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Luke Perry

A versatile and talented actor, Luke Perry is one of the most charismatic performers of his generation. Perry was most recently seen in NBC's mid-season drama Windfall, and the Hallmark Channel Movies of the Week, Super Nova, and Johnson County War, which he co-starred in with Burt Reynolds and Tom Berenger. Prior to that, he starred in the Showtime Network sci-fi series Jeremiah.

Always looking to stretch his talents as an actor and performer, Perry appeared in an multi-episode arc on HBO's critically acclaimed series OZ, in which he portrayed a televangelist convicted of fraud, and made his debut on Broadway in the critically acclaimed musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show, where he portrayed Brad, the character originally played by Barry Bostwick in the cult film classic.

During his years on Beverly Hills 90210, the longest running series on primetime television, Perry appeared in independent films and major studio productions such as Columbia's Fifth Element, directed by Luc Besson; Riot for Showtime; Normal Life for New Line; American Strays; and The Florentine, in which he co-starred with Chris Penn, Jim Belushi, Michael Madsen and Mary Stuart Masterson.

Perry made his feature film debut in a starring role in 8 Seconds, the remarkable account of champion bullrider Lane Frost, which was directed by John Avildsen. Drawn to the project by the action, drama and simplicity of the story, Perry, who developed the project, was also motivated to co-produce the film in order to maintain the story's integrity.

In addition, Perry's serious devotion to the inspirational legend of Lane Frost led him to train vigorously for 18 months in order to master the techniques of bullriding and to be able to perform many of his own stunts during production.

In 1989, Perry was chosen for a starring role on the internationally popular television series Beverly Hills 90210, in which he portrayed the brooding but sensitive Dylan McCay. The highly-rated program won a Golden Globe Award for Best Dramatic Television series in 1991.


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Luke Perry Facts

Birth NameCoy Luther III Perry
OccupationActor
BirthdayOctober 11, 1965 (50)
SignLibra
BirthplaceMansfield, Ohio, USA
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Luke Perry compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Final Storm
Hanna's Gold
The Day After Tomorrow
Good Intentions
Jr. Detective Agency
Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise
8 Seconds
Angel and the Badman
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