Joe Torry 
"Giving Back the Love"
"and the greatest of these is love" 1 Corinthians 13:13

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Joe Torry
Actor/Comedian and Founder
Joe Torry "Giving Back the Love" Foundation, Inc.

Joe Torry, a nationally known actor/comedian and native of St. Louis, has developed an impressive resume of acting roles on television and in films.  Joe currently stars in the nationally touring play  "Love Makes Things Happen," by award-winning playwright David E. Talbert.  Talbert describes the play as a comedy about a woman who makes six figures a year and falls in love with a man who makes $6.00 an hour."

Torry also has starred in the television movie The Commitments and hosted the BET Networkís ìLive from L.A.î His rÈsumÈ includes co-starring roles in:

  • CBSís Hallmark Hall of Fame production, ìThe Flamingo Rising" with William Hurt and Elizabeth McGovern
  • The HBO move, "Back in Business" with Brian Bosworth
  • The Rusty Cundieff film "Sprung" with Tisha Campbell
  • "Poetic Justice" with Janet Jackson and the late Tupac Shakur
  • Spike Leeís "Tales from the Hood"
  • Eddie Murphyís "Harlem Nights"
  • "Strictly Business" with Tommy Davidson
  • "Fled" with Steven Baldwin and Laurence Fishburne

In addition, Torry also has guest starred in ABCís popular "NYPD Blue" and NBCís award-winning series, "ER." He has made appearances on "Amen," "Hunter," Michael Jacksonís "Remember the Time" music video and on such late night talk shows as Conan OíBrien, the Jon Stewart Show and several others.Torry has hosted HBOís Def Comedy Jam, appeared in a 1996 Super Bowl Pepsi commercial and represented Nike and other companies in commercial endorsements.

In 2000, Joe Torry began writing, producing, directing and starring in his own feature films and videos including Back At Home,Black in Time, and 3 Chefs and a Preacher. Written by Joe and co-starring his brother Guy Torry, these projects also were produced by Joe Torryís entertainment company, Big Guns Productions Inc.

Torryís close-knit family has provided him with the background of love and support needed to maintain his strong values.Based on his foundation of love from early childhood, Torry founded a not-for-profit organization called the Giving Back the Love Foundation on Christmas Day 1996.

As an encore, Torry is determined to bring Hollywood to the Midwest through the establishment of movie stages and recording studios in the region.Torry plans to offer talented people in his hometown of St. Louis an opportunity for fame.

Torry grew up in West St. Louis near Wellston and graduated from Southwest High School.Torry holds a bachelorís degree in mass communications from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., and currently resides in Los Angeles, Calif.



Joe Torry  "Giving Back the Love"  Foundation
6614 W. Florissant Road Ste. 1E   Jennings, MO 63136
phone: (314) 389-3133




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