Matthew Perry
Actor
Matthew Perry
Matthew Langford Perry is a Canadian-American actor and comedian. He is well known for his Emmy-nominated role as Chandler Bing on the popular, long-running NBC television sitcom Friends. He also received acclaim for his portrayal of Ron Clark in the television movie The Ron Clark Story, accompanied by another Emmy nomination as well as a Golden Globe nomination.
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Stunning Photos From National Geographic Traveller's Contest Are Awe-Inspiring
Huffington Post - 25 days
The submissions for National Geographic Traveller’s UK Photography Competition are in, and are the pictures are nothing short of outstanding.  A panel of esteemed judges narrowed down the choices to three finalists in each of the competition’s six categories ― Action, Nature, People, Urban, Portfolio and Video.   “The entries for our Photography Competition get better every year, and this year’s is no exception,” Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK), said in a statement. “The shortlist highlights some of the exceptional submissions and it’s been really tough to whittle it down.”  The winners will be announced on Feb. 28 in London, England. According to a press release, the lucky overall winner of the competition will be sent on a photographic commission to Myanmar and Iceland for the magazine.  Check out all of the amazing photos in the running below:  ACTION:   1. Andrew Hone 2. Sajith Buddikha Withanage 3. David Candlish NATURE: ...
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US Navy Destroyer Operates in Waters Claimed by China - Military.com
Google News - 4 months
Military.com US Navy Destroyer Operates in Waters Claimed by China Military.com This photo taken Oct. 17 from the destroyer USS Spruance shows two other ships, the USS Decatur (right) and the USNS Matthew Perry, operating in the South China Sea. (US Navy/Will Gaskill via AP). Associated Press | Oct 22, 2016 | by Matthew ... China slams 'provocative' US sail-by in South China SeaWITN US warship challenges China's claims in South China SeaReuters US destroyer sails in South China Sea to make a pointCNN Courier Mail -NavyTimes.com -Times of India -International Business Times UK all 68 news articles »
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Turns Out Janice From 'Friends' Doesn't Actually Sound Like Janice In Real Life
Huffington Post - 6 months
Janice, also known as Chandler Bing’s on-and-off girlfriend from hell, was one of the most memorable characters on “Friends.” Known for her distinct nasally voice and her hilarious catchphrase, “Oh, my god,” fans could hear Janice coming from a mile away.  Maggie Wheeler, the actress who played Janice, appeared on Australian talk show “This Morning” on Monday and left many fans shocked that she didn’t actually sound like Janice in real life. Because, you know, acting.  The actress recreated Janice’s catchphrase for the hosts and then spoke about developing her character’s iconic voice.   “It was this progression ― how Janice evolved, how the writers created the character for me,” Wheeler said. “And so the laugh happened organically in the first rehearsal, because I needed to find a way to laugh because Matthew Perry is so funny. And working with him, I knew right away, I thought, ‘This guy’s gonna make me laugh on set, I’ve gotta be prepared. What am I going to d ...
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2016 Might Be A Hellscape, But At Least Joey And Chandler From 'Friends' Still Love Each Other
Huffington Post - 6 months
Amid the unrelenting nightmare that is 2016, it’s comforting to know there’s one thing that’s managed to remain the same in the face of the Trumpocalypse, the slow, painful death of network television and Ross Geller playing a Kardashian.  That’s right, there’s never been a love as pure as Joey Tribbiani and Chandler Bing’s and it’s only grown stronger since “Friends” made us laugh for the last time 12 years ago.  During the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills on Thursday, Matt LeBlanc, who played Tribbiani on “Friends” for 10 seasons, was in attendance to promote his new series on CBS, “Man With A Plan,” about the perils of being a stay at home dad. Coincidentally, Matthew Perry also has a series on the same network, so naturally reporters inquired if the two ever run into each other on the CBS lot.  “I saw him yesterday,” LeBlanc told the room, according to Us Weekly.  “I could not see him for five years, and then put me in a ...
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What It Was Like For The 'Friends' Cast To Film That Emotional Finale
Huffington Post - 10 months
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'Friends' star Perry makes playwriting debut with dark comedy
Reuters.com - about 1 year
LONDON (Reuters) - "Friends" star Matthew Perry swaps the television screen for the London stage in "The End of Longing", his playwriting debut about four people feeling the pressures of life as they reach their forties.
