Perry White
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Perry White (Character)
from Superman (1978)

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Perry White is a fictional character who appears in the Superman comics. White is the Editor-in-Chief of the Metropolis newspaper the Daily Planet. White maintains very high ethical and journalistic standards. He is an archetypal image of the tough, irascible but fairminded boss. White's most well known catchphrases are "Great Caesar's ghost!" and "Don't call me chief!". According to post-Crisis continuity, White was an award-winning journalist who served a term as Mayor of Metropolis. He worked as an assistant editor on the Metropolis Daily Star under George Taylor before becoming editor of the Planet.

In the DC Animated Universe, Perry White was the Editor in Chief of the Daily Planet. He was considered a friend to the staff of the newspaper, but usually had a somewhat gruff demeanor.

In "Smallville", Perry "The Pit Bull" White is the Editor-in-Chief for the Daily Planet. Prior to that, Perry was a disgraced reporter. But after witnessing and becoming inspired by Clark Kent's selflessness, Perry vowed to turn over a new leaf, sober up and get his career back on track. Years later, he is once again writing articles for the Daily Planet, dating Martha Kent and befriended and teamed up with Lois Lane. Eventually, Perry finds his rightful place as the Editor and Chief of the Daily Planet with an impressive staff and a solid key reporting team: Lois, Clark and Jimmy Olsen.

In the original Superman movies, Perry White was the editor for the Daily Planet. He met Clark Kent when he started working for the paper in his early 30s. When Superman started making news with his first appearance in Metropolis, Perry had his reporters seek out whatever information they can get from the Man of Steel in order to publish it. Lois, who had a private encounter with Superman at her apartment, wrote the interview she had with him which made front-page news.

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