Yesterday, Jonathan Torrens publicly announced that he will not be continuing with his role of J-Roc on the hit show, Trailer Park Boys. Torrens has been on Trailer Park Boys since the beginning in 2001 and has appeared in 67 episodes.
“Jonathan Torrens says he’s packing up and leaving the trailer park behind,” the Toronto Sun reports.
Jonathan played J-Roc, on Trailer Park Boys. He was an aspiring white rapper and he lived in the Sunnyvale Trailer Park.
Movie Pilot commented on Torrens leaving Trailer Park Boys.
“J-Roc’s role was largely overshadowed in season 10 with the addition of Snoop Dogg, Tom Arnold, and Doug Benson for most of the season, however it is unlikely that this had any impact on Torrens’ decision to leave the show.”
Torrens says that being on Trailer Park Boys has been “one of the greatest pleasures and privileges of my life.”
Today, he took a moment to thank the fans of Trailer Park Boys, saying that he was “moved and humbled by all your best wishes and kind words.”
Trailer Park Boys is one of the longest running Canadian comedies. Not only is it syndicated on many channels, but Trailer Park Boys has had several spin-off movies that have appealed to fans of the show. Jonathan Torrens appeared in most seasons of Trailer Park Boys and in the spin-off movies, Countdown to Liquor Day and Don’t Legalize It.
Torrens played a bigger role in Trailer Park Boys than some might have realized. Beside playing the part of J-Roc, he also co-wrote and directed episodes for seasons 9 and 10.
Torrens is more than just J-Roc on Trailer Park Boys though. He started out in television in 1989 when he was the co-host of a little Canadian show called Street Cents that focused on money and teens. Starting in 1996, he even had his own talk show called Jonovision, which he not only hosted but also wrote an co-produced. He’s been the co-host of the hit reality television show, Wipeout, and has been in small films and Canadian shows like Degrassi: The Next Generation.
The official Trailer Park Boys Twitter account took a moment to wish Torrens luck.
While Trailer Park Boys may have been the show that he is most known for, it is certainly not his singular accomplishment.
It was only a few weeks ago that Lucy DeCoutere announced that she was leaving Trailer Park Boys. She alluded to the domestic battery charges that were filed against fellow actor Mike Smith, who played Bubbles, stating this as the reason she was leaving the show.
Mike Smith says that he is innocent of the charges and that the woman that was involved is a friend that he had an argument with.
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