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Matthew Perry


B: August 19, 1969 in Williamstown, Massachusetts

Matthew Langford Perry is the son of American actor John Bennett Perry and Suzanne Langford. Before he was a year old, his parents divorced and the future actor moved to Ottawa with his mother. She began working in several different capacities and in 1978 she became a press aide to Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau. Perry went to school at Rockcliffe Park Public School and Lisgar Collegiate Institute before attending Ottawa`s exclusive Ashbury College. His mother remarried and his stepfather is the Canadian broadcast journalist, Keith Morrison. In school he spent most of the time, by his own admission, goofing around. At the age of 4 he started playing tennis and by the time he was 13, he was ranked as the No.2 player in Ottawa, 17th internationally and he and his doubles partner were ranked 3rd nationally in Canada. When he was 15, he moved to LA to live with his father aiming to become a professional tennis player. Luckily for his fans, he switched to acting when it became obvious he would not have a future in pro-tennis. He is still connected to his hometown and is a big fan of the Ottawa Senators, going as far as wearing a shirt with the Senators logo in The Whole Nine Yards. He often makes it to playoff games in Ottawa.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Dance ’til Dawn (TV-1988)
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)
She’s Out of Control (1989)
Call Me Anna (TV-1990)
Deadly Relations (TV-1993)
Parallel Lives (TV-1994)
Getting In (1994)
Fools Rush In (1997)
Almost Heroes (1998)
Three to Tango (1999)

The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
The Kid (2000)
Serving Sara (2001)
The Whole Ten Yards (2004)
Hoosiers II: Senior Year (2005)
Friday Night Lights Lost Scene (TV-2005)
The Ron Clark Story (TV-2005)
Numb (2007)
Birds of America (2008)
The End of Steve (TV-2008)
17 Again (2008)

TV Series – Cast:
Second Chance (1987)

Sydney (1990)
Home Free (1993)
Friends (1994-2004)

Studio 60 on Sunset Strip (2006-2007)

Mr. Sunshine (2010)
Go On (2012-2013)
Odd Couple (2015-)
The Kennedys: After Camelot (2016, mini-series)