Matthew Perry

*Matthew Perry
(47 years old)

19 August 1969
Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
6' (1,83 m)

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. However, 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 Falsas apariencias (2000), as the neighbor of a hit man, played by Bruce Willis. His other feature film credits included Sólo los tontos se enamoran (1997), Una noche en la vida de Jimmy Reardon (1988), La locura de papá(1989) and Vidas paralelas (1994). He also co-starred with Chris Farley in the buddy comedy Héroes por casualidad (1998) and in the romantic comedy, Tango para tres(1999), opposite Neve Campbell. Perry resides in Los Angeles. He enjoys playing ice hockey and softball in his spare time.

Matthew Perry was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, to Suzanne Marie (Langford), a Canadian journalist, and John Bennett Perry, an American actor. His ancestry includes English, Irish, German, Swiss-German, and French-Canadian. - IMDb Mini Biography By: C G Zeh

Trade Mark*
Sarcastic disposition


Attended Ashbury College, a private school in Ottawa, Canada.

Son of John Bennett Perry.

Raised in Ottawa, Canada.

Mother, Suzanne Morrison, was the press agent for Pierre Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, during the seventies and eighties.

he asked that his name be removed from the Best Actor in a Comedy Emmy list. Friends(1994) co-stars have all agreed that they would only be nominated in supporting roles. [June 2000]

Missing part of his middle finger on his right hand due to an unfortunate door-shutting accident in nursery school.

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.

Entered a rehabilitation clinic for treatment of an undisclosed condition. [February 2001]

A 75 year old woman ran a stop sign and smashed into the side of Matthew's BMW. Neither party was injured. [April 2001]

Stepson of Keith Morrison, NBC newscaster. Half-brother of Caitlin (b. 1981); Emily (b. 1985); Willy (b. 1987); Madeleine (b. 1989); and Marie Perry.

Friends (1994) castmate Jennifer Aniston offers to be his personal trainer after he received threats from bosses Warner Brothers about his increasing weight problems

Friends (1994) castmates agree to enter themselves for consideration in the leading role catagories at the Emmys.

Turned down a role in Independence Day (1996). The part he was offered was eventually taken by Harry Connick Jr..

Has dual citizenship in Canada and the USA.

Made his world stage debut in the West End in London alongside Minnie Driver. [May 2003]

Appeared in the top 30 of Forbes Top 100 Celebrity rich list for the first time

He is the only central cast member of Friends (1994) who has not been nominated for a Razzie.

Following the May 6, 2004, airing of the Friends (1994) series finale, he and the rest of the show's cast were on the Jay Leno broadcast from the Central Perk set in the Friends(1994) studio.

His father appeared on the Friends (1994) episode Friends: The One with Rachel's New Dress (1998), as the father of one of Jennifer Aniston's boyfriends.

The part of Maj. Don West in Perdidos en el espacio (1998) was originally offered to him, but eventually went to Friends (1994) co-star Matt LeBlanc.

His favorite NHL team is the Ottawa Senators. He often attends the playoff games in Ottawa, Canada. He attended this year's playoff games between Ottawa and Toronto Maple Leafs (2004).

According to an interview, Matthew claimed that when he was filming Una noche en la vida de Jimmy Reardon (1988) 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.

He spoke the last line in the final episode of Friends (1994). When it's suggested that they all go out for coffee, his character Chandler says "Where?".

His father, John Bennett Perry, played his father in Sólo los tontos se enamoran (1997).

He enjoys playing ice hockey and softball in his spare time.

Is the youngest cast member of Friends (1994).

When auditioning for the part of Chandler Bing, he didn't need a script because he knew the pilot by heart. He had been helping a friend with the part before auditioning himself.

Auditioned for Chandler Bing on a Friday and started work that Monday.

Behind the scenes of Friends (1994), Perry was very close friends with co-star Jennifer Aniston.

Matthew's wit is so legendary that directors often used his gags and suggestions on the show

Is on the board of directors for the soon-to-be-opened Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. Ron Clark is a world-renowned educator who Perry depicted in the TNT original film Unidos para triunfar (2006).

His real-life father, John Bennett Perry, played his father when he guest-starred on the Scrubs (2001) episode Scrubs: My Unicorn (2004).

Was the Ottawa Loggers 10th selection in the 1996 RHI (Roller Hockey International) draft.

Close friends with Studio 60 (2006) co-star Bradley Whitford and actor Hank Azaria.

Is a Toronto Blue Jays fan.

In season 1, episode 16 of El ala oeste de la Casa Blanca (1999), he was mentioned as a guest at a party the president was attending in L.A. He later played the character of Joe Quincy in three episodes during the fourth and fifth seasons.

Godfather of Reagan "Fletch" Holder, the son of Christine Cameron and Mark Holder.

Both in Falsas apariencias (2000) and Tango para tres (1999), his characters are asked "Are you always this nervous?". Both times the response is "yes.".

Said on his Twitter account that his favorite song is "Don't Give Up" by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush.

Lives in Los Angeles, Studio City, and Malibu, California.

The first time he ever got onto the cover of "People" magazine he sent it to one of his old teachers, Dr. Web, who said he would never amount to anything if he kept joking around all the time.

Performing "Sexual Perversity In Chicago" alongside Minnie Driver, Hank Azaria and Kelly Reilly in London's Comedy Theatre. [June 2003]

Working on his new TV series Studio 60 (2006). [August 2006]

Is now doing the tenth and the final season of Friends (1994), the first episode will be aired on the 25th of September. [September 2003]

Filming the movie 17 otra vez (2009) (aka "Seventeen Again"). [December 2007]

He is of English, Irish, German, Swiss-German, and French-Canadian ancestry.

He starred in 6 shows that lasted one season only: Second Chance (1987), Sydney(1990), Home Free (1993), Studio 60 (2006), Mr. Sunshine (2011) and Go On (2012).

Was in a relationship with Lizzy Caplan from 2006-2012.

Personal Quotes*
I learned to fall down early in life - I was like six - because I realized it was a way to make girls laugh.

[on originating the show 'Mr. Sunshine'] Some of it is based on me. I like to think I'm a little less selfish than this character, but at times in my life I certainly have been that way. I've been accused of not really paying attention to a sentence unless my name comes up in it twice.

When I did 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip' I would look over and see Aaron Sorkin pacing around in the corner of the stage, mumbling to himself. I thought, Well, he's crazy. And then I realized what he was actually doing was playing out the next week's scenes as he was writing them. And that was intriguing to me. So now I've become one of the people that mumbles in the corner of the room.

[on his sports-based series 'Go On'] Whenever I come across a famous athlete, I'm shameless. I'll just ask them to be on the show. To my face they've all said yes so far.

I gravitate towards sort of broken characters who try to be better people.

Friends (1994) $24.000.000 (2002-3 season)

Friends (1994) $750.000 / episode
Friends (1994) $1.000.000 per episode (series 9)
Fools Rush In (1997) $1.000.000
Three to Tango (1999) $2.500.000
The Whole Nine Yards (2000) $3.000.000
The Whole Ten Yards (2004) $5.000.000

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