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Whoa! Your First Look At The 'Friends' Reunion Gets Scandalous
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Now we know why Chandler couldn't be there. NBC's tribute to director James Burrows, aka a great excuse to stage a "Friends" reunion, is on the way, and your first look gets a little saucy. (Sorry, we're not talking about the meatball sub kind of saucy, Joey.) "Did you all sign contracts saying that you wouldn't sleep with each other?" asks Bravo's Andy Cohen to the cast. This is "the one where you hear nothing but crickets" since it appears no one knew how to respond. "David, say something," jokes Phoebe Lisa Kudrow to a rarely speechless Ross David Schwimmer. Of course, it's not a true reunion since Chandler Bing Matthew Perry will reportedly be in London for his play, "The End of Longing" (which couldn't be more ironically titled since we've waited years for this). But at least it'll still be cool for NBC to ask the rest of the cast, "How you doin'"? NBC's tribute to James Burrows airs Feb. 21 on NBC. Also on HuffPost: -- This fee ...
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Matthew Perry doesn't remember 3 years of 'Friends' because of drugs
Fox News - about 1 year
Matthew Perry wasn't present for the Friends reunion on Sunday, but as it turns out, that's not much of a stretch from when he was actually on the show.
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Matthew Perry Can't Remember Filming Three Seasons Of 'Friends'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Things that happened to Chandler Bing in Seasons 3 to 6 in "Friends": He reunited with girlfriend from hell Janice, adopted a baby chick and duck with roommate Joey and finally slept with Monica Geller.  According to Matthew Perry, however, some of Chandler's biggest life moments barely registered with the actor due to his drug and alcohol addiction. When Perry was asked about his least favorite "Friends" episode on a recent appearance on "The Chris Evans Breakfast Show," he admitted that there's a big gap in his memory.  "Oh, my goodness," he said. "I think the answer is, I don't remember three years of it. So none of those ... somewhere between Season 3 and 6." "A little bit of the time, I was a little out of it, yeah," he added.  Perry has struggled with addiction to substances including alcohol and Vicodin, doing multiple stints in rehab, most recently in 2001. Since then he has remained sober, opening the Perry House, a sober-living facility to help former addicts ...
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People Are Convinced That Zac Efron and Matthew Perry Teamed Up to Wreck Their Cast Reunions Together - E! Online
Google News - about 1 year
Us Weekly People Are Convinced That Zac Efron and Matthew Perry Teamed Up to Wreck Their Cast Reunions Together E! Online This past week has been a real rollercoaster of emotions for two fanbases: The Friends fanbase and the High School Musical fanbase. And those fanbases certainly overlap, because you won't find many people who don't love both Friends and HSM. If you do ... Zac Efron Retracts MLK Day Tweet, Apologizes for 'Completely Insensitive' Post After Heavy Fan CriticismPeople Magazine Zac Efron Apologizes for 'Insensitive' MLK Tweet, Deletes OriginalUs Weekly Zac Efron sorry for 'completely insensitive' MLK Day tweetEntertainment Weekly New York Daily News -Jezebel -Entertainment Tonight all 56 news articles »
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Actually, That 'Friends' Reunion Was A False Alarm
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Not so fast with the "Friends" reunion celebration, everyone.  Though rumors circulated last week that all six of the core "Friends" cast members would reunite for an upcoming TV special dedicated to sitcom director James Burrows, it turns out that's not quite the case.  During an appearance on "The Graham Norton Show" Friday night, Matthew Perry explained that he will be in London working on the play "The End of Longing" during the event, but will introduce the other five friends stars, who will be there in person. "It's not the reunion everyone is hoping for," he said. "The other five are going to be on this special, and I am going to introduce them from London."  In short: Not yet, everyone. Not YET!  Elsewhere in the episode, Perry revealed that even he doesn't quite know what Chandler's job was. Like the rest of us -- and Chandler's friends on the show -- he knew it had something to do with "computers."  Also on HuffPost:    -- This feed and its co ...
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Actually, That 'Friends' Reunion Was A False Alarm
The Huffington Post - about 1 year
Not so fast with the "Friends" reunion celebration, everyone.  Though rumors circulated last week that all six of the core "Friends" cast members would reunite for an upcoming TV special dedicated to sitcom director James Burrows, it turns out that's not quite the case.  During an appearance on "The Graham Norton Show" Friday night, Matthew Perry explained that he will be in London working on the play "The End of Longing" during the event, but will introduce the other five friends stars, who will be there in person. "It's not the reunion everyone is hoping for," he said. "The other five are going to be on this special, and I am going to introduce them from London."  In short: Not yet, everyone. Not YET!  Elsewhere in the episode, Perry revealed that even he doesn't quite know what Chandler's job was. Like the rest of us -- and Chandler's friends on the show -- he knew it had something to do with "computers."  Also on HuffPost:    -- This feed and its con ...
