After the divorce of his parents, Perry used to live with his mother but later went on to live with his father in Los Angeles.With the influence of his actor father, his passion shifted to the acting.) is a dual national Canadian-American actor, best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the long-running NBC television sitcom Friends, as well as his portrayal of Ron Clark in the 2006 television movie The Ron Clark Story.Along with starring in the short-lived television series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Perry has appeared in a number of films, including Fools Rush In (1997), The Whole Nine Yards (2000), and 17 Again (2009).Perry is the successful actor whose skillful work is still praised by all.
His father, John Bennett Perry (born 1941), is an American actor and former model.
Tennis fell by the wayside after he realised he'd never be the next Jimmy Connors, and the youngster refocused his aspirations on his father's profession. But the future Chandler Bing lucked out, getting cast in several TV sitcoms.
The luck, however, didn't last long enough for Matthew to become a household name, as three of the sitcoms were cancelled after 13 weeks. While helping a couple of friends prepare their auditions for the series, Matthew spotted an opportunity.
Born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, on August 19, 1969, Matthew L Perry moved to the Canadian city of Ottawa with his mother before his first birthday and shortly after his parents divorced.
Unlike many who go on to be famous actors, Matthew had no dream of treading the boards, but set his sights instead at the tennis court.