Actor Jonathan Torrens says he's leaving 'Trailer Park Boys'
Director Mike Clattenburg, left, and actor Jonathan Torrens (as J-Roc) arrive for the Canadian premiere of the film 'Trailer Park Boys Countdown to Liquor Day' in Toronto on Monday, Sept. 21, 2009. (Darren Calabrese / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
TORONTO -- Jonathan Torrens says he's packing up and leaving the trailer park behind.
The Charlottetown-born actor announced on Twitter that he will exit the cult comedy series "Trailer Park Boys" after 10 seasons of playing J-Roc, an aspiring white rapper who's one of the residents at the Sunnyvale Trailer Park.
Torrens tweeted that playing the character was "one of the greatest pleasures and privileges" of his life.
1/4 Playing J-Roc has truly been one of the greatest pleasures & privileges of my life. But it's time to hang up the ol' do-rag. Nomesayin?— Jonathan Torrens (@TorrensJonathan) April 20, 2016
"But it's time to hang up the ol' do-rag. Nomesayin?" he added, evoking one of his character's most popular catchphrases.
"Trailer Park Boys" has been one of Canada's longest-running comedies, inspiring a number of specials and spin-off movies since its premiere in 2001.
Torrens departure comes after actress Lucy DeCoutere quit the series earlier this month, saying her decision was connected to charges of misdemeanour domestic battery filed against actor Mike Smith, who plays Bubbles.
Smith has denied any wrongdoing. In a written statement he said the woman involved in the incident was a friend of his with whom he had a "loud and heated dispute."
"Trailer Park Boys" debuted its 10th season on Netflix last month and at least one more season is in the works.