Perry, Matthew 1969– (Matthew L. Perry)

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PERRY, Matthew 1969
(Matthew L. Perry)


Full name, Matthew Langford Perry; born August 19, 1969, in Williamstown (some sources cite Middleton), MA; raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and Los Angeles; son of John Bennett Perry (an actor and model) and Suzanne Morrison (a press agent and journalist); stepson of Keith Morrison (a broadcast journalist). Avocational Interests: Tennis, ice hockey, softball.

Addresses: Agent Peter Levine, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager Doug Chapin, Doug Chapin Management, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 430, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist Lisa Kasteler, Wolf/Kasteler/Van Iden and Associates Public Relations and Associates, 335 North Maple Dr., Suite 351, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actor. Appeared in advertisements. Ranked junior tennis player and tennis player at charity events.

Awards, Honors: American Comedy Award nomination (with David Schwimmer), funniest supporting actor in a television series, 1996, Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, Emmy Award nomination, outstanding leading actor in a comedy series, 2002, and Actor Award, outstanding ensemble in a comedy series, all for Friends; TV Guide Award (with others), editor's choice, 2000; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actor in a drama series, 2003, for The West Wing.


Television Appearances; Series:

(As Matthew L. Perry) Charles "Chazz" Russell, Second Chance, Fox, 19871988, later known as Boys Will Be Boys, Fox, 1988.

Bill Kells, Sydney, CBS, 1990.

Matthew "Matt" Bailey, Home Free, ABC, 1993.

Chandler Muriel Bing, Friends (also known as Friends Like Us ), NBC, 19942004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Roger, Dance 'til Dawn (also known as Senior Prom ), NBC, 1988.

(As Matthew L. Perry) Desi Arnaz, Jr., Call Me Anna (also known as My Name Is Anna ), ABC, 1990.

George Westerfield, Deadly Relations, ABC, 1993.

Willie Morrison, Parallel Lives, Showtime, 1994.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Comic Relief VII, HBO, 1995.

A Day with, Fox, 1995.

Let's Make Sure Everybody Eats '95, Food Network, 1995.

Hollywood Hockey Cup, Comedy Central, 1996.

Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes 4, Fox, 1996.

Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes 5, Fox, 1997.

Hollywood Salutes Bruce Willis: An American Cinematheque Tribute, TNT, 2000.

Presenter, Sports Illustrated's Night of Champions, NBC, 2001.

(And in archive footage) Himself, Friends: The Stuff You've Never Seen, NBC, 2001.

Himself, NBC 75th Anniversary Special (also known as NBC 75th Anniversary Celebration ), NBC, 2002.

Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration, Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, A Farewell to Friends: A Dateline Special, NBC, 2004.

Himself, The One with All the Other Ones: A Friends Retrospective, NBC, 2004.

Himself, Reel Comedy: The Whole Ten Yards, Comedy Central, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, Cybermania '94: The Ultimate Gamer Awards, TBS, 1994.

Presenter, The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1995.

Presenter, The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1996.

The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1996.

Presenter, The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1997.

Himself, The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1999.

Presenter, The Fifth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 1999.

Presenter, The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2000.

Presenter, The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2000.

GQ's 2000 Men of the Year Awards, Fox, 2000.

Himself, The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2002.

Himself, TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (also known as The First Annual TV Land Awards ), TV Land, 2003.

Presenter, The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 2003.

Presenter, The 46th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 2004.

The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Arthur, "Bank Job," 240Robert, ABC, 1979.

(As Matthew L. Perry) Ed Stanley, "The Wrong Guy," Charles in Charge, CBS, 1985.

Davey, "Rick Moves Out," Silver Spoons, NBC and syndicated, 1986.

Danny, "Heather's Monk," Mr. Belvedere, ABC, 1988.

David Hastings, "Hello and Farewell: Parts1&2," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1988.

(As Matthew L. Perry) Ed, "The Dinner Test," Just the Ten of Us, ABC, 1988.

Graduate, Empty Nest, NBC, 1988.

Bill at the age of eighteen, "A Life in the Day," Empty Nest, NBC, 1989.

Sandy, "Anniversary from Hell," Growing Pains, ABC, 1989.

Sandy, "In Carol We Trust," Growing Pains, ABC, 1989.

Sandy, "Second Chance," Growing Pains, ABC, 1989.

Benjamin Dawson, "Roomies," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1990.

Roger Azarian, "April Is the Cruelest Month," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1991.

Alex Farmer, "To the Moon, Alex!," Dream On, HBO, 1992.

Chandler Muriel Bing, "Caroline and the Folks," Caroline in the City (also known as Caroline ), NBC, 1995.

Steven, "Rachel Redux," The John Larroquette Show, NBC, 1995.

Himself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2004 (multiple episodes).

Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL ), NBC, 1997.

Himself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 1998, 2002, 2004.

Voice, "Treehouse of Horror XII," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2001.

Attorney Todd Merrick, "Love Is All Around: Parts 1 & 2," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2002.

Ken Wahler, "The Best of Will Ferrell," Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL ), NBC, 2002.

Himself, Inside Edition, syndicated, 2002.

Himself, "Live Debut," The Carolina Rhea Show, syndicated, 2002.

