Matthew Perry

Biography

Matthew Langford Perry was born on August 19, 1969, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. His parents divorced when he was less than a year old, and Perry moved with his mother, Suzanne, to her hometown of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where Suzanne later worked as a press secretary for Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. A talented tennis player, Perry was ranked No. 2 among junior players in Canada when he was 13 years old. At virtually the same time, he discovered acting, earning his first applause for his role in a seventh-grade production called 'The Life and Death of Sneaky Fitch' When he was 15, Perry decided to move to Los Angeles to spend some time with his father, John Bennett Perry, an actor best known to audiences as the smooth-faced sailor on a series of commercials for Old Spice. Soon after he lost his first big U.S. tennis match, his acting career kicked into gear when director William Richert spotted Perry in a Los Angeles restaurant and asked him to audition for his movie, 'A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon' (filmed in 1986; released 1988), starring River Phoenix. Perry landed the role, which marked his first significant professional acting experience.

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Just What Was It That Made 'Friends' So Great?

20th June 2014 -

 News

We’re feeling pretty nostalgic (and old) because it’s been ten years since the final episode of Friends aired. We’d sort of been getting by on the hope that a reunion episode would take place, but...

Matthew Perry's 'Odd Couple' Remake Will Hit CBS This Fall

15th May 2014 -

 News

CBS has had a major shakeup of its programming by ordering 5 new dramas and 2 new comedies.One of the new shows will see the return of Matthew Perry to the small screen in a...

Courteney Cox Has Said It, 'Friends' Reunion Is Not Going To Happen

24th April 2014 -

 News

It must be hard for the former cast members of our favourite 90’s sitcom ‘Friends’. It seems wherever they go and whatever they might be doing now, the big question still is, will there be...

Why We Definitely Don't Need A 'Friends' Reunion

7th April 2014 -

 News

Twenty years ago we welcomed ‘Friends’ on to our television screens and ten years ago we bid the series an emotional farewell. But for some fans, the decade of laughs the show provided simply wasn't...

Matthew Perry's 'Odd Couple' Remake Picked Up By CBS

25th February 2014 -

 News

Matthew Perry will star in a reboot of 'The Odd Couple,' as CBS picked up the show for a pilot episode, notes The Hollywood Reporter.The 'Friends' star will portray the character Oscar Madison in the...

Friends 2014 Reunion Rumour Enrages Fans. Are We Doing This Again?

14th January 2014 -

 News

The rumour of the Friends 2014 return is doing the rounds again and seems to be as unfounded as ever. Fake reunion movie and episode posters are once again circling the internet and simultaneously driving...

Matthew Perry supports US drug courts

17th December 2013 -

 News

Matthew Perry is a big supporter of drug courts.The 44-year-old 'Friends' star - who battled alcohol and drug addiction problems earlier in his life - backs the American court system which aims to decrease the...

Matthew Perry Defends Drug Addiction In Peter Hitchens 'Newsnight' Clash [Video]

17th December 2013 -

 News

Matthew Perry has marked a temporary shift from comedy acting by moving into the more serious spheres of political debate and current affairs. The Friends actor appeared on the BBC's news analysis programme Newsnight last...

CBS Teaming Up With Matthew Perry To Remake Beloved TV Series The Odd Couple

14th December 2013 -

 News

Can we get three cheers for The Odd Couple returning to television? Not only that, according to TV Guide, the CBS reboot of the beloved classic will be co-written by and star Matthew Perry. We...

Lisa Kudrow Fell For Friends Reunion Rumor, Feels Bad For Disappointing Fans

15th August 2013 -

 News

Friends fans might have had their dreams squashed by NBC adamantly denying any rumours of a reunion, but so did Lisa Kudrow. During her appearance on Conan this week, Kudrow admitted to having fallen for...

Matthew Perry & Lisa Kudrow Address 'Friends' Reunion Speculation

29th July 2013 -

 News

Filling in for British host Piers Morgan on Piers Morgan Live on 26th July, Friends star Matthew Perry, AKA Chandler Bing, took over hosting responsibilities, showing off his natural talent for comedy in an interview...

Friends Movie? "There Was Never a Friends Movie" Says Lisa Kudrow

23rd July 2013 -

 News

Fans of hit U.S comedy Friends (or F.R.I.E.N.D.S because, why not?) were either horrified or gasping with excitement when rumours of a Friends (F.R.. alright fine) movie were bandied around. A Friends reunion, though, is...

Hollywood Game Night - A Glorified Game Of Charades?

12th July 2013 -

 News

At the tail end of her run as Mrs Hannigan in Annie, Jane Lynch is launching her brand new endeavor – Hollywood Game Night. It’s pretty much what it sounds like – a night of...

