Troy Duffy is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and musician. He is best known for writing and directing The Boondock Saints (1999) and its sequel The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009).
Duffy was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on December 6, 1971. His parents divorced when he was young, and he was raised by his mother and stepfather. He has two older sisters. Duffy attended Doherty Memorial High School, where he played ice hockey. He then studied at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he majored in English.
After college, Duffy moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He worked as a bartender while trying to break into the business. In 1995, he sold his script for The Boondock Saints to Miramax Films for $1 million. The film was released in 1999 and became a cult classic.
In 2009, Duffy wrote and directed The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, a sequel to the original film. The sequel was not as successful as the first film, but Duffy has said that he is open to making another Boondock Saints movie if the opportunity arises.
Duffy has also directed the films The Fifth Commandment (2008) and The Blood Spurting Knife Fight (2010). He is currently working on a television series for the Syfy channel called The Purge.
Duffy’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million. He has been married to Jennifer Schwalbach Smith since 2004. The couple has one child together.
Date Of Birth
June 8, 1971
Screenwriter, Musician, Film director, Actor
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, The Boondock Saints
As far as I'm concerned, the coolest word in film is 'cult.'
I think women are sick and tired of being portrayed as victims, a lot of the time anyway, the bulk of their time on film.
When you're writing for a sequel and there's a movie that's been deemed sacred ground by the fanbase that's the predecessor, you cannot do anything to tread on that, so it's a bit trickier than just being able to sit down and write something.
Cult movies are basically movies Hollywood missed the first time - that they should have gotten - and then the fans got it and made it successful.
I think women secretly yearn for the return of John Wayne and don't even know it.
Ultimately, there's always been a link between comic books and video games, and comic books and movies, and then basically all three steadily becoming this sort of transmedia.
My brother and I moved out to Hollywood initially to be a band, and where we lived, there was crime all over with my brother and I being the victims sometimes.
Reporters aren't actually people!
My favorite movie villain? Oh, that's easy. Hannibal Lecter.
Los Angeles, CA, USA [June 2012]
His band was called The Brood, and released a CD under that name. However, with the release of Duffy's film The Boondock Saints (1999), they changed their name to The Boondock Saints.
Plays guitar and sings vocals in the band The Boondock Saints with his brother Taylor Duffy.