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
- 17 Again
- Fools Rush In
- Almost Heroes
- Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
- A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon
- The Best of Friends: Vol. 3
- The Best of Friends: Vol. 4
- Three to Tango
- The Ron Clark Story
- She's Out of Control
- The Best of Friends: Vol. 1
- The Best of Friends: Season 2
- The Best of Friends: Season 1
- The Best of Friends: Vol. 2
- The Best of Friends: Season 4
- Serving Sara
- Sunday Morning Shootout: Best of Season 1
- Friends: The Series Finale
- Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary
- Birds of America