The World's Favorite F.R.I.E.N.D.S Reunite On Ellen

23rd May 2013 -

 News

Jennifer Aniston got to co-host The Ellen Degeneres Show this week and gave us all a mini Friends reunion in the process. In the slightly awkward, slightly confusing bit, Aniston was nervous about the gig...

Jennifer Aniston Co-Hosting "Ellen" Turns Into A Mini Friends Reunion

22nd May 2013 -

 News

Well, the long awaited Friends reunion finally happened, though probably not in the way fans of the show had hoped. It might have been a three-minute sketch with just three of the show’s stars, but...

Networks To Announce Fall Line-Ups, Will 'CSI:NY,' 'Touch' and 'Go On' Survive?

29th April 2013 -

 News

Crime drama CSI NY, Matthew Perry's 'Go On' and Fox's 'Touch,' starring Kiefer Sutherland are amongst the television shows in danger of being cancelled when the networks announce their fall line-ups in the coming weeks....

Jennifer Aniston Cupping Marks Reveal Chinese Treatment

18th April 2013 -

 News

When we first heard of these Jennifer Aniston cupping marks, we thought it was another prank, played by her playful finance, Justin Theroux. But as it turns out, the ancient Chinese practice helps circulation to...

90s Kids Look Away Now: There Will Be No Friends Reunion.

17th April 2013 -

 News

Did someone say “Friends reunion”? Technically, loads of people, but no one official. Sadly for all the devoted fans of the series (and there are definitely still a bunch of those around), the show’s co-creator...

Friends Reunion 2014: So, Is It Happening Or Not?

17th April 2013 -

 News

Speculation that the cast of Friends were ready to reunite for a 2014 reunion reached fever pitch last week. Jennifer Aniston, Matt Le Blanc, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox were apparently ready...

Courteney Cox Reunion With Matthew Perry Set For 'Go On'

6th February 2013 -

 News

Courteney Cox's reunion with her F.R.I.E.N.D.S co-star Matthew Perry will air in April, when the actress, 48, appears on an episode of Perry's freshman sitcom Go On. Cox and Perry - who played husband and...

Wait, Did Courteney Cox Just Promise Nudity For Cougar Town Season 4?

7th January 2013 -

 News

Either Courteney Cox is really going all out to drum up support for season four of Cougar Town, or the TBS comedy-drama just became a whole lot more, well, adult. Speaking at the Television Critics...

Matthew Perry Pokes a lot of fun at Angus T. Jones' Religious Outburst

29th November 2012 -

 News

What do you do when a well known Hollywood actor denounces his own TV show to the amazement and surprise of both his fans and colleagues? Well, if you're Matthew Perry, you link up with...

Jennifer Livingston Gets Caribbean Vacation On Ellen

9th October 2012 -

 News

Jennifer Livingston, the news anchor that recently accepted a viewer’s apology, after he made some disparaging comments regarding her weight, got a helping hand from Ellen DeGeneres, whose show she’s appearing on tonight (October 9,...

Is Matthew Perry Back? ‘Go On’ Scores Solid Ratings Again

20th September 2012 -

 News

Matthew Perry may very well be ‘back’. The 43-year-old – of course best known for his long running turn as Chandler in ‘Friends’ – can currently be seen in new NBC comedy ‘Go On’, which...

Matthew Perry, Robin Williams, Tracy Morgan And Amy Poehler Arrivals At The Comedy Awards

30th April 2012 -

 Footage

The arrivals for The Comedy Awards 2012 pose on the red carpet at the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York. Among them were Matthew Perry (Friends), Robin Williams (Dead Poet's Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting), Ed...

Numb

18th June 2008 -

 Movie Review

Matthew Perry introduces us to yet another medical malady that apparently occurs only in the movies: After smoking too much pot, he becomes alienated from the outside world and even his own body and is...

Perry Develops Online Gambling Addiction

23rd December 2004 -

 News

Former FRIENDS star MATTHEW PERRY has reportedly developed a new passion since the hit TV show ended this year (04) - online gambling. The actor, who played CHANDLER BING on the now defunct American...

Coogan Makes Booze Blunder With Perry

28th June 2004 -

 News

British comedian STEVE COOGAN embarrassed himself at London's exclusive IVY restaurant recently, when he sent over a bottle of champagne to recovering alcoholic MATTHEW PERRY's table. FRIENDS star Perry - a huge fan of...

Perry Makes Aniston Cry On Oprah

20th November 2003 -

 News

MATTHEW PERRY moved JENNIFER ANISTON to tears when he told talk show queen OPRAH WINFREY how much he loved his FRIENDS co-star. Oprah sat down with the cast of the sitcom in the hit...

Halle Voted Hollywood's Most Accident-Prone Celebrity

2nd September 2003 -

 News

OSCAR-winning actress HALLE BERRY has been handed an unwanted award - Hollywood's most accident-prone celebrity. The MONSTER'S BALL beauty, 37, has incurred a vast array of injuries while making movies and going about her...

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