Matthew Perry

Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
One of the best-loved stars of one of the most popular television sitcoms in history, Matthew Perry would forever be associated with his character Chandler Bing from the ensemble comedy "Friends" (1994-2004). This ... Read more »
Born: 08/19/1969 in Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (76)

Conan 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Misery Loves Comedy 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011, 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Odd Couple 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Web Therapy 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cougar Town 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Whole Banana 2014 (Movie)

(Cameo)

Hollywood Game Night 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Go On 1988 - 1989, 1994 - 1996, 2003 - 2005, 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mr. Sunshine 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

17 Again 2009 (Movie)

Mike O'Donnell (Actor)

Birds of America 2007 (Movie)

Morrie Tananger (Actor)

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Numb 2006 (Movie)

Hudson Milbank (Actor)

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Caroline in the City 1988 - 1989, 1994 - 1996, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1988 - 1989, 1994 - 1995, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The John Larroquette Show 1994 - 1995, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Farewell to Friends: A Dateline Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Friends 1994 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Punk'd 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: The Whole Ten Yards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Whole Ten Yards 2004 (Movie)

Oz (Actor)

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Serving Sara 2002 (Movie)

Joe Tyler (Actor)

Sports Illustrated's Night of Champions 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Friends: The Stuff You've Never Seen 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

GQ's 2000 Men of the Year Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Whole Nine Yards 2000 (Movie)

Nicholas 'Oz' Oseransky (Actor)

The 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Three to Tango 1999 (Movie)

Oscar Novak (Actor)

Almost Heroes 1998 (Movie)

Leslie Edwards (Actor)

The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Fools Rush In 1997 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Hollywood Hockey Cup 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes 4 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes 5 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VII 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Let's Make Sure Everybody Eats '95 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Day With 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Cybermania '94: The Ultimate Gamer Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Getting In 1994 (Movie)

Randall Burns (Actor)

Home Free 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Call Me Anna 1990 (Movie)

Desi Arnaz Jr (Actor)

Sydney 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

She's Out Of Control 1989 (Movie)

Timothy (Actor)

A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon 1988 (Movie)

Fred Roberts (Actor)

Boys Will Be Boys 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Second Chance 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Dance 'Til Dawn (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Relations (TV Show)

Actor

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

Parallel Lives (TV Show)

Actor

The Ron Clark Story (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Mr. Sunshine 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Numb 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (1)

Mr. Sunshine 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Creator

Biography

One of the best-loved stars of one of the most popular television sitcoms in history, Matthew Perry would forever be associated with his character Chandler Bing from the ensemble comedy "Friends" (1994-2004). This master of double-takes and sardonic wit enjoyed a coveted spot on NBC's Thursday night lineup prior to defying youth and remaining forever "twenty-something" in endless reruns around the world. While Perry maintained a huge fan following, his ensuing movie career proved hit-or-miss, with his biggest successes coming in the form of broad comedies "The Whole Nine Yards" (2000) and "17 Again" (2009). When given the opportunity to showcase some versatility post-"Friends," Perry fared well with a guest stint on "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006) which inevitably led to a lead role in the short-lived series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (NBC, 2006-07) - both of which showcased his considerable dramatic chops. However, due in large part to creating one of the most iconic characters in sitcom history, audiences were, not surprisingly, most responsive when he stuck close to the wisecracking persona that earned him his initial fame.

Relationships

Rene Ashton Actor

Companion
Briefly dated from 1999-2000 No longer together

Gabrille Bober

Companion
Reportedly dated in 2000 No longer together

Deborah Boyle

Step-Mother

Lizzy Caplan Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated 2006 Acted together on ABC's "Mr. Sunshine" (2011)

Jennifer Capriati Actor

Companion
Various sources claimed they were dating in 2002, but both denied and said they were long-time friends

Rachel Dunn Director of Photography

Companion
Began dating in 2003 Dunn moved from New York to Los Angeles, CA to be closer to Perry Split in 2005

Suzanne Morrison

Mother
Canadian journalist and former press secretary to Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau; divorced Perry's father before his first birthday; re-married to newscaster Keith Morrison

Keith Morrison

Step-Father
Has been a correspondent for "Dateline NBC" since 1995

Willy Morrison

Half-Brother
Born c. 1987; son of Suzanne and Keith Morrison

Caitlin Morrison

Half-Sister
Born c. 1981; daughter of Suzanne and Keith Morrison

Emily Morrison

Half-Sister
Born c. 1985; daughter of Suzanne and Keith Morrison

Madeleine Morrison

Half-Sister
Born c. 1989; daughter of Suzanne and Keith Morrison

Andi O'Reilly Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated in 2001 No longer together

