John Bennett Perry

John Bennett Perry, father of "Friends" star Matthew Perry, is still best recognized as the suave sailor from the Old Spice fragrance commercials that ran during the 1970s and '80s. Embodying an extensive career of ... Read more »
Born: 01/04/1941

Filmography

Actor (58)

Agenda 2014 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Cold Case 2009 (Tv Show)

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Dirty Sexy Money 2008 (Tv Show)

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Loaded 2007 (Movie)

Evan Price (Actor)

Our House 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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The Closer 2006 (Tv Show)

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Veronica Mars 2005 (Tv Show)

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Scrubs 2004 (Tv Show)

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Providence 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Sweetest Thing 2002 (Movie)

Judith's Father (Actor)

Family Law 1987 - 1989, 1991 - 1993, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Nash Bridges 1987 - 1989, 1991 - 1993, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The West Wing 2001 (Tv Show)

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3rd Rock From the Sun 1991 - 1992, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Civil Wars 1987 - 1989, 1991 - 1993, 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Diagnosis Murder 1987 - 1989, 1991 - 1993, 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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It's Like, You Know... 1991 - 1992, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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JAG 1987 - 1989, 1991 - 1992, 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1992, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1987 - 1989, 1991 - 1993, 1997 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Air America 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Coach 1991 - 1992, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Army Show 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Veronica's Closet 1991 - 1992, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Ground Control 1998 (Movie)

Senator Rutherford (Actor)

Fools Rush In 1997 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

George of the Jungle 1997 (Movie)

Arthur Stanhope (Actor)

Independence Day 1996 (Movie)

Secret Serviceman (Actor)

Pier 66 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The Evening Star 1996 (Movie)

Sitcom Dad (Actor)

Sweet Justice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Kids Killing Kids / Kids Saving Kids 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Home Free 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's "Secrets" 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The Streets of Beverly Hills 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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False Witness 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Farewell to the King 1989 (Movie)

General MacArthur (Actor)

Nightingales 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Independence 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Paper Dolls 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Tales of the Apple Dumpling Gang 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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A Matter of Life and Death 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Only When I Laugh 1981 (Movie)

Lou--the Actor (Actor)

The Legend of the Lone Ranger 1981 (Movie)

Dan Reid (Actor)

Everyday 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Lipstick 1976 (Movie)

Martin McCormick (Actor)

The Police Story 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Bobby Jo and the Big Apple Goodtime Band 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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I Married Wyatt Earp (TV Show)

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Little House on the Prairie (TV Show)

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Money on the Side (TV Show)

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Poker Alice (TV Show)

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Safety Patrol (TV Show)

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She Knows Too Much (TV Show)

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The Last Fling (TV Show)

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The Other Lover (TV Show)

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Biography

John Bennett Perry, father of "Friends" star Matthew Perry, is still best recognized as the suave sailor from the Old Spice fragrance commercials that ran during the 1970s and '80s. Embodying an extensive career of diverse TV work, feature films, theater, and music, however, Perry is much more than a corporate spokesmodel. Born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1941, Perry got his start in New York, performing on and off Broadway. His success begat bicoastal opportunities, and he made his big-screen debut in 1976, appearing in a small role in the brutal revenge thriller "Lipstick." Perry's wide-ranging abilities as a character actor quickly made him one of the most prolific performers of the era. He landed memorable roles in dozens of television series, including gigs on the homesteader drama "Little House on the Prairie" and the mystery show "Murder, She Wrote." He was later honored for his work as a tireless sheriff in the 1987 TV movie "Independence," which received a Western Heritage award. Perry since popped up in major blockbusters like disaster maestro Roland Emmerich's "Independence Day," and the Brendon Fraiser family farce, "George of the Jungle." He has also appeared with his son Matthew several times (often playing his father) in movies like the 1997 romantic comedy "Fools Rush In" and the popular medical sitcom "Scrubs." Perry has also performed country music as part of The Ojai Valley Boys.

Relationships

Matthew Perry Actor

Son
Born Aug. 19, 1969; mother, Suzanne Morrison; co-starred on NBC's "Friends" Acted with father in "Fools Rush In" (1997)

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