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).
Cult director Christopher Guest steers another comedy toward hilarious territory with this takeoff on the buddy movie, starring Matthew Perry as Leslie, a pioneer who's ready to stake a claim out West. Of course, he needs a guide to get him there but his choice is saddled with eccentricities, including a penchant for moonshine. Will Leslie ever reach his destination, or will the journey itself be his just reward?
- The Whole Nine Yards
- Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
- The Ron Clark Story
- She's Out of Control
- Fools Rush In
- Serving Sara
- The Whole Ten Yards
- Birds of America
- A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon
- The Best of Friends: Season 2
- The Best of Friends: Vol. 1
- The Best of Friends: Vol. 2
- The Best of Friends: Vol. 3
- The Best of Friends: Vol. 4
- The Best of Friends: Season 1
- The Best of Friends: Season 4
- Three to Tango
- Sunday Morning Shootout: Best of Season 1
- Friends: The Series Finale
- Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary
- 17 Again