Perry, Luke 1965-

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Perry, Luke 1965-


Full name, Coy Luther Perry III; born October 11, 1965, in Mansfield, OH; son of Coy (a steelworker) and Ann (a homemaker) Perry; stepson of Steve Bennett (a construction worker); married Rachel "Minnie" Sharp (a former model), November 20, 1993 (divorced, 2003); children: Jack, Sophie. Education: Graduated from Fredricktown High School, Fredricktown, OH.


Agent—Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., North Bldg., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Himber Entertainment, 211 South Beverly Dr., Suite 208, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—Rogers and Cowan Public Relations, 8687 Melrose Ave., Pacific Design Center, 7th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


Actor. Midwest Productions, founder. Appeared in television commercials for Pizza Hut, 1997; appeared in print ads for Faded Glory Jeans, 1994. Worked in a doorknob factory, a hotel, as an asphalt layer, a cook, chauffeur, shoe salesperson, painter, construction worker, and store clerk.

Awards, Honors:

Video Premiere Award nomination, best supporting actor, DVD Exclusive Awards, 2001, for Attention Shoppers; TV Land Award nomination, favorite teen dream—male, 2004, TV Land Award nomination (with Shannen Doherty), break up that was so bad it was good, 2007, both for Beverly Hills, 90210.


Film Appearances:

Sweet Trash, 1989.

Ray Ray, Scorchers (also known as Jumper: Hot Lover), 1991.

John Hunter, Terminal Bliss, Cannon Pictures, 1992.

Pike, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Garbage guy, The Webbers (also known as At Home with the Webbers and Webber's World), Den Films, 1993.

Lane Frost, 8 Seconds (also known as The Lane Frost Story), New Line Cinema, 1994.

Himself, Vacanze di Natale 95, Filmauro Distribuzione, 1995.

Chris Anderson, Normal Life, Fine Line Features, 1996.

Johnny, American Strays, A-Pix Entertainment/Unapix Entertainment, 1996.

Billy, The Fifth Element (also known as Le cinquieme element), Columbia/TriStar, 1997.

Martin Devoe, Lifebreath (also known as Last Breath), 1997.

Frankie, The Florentine, Bcb Productions, 1999.

Jack, The Heist, 1999.

Dr. Ron Young, Storm (also known as Storm Trackers), 1999.

Mark, Attention Shoppers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2000.

Attorney, Dirt, Canned Pictures, 2001.

Dr. Michael Ashton, The Enemy (also known as Todliche Formel), 2001.

Bob, Fogbound, 2002.

Narrator, Cowboy Up: Inside the Extreme World of Bull Riding (documentary), 2002.

David, Down the Barrel (also known as Luxury of Love), 2003.

Tony, Dishdogz, Lionsgate, 2005.

Ben McKinley, Alice, Lionsgate, 2007.

Tommy, The Sandlot 3 (also known as The Sandlot: Heading Home), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Ned Bates, Loving, ABC, 1987-88.

Kenny, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1988.

Dylan McKay, Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1990-95, 1998-2000.

Voice of Napoleon Brie, Biker Mice from Mars (animated), 1994-95.

Voice of Sub-Zero, Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series (animated; also known as Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm), USA Network, 1995.

Voice of Rick Jones, The Incredible Hulk, UPN, 1996.

Voice of Stewart Walldinger, Pepper Ann (animated; also known as Disney's "Pepper Ann"), ABC, 1997-99.

Reverend Jeremiah Cloutier, Oz, HBO, 2001-2002.

Title role, Jeremiah, Showtime, 2002-2004.

Peter Schaefer, Windfall, NBC, 2006.

Linc Stark, John from Cincinnati, HBO, 2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Beau Stark, Invasion (also known as Robin Cook's "Invasion"), NBC, 1997.

Harry Hammett, Johnson County War, Hallmark Channel, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Martin Devoe, The Last Breath (also known as Lifebreath), 1991.

Boomer, "Empty," Riot (also known as Riot in the Streets), Showtime, 1997.

Michael Nash, Indiscreet, HBO, 1998.

Dr. Ron Young, Storm, Fox Family Channel, 1999.

The Last Buckaroo, TBS, 2000.

Stu Sheridan, The Triangle, 2001.

Dr. Jake Rollins, Descent, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Dr. Chris Richardson, Supernova, Hallmark Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Entertainers '91: The Top Twenty of the Year, ABC, 1991.

Idols, Fox, 1991.

The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1991.

The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1992.

The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1992.

Presenter, The 1992 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1992.

MTV Video Music Awards 1992, MTV, 1992.

First Person with Maria Shriver, NBC, 1992.

Fox/MTV Guide to Summer 92, Fox, 1992.

