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Matthew Langford Perry (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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Actor Matthew Perry entering his hotel, Manhattan, New York, United States - Tuesday 25th October 2016

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Matthew Perry goes out with a friend in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 1st September 2016

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Janice From 'Friends' Reveals How Her Trademark Laugh Came About


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Maggie Wheeler, the actress who played Chandler Bing’s on-off girlfriend Janice in ‘Friends’, has been discussing how her character’s infamous cackle came about. Appearing on ‘This Morning’, Wheeler, who doesn't actually talk like Janice, said the laugh came about “organically” during rehearsals.

Maggie WheelerMaggie Wheeler played Chandler’s girlfriend Janice in ‘Friends’

"It was just progression – how Janice evolved, how the writers created the character for me," Wheeler told hosts Eamon Holmes and Ruth Langsford. "So the laugh happened organically in the first rehearsal, because I needed to find a way to laugh, because Matthew Perry is so funny.”

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The Identity Of Ugly Naked Guy From 'Friends' Has Finally Been Revealed


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A great TV mystery has finally been solved, as the man who was known to millions of ‘Friends’ viewers as Ugly Naked Guy has finally revealed himself (no, not in that way). After a year long search, Todd Van Luling from The Huffington Post tracked down the man whose face we never saw and confirmed his identity as actor Jon Haugen.

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Is London Life Wearing Matthew Perry Out?


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It seems that London life clearly isn't for everybody as 'Friends' star Matthew Perry looked particularly worse for wear as he appeared on an interview with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on 'This Morning' today (March 22nd 2016) to discuss his new play 'The End Of Longing'.

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Bloated, unshaven and with his mass of grey hair untidily slicked back, the actor looked very much in need of a rest as he arrived at the studios for 'This Morning' to talk about his latest project. Many fans took to social media accusing him of slurring his words, and suggesting that his dishevelled appearance could be down to a many years of drug addiction while he worked on 'Friends'. But then, it's more likely he's just super tired.

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Matthew Perry - Matthew Perry outside ITV Studios - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 22nd March 2016

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The Friends 'Reunion' Happened And Director James Burrows Spoke About Ross And Rachel


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The much anticipated reunion of everyone’s favourite 1990s sitcom stars finally arrived with the cast of Friends getting back together for NBC’s Tribute to James Burrows on Sunday. All of the Friends minus Matthew Perry, at least.

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston led the tribute to James Burrows alongside her Friends co-stars

Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow all appeared together in the two-hour tribute that included clips from the respected director’s large roster of shows.

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Matthew Perry - Matthew Perry at Los Angeles International Airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 30th September 2015

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Is This Fan's Dark, Alternate Ending For 'Friends' Better Than The Real Thing?


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If you’re still mourning the loss of ‘Friends’ after all these years, then one fan’s bizarre (and kind of believable) take on how the sitcom could have ended might give you something to think about. What if 'Friends' hadn’t ended with them all leaving Monica’s apartment? What if all 10 seasons were instead revealed to have happened inside the imagination of Phoebe Buffay, who didn't actually have any friends at all?

Lisa KudrowLisa Kudrow played Phoebe Buffay in the classic sitcom.

Writing on twitter ‘Friends’ fan Gareth Stranks shared his idea for how the show could have bowed out and it quickly went viral, because, well it’s pretty extraordinary. Stranks wrote that he wanted the series to be revealed as the ‘meth-addled fantasy of Phoebe Buffay as she stared through the windows of Central Perk.’

Continue reading: Is This Fan's Dark, Alternate Ending For 'Friends' Better Than The Real Thing?

‘Friends’ Set To Be Rebuilt In London For Festival Celebrating Sitcom


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London-based ‘Friends’ fans are in for a special treat next month as four-day festival celebrating the sitcom hits the capital. 'FriendsFest', which will take place at Brick Lane’s Boiler House will run from Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th September and include original props and replica sets from the series.

courteney coxCourteney Cox starred as Monica Gellar in the 90s sitcom.

The festival will feature a full scale replica of Monica’s apartment as well as a Central Perk themed cafe which will include its very own orange sofa for fans to get their groups photos on. There will also be a pop-up hair salon were you can go right back to the 90s with a Rachel Green inspired blow-dry

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Matthew Perry's 'The Odd Couple' Savaged By Critics


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A remake of the classic sitcom and movie about two divorced men who become roommates even though they are polar opposites. Sounds dreadful doesn't it? 'Remake' is enough to send the alarm bells ringing but when you throw in the fact that what we're discussing here is Odd Couple - a remake of the Jack Lemon and Walter Matthau movie now starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon  - then that's when our palms begin to get clammy.

Matthew PerryMatthew Perry has been looking to remake The Odd Couple for over 10 years

"The first few minutes include some unfunny lines followed by ridiculous bursts of canned laughter" said Nancy DeWolf of the Wall Street Journal.

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Matthew Perry Is Very Aware He "Will Never Be Involved In Anything As Big As Friends Ever Again"


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Matthew Perry first became a television star when he was cast as Chandler Bing on arguably one of the most loved sitcoms of all-time, ‘Friends,’ and even though the final episode aired over a decade ago, it is still finding success.

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Perry is still astonished at the success of 'Friends'

The 45-year-old actor, along with his five other co-stars, may be the most shocked at how popular ‘Friends’ became, and while attending 2015 TCA Winter Press Tour to promote his new CBS sitcom ‘The Odd Couple,’ he opened up about being part of the iconic show.

Continue reading: Matthew Perry Is Very Aware He "Will Never Be Involved In Anything As Big As Friends Ever Again"

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


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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 mean Matt LeBlanc ruined that dream. The actor, who played Joey, recently said: “That show was about a finite period of time in life, after college and before your relationship and family starts and where your friends are your support system. That’s what the magic of the show was - everyone goes through that and can relate to that.”

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The cast of Friends with Jay Leno [Photo: Getty images]

That wasn’t the only magic that Friends had. The reason that the show was so popular for so long was a combination of a dozen or so factors that just worked. The chemistry between the cast was palpable, you could just tell that Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox were best friends in real life and that translated onto their onscreen friendship.

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


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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 remake of the 1970’s television series, ‘The Odd Couple.’

The 'Friends' star will portray the character Oscar Madison in the multi-camera comedy, which was first introduced as a Broadway play, before being adapted for TV.

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Matthew Perry - Sunday 1st August 2010 at ABC Beverly Hills, California

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Matthew Perry

Date of birth

19th August, 1969

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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