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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 4 January 1941Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Bennett Perry has enjoyed a diverse and successful career that spans over the last few decades. Born a natural entertainer in Williamstown, Massachussetts, he started a band with his brother Tony and enjoyed local success. His acting roots were firmly planted in New York where he starred in many Broadway plays and musicals. Splitting time on both coasts, he appeared in numerous commercials, and became easily recognizable as the "Old Spice" sailor in the seventies. John went on to appear in a long list of dramatic and comedic features using both his sarcastic wit and emotional depth to gain fans of moviegoers and critics everywhere. In 1988 he won a Western Heritage Award for his work on the television drama Independence. John enjoys working with his son, Matthew Perry, and has played his father in the film Fools Rush In and the television show Scrubs. He also enjoys touring with his folk/country/comedy band "The Ojai Boys." He lives in Ojai with his wife Debbie, two dogs, a couple of horses and about five chickens.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Spouse (2)

Deborah Boyle (16 July 1981 - present) (1 child)
Suzanne Jane Marie Langford (2 September 1968 - 1970) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (7)

Best known as the sailor in the "Old Spice" commercials
Father of Matthew Perry and Mia Perry
Played Matthew Perry's father in Fools Rush In (1997), and later in Scrubs (2001); he is scheduled to do so again in the upcoming Beginning of Wisdom, The (2008).

He and Matthew have also appeared on the same shows at separate times. First, John played Joshua's (Tate Donovan) father on Friends (1994) for one episode, but did not appear in any scenes with Matthew. Later, John played a congressman on The West Wing (1999) a few years before Matthew's recurring role as Joe Quincy.
Member of The Ojai Valley Boys country group.
Graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY in 1963.
He is of English, Irish, German, and Swiss-German descent.
Father-in-law of Bowick, David.

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