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Friday's Morning Email: GOP Debate Marks End Of Trump, Cruz 'Bromance'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
TOP STORIES 'THE BROMANCE BETWEEN TED CRUZ AND DONALD TRUMP IS OVER' Take a look at the top moments of Thursday's GOP debate, and how this became a debate with tiers: Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, and then everyone else. Check out the rest of the winners and losers, as well as what it means for polling a little more than two weeks out of the Iowa caucuses. [Scott Conroy, HuffPost] SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS AFTER MILITARY AIRCRAFT COLLISION IN HAWAII "Two military aircraft collided off the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Oahu late Thursday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Searchers have spotted a fire and a debris field, including an empty life raft, about 2½ miles north of Haleiwa Beach, according to Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers." [CNN] MICHIGAN GOVERNOR WANTS OBAMA TO DECLARE EMERGENCY OVER FLINT WATER CRISIS And Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is looking into whether any laws have been violated. [Arthur Delaney, HuffPost] HOW THE ARMY MISTAKENLY SHIPPE ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Matthew Perry
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 46
    Perry is scheduled to play the lead role in a new production of his play The End of Longing, which premiered on February 11, 2016 at the Playhouse Theatre in London.
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  • 2015
    Age 45
    Perry co-created and stars in the 2015 CBS sitcom The Odd Couple portraying Oscar Madison.
    More Details Hide Details On May 11, 2015, the series was renewed for a second season. On May 16, 2016, CBS renewed the show for a third season. Matthew Perry was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts. His mother, Suzanne Marie Morrison (née Langford), is a Canadian journalist and former press secretary to Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, and his father, John Bennett Perry (born 1941), is an American actor and former model. His parents divorced before his first birthday and his mother subsequently married Keith Morrison, a broadcast journalist. Perry was raised by his mother in Ottawa, Ontario, and was enrolled at Rockcliffe Park Public School and Ashbury College. While growing up, he took a keen interest in tennis and became a top-ranked junior player. Perry moved from Ottawa to Los Angeles to pursue acting and attended The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks. Perry also pursued improv comedy at the LA Connection in Sherman Oaks while still in high school. He went on to play Chazz Russell in the TV series Second Chance. After 13 episodes, Second Chance became Boys Will Be Boys, with the plots refocused on the adventures of Chazz and his teenage friends.
  • 2014
    Age 44
    In 2014, Perry made his British TV debut in the one-off comedy program The Dog Thrower, which aired on May 1 as part of Sky Arts' Playhouse Presents.
    More Details Hide Details Perry portrayed "a charismatic man" who enchanted onlookers by throwing his dog in the air. Since February 19, 2015, Perry stars in, co-writes, and is an executive producer of a revival of the sitcom The Odd Couple. The multi-camera comedy airs on CBS. Perry plays Oscar Madison opposite Thomas Lennon as Felix Unger.
  • 2013
    Age 43
    Perry received a Champion of Recovery award in May 2013 from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy for opening Perry House, a sober living home situated in his former mansion in Malibu, California.
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    In 2013, he reprised his role in the fourth season.
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  • 2012
    Age 42
    In 2012, Perry guest-starred on the critically acclaimed CBS drama The Good Wife, as attorney Mike Kresteva.
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    On March 1, 2012, it was reported that Perry had signed on to star on the NBC comedy pilot Go On, written and produced by former Friends writer/producer Scott Silveri.
    More Details Hide Details The project was picked up to series in May 2012. Perry portrays Ryan King, a charming yet irreverent sportscaster who tries to move on after the death of his wife through the help of mandatory therapy sessions. The pilot aired on 8 August 2012 as a "sneak preview" after the 2012 Summer Olympics. The series premiered on September 11, 2012. On October 2, 2012, NBC ordered a full season of 22 episodes. The series was canceled by NBC in May 2013, shortly after the conclusion of its first season.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 38
    In 2008, Perry starred in the offbeat film Birds of America as Morrie Tanager, an uptight man who has to deal with his siblings.
    More Details Hide Details Showtime passed on a pilot called The End of Steve, a dark comedy starring, written and produced by Perry and Peter Tolan. Perry's new comedy pilot, Mr. Sunshine, based on Perry's original idea, was bought by ABC. Perry was set to portray a middle-aged man with an identity crisis. ABC canceled the series after nine episodes.
