Thank you @troyopryor !!!! Let us introduce you to the man that set us on the path to HGTV. If not for Troy’s keen sense for connecting people with opportunities there would not of been “Double Down” on HGTV featuring @thedowningbrothers. For that reason no matter what our next show is, he’ll be in the credits and making 💰. Troy Osborne Pryor is an award-winning producer, actor, and speaker from Chicago. He is a Chicago Scholars 35 Under 35, Black Enterprise TCX Fellow, and ADColor nominated Innovator of the Year. A scholar, who was also heavily involved in competitive sports growing up, Troy went on to become both a record-breaking Powerlifter and Linebacker for the University of Illinois (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.) After sustaining a number of critical injuries and having a chance meeting with Tyler Perry, Troy was inspired to change his trajectory as an athlete to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
As a multi-faceted artist and accomplished content creator, Troy has performed on countless stages, TV/Film productions, voiceovers, commercials, and on the runway. Troy is the founder and CEO of multiple companies under his umbrella, Pryor Holdings, including: Troy Pryor Studios, Creative Cypher, Cypher Foundation, and a host media investments. Pryor has systematically built a media brand that aggregates hundreds of artists and brokers production deals to help build Chicago’s creative community. His work has been on ABC, HGTV, DIY Network, TV One, Aspire TV and his collaborations with brands like TED Talks, Chicago Ideas, Soho House, Common Ground Foundation, Next Showcase USA, Black Ensemble Theater have helped cement his place as an influencer. #thankful #grateful #optimistic #dream #plan #execute #giveforward #recognition #transformative #developers #realestateinspiration #realestate #justdoit #naturalcrownproperties #lifeinspiration #entrepreneur #team #partnership #systems #chicago #doubledownbrothers #twins #themarathoncontinues #guaranteedrate - 54 minutes ago