Luke Perry

Actor, Model, Paver
The intense and brooding Luke Perry was living proof that there existed a substantial, more rewarding second act for an actor supposedly pigeon-holed as a teen heartthrob in the public's often unforgiving mind. The ... Read more »
Born: 10/10/1966 in Mansfield, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (100)

Ties That Bind 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Gawd! 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Beat Beneath My Feet 2015 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

The Enemy (UFA) 2015 (Movie)

Dr. Michael Ashton (Actor)

Black Beauty 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dish Dogz 2014 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Major Crimes 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sandlot: Heading Home 2014 (Movie)

Tommy Santorelli (Actor)

Silent Venom 2014 (Movie)

Lt. Comdr. James O'Neill (Actor)

The Final Storm 2014 (Movie)

Silas (Actor)

Body of Proof 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Raising Hope 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Red Wing 2013 (Movie)

Carl Blanton (Actor)

Generator Rex 2009 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

Redemption Road 2011 (Movie)

Boyd (Actor)

Leverage 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parker Lewis 1990 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spin City 1991 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Storm 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Torchwood 1991 - 1995, 1999 - 2000, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Äntligen midsommar! 2009 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

A Gunfighter's Pledge 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alice Upside Down 2007 (Movie)

Ben McKinley (Actor)

John from Cincinnati 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Windfall 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Jeremiah 2001 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

What I Like About You 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Will & Grace 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dirt 2004 (Movie)

Attorney (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Guest

Down the Barrel 2002 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Fogbound 2002 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

Oz 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Johnny Bravo 1997 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

Night Visions 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Enemy 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Triangle 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Attention Shoppers 2000 (Movie)

Mark Pinnalore (Actor)

Beverly Hills 90210 1990 - 1995, 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills 90210: The Final Goodbye 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Guy 2000 (Tv Show)

Voice

Storm 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mod Squad: The E! True Hollywood Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

TNN Music City News Country Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Heist 1999 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

The Incredible Hulk & Friends 1996 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

The Florentine 1998 (Movie)

Frankie (Actor)

Last Breath 1997 (Movie)

Martin Devoe (Actor)

Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Riot 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Robin Cook's Invasion 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fifth Element 1997 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

American Strays 1996 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

Biker Mice From Mars 1993 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Normal Life 1996 (Movie)

Chris Anderson (Actor)

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A 90210 Christmas Special 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 World Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Vacanze di Natale '95 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

8 Seconds 1994 (Movie)

Lane Frost (Actor)

In a New Light '93 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

In a New Light '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

90210: Behind the Scenes 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

At Home With the Webbers 1993 (Movie)

Garbage Guy (Actor)

Back to School '92 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Edna Time 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 1993 (Tv Show)

Voice

49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1992 (Movie)

Pike (Actor)

Entertainers '91: The Top 20 of the Year 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

First Person With Maria Shriver (02/19/92) 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Fox/MTV Guide to Summer '92 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Idols 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Star-athon '92: A Weekend With the Stars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Terminal Bliss 1992 (Movie)

John Hunter (Actor)

The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Scorchers 1991 (Movie)

Ray Ray (Actor)

Angel and the Badman (TV Show)

Actor

Descent (TV Show)

Actor

Goodnight For Justice (TV Show)

Actor

Indiscreet (TV Show)

Actor

Johnson County War (TV Show)

Actor

Loving (TV Show)

Actor

Supernova (TV Show)

Actor

The Storm (Movie)

(Actor)

The Triangle (Movie)

Stu (Actor)

Biography

The intense and brooding Luke Perry was living proof that there existed a substantial, more rewarding second act for an actor supposedly pigeon-holed as a teen heartthrob in the public's often unforgiving mind. The former "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000) bad boy who, along with co-star Jason Priestley, single-handedly re-introduced the 1950s James Dean sideburns/slicked pompadour to the fashion-challenged 1990s, managed to successfully segue from dreamy troubled teen to dependable leading man and character actor by successfully taking on a variety of roles since his "90210" heyday.

Relationships

Ann Bennett

Mother
Divorced Perry's father when he was six Married Steve Bennett c. 1978

Steve Bennett

Step-Father

Emily Bennett

Step-Sister
Born c. 1976; daughter of Steve Bennett by a previous marriage

Yasmine Bleeth Actor

Companion
Dated in 1996 Bleeth lived with Perry in New York but broke up shortly after he moved back to Los Angeles

Coy Perry

Father
Died of a heart attack in 1980

Sophie Perry

Daughter
Born in June 2000; mother, Rachel 'Minnie' Sharp

Jack Perry

Son
Born June 15, 1997; mother, Rachel 'Minnie' Sharp

Thomas Perry

Brother
Born c. 1965

Amy Perry

Sister
Born c. 1970

Rachel Sharp Actor

Wife
Met in 1991 at a dinner party Married Nov. 20, 1993 Divorced Oct. 11, 2003

EDUCATION

Fredericktown High School

Fredericktown , Ohio 1984
graduated; was in the business vocational program; voted "Biggest Flirt" his senior year

Milestones

2007

Cast in the HBO series, "John from Cincinnati"

2005

Reunites with former 90210 sweetie Jennie Garth on the WB comedy "What I Like About You"; will guest star in the final two episodes of the season

2004

Portrayed Billy Crystal's character, New York neurotic Harry in London's west end theater production of "When Harry Met Sally"

2002

Co-starred with Malcolm-Jamal Warner in the Showtime sci-fi series "Jeremiah"

2001

Played the straight-laced Brad Majors in the Broadway revival of "The Rocky Horror Show" (replacing Jarod Emick)

2001

Joined cast of HBO's "Oz", portraying televangelist Jeremiah Cloutier for seven episodes

2001

Had leading role in "The Enemy"; aired on HBO in lieu of a theatrical release

1998

Rejoined the cast of "90210" reprising his role as Dylan McKay

1997

Signed exclusive TV series deal with ABC

1996

Starred in the NBC miniseries "Robin Cook's 'Invasion'"

1994

First screen lead in "8 Seconds"

1991

Mobbed by fans (5000 in Seattle, Washington, 10,000 in Plantation, Florida) during personal appearances at shopping malls

1991

Feature film debut in "Terminal Bliss"

1990

Moved back to Los Angeles

1990

Played bad boy Dylan McKay on Fox TV's popular "Beverly Hills, 90210"

1987

Portrayed country boy Ned Bates on the ABC daytime serial, "Loving"; relocated to NYC

Moved to Los Angeles shortly after graduating high school

Briefly appeared on another daytime soap opera, "Another World"; also did ads for Levi's 501 jeans

Bonus Trivia

.

Musing over his success in "Beverly Hills 90210", Perry noted, "It beats other jobs I've had. Kissing girls for a living is not a bad way to go." --From US, September 1991

.

"I got a letter the other day from a girl who mentioned the show we did on parental drug abuse. She wrote about catching her father freebasing in the basement. I get letters like that all the time, from people all over the country." --Luke Perry quoted in PEOPLE, September 9, 1991

.

Perry owned a pet Vietnamese potbellied pig named Jerry Lee.

SIMILAR ARTICLES