  • 2006
    Age 36
    In 2006, he began filming Numb, a film based on a man suffering from depersonalization disorder.
    More Details Hide Details The film's tentative release date was pushed back several times, but was finally released to DVD on May 13, 2008. He also appeared in David Mamet's Sexual Perversity in Chicago in London. In 2009, he starred in the film 17 Again playing the older Mike O'Donnell.
    In 2006-2007, Perry appeared in Aaron Sorkin's drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
    More Details Hide Details Perry played Matt Albie alongside Bradley Whitford's Danny Tripp, a writer-director duo brought in to help save a failing sketch show. Perry's character was considered to be substantially based on Sorkin's own personal experiences, particularly in television.
    He starred in the TNT movie, The Ron Clark Story which premiered August 13, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Perry played small town teacher Ron Clark who relocates to the toughest class in the country. Perry received a Golden Globe nomination as well as an Emmy nomination for his performance.
  • 2003
    Age 33
    His three appearances in that series (twice in the fourth season and once in the fifth) earned him two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2003 and 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Perry is referred to in the show prior to his guest appearance - Donna Moss seeks him out (off screen) in the episode "20 Hours in LA." He also appeared as attorney Todd Merrick in two episodes near the end of Ally McBeals five-season run, including a 2-hour special intended to revive the legal comedy-drama. After Friends wrapped up, Perry made his directorial debut in an episode of the 4th season of the American comedy-drama Scrubs, in which he also guest starred as "Murray Marks", an operator of a small airport's traffic control team. Murray is asked to donate a kidney to his father Gregory (played by Perry's real father).
  • 2002
    Age 32
    The program was hugely successful and Perry, along with his co-stars, gained wide renown among television viewers. The program also earned him Emmy nominations in 2002 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series along with Matt LeBlanc, but he lost to Ray Romano.
    More Details Hide Details As well as his successful career on Friends, Perry has appeared in films such as Fools Rush In (alongside father John Bennett Perry and Salma Hayek), Almost Heroes, Three to Tango, The Whole Nine Yards (alongside Bruce Willis) and its sequel The Whole Ten Yards, and Serving Sara. While known primarily for his comic roles, Perry has carved out a career in drama as well, particularly in his portrayal of Associate White House Counsel Joe Quincy in Aaron Sorkin's The West Wing.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 25
    Perry dated actress Julia Roberts from 1995–96, Lauren Graham from 2002-03, and Lizzy Caplan from 2006 to 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Perry holds dual American-Canadian citizenship. Perry completed a 28-day program in 1997 for a Vicodin addiction. His weight fluctuated drastically over the next few years and once dropped down to. He lost 20 pounds in 2000 because of pancreatitis. Perry again entered rehab in February 2001 to treat an addiction to opioids (specifically vicodin and methadone), amphetamines and alcohol. Perry was in Dallas, Texas, filming Serving Sara with Elizabeth Hurley when he had such severe stomach pains that he called a local doctor, who advised rehab. Perry flew to Los Angeles and checked into Marina del Rey's Daniel Freeman Hospital. Perry's publicist Lisa Kasteler confirmed his rehab stay. In 2011, as a celebrity spokesperson for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Perry went to Capitol Hill to lobby members of Congress in support of funding for drug courts.
  • 1993
    Age 23
    Perry landed his next TV starring role on the ABC sitcom Home Free, which aired only 11 episodes in the spring of 1993.
    More Details Hide Details By then, Perry was making his mark, and was instantly cast in a sitcom pilot titled LAX 2194. The project was slow to take off, so as a back-up option, he attempted to secure an audition for the pilot Six of One, later to be known as Friends, by Marta Kauffman and David Crane, both of whom he had worked with on Dream On. However, because of previous commitments to the pilot LAX 2194, he was not initially considered for an audition. When he did eventually get a reading, he landed the part he is best known for, the role of Chandler Bing.
  • 1991
    Age 21
    In 1991, he made a guest appearance on Beverly Hills, 90210 as Roger Azarian.
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  • 1990
    Age 20
    In the midst of his many continuing guest roles on TV, Perry was cast as a regular on the 1990 CBS sitcom Sydney, playing the younger brother of Valerie Bertinelli's title character.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Age 19
    He went to a 1989 guest appearance on the series Growing Pains, in which he portrayed Carol's boyfriend who dies from injuries sustained in a drunk-driving accident.
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  • 1988
    Age 18
    After the show's single season, Perry stayed in Los Angeles and made his screen debut in the 1988 film A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Born on August 19, 1969.
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