Star-athon 92: A Weekend with the Stars, syndicated, 1992.

Oliver Pike, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Featurette, 1992.

Presenter, The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards, 1992.

Presenter, The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1992.

Back to School '92, 1992.

In a New Light '93, 1993.

Edna Time, Fox, 1993.

90210: Behind the Scenes, 1993.

The 29th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, NBC, 1994.

In a New Light '94, 1994.

Host, The 1995 World Music Awards, ABC, 1994.

A 90210 Christmas Special, 1994.

Presenter, The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, CBS, 1995, UPN, 1996.

"Beverly Hills 90210": Our Favorite Moments, Fox, 1998.

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 1999.

Presenter, TNN Music City News Country Awards, TNN, 1999.

Voice of Brom Bones, The Night of the Headless Horseman (animated), Fox, 1999.

Just for Laughs: Montreal Comedy Festival, 1999.

The Mod Squad: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

Beverly Hills 90210: The Final Goodbye, Fox, 2000.

"Beverly Hills, 90210": The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

John Wayne Made Me Cry: Our Western Heros (also known as John Wayne Made Me Cry: Our Western Heroes), TMC, 2002.

"Beverly Hills, 90210": 10-Year High School Reunion, Fox, 2003.

Shannen Doherty: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards, TV Land, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1991.

Himself, "Geek Tragedy," Parker Lewis Can't Lose (also known as Parker Lewis), 1992.

"Tonarsserien Beverly Hills en succe for TV4," Nyhetsmorgon, 1992.

Voice, "Krusty Gets Kancelled," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1993.

Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as SNL), NBC, 1993.

Peter Brinkley, "The Time Has Come Today," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1994.

Billy McCoy/Marshall Jedediah Southwit, "The Real McKay," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1995.

Spence, "Kiss Me, Stupid," Spin City, ABC, 1997.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997, 1999, 2002.

Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated, 1998.

The Howard Stern Radio Show, 1999.

Howard Stern, 1999.

Voice of himself, "The Story on Page 1," Family Guy (animated; also known as Padre de familia), Fox, 2000.

Voice of himself, "Luke Perry's Guide to Love," Johnny Bravo (animated), Cartoon Network, 2000.

Dr. Michael Sears, "Now He's Coming Up the Stairs," Night Visions, Fox, 2001.

Himself and Oliver Pike, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Backstory (also known as Hollywood Backstories), AMC, 2002.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2002.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2002, 2006.

Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, 2002.

Voice of Ponce de Leon, "Litter Kills: Litterally," Clone High (animated; also known as Clone High, U.S.A.), MTV, 2003.

Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC, 2003, 2006.

Judge, Pet Star, Animal Planet, 2003.

GMTV, ITV, 2004.

Richard & Judy, Channel 4, 2004.

T4, Channel 4, 2004.

Today with Des and Mel, ITV, 2004.

Aaron, "The Birds and the Bees," Will & Grace, NBC, 2005.

Todd, "Dangerous Liaison," What I Like About You, The WB, 2005.

Todd, "My Boyfriend's Back," What I Like About You, The WB, 2005.

Todd, "Enough Is Enough," What I Like About You, The WB, 2005.

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2005.

Todd, "I Want My Baby Back," What I Like About You, The WB, 2005.

Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2005.

(Uncredited) Dylan McKay, Headline News, CNN, 2006.

Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2006.

Friday Night Smackdown!, 2006.

Also appeared as voice, Fanatic (also known as MTV's "Fanatic"), MTV.

Television Work; Series:

Executive producer, Jeremiah, Showtime, 2002.

Television Work; Movies:

Executive producer, Indiscreet, HBO, 1998.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Fortune Cookie," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1999.

"Laying Pipe," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1999.

Stage Appearances:

Guest, The J. Keith van Straaten Show, ACME Comedy Theatre, Los Angeles, 2001.

(Broadway debut) Brad Majors, The Rocky Horror Show, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Harry, When Harry Met Sally, West End production, 2004.



Time Out: The Truth about HIV, AIDS, and You, Paramount, 1992.

For Our Children, 1993.

Music Videos:

Twisted Sister: Come Out and Play, 1986.



Newsmakers 1992, Gale, 1992.

Reisfeld, Randi, Loving Luke: The Unauthorized Luke Perry Story in Facts and Photos, Bantam Books, 1991.


People, August 26, 1991, pp. 38-39; September 9, 1991; November 4, 1991, pp. 95-102; May 5, 1997, p. 19; November 23, 1998, p. 27.

Rolling Stone, February 20, 1992.

Vanity Fair, July, 1992, pp. 92-96, 146-51.


Luke Perry Website,, October 10, 2007.