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Matthew Perry is an actor cum comedian best known for portraying Chandler Bing on the highly popular television sitcom ‘Friends’

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BirthdayAugust 19, 1969
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors, Directors, T V & Movie Producers, ENTP
City/StateMassachusetts
SiblingsCaitlin Morrison, Emily Morrison, Madeleine Morrison, Mia Perry, Willy Morrison
Known asMatthew Langford Perry
Universities
  • The Buckley School
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Ashbury College
  • Ottawa
Birth PlaceWilliamstown, Massachusetts, United States
Height183cm
GenderMale
FatherJohn Bennett Perry
MotherSuzanne Perry
Net Worth$79 million
Sun SignLeo
Born inWilliamstown, Massachusetts, United States
Famous asActor

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Who is Matthew Perry?

Matthew Perry is an actor cum comedian famous for playing Chandler Bing on the television sitcom ‘Friends’ for which he received an Emmy Award nomination. He has appeared in several other television series and has also played supporting roles in numerous films like ‘Fools Rush’, and ‘The Whole Nine Yards’. The talented actor has been nominated for the Golden Globe for his performance in the television movie ‘The Ron Clark Story’. The product of a broken family, he spent his childhood with his mother and moved to be with his father as a teenager. Young Matthew was an avid sports enthusiast and was very skilled at playing tennis; he was a top-ranked junior player. Acting was another one of his loves—he used to perform in various high school stage productions and landed on his first film role while still in school. Unfortunately the film ‘A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon’ did not do much to launch his career. He was planning to get into university to study when opportunity knocked again—he was offered the lead role of Chazz Russell in the television series ‘Second Chance’. This role gave him visibility and the actor went on to carve a niche for himself not just in the field of comedy but also in drama.

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Childhood & Early Life

He is the son of Suzzane Marie and John Bennett. His mother was a Canadian journalist while his father an American actor and model. He parents divorced when Matthew was just a baby.

He studied at Rockcliffe Park Public School where he was a very proficient tennis player.

He attended high school at The Buckley School. During this time he developed an interest in acting and appeared on several of the school’s stage productions. He was also involved with LA Connection where he performed improv comedy and was a regular performer.

Career

He started making guest appearances in television shows during the early 1980s. He got a major break when he was offered the role of Chazz Russell in the television series ‘Second Chance’. He appeared in 21 episodes of the show from 1987 to 1988.

He was cast as Fred Roberts in the movie ‘A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon’ in 1988 when he was just 18 years old. However, the film did not perform well at the box office.

He played a rookie cop, Billy in the sitcom ‘Sydney’ that premiered on CBS in 1990. The main cast also included Valerie Bertinelli and Craig Bierko.

During the early 1990s he appeared in a number of television movies that included ‘Call me Anna’ (1990), ‘Deadly Relations’ (1993), and ‘Parallel Lives’ (1994).

He landed his most famous role in 1994 when he was selected to play Chandler Bing in the sitcom ‘Friends’ that ran for ten seasons till 2004. The series which revolved around the life of a group of friends in New York City was a critical as well as commercial success.

He starred along with Bruce Willis, Amanda Peet and Michael Clarke in the 2000 adventure crime comedy ‘The Whole Nine Yards’. In spite of receiving mixed reviews, the movie was a commercial success.

He reprised the role of Nicholas "Oz" Ozeranski in the 2004 movie ‘The Whole Ten Yards’ which was sequel to the movie ‘The Whole Nine Yards’. The film was however panned by the critics and was a box office flop.

He played the lead role in ‘The Ron Clark Story’ (2006), a television film based on the real life educator Ron Clark who brings about a difference in the lives of his minority students whom nobody believed in. His performance was critically acclaimed.

In 2011 he played Ben Donovan in the television sitcom ‘Mr. Sunshine’ which he also co-created. However, the show was short lived and cancelled due to low ratings.

He starred as Ryan King in the sitcom ‘Go On’ which is about a sports talk radio host who is trying to move on with life after the death of his wife. The show ran from 2012 to 2013.

Major Works

His best known work is his portrayal of the character Chandler Bing in the long-running NBC television sitcom ‘Friends’. He received several awards and nominations for this role.

Awards & Achievements

He won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for ‘Friends’ in 1995 which he shared with other members of the main cast.

