The multi-talented Romany Malco's first break in the entertainment industry came when his rap group, College Boyz, had a hit song titled "Victim of the Ghetto." With the encouragement of the multi-faceted John Leguizamo, Malco tried his hand at acting. In a relatively short period of time, he scored a main role on Level 9, and landed the title role in the made-for-TV biopic Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story. He reached a much wider audience as Jay, one of the co-workers/friends of The 40-Year-Old Virgin. His supporting role as Conrad Shepard on Showtime's satirical sitcom Weeds earned him more strong notices. He continued working in comedy with a supporting turn in Baby Mama starring former Saturday Night Live anchorwomen Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. He would also continue to find success on the small screen, with shows like No Ordinary Family and The Good Wife.
Biography by Perry Seibert
- Family is from Trinidad.
- As a teenager, formed a rap group that eventually became College Boyz, which had a hit single in the early '90s with "Victim of the Ghetto."
- Was working as a music producer when John Leguizamo encouraged him to try acting.
- Made his feature debut in 1999 action flick The Wrecking Crew.
- Best known for his roles as womanizing sales associate Jay in The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) and Conrad Shepard in Showtime's Weeds.