Matthew Perry

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Matthew Perry
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Birth name Matthew Langford Perry
Born August 19, 1969 in Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
Sometimes credited as Matthew L. Perry
Notable Roles Friends: Chandler Bing
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Matthew Albie
Notable Episodes
Awards 1 TV Guide Award, USA

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Biography

Matthew Perry is a Canadian/American actor and director best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the blockbuster hit 90s sitcom Friends. In 2006, he returned to regular television appearances with his role as TV writer Matt Albie on the Aaron Sorkin drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Second Chance (1987) Chazz Russell 1987–1988 1
Sydney Billy Kells 1990 1
Home Free Matt Bailey 1993 1
Friends Chandler Bing 1994–2004 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Matt Albie 2006–2007 1
Mr. Sunshine (2011) Ben Donovan 2011 1
Go On Ryan King 2012–2013 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
240-Robert Arthur 1x06 - Bank Job October 1, 1979
Charles in Charge Ed Stanley 1x20 - The Wrong Guy February 27, 1985
Silver Spoons Davey 5x06 - Rick Moves Out October 20, 1986
Mr. Belvedere Danny 4x16 - Heather's Monk March 11, 1988
Just the Ten of Us Ed 2x04 - The Dinner Test November 17, 1988
Highway to Heaven David Hastings 5x02 - Hello and Farewell (1) December 7, 1988
Highway to Heaven David Hastings 5x03 - Hello and Farewell (2) December 7, 1988
Growing Pains Sandy 4x11 - In Carol We Trust January 18, 1989
Growing Pains Sandy 4x15 - Anniversary from Hell February 15, 1989
Empty Nest Bill at 18 1x21 - A Life in the Day March 18, 1989
Growing Pains Sandy 4x20 - Second Chance April 19, 1989
Who's the Boss? Benjamin Dawson 7x08 - Roomies November 6, 1990
Beverly Hills, 90210 Roger Azarian 1x18 - April Is the Cruelest Month April 11, 1991
Sibs 1x18 - What Makes Lily Run? unaired (scheduled for June 3, 1992)
Dream On Alex 3x23 - To the Moon, Alex! October 31, 1992
The John Larroquette Show Steven 2x21 - Rachel Redux May 9, 1995
Caroline in the City Chandler Bing 1x06 - Caroline and the Folks November 2, 1995
Saturday Night Live Host 23x02 - Matthew Perry/Oasis October 4, 1997
The Simpsons Matthew Perry 13x01 - Treehouse of Horror XII November 6, 2001
Ally McBeal Attorney Todd Merrick 5x16 - Love Is All Around (1) April 15, 2002
Ally McBeal Attorney Todd Merrick 5x17 - Love Is All Around (2) April 15, 2002
The West Wing Joe Quincy 4x20 - Evidence of Things Not Seen April 23, 2003
The West Wing Joe Quincy 4x21 - Life on Mars April 30, 2003
The West Wing Joe Quincy 5x07 - Separation of Powers November 12, 2003
Punk'd Himself 3x01 - Episode 301 April 25, 2004
Scrubs Murray Marks 4x11 - My Unicorn November 23, 2004
The Good Wife Mike Kresteva 3x19 - Blue Ribbon Panel March 25, 2012
The Good Wife Mike Kresteva 3x20 - Pants on Fire April 15, 2012

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Dance 'Til Dawn Roger October 23, 1988
Call Me Anna Desi Arnaz, Jr. November 11, 1990
Deadly Relations George Westerfield May 22, 1993
Parallel Lives Willie Morrison August 14, 1994
A Day With Himself June 26, 1995
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Himself September 12, 1999 Primetime Emmy Awards
Hollywood Salutes Bruce Willis: An American Cinematheque Tribute Himself September 27, 2000 American Cinematheque Tribute
Friends: The Stuff You've Never Seen Himself / Chandler Bing February 15, 2001 Friends
NBC 75th Anniversary Special Himself May 5, 2002
The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Himself September 22, 2002 Primetime Emmy Awards
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV Himself March 12, 2003 TV Land Awards
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presenter September 21, 2003 Primetime Emmy Awards
The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards Himself January 11, 2004 People's Choice Awards
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards Presenter February 8, 2004 Grammy Awards
2004 MTV Movie Awards Himself June 10, 2004 MTV Movie Awards
Friday Night Lights Lost Scene Football Player July 17, 2005
ESPY Awards Host July 17, 2005 ESPY Awards
The Ron Clark Story Ron Clark August 13, 2006
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presenter August 27, 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 384 May 4, 1995
Late Show with David Letterman Show 739 January 30, 1997
The Rosie O'Donnell Show February 26, 1997
The Rosie O'Donnell Show February 9, 1998
The Rosie O'Donnell Show May 26, 1998
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno November 12, 1998
The Rosie O'Donnell Show October 18, 1999
The Rosie O'Donnell Show February 14, 2000
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 1224 February 15, 2000
The Daily Show Matthew Perry (February 16, 2000) February 16, 2000
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno August 16, 2002
Late Show with David Letterman Show 1855 August 19, 2002
The Daily Show Matthew Perry (August 22, 2002) August 22, 2002
Richard & Judy April 12, 2003
Parkinson April 26, 2003
Entertainment Tonight October 11, 2003
Extra October 15, 2003
The Oprah Winfrey Show November 20, 2003
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno April 4, 2004
Live with Regis and Kathie Lee April 5, 2004
Total Request Live April 5, 2004
The Daily Show Matthew Perry (April 6, 2004) April 6, 2004
Last Call with Carson Daly April 15, 2004
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno May 6, 2004
The Oprah Winfrey Show May 7, 2004
Celebrity Poker Showdown Tournament 2, Game 4 June 17, 2004
Celebrity Poker Showdown Tournament 4, Game 1 October 10, 2004
Celebrity Poker Showdown Tournament 4, Championship Game November 14, 2004
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show 2968 July 15, 2005
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show 3212 September 13, 2006
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 2227 September 15, 2006

Director

Series Episode Airdate
Scrubs 4x11 - My Unicorn November 23, 2004

Writer

Series Episode Airdate
Mr. Sunshine (2011) 1x01 - Pilot February 9, 2011
Mr. Sunshine (2011) 1x13 - The Best Man UNAIRED (2011)

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(4 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (2002)
Friends
  • Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (2003)
The West Wing
  • Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (2004)
The West Wing
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (2007)
The Ron Clark Story

Screen Actors Guild Awards

(1 Win in 8 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1996)
Friends
  • Nominated: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1999)
Friends
  • Nominated: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2000)
Friends
  • Nominated: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2001)
Friends
  • Nominated: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2002)
Friends
  • Nominated: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2003)
Friends
  • Nominated: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2004)
Friends
  • Nominated: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries (2007)
The Ron Clark Story

American Comedy Awards

(1 Nomination)

  • Nominated: Funniest Supporting Male Performer in a TV Series (1995)
Friends

Teen Choice Awards

(1 Nomination)

  • Nominated: Choice TV Actor - Comedy (2003)
Friends

TV Guide Awards

(1 Nomination/1 Win)

  • Won: Editor's Choice (1999)