Troy Osborne Pryor is an actor, award-winning producer, director and writer from Chicago, IL. He spent a large part of his childhood in Atlanta, GA very active in church and competitive sports, which led to becoming a scholar and athlete at the University of Illinois. Football injuries and a chance meeting with Tyler Perry, however, steered him to a career in the entertainment industry.
In addition to performing on stage, on camera and doing voice over work, Troy is the founder and CEO of Pryor Holdings LLC, which includes production companies and organizations, Troy Pryor Studios, GOOD Movies, Creative Cypher, the Cypher App, Cypher News Group, Cypher Live Group, Pyramid Creations, and investments other brands. Pryor has built a vertically intergrated media brand and occasionally called “T. Diddy” since aggregating hundreds of artists and brokering production deals to help build Chicago’s artistic community. His collaborations with Oscar and Grammy winning artists like Che "Ryhmefest" Smith have landed his work on TV, work with Kanye's organization Donda's House, and Common's organization, Common Ground Foundation have helped cement his place as an influencer.
Troy is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; the youngest to be elected Board Member of SAG-AFTRA Chicago history, and Chair of its New Media Committee. He also sits on several local and national boards multiple film organizations, including the White House project "A Call to Arts." started by President Barack Obama. He is a Chicago Scholars 35 Under 35 and mentors for several youth organizations. Troy's years as an artist and athlete taught him that the most powerful muscle is the mind. His goal is to inspire all as he strives daily to reach his full potential.