(And in archive footage) Himself, "Friends," TV Tales, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Himself, The View, ABC, 2002, 2004.

Joe Quincy, "Evidence of Things Not Seen," The West Wing, NBC, 2003.

Joe Quincy, "Life on Mars," The West Wing, NBC, 2003.

Joe Quincy, "Separation of Powers," The West Wing, NBC, 2003.

Himself (contestant), Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2003.

(In archive footage) Himself, Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Himself, Entertainment Tonight (also known as ET ), syndicated, 2003.

Himself, Extra, syndicated, 2003.

Himself, The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, 2003.

Himself, Parkinson, BBC, 2003.

Himself, Richard and Judy, Channel 4, 2003.

Himself, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2004.

Himself, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004.

Himself, OnAir with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

Himself, Punk'd, MTV, 2004.

Appeared as Craig, The Tracey Ullman Show, Fox; appeared in Family Ties, NBC; and as Matthew L. Perry, appeared in "What Makes Lily Run?," an unaired episode of Sibs, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Kenny, Girl's Best Friend, CBS, 1994.

Appeared as Blaine in the unaired pilot LAX 2194, Fox.

Television Work; Pilots:

Creator and executive producer, The Shrink, ABC, 1999.

Film Appearances:

(As Matthew L. Perry) Fred Roberts, A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (also known as Jimmy Reardon ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1988.

(As Matthew L. Perry) Timothy, She's Out of Control, Columbia, 1989.

Randall Burns, Getting In (also known as Student Body ), Trimark Pictures, 1994.

Alex Whitman, Fools Rush In, Columbia, 1997.

Leslie Edwards, Almost Heroes (also known as Edwards and Hunt: The First American Road Trip ), Warner Bros., 1998.

Oscar Novak, Three to Tango, Warner Bros., 1999.

(Uncredited) Mr. Vivian, The Kid (also known as Disney's The Kid ), Buena Vista, 2000.

Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky, The Whole Nine Yards (also known as Le nouveau voisin ), Warner Bros., 2000.

Joe Tyler, Serving Sara (also known as Mann umstaendehalber abzugeben! oder: Scheiden ist suess and Scheiden ist suess ), Paramount, 2002.

Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky, The Whole Ten Yards, Warner Bros., 2004.

Stage Appearances:

Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Comedy Theatre, London, 2003.



Microsoft Windows 95 Video Guide, Goodtimes Video, 1995.

Himself, Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize, National Hockey League, 2000.

Music Videos:

"I'll Be There for You," by the Rembrandts, 1995.


Reader, Microserfs, by Douglas Coupland, Harper-Collins, 1995.


Teleplays; Pilots:

The Shrink, ABC, 1999.


(With Andrew Hill Newman) Imagining Emily, 1999.

Also wrote (with Andrew Hill Newman) Maxwell's House.



Newsmakers 1997, Issue 4, Gale, 1997.


Advocate, November 9, 1999, pp. 3445.

Cosmopolitan, May, 1999, p. 223.

Empire, November, 1997.

Entertainment Weekly, January 24, 1997, p. 18.

Hello!, August 27, 2002, pp. 2022.

In Style, March, 1997.

Maclean's, October 2, 1995, p. 48.

Movieline's Hollywood Life, March/April, 2004, pp. 7277.

Parade, April 19, 2003, p. 22; April 4, 2004, p. 34.

People Weekly, September 25, 1995, pp. 102106, 108; May 10, 1999, p. 156; March 12, 2001, pp. 100106; April 19, 2004.

Playboy, October, 1999, pp. 108109, 15860; May, 2004, pp. 12223, 157.

TV Guide, May 2, 1998, pp. 1621; April 19, 2003, p. 22.

US Weekly, February, 1996, pp. 42, 9697.

Perry, Matthew

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Perry, Matthew (1794–1858), naval diplomat and reformer.Perry entered the U.S. Navy in 1809 as midshipman under his brother, Oliver Hazard Perry, then served on the frigate USS President during the War of 1812, and was wounded when it exchanged fire with the Belvidera. In the 1830s, Perry became a leader in the movement to improve naval education and training and to have the navy adopt steamships. During the Mexican War he directed attacks on Frontera, Tabasco, and Carmen in 1846, and after assuming command of the Home Squadron in March 1847, Perry conducted the U.S. Army's amphibious landing at Vercruz; he also supervised the capture of Tuxpan and the blockade of Mexico's east coast.

After the war, in his famous expedition to open the closed society of Japan, Perry led four U.S. warships into Tokyo Bay on 8 July 1853 and delivered an invitation from President Millard Fillmore to the emperor to open relations with the United States. Returning in February 1854, he signed the Treaty of Kanagawa, providing for friendship and limited trade between the two nations. Ill health overtook the man known as “Old Bruin”; he returned to the United States and spent a year writing his account of the mission before retiring from the navy. Perry died in New York City on 4 March 1958.


Samuel E. Morison , Old Bruin: Commodore Matthew C. Perry, 1794–1858, 1967.
John Schroeder , Matthew Calbraith Perry: Percursor of the Steam Navy, in Captains of the Old Steam Navy, ed. James C. Bradford, 1986.

James C. Bradford

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