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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Matthew Perry drops $20 million on full-floor penthouse in Century City
LATimes - 7 months
Matthew Perry has purchased a full-floor penthouse in Century City for $20 million, or about $2,146 per square foot, according to real estate sources with knowledge of the sale. The actor, who is currently selling a home in Hollywood Hills West, purchased the 9,318-square-foot unit in July through...
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Why a 'Friends' reunion keeps Matthew Perry up at night
CNN - 9 months
A "Friends" revival may be a dream for the show's biggest fans, but it appears to be a nightmare for at least one of its stars.
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Matthew Perry talks 'Friends' residual checks, reveals which Chandler storyline he axed
Fox News - 9 months
He refused to play 'Shag, Marry, Kill' with his 'Friends' co-stars.....
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Matthew Perry Once Vetoed A 'Friends' Storyline About Male Strippers
Huffington Post - 9 months
Matthew Perry might have missed last year’s epic “Friends” reunion, but it was only a matter of time before he ended up across from host Andy Cohen being grilled about which cast member he may or may not have had sex with.  That’s what happened when the actor stopped by “Watch What Happens Live” on Thursday night, as he took the hot seat for a round of “Plead the Fifth.” Perry denied that he got physical with any of his famous “Friends,” but he did reveal which storyline from the long-running sitcom absolutely jumped the shark.  “There was a storyline on ‘Friends’ where Chandler went to a male strip joint because he really liked the sandwiches,” Perry revealed. “I called up and said, ‘Let’s not do this one.’” The NBC powers that be apparently acquiesced and nixed the storyline, but now we can’t help but imagine Chandler and Joey (Matt LeBlanc) (you know he’d be game) strutting their stuff onstage, while Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) DJs and the rest of the gang makes it rain.  Co...
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The One Where Matthew Perry Made An Excited Fan Pass Out On The Subway
Huffington Post - 9 months
So no one told you New York life was going to be this way...
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Trudeau challenges Matthew Perry to rematch
CNN - 11 months
Justin Trudeau has three words for actor Matthew Perry: Bring it on.
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Justin Trudeau Challenges Matthew Perry To A Rematch Of Elementary School Fight
Huffington Post - 11 months
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau playfully challenged actor Matthew Perry to a fight over Twitter on Saturday, just weeks after Perry let the world know that he once beat Trudeau up at their elementary school in Canada. During an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” last month, Perry told the story, as extremely unlikely as it might seem.  “My friend Chris Murray, who was also in the fifth grade in Canada, reminded me that we actually beat up Justin Trudeau,” he said. “We both beat him up. I think he was excelling in a sport that we weren’t so it was pure jealousy.” “I think he was the only kid in school that we could beat up,” he added. “You know, I’m not bragging about this, this is terrible. I was a stupid kid, I didn’t want to beat him up. In fact, I think at one point I tried to turn it into love play.” Even though Perry expressed remorse, that wasn’t good enough for Trudeau, who in his challenge on Saturday ― which was April Fools’ Day ― corre...
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Matthew Perry Reveals His Favorite 'Friends' One-Liner
Huffington Post - 11 months
WATCH: @MatthewPerry talks about 'FRIENDS' and his all-time favorite Chandler Bing one-liner! pic.twitter.com/lEPqAbj1JE — Good Morning America (@GMA) March 30, 2017 Matthew Perry played Chandler Bing on “Friends” for 10 seasons. That works out to more than 200 episodes that he played the overly-sarcastic character, who regularly spit out zingy one-liners. With so much material to choose from, if you thought narrowing down a favorite would prove to be an impossible feat for the actor, well, guess again.  On Thursday, the 47-year-old actor appeared on “Good Morning America,” where he was promoting his new mini-series, “The Kennedys After Camelot,” and revealed his all-time favorite “Friends” one-liner to the show’s hosts. It turns out, Perry’s fave comes from Season 2’s “The One with Ross’ New Girlfriend,” during which Chandler is talking to Joey (Matt LeBlanc) about his longtime tailor.  “You should go see Frankie, my family’s been going to him foreve...
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'Friends' actor says he beat up Canadian PM in 5th grade
ABC News - 11 months
Matthew Perry has some apologizing to do. The former "Friends" star and "half Canadian" admitted on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night that he once beat up Trudeau.
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HBCUs Are National Treasures, Show Them The Money
Huffington Post - 12 months
The recent dust-up over President Trump’s sudden interest in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Education Secretary DeVos’ fake history of the origin of these national treasures brought to mind an uninformed remark by a white South Carolina state elected official several years ago. That official stated that those of us who attended an HBCU were not qualified for admission anywhere else. Such comments might be comical were they uttered by uninformed or misinformed private citizens, but they are downright dangerous when they are the mindset of elected and appointed public officials. South Carolina State College ― now University (SCSU) ― was established in 1896, and its law school operated from 1947 until 1966, solely to keep historically white Clemson University and the University of South Carolina all white, irrespective of the intellect of Harvey Gantt and Henri Monteith, and the intellect and military service of John Wrighten and Matthew Perry. There are...
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Lisa Kudrow Says She Doesn't See A 'Friends' Reunion Happening Anytime Soon
Huffington Post - 12 months
These days, it seems every movie and TV show we grew up watching is getting the remake or revival treatment (see: “Ghostbusters,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Will & Grace”). But there’s one sitcom that’s yet to make a comeback ―  whether we like it or not ― and that’s “Friends.”  According to Lisa Kudrow, who played Phoebe Buffay on the ‘90s show, there doesn’t seem to be a plan in place to get new episodes of “Friends” on the air.  During an appearance on the “Today” show Tuesday morning, host Savannah Guthrie asked the actress, “Could you ever get the group together?” (For the record, the cast, minus Matthew Perry, did get together last year for a special TV tribute to James Burrows, but that doesn’t really count.) “Me, personally? No,” Kudrow joked, before admitting the group has “convened, privately, for dinner and it was great.”   The actress then put the “Friends” reunion into perspective, telling Guthrie, “If we don’t tell you one is coming and then...
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Stunning Photos From National Geographic Traveller's Contest Are Awe-Inspiring
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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 ...
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2016 Might Be A Hellscape, But At Least Joey And Chandler From 'Friends' Still Love Each Other
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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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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.
  • 2015
    Age 45
    Perry co-created and stars in the 2015 CBS sitcom The Odd Couple portraying Oscar Madison.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
    In 2013, he reprised his role in the fourth season.
  • 2012
    Age 42
    In 2012, Perry guest-starred on the critically acclaimed CBS drama The Good Wife, as attorney Mike Kresteva.
    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.
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  • 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.
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  • 2006
    Age 36
    In 2006, he began filming Numb, a film based on a man suffering from depersonalization disorder.
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    In 2006-2007, Perry appeared in Aaron Sorkin's drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
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    He starred in the TNT movie, The Ron Clark Story which premiered August 13, 2006.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 25
    Perry dated actress Julia Roberts from 1995–96, Lauren Graham from 2002-03, and Lizzy Caplan from 2006 to 2012.
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  • 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.
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  • 1991
    Age 21
    In 1991, he made a guest appearance on Beverly Hills, 90210 as Roger Azarian.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Born on August 19, 1969.
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