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Matthew Perry was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, to Suzanne Marie (Langford), a Canadian journalist, and John Bennett Perry, an American actor. His ancestry includes English, Irish, German, Swiss-German, and French-Canadian. Perry was raised in Ottawa, Ontario, where he became a top-ranked junior tennis player in Canada. However, after moving... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Web Therapy (TV Series)
Tyler Bishop
- No Stranger to Scandal (2015) ... Tyler Bishop
- Lies and Alibis (2015) ... Tyler Bishop
 2014 The Dog Thrower (TV Series)
The Charismatic Man
 2014 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
The Charismatic Man
- The Dog Thrower (2014) ... The Charismatic Man
 2014 Cougar Town (TV Series)
- Like a Diamond (2014) ... Sam
 2012-2013 Go On (TV Series)
Ryan King
- Urn-ed Run (2013) ... Ryan King
- Fast Breakup (2013) ... Ryan King
- Double Down (2013) ... Ryan King
 2012-2013 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Mike Kresteva
- I Fought the Law (2012) ... Mike Kresteva (uncredited)
 2010 Fallout: New Vegas (Video Game)
Benny (voice)
 2008 The End of Steve (TV Movie)
Steve Legend
 2007/I Numb
Hudson Milbank
 2006 The Ron Clark Story (TV Movie)
Ron Clark
 2005 Friday Night Lights Lost Scene (TV Short)
Football Player
 2005 Hoosiers II: Senior Year (Short)
Coach Norman Dale Jr.
 2004 Scrubs (TV Series)
Murray Marks
- My Unicorn (2004) ... Murray Marks
 2000 The Kid
Mr. Vivian (uncredited)
 1995 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
- Rachel Redux (1995) ... Steven
 1994 Parallel Lives (TV Movie)
Willie Morrison
 1994 Getting In
Randall Burns
 1994 L.A.X. 2194 (TV Movie)
 1993 Deadly Relations (TV Movie)
George Westerfield
 1992 Dream On (TV Series)
Alex Farmer
- To the Moon, Alex! (1992) ... Alex Farmer
 1992 Sibs (TV Series)
- What Makes Lily Run? (1992) ... (as Matthew L. Perry)
 1991 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
Roger Azarian
- April Is the Cruelest Month (1991) ... Roger Azarian
 1990 Call Me Anna (TV Movie)
Desi Arnaz Jr (as Matthew L. Perry)
 1990 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Benjamin Dawson
- Roomies (1990) ... Benjamin Dawson
 1989 She's Out of Control
Timothy (as Matthew L. Perry)
 1989 Growing Pains (TV Series)
- Second Chance (1989) ... Sandy
- In Carol We Trust (1989) ... Sandy
 1989 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Bill at 18
- A Life in the Day (1989) ... Bill at 18
 1988 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
David Hastings
- Hello and Farewell: Part 2 (1988) ... David Hastings
- Hello and Farewell: Part 1 (1988) ... David Hastings
 1988 Just the Ten of Us (TV Series)
- The Dinner Test (1988) ... Ed (as Matthew L. Perry)
 1988 Dance 'Til Dawn (TV Movie)
 1988 A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon
Fred Roberts (as Matthew L. Perry)
 1987 Morning Maggie (TV Movie)
Bradley McAllister (as Matthew L. Perry)
 1986 Silver Spoons (TV Series)
- Rick Moves Out (1986) ... Davey
 1985 Charles in Charge (TV Series)
Ed Stanley
- The Wrong Guy (1985) ... Ed Stanley (as Matthew L. Perry)
 1983 Not Necessarily the News (TV Series)
- Audrie in Love (1983) ... Bob
 1979 240-Robert (TV Series)
- Bank Job (1979) ... Arthur
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Other Works:

Release of The Rembrandts' music video of the Friends (1994) theme song, "I'll Be There For You," with appearances by Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, and Matt LeBlanc. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 22 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Matthew Perry Arquette | Matthew L. Perry


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I gravitate towards sort of broken characters who try to be better people. See more »


Is on the board of directors for the soon-to-be-opened Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. Ron Clark is a world-renowned educator who Perry depicted in the TNT original film The Ron Clark Story (2006). See more »


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