escape the house (with Stewey who's still knocked out) but Zeus finishes them off for good by dropping a chandelier on them, knocking the two robbers out. The police come and arrest Ted and Stewey and Zeus finally barks. The family come back and see Ted and Stewey getting arrested and spend a Merry Christmas together.
Motives 2
Motives 2 (2007)

Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Brian J. White, Vivica A. Fox, Shemar Moore, Mel Jackson, Drew Sidora, Joe Torry
Roles Derrick
Rating50% 2.5290752.5290752.5290752.5290752.529075
The sequel to Motives picks up three years after the original. Emery Simms is a rarity—an innocent man in prison. On the outside, his ex-wife (Vivica A. Fox) is married to his best friend (Sean Blakemore), and they're attempting to make a normal life. But Simms is killed in prison, and his brother Donovan (Brian J. White) returns to discover the real reason for his brother's death. The web of lies and murder may prove just as poisonous to Donovan as it was to his late brother.
Getting Played, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Vivica A. Fox, Carmen Electra, Bill Bellamy, Stacey Dash, Kathy Najimy, Joe Torry
Roles Josh
Rating46% 2.315052.315052.315052.315052.31505
The film centers around three very attractive women who, after having many guy troubles themselves, decide to play a prank on a random man. Their goal is to seduce the man while catching the whole sequence on tape and ultimately humiliating him with the footage. Their plan runs into some snags, as the man they choose to prank knows what they are trying to do to him.
Hair Show
Hair Show (2004)
, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Kellita Smith, Mo'Nique, Gina Torres, Taraji P. Henson, David Ramsey, Keiko Agena
Roles Brian
Rating50% 2.501152.501152.501152.501152.50115
Peaches (Mo'Nique), a hair stylist from Baltimore, and her estranged sister, Angela (Kellita Smith), the owner of an upscale salon in Beverly Hills, get reacquainted when Peaches decides to attend a celebration for Angela in Los Angeles. The reunion is bittersweet and worsens when Angela finds out that Peaches is on the run from the IRS and only has 60 days to pay $50,000 in back taxes. After some hilarious moments and passionate exchanges, the two sisters join forces to fight off a pesky rival salon owner Marcella (Gina Torres) and save Peaches from her troubles by competing for a lucrative cash prize and bragging rights at the city's annual hair show.
Motives (2004)
, 1h27
Directed by Craig Ross, Jr.
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Vivica A. Fox, Shemar Moore, Golden Brooks, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Joe Torry, Caryn Ward
Roles Derrick Woods
Rating53% 2.656122.656122.656122.656122.65612
Emery Simms is a highly educated and successful business tycoon whose life takes a turn for the worse when he engages in an adulterous fling with the wildly free-spirited and exotic Allanah James. Emery kills a man who tries to get information out of him, which is then witnessed by another man who flees. Emery does not notice the dead man's cell phone, which has all their calls logged in. He then makes a phone call to his friend who does not answer. Later he meets Allanah whose car has broken down. He gives her a ride to her job unaware she is working an angle to get what she wants. He then calls her and insists they have dinner. They do but the police follow them seeing them make out as does a man that is following her. The crazed man comes to the restaurant and attacks Emery. Emery goes to see Allanah and sees the place she lives in then takes her to one of his properties, which is a condo. She makes herself at home and even invites a friend over who tells her that she can keep the condo and life if there is a hole in the condom. Allannah says no. Emery drops by for sex and she has her friend wait outside so she can do what she needs to with Emery.
Lockdown (2000)
, 1h45
Directed by John Luessenhop
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Prison films, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Richard T. Jones, Gabriel Casseus, De'Aundre Bonds, David "Shark" Fralick, Master P, Melissa De Sousa
Roles Alize
Rating61% 3.098363.098363.098363.098363.09836
Avery Montgomery (Jones) is taking time off from college to spend time with his girlfriend Krista (Melissa De Sousa), and help raise their young son. Despite the lack of black swimmers, Avery develops to a championship level, and as a result of a particularly impressive win he gets the opportunity for a possible scholarship.
Sprung (1997)
, 1h45
Directed by Rusty Cundieff
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Tisha Campbell-Martin, Rusty Cundieff, Paula Jai Parker, Joe Torry, John Witherspoon, Isabel Sanford
Roles Clyde
Rating50% 2.5089652.5089652.5089652.5089652.508965
Set in 1990s Pittsburgh. Montel (Rusty Cundieff) and Clyde (Joe Torry) are friends who couldn't be less alike. An introverted photographer, Montel wants to meet the one right girl for him and settle down to build a family, while Clyde is a flamboyant womanizer just out for a good time. At a party, they meet Adina (Paula Jai Parker), a sexy golddigger seeking a wealthy husband with robotic determination, and her shy law clerk friend Brandy (Tisha Campbell-Martin). The couples pair off in predictable combinations, but while the brief encounter between Clyde and Adina quickly implodes when she discovers that Clyde's success is an act and his Porsche is borrowed, the relationship between Montel and Brandy blooms into a true romance. Eventually, they decide to move in together, motivating Clyde and Adina to reunite in a selfish scheme to break their best friends up using whatever treacherous means they can employ.
Poetic Justice, 1h49
Directed by John Singleton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Poésie, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King, Joe Torry, Tyra Ferrell, Roger Guenveur Smith
Roles Chicago
Rating61% 3.055083.055083.055083.055083.05508
Justice (Janet Jackson) is a young woman living in South Central, Los Angeles. She was named Justice by her late mother, who gave birth to her while attending law school. After the shooting death of her boyfriend Markell (Q-Tip), Justice falls into a deep depression. She spends the majority of her time in the house she inherited from her grandmother, with her cat White Boy, only going out to her job at a local hair salon. Justice is a talented poet, she reads many of her poems throughout the course of the film, both to other characters and in voice over.
Strictly Business, 1h23
Directed by Kevin Hooks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Tommy Davidson, Joseph C. Phillips, Anne-Marie Johnson, David Marshall Grant, Jon Cypher, Samuel L. Jackson
Roles Darryl
Rating54% 2.7026052.7026052.7026052.7026052.702605
Party boy Bobby is a mail clerk in a big firm, but he has a trump card, an executive at the firm he works for; Waymon, an African-American who is almost a partner in the firm. They make a deal: Waymon will try to move Bobby to the trainee broker program if he will help him meet Natalie(original party girl) the girl of his dreams. There's only one problem, everyone will have to change, to adapt
Talkin' Dirty After Dark, 1h29
Genres Comedy
Actors Martin Lawrence, Tom Lister, Jr., Lance Crouther, Mark Curry (acteur américain), John Witherspoon, Ken Davitian
Roles Audience Member
Rating51% 2.5506752.5506752.5506752.5506752.550675
Stand up comedian Terry Wilson, is a local funny man who is in a lot of trouble. He can't pay his $67 phone bill. He drives a car that has only one gear, reverse. He is struggling trying to make it at a local comedy club called Dukie's. Finally, he is having an affair with the owner's wife in an attempt to get more attention at the club.
The Three Muscatels
Genres Comedy
Actors Richard Pryor, Reynaldo Rey, Joe Torry, Roy Fegan
Roles Andre Squire
Rating46% 2.306352.306352.306352.306352.30635
Donna Bon Viant (Belaine) is a college student, who has to complete an assignment on the 14th century for her African American literature class. She chooses to base her writings on the famous novel of The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, père. Donna begins to read the novel and falls asleep in the process. She dreams a zany dream involving the adventures of "The Three Muscatels". The adventures include a number of people in Donna's life including students in her class, members of her family, and an alcoholic she met earlier in the day named Russell (Pryor).