Matthew Langford Perry is an actor, comedian, and playwright from Williamstown, Massachusetts. He is of Canadian and American descent.
Perry was known all over the world for playing Chandler Bing on the NBC sitcom "Friends," which ran from 1994 to 2004. He has been in movies like "Fools Rush," "The Whole Nine Yards," and "17 Again."
Matthew Langford Perry was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, on August 19, 1969. Suzzane Marie and John Bennett are his parents. At Rockcliffe Park Public School, where he went to school, he was a very good tennis player.
Perry went to The Buckley School for high school. During this time, he became interested in acting and took part in a few stages plays at school.
Perry got his start as an actor by appearing as a guest on TV shows in the early 1980s. In the 1990 CBS sitcom Sydney, he played a new police officer named Billy. Valerie Bertinelli and Craig Bierko were also part of the main cast.
In 1994, he got his most famous part when he was chosen to play Chandler Bing in the TV show Friends. The show about a group of friends in New York City was well-liked by critics and popular with viewers.
Matthew played the main role in the 2006 TV movie "The Ron Clark Story," which was based on the real-life teacher Ron Clark, who changed the lives of his minority students, even though no one else believed in them. His performance was praised by critics.
In 2011, he was in the movie "Mr. Sunshine," which he also helped to make. But the show didn't do well, so it didn't last long and was canceled.
He played Ryan King in the sitcom "Go On," which was about a sports talk radio host who was trying to move on with his life after his wife died. From 2012 to 2013, the show was on.
American comedian and actor Matthew Perry has a net worth of $120 million. Most people know Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing from the TV show "Friends." Between 1994 and 2004, he was in all 236 episodes of the show.
He has also been in other TV shows and movies, including "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," "Go On," "Fools Rush In," and "The Whole Nine Yards."
For the first season of Friends, each cast member made $22,500 per episode. For the first season, that adds up to $540,000. In the second season, their pay went up to $40,000 per episode. For the second season, that comes to $960,000.
When their contracts were up at the end of the third season, the cast got together to talk about new deals as a group. They ended up with a deal that paid $75,000 per episode for season three ($1.875 million for the season), $85,000 for season four ($2.04 million), $100,000 for season five ($2.5 million), and $125,000 for season six ($3.125 million).
Before season 7, the cast worked out a huge pay raise. In the end, they each made $750,000 per episode ($18 million per season) in seasons 7 and 8. For seasons 9 and 10, each cast member made $1 million per episode.
This means that season 9 will get $24 million and season 10 will get $18 million. Before backend bonuses and ongoing royalties, each member of the Friends cast made around $90 million just from their base salary.
As part of their contract negotiations in 2000, the cast was able to ask for backend points on the show, which would allow them to get royalties from the show's sale into syndication. Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Cosby were the only other TV stars who owned a part of a show before that.
Syndication royalties and streaming deals continue to bring in more than $1 billion per year from Friends. It has been said that in some years, each cast member can make $10-20 million just from royalties.
Matthew Perry | House Tour | $15 Million Malibu Mansion, Pacific Palisades Cottage & More
Matthew sold his Malibu home for $10.65 million in 2015. In 2011, he spent $11 million on a new Malibu home right on the beach. In August 2020, he put this house on the market for $15 million. In January 2021, he sold it for $13.1 million.
Matthew bought a big penthouse apartment in Century City, California, for $20 million in 2017. He put the penthouse on the market for $35 million in August 2019. He dropped the price to $27 million by July 2020. He took $21.6 million in June 2021.
In 2018, he got $12.5 million for selling a different home in the Los Angeles area. Matthew bought a house in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles for $6 million in the year 2020.
Depending on how many copies are sold each year, the cast makes between $10 million and $20 million in royalties. On the November 2 episode of Andy Cohen Live on SiriusXM, Matthew talked about the money he gets from the beloved sitcom after the show is over.
Matthew Perry is telling the truth about his relationship with Julia Roberts in the past. Matthew, who is 53 years old, wrote in his new book Friends, Lovers, and the Terrible Big Thing that his three-month relationship with Julia was "too much" for him.