Jeff Perry

Actor
Jeff Perry is a veteran character actor easily recognized as Cyrus Beene by devoted fans of the drama series "Scandal" (ABC, 2012- ). The Illinois native began acting at young age and founded the Steppenwolf Theatre ... Read more »
Born: 08/16/1955 in Highland Park, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (55)

Scandal 2011 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Grey's Anatomy 2006 - 2007, 2009, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: New York 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Outsourced 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eleventh Hour 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fringe 2009 (Tv Show)

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Brooklyn Bridge 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Civil Wars 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diminished Capacity 2008 (Movie)

Casey Dean (Actor)

L.A. Law 1991 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

My So-Called Life 1991 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Private Practice 1995 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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A Side Order of Life 2007 (Tv Show)

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Prison Break 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Raines 2007 (Tv Show)

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Valley of Light 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Cold Case 2006 (Tv Show)

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Crossing Jordan 2006 (Tv Show)

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Close to Home 2005 (Tv Show)

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Invasion 2005 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2005 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2003 (Tv Show)

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ER 2003 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 2003 (Tv Show)

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The District 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Human Stain 2003 (Movie)

Tennis Player (Actor)

The Practice 2003 (Tv Show)

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The West Wing 2003 (Tv Show)

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Frasier 2002 (Tv Show)

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Nash Bridges 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Lansky 1999 (Movie)

Rosen (Actor)

Wild Things 1998 (Movie)

Bryce Hunter (Actor)

American Gothic 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Playmaker 1994 (Movie)

Allen (Actor)

Body of Evidence 1993 (Movie)

Gabe (Actor)

Hard Promises 1992 (Movie)

Pinky (Actor)

Life on the Edge 1992 (Movie)

Ray Nelson (Actor)

Storyville 1992 (Movie)

Peter Dandridge (Actor)

The Grapes of Wrath 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Agatha Christie's Poirot 1990 (Tv Show)

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The Grifters 1990 (Movie)

Drunk (Actor)

Murder, Smoke and Shadows 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The Closed Set 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Three Fugitives 1989 (Movie)

2nd Orderly (Actor)

A Private Matter (TV Show)

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Murder in the Heartland (TV Show)

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Picture Paris (TV Show)

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Roe vs. Wade (TV Show)

Actor

The Final Days (TV Show)

Actor
Editor (3)

Power & Ice 1991 - 2001, 2007 - 2008, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Editor

Après Ski 2015 (Tv Show)

Editor

Paradise Bar 1986 (Movie)

(Assistant Editor)

Biography

Jeff Perry is a veteran character actor easily recognized as Cyrus Beene by devoted fans of the drama series "Scandal" (ABC, 2012- ). The Illinois native began acting at young age and founded the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1974, along with fellow Chicago-area actors Gary Sinise and Terry Kinney. Sticking primarily to stage work with Steppenwolf, Perry eventually made a push to land screen roles, and began appearing in TV guest spots during the late 1980s. In 1993, he had a recurring part on the popular series "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994) which led to more television stints, notably his regular role on the cop show, "Nash Bridges" (CBS, 1996-2001). While mixing in occasional film and theater productions, Perry remained most visible on TV, finding his signature part as Cyrus Beene, the White House Chief of Staff on the surprise hit series "Scandal," a program that finally allowed him to display his full versatility.

Relationships

Laurie Metcalf

Wife
divorced

Zoe Perry

Daughter
born c. 1984

Milestones

2012

Joined the cast of "Scandal"

2007

Starred in the acclaimed play "August: Osage County"

2006

Featured on "Grey's Anatomy"

1998

Appeared in the thriller "Wild Things"

1996

Became a regular on "Nash Bridges"

1993

First recurring TV role on "L.A. Law"

1980

Steppenwolf moved to Chicago

1974

Co-founded the Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Bonus Trivia

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Co-founded the Steppenwolf Theatre Company while still in his teens.

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Perry has more than 65 screen credits to his name.

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He has appeared on numerous shows set in his hometown, including "Chicago Hope" and "The Chicago Code."

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