Matthew Perry young
August 19, 1969
Canada - U.S.
6 ft 0 in | 183 cm
82 kg | 181 lbs
40 in | 101 cm
10 US | 43 EU
33 in | 83 cm
Matthew Perry was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States, on August 19, 1969, is an Canadian-American actor. Young Matthew Perry first started acting during his years in high school, in several stage productions.
He got his television debut in the ABC drama series 240-Robert (1979), in episode "Bank Job", in role as Arthur.
He made his big screen debut in coming of age drama movie A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988) in role as Fred Roberts.
Matthew's breakthrough performance came as Chandler Bing in NBC sitcom Friends (1994–2004).
He made his his playwriting debut with dark comedy play "The End of Longing", receiving its world premiere at the West End theater in London, England (2016).
The Whole Nine Yards (2000) and sequel The Whole Ten Yards (2004) crime comedy opposite Bruce Willis, Amanda Peet and Natasha Henstridge
Fools Rush In (1997) romantic comedy opposite Salma Hayek
Three to Tango (1999) romantic comedy with Neve Campbell and Dylan McDermott
Almost Heroes (1998) adventure comedy opposite Chris Farley
A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988) coming of age drama with River Phoenix
Numb (2007) drama opposite Lynn Collins and Kevin Pollak
Serving Sara (2002) romantic comedy with Elizabeth Hurley and Amy Adams
Zombie Planet 2: Adam's Revenge (2005) horror in role as Adam
Birds of America (2008) comedy drama with Zoë Kravitz and Hilary Swank
17 Again (2009) comedy with Zac Efron and Leslie Mann
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Chandler Bing in NBC sitcom Friends (1994–2004).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Ron Clark in television film The Ron Clark Story (2006).
He was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Joe Quincy in NBC political drama television series The West Wing (2003).
Boys Will be Boys (1987-1988) Fox sitcom in role as Chazz Russell
Highway to Heaven (1988) NBC drama series in role as David Hastings
He had recurring role as Sandy in ABC sitcom Growing Pains (1989).
Sydney (1990) CBS sitcom in role as Billy Kells
Home Free (1993) ABC sitcom in role as Matt Bailey
He hosted Saturday Night Live in 1997.
Ally McBeal (2002) Fox legal comedy drama series in role as Todd Merrick
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006-2007) NBC comedy drama series in role as Matt Albie
Mr. Sunshine (2011) ABC sitcom in role as Ben Donovan
He had recurring role as Mike Kresteva in CBS series The Good Wife (2012-2013) and The Good Fight (2017).
Go On (2012-2013) NBC sitcom in role as Ryan King
Web Therapy (2015) Showtime comedy series in role as Tyler Bishop
He portrayed Oscar Madison in CBS sitcom The Odd Couple (2015-2017).
The Kennedys After Camelot (2017) drama miniseries in role as Ted Kennedy
Attended West Carleton Secondary School and Ashbury College in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Graduated from The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California (1987).
Has English, Irish, German, Swiss-German and French-Canadian ancestry.
He was a top ranked junior tennis player.
Loves to play softball.
Good friends with actress Jennifer Aniston.
Close friends with Bradley Whitford and Hank Azaria.
Fan of NHL team Ottawa Senators and Toronto Blue Jays.
Fan of the Fallout video game series.
Supporter of the Lili Claire Foundation.
Spokesperson for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.
Has dual US and Canadian citizenship.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Has been engaged to Piper Perabo (2007-2016).
He dated Lizzy Caplan (2006-2012), Rachel Dunn (2003-2005), Lauren Graham (2003), Heather Graham (2002-2003), Maeve Quinlan (2002-2003), Neve Campbell (1998), Yasmine Bleeth (1996) and Julia Roberts (1995-1996).
Chandler's the guy everybody thinks will do well with women, but he thinks too much and says the wrong thing.
To be a comedian, you have to have some darkness behind it. I certainly draw on my past, and it helps.
I never really thought of myself as a physical comedian. But when I was a kid, I used to, you know, pretend to trip over things to make girls laugh in school and stuff like that. So I kind of learned how to fall without hurting yourself.
I loved playing Chandler. I grew up playing that part.
'Friends' was a magical thing, and no one's going to ever have anything like that again.
When I was younger, I used humour as a tool to avoid getting too serious with people - if there was deep emotional stuff going on, then I would crack a joke to defuse the situation.
I need a woman to have a quirky sense of humor. There's a bunch of jokes I use, and if she doesn't get them, she's probably not for me.
I was a guy who wanted to become famous. There was steam coming out of my ears, I wanted to be famous so badly. You want the attention, you want the bucks, and you want the best seat in the restaurant. I didn't think what the repercussions would be.