Born on 19th August, 1969, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Matthew is a well known actor in television world. He is also famous for his voice as Benny is popular video game “Fallout”. He was also a good tennis player in Canada, at junior level.
Matthew was the only child to John Bennette Perry and Suzzane Marie Morrison. His parent got separated, when he was a year old. He was raised in Ottawa by his mother. While growing up, he was very fascinated with tennis and become top ranked junior level player in Canada. He moved to LA at the age of 15. He started his luck in acting while he was still in high school. He finished his graduation from the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks.
He has a part of his finger missing, due to an accident. Matthew had many relationships over the years but did not get married. He got addicted to Vicodin and went to rehab for treatment. He now supports rehab courts and had received Champion of Recovery award in 2013. 47 years old Perry has a net worth of $70 Million approx. Matthew is very active on Instagram. He has 133K followers and follows 107 people.
Perry started his acting career while he was in high school as a supporting role in “A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon”. “Second Chance” was the first TV serial he appeared in. Later, he appeared in few TV shows and films. He was successful in getting main role in another sitcom “Home Free”.
In 1994, Perry managed to get a part in one of the most popular TV series of all time “Friends”. Chandler Bing is a humorous and sarcastic role. The TV series was about a group of young men and women living in New York City. The cast of “Friends” became good friends in real life and negotiated contracts together. The show was a huge success and his role was nominated for outstanding lead role in comedy series. He received salary of $750000 per episode, while doing the show. He fought addiction while working in Friends.
Along with Friends, he appeared in few comedy films as well in that period. In 2000, After Friends, Matthew directed a sitcom”Scrubs”. In 2006, Matthew took up another TV series named “The Ron Clark Starck”. He appeared as a screenwriter in movie “Numb”. “The End of Steve” was a talk show, he created with Peter Tolan. He hosted the show. In 2009, he did another comedy film “17 Again” with Zac Efron.
In 2010, He gave his voice to a well known video game character Benny in Fallout. His recent project “The odd Couple” aired in 2015 playing as Oscar Madison with Thomas Lennon. He also played a lead role in “The End of Longing” aired in Feb 2016. Over the years, he has received many awards for his outstanding and humorous role he played over the years. In 2016 he received People’s Choice Award for favorite comedian TV actor.