Audiences were charmed by Troy Gentile from the very beginning, when he played the younger version of Jack Black in the 2005 comedy Nacho Libre. The young star would also appear in a remake of The Bad News Bears that same year, and would collaborate with Black again the next year, appearing in Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny. In 2008, the actor continued to carve out his niche as a pint-sized source of outrageous comedy with a role in the Owen Wilson movie Drillbit Taylor. Then in 2009, he made a more family-friendly appearances in Hotel for Dogs.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- Booked first acting job on his first audition, landing the role of Matthew Hooper, who uses a wheelchair, in the 2005 remake of The Bad News Bears.
- Portrayed the young Craig Ferguson on a 2005 segment of The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.
- Portrayed a younger version of Jack Black's characters in Nacho Libre (2006) and Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006).