Piper Perabo Actor

Companion
Reportedly dated 2006 No longer together

John Bennett Perry Actor

Father
Born Jan. 4, 1941; divorced Perry's mother before his first birthday; appeared in the films "Lipstick" (1976) and "Farewell to the King" (1989); also appeared as the sailor in commercials for Old Spice Played Perry's onscreen father in "Fools Rush In" (1997)

Marie Perry

Half-Sister
Born c. 1986; daughter of John Bennett Perry and Debbie Perry

Julia Roberts Actor

Companion
Met while filming an episode of "Friends" (NBC) in 1995 Briefly dated No longer together

Jamie Tarses Network Executive

Companion
Reportedly dated in 1998 and again in 2000 No longer together

EDUCATION

Buckley School

Sherman Oaks , California
Acted in school productions of "Our Town" and "The Miracle Worker"

Lisgar Collegiate Institute

LA Connection Comedy Theater

Sherman Oaks , California
Attended while still in high school

Rockcliffe Park Public School

Ashbury College

Made acting debut in a seventh grade production

Milestones

2010

Cast in the starring role of a sports-arena manager in ABC's "Mr. Sunshine"

2009

Played the adult Mike O'Donnell (Zac Efron played the younger version) in the comedy, "17 Again"

2006

Returned to NBC to star as writer, Matt Albie in Aaron Sorkin's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"

2006

Played Ron Clark, a small town teacher who relocates to the toughest class in the country in the TNT movie, "The Ron Clark Story"; earned Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy nominations for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

2005

Made TV directorial debut with an episode of "Scrubs" (NBC); also acted in the episode with his real-life father, John Bennett Perry

2004

Re-teamed with Bruce Willis for the sequel, "The Whole Ten Yards"

2003

Co-starred with Hank Azaria and Minnie Driver in a 13-week run of David Mamet's "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" in London

2003

Guest starred as Joe Quincy in three episodes of NBC's "The West Wing"; earned two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor in 2003 and 2004

2002

Appeared as attorney Todd Merrick in two episodes of "Ally McBeal" (FOX)

2002

Joined Elizabeth Hurley for the comedy, "Serving Sara"

2000

Played a neurotic dentist who befriends a hitman (Bruce Willis) in "The Whole Nine Yards"

1999

Co-starred with Neve Campbell and Dylan McDermott in the romantic comedy, "Three to Tango"

1998

Teamed with Chris Farley (in his last feature role) for Christopher Guest's "Almost Heroes"

1997

First leading role in a feature, opposite Salma Hayek, in "Fools Rush In"; his on-screen father was played by his real-life father

1994

Played the slightly neurotic Chandler Bing on NBC's ensemble comedy series, "Friends"; nominated for an Emmy Award in 2002

1993

Starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom, "Home Free"

1990

Cast on the CBS sitcom "Sydney" as the younger brother of Valerie Bertinelli's title character

1989

Played the boyfriend of Tony Danza's daughter in the film, "She's Out Of Control"

1989

Cast in two episodes of "Growing Pains" (ABC) as Carol's boyfriend who dies in a drunk driving accident

1988

TV-movie debut, "Dance 'Til Dawn" (NBC)

1988

Feature debut, "A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon" (film was shot in 1986)

1987

Debut as a series regular on "Second Chance" (FOX); format changed after 13 episodes and re-named "Boys Will Be Boys"

1984

While still in high school, moved to Los Angeles to live with his father and pursue acting

Appeared on episodes of "Silver Spoons" (NBC) and "Charles in Charge" (CBS)

Became a top-ranked junior tennis player in Ottawa, Ontario

Bonus Trivia

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In June 1997, Perry was treated at Hazelden Foundation of Minnesota for an addiction to Vicodin.

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In 2000, shortly after being released from the hospital (where he had been treated for a stomach ailment), Perry was involved in a car accident when he drove his Porsche into the porch of a home in the Hollywood Hills. According to the actor, the accident occurred when he swerved to avoid collision with with another car.

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In February 2001, Perry again checked into a drug and alcohol treatment center.

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In May 2011, Perry returned to rehab in what was termed a "proactive" move, and released the statement: "I'm making plans to go away for a month to focus on my sobriety and to continue my life in recovery. Please enjoy making fun of me on the World Wide Web."

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