A nationally ranked junior tennis player as well as a budding thespian, Perry planned to pursue tennis and acting careers, but a demoralizing 1984 loss at the net convinced him otherwise.
After making his film debut opposite River Phoenix in A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988), Perry guest-starred on shows such as "Beverly Hills 90210" before being cast on "Friends." While still working on the series, Perry made a number of movies, including The Whole Nine Yards (opposite Bruce Willis). He received Emmy nods for his roles in "Friends" and "The West Wing," and Emmy and Golden Globe recognition for The Ron Clark Story (2006).
Just about every person in the neighborhood eventually wants someone dead, even a dull, panic-prone dentist named Oz Ozeransky (Matthew Perry), who is married to monstrous Sophie (Rosanna Arquette) and lives next door to mobster-on-the-run Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski (Bruce Willis). Will Sophie get Jimmy to off Oz for insurance money? Michael Clarke Duncan, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet and Kevin Pollak co-star in this slick comedy.
- The Whole Ten Yards
- The Ron Clark Story
- She's Out of Control
- Three to Tango
- 17 Again
- A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon
- Fools Rush In
- Serving Sara
- Friends: The Series Finale
- The Best of Friends: Season 2
- The Best of Friends: Season 1
- The Best of Friends: Vol. 4
- The Best of Friends: Vol. 3
- The Best of Friends: Vol. 2
- The Best of Friends: Vol. 1
- The Best of Friends: Season 4
- Almost Heroes
- Sunday Morning Shootout: Best of Season 1
- Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary
- Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
- Birds of America