Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry

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Aug. 19th, 1969
Born in
Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
6' 0

Matthew Perry's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Friends TV Show
Go On TV Show
Go On
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip TV Show
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
The Odd Couple (2015) TV Show
The Odd Couple (2015)
Mr. Sunshine (2010) TV Show
Mr. Sunshine (2010)
The End of Steve TV Show
The End of Steve
Home Free TV Show
Home Free
Second Chance TV Show
Second Chance
Sydney TV Show

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Matthew Langford Perry (born August 19, 1969) is an American-Canadian actor and comedian.

Born in Williamstown, Massachusetts. His mother, Suzanne Marie (née Langford), is a Canadian journalist and former press secretary to Canadian Prime Minister 'Pierre Trudeau', and his father, 'John Bennett Perry', is an American actor and former model. His parents divorced before his first birthday and his mother subsequently married 'Keith Morrison', a broadcast journalist. Perry was raised by his mother in Ottawa, Ontario, and was enrolled at Rockcliffe Park Public School and Ashbury College. While growing up, he took a keen interest in tennis and became a top-ranked junior player. Perry ranked 17th nationally in the junior singles category and third in the doubles category.

Upon graduating from high school, Perry intended to enroll at the University of Southern California but when he was offered a leading role on the television series, Second Chance (1987), he seized the opportunity to begin his acting career.

Perry appeared in the hit comedy film The Whole Nine Yards (2000), as the neighbor of a hit man played by 'Bruce Willis'. His other feature film credits include Fools Rush In (1997), A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988), She's Out of Control (1989) and Parallel Lives (1994). He also co-starred with 'Chris Farley' in the buddy comedy Almost Heroes (1998) and in the romantic comedy, Three to Tango (1999) , opposite 'Neve Campbell'.

Perry did a 28-day program in 1997 for a Vicodin addiction. Perry's weight fluctuated drastically over the next few years and once dropped down to 145 pounds (66 kg). He lost 20 pounds in 2000 due to pancreatitis. Perry again entered rehab in February 2001 to treat an addiction to opioids (specifically vicodin and methadone), amphetamines and alcohol. Perry was in Dallas, Texas, filming Serving Sara with 'Elizabeth Hurley' when he had such severe stomach pains that he called a local doctor, who advised rehab. Perry flew to Los Angeles and checked into Marina del Rey's Daniel Freeman Hospital. Perry's publicist 'Lisa Kasteler' confirmed his rehab stay.

He starred in the TNT movie, The Ron Clark Story which premiered August 13, 2006. Perry played small town teacher 'Ron Clark' who relocates to the toughest class in the country. Perry received a Golden Globe nomination as well as an Emmy nomination for his performance.

In 2009 he starred in the film 17 Again playing the older Mike O'Donnell.

Perry currently resides in Los Angeles. He enjoys playing ice hockey and softball in his spare time.

Perry reportedly dated 'Julia Roberts', 'Yasmine Bleeth' and 'Lauren Graham'. He has been in a relationship with 'Lizzy Caplan' since 2006.

Perry holds dual American-Canadian citizenship.

  • (2002) _"Friends" (1994)_ (qv) castmates agree to enter themselves for consideration in the leading role catagories at the Emmys.
  • Was the Ottawa Loggers 10th selection in the 1996 RHI (Roller Hockey International) draft.
  • According to an interview, Matthew claimed that when he was filming _A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)_ (qv) he had formed a star complex and would cockily ask his fellow co-stars what they planned on doing now that "they were on their way". He then said that reality settled in once the movie was released and nothing happened.
  • Raised in Ottawa, Canada.
  • Close friends with "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" co-star Bradley Whitford.
  • Following the May 6, 2004 airing of the _"Friends" (1994)_ (qv) series finale, he and the rest of the show's cast were on the 'Jay Leno' (qv) broadcast from the Central Perk set in the _"Friends" (1994)_ (qv) studio.
  • Used to be ranked nationally in junior tennis in Canada. He has said on interviews that he tried to play in the States but he wasn't good enough.
  • His father appeared on an episode of _"Friends" (1994)_ (qv), as the father of one of 'Jennifer Aniston' (qv)'s boyfriends.

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