He received the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor – Comedy for the series ‘Friends’ in 2004.

Personal Life & Legacy

He has dated several beautiful women like Julia Roberts, Lauren Graham and Yasmine Bleeth in the past. Currently he is in a relationship with Lizzy Caplan since 2006.

He has been treated for his drug addiction and alcoholism.

Trivia

This actor’s real-life father played the role of his reel-life father in the movie ‘Fools Rush In’.

His favourite song is ‘Don't Give Up’ by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush.

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Matthew Perry biography timelines

  • // 19th Aug 1969
    He is the son of Suzzane Marie and John Bennett. His mother was a Canadian journalist while his father an American actor and model. He parents divorced when Matthew was just a baby.
  • // 1987 To 1988
    He started making guest appearances in television shows during the early 1980s. He got a major break when he was offered the role of Chazz Russell in the television series ‘Second Chance’. He appeared in 21 episodes of the show from 1987 to 1988.
  • // 1988
    He was cast as Fred Roberts in the movie ‘A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon’ in 1988 when he was just 18 years old. However, the film did not perform well at the box office.
  • // 1990
    He played a rookie cop, Billy in the sitcom ‘Sydney’ that premiered on CBS in 1990. The main cast also included Valerie Bertinelli and Craig Bierko.
  • // 1990 To 1994
    During the early 1990s he appeared in a number of television movies that included ‘Call me Anna’ (1990), ‘Deadly Relations’ (1993), and ‘Parallel Lives’ (1994).
  • // 1994 To 2004
    He landed his most famous role in 1994 when he was selected to play Chandler Bing in the sitcom ‘Friends’ that ran for ten seasons till 2004. The series which revolved around the life of a group of friends in New York City was a critical as well as commercial success.
  • // 1995
    He won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for ‘Friends’ in 1995 which he shared with other members of the main cast.
  • // 2000
    He starred along with Bruce Willis, Amanda Peet and Michael Clarke in the 2000 adventure crime comedy ‘The Whole Nine Yards’. In spite of receiving mixed reviews, the movie was a commercial success.
  • // 2004
    He reprised the role of Nicholas "Oz" Ozeranski in the 2004 movie ‘The Whole Ten Yards’ which was sequel to the movie ‘The Whole Nine Yards’. The film was however panned by the critics and was a box office flop.
  • // 2004
    He received the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor – Comedy for the series ‘Friends’ in 2004.
  • // 2006
    He played the lead role in ‘The Ron Clark Story’ (2006), a television film based on the real life educator Ron Clark who brings about a difference in the lives of his minority students whom nobody believed in. His performance was critically acclaimed.
  • // 2006
    He has dated several beautiful women like Julia Roberts, Lauren Graham and Yasmine Bleeth in the past. Currently he is in a relationship with Lizzy Caplan since 2006.
  • // 2011
    In 2011 he played Ben Donovan in the television sitcom ‘Mr. Sunshine’ which he also co-created. However, the show was short lived and cancelled due to low ratings.
  • // 2012 To 2013
    He starred as Ryan King in the sitcom ‘Go On’ which is about a sports talk radio host who is trying to move on with life after the death of his wife. The show ran from 2012 to 2013.

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Matthew Perry's FAQ

  • What is Matthew Perry birthday?

    Matthew Perry was born at 1969-08-19

  • Where is Matthew Perry's birth place?

    Matthew Perry was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States

  • What is Matthew Perry nationalities?

    Matthew Perry's nationalities is American

  • Who is Matthew Perry siblings?

    Matthew Perry's siblings is Caitlin Morrison, Emily Morrison, Madeleine Morrison, Mia Perry, Willy Morrison

  • What was Matthew Perry universities?

    Matthew Perry studied at The Buckley School, Sherman Oaks, Ashbury College, Ottawa

  • How tall is Matthew Perry?

    Matthew Perry's height is 183

  • Who is Matthew Perry's father?

    Matthew Perry's father is John Bennett Perry

  • Who is Matthew Perry's mother?

    Matthew Perry's mother is Suzanne Perry

  • What is Matthew Perry's sun sign?

    Matthew Perry is Leo

  • How famous is Matthew Perry?

    Matthew Perry is famouse as Actor