Luke Perry - Biography

Last Modified: Jun 23, 2020

Luke Perry
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Beverly Hills 90210, Riverdale
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $10 million

Personal Details

Born on : October 11, 1966
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Coy Luther Perry III
Birth Place: Mansfield, Ohio, USA
Horoscope: Libra
Father's Name: Coy Luther Perry Jr.
Mother's Name: Ann Bennett
Siblings: 3

Amy Peery (sister)
Emily Bennett (sister)
Thomas Perry (brother)

High School: Fredericktown High School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, Scottish, Irish, German, Welsh, Dutch)
Nationality: American

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Ex-Spouse:

Rachel Minnie Sharp (November 20, 1993- 2003)

Children: 2

Jack Perry (son)
Sophie Perry (daughter)

Died on: Mar 4, 2019 (aged 52)
Cause of death: Stroke

Body Measurements

Height: 1.76 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Weight: 75 kg (165.35 lb)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Luke Perry?

Luke Perry is a late American actor known for playing in the series 90210, Riverdale.

Luke Perry - Age, Father, Mother, Siblings

Luke Perry was born on October 11, 1966, in Mansfield, Ohio, U.S.A. as Coy Luther Perry III. His father Coy Luther Perry Jr. worked as a steelworker while his mother Ann Bennett was a homemaker. He was raised along with his two sisters Amy Peery, Emily Bennett and a brother Thomas Perry in Fredericktown, Ohio.

Education, Ethnicity

Perry was educated at the Fredericktown High School, where he was the school mascot.  His ethnicity includes English, Scottish, Irish, German, Welsh, Dutch.

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Luke Perry: Girlfriend, Marriage, Wife, Children, Divorce

Luke Perry dated Rachel Minnie Sharp. After getting engaged to his girlfriend, he married her on November 20, 1993. Their first child, a son named Jack Perry was born on June 15, 1997. The couple was blessed with a daughter named Sophie Perry on June 7, 2000.

But the marriage did not last, ending in divorce. Luke Perry and Rachel Minnie Sharp divorced in 2003 and shared the custody of their children. However, the reason for the divorce was not shared with the public.

He has also been in a relationship with A-list actresses including Kelly Preston, Kristy Swanson, Yasmine Bleeth, Shannen Doherty, Renée Zellweger, Rebecca Gayheart.

Source: dailymail (Luke Perry with mystery girlfriend)

In 2017 he was known to be dating a beautiful brunette, whose name, Perry has opted to keep a secret. It was later revealed he was engaged to fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer when he passed away from stroke in 2019.

Luke Perry: Career

Early Days

Shortly after graduation from high school, Luke Perry moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. To get through he worked several odd jobs as a paver. The struggling actor even auditioned for 215 acting roles in New York before finally appearing in a TV commercial.

After that, Perry appeared alongside Alice Cooper in Twisted Sister’s music video for their song Be Chrool to Your Scuel

Soon he was cast in daytime soap operas Loving (1987–1988) and Another World (1988–1989). Luke Perry’s career really started to take off when he landed the role of Dylan McKay on Fox’s Beverly Hills, 90210. The role provided him the name of a teen heartthrob.

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Source: dailymail (from left- Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry -  Beverly Hills, 90210 stars)

Series, Films

But as the series was a teen drama, he decided to leave the series in 1995, hoping to land some adult roles. The same year he starred in  Italian movie Vacanze di Natale '95. For the next three years, Luke Perry starred in Normal Life (1996), Riot (1997),  The Fifth Element (1997). But in 1998, Perry had to return to Beverly Hills, 90210 due to financial issues.However, he did not reprise his role in the spin-off series titled 90210.

Over the years he has starred in The Triangle (2002), Oz (2001-2002), Jeremiah (2002-2004), Windfall (2006), The Sandlot: Heading Home (2006), A Gunfighter's Pledge (2008), The Rocky Horror Show (2001), When Harry Met Sally (2004), Detective McLean: Ties That Bind (2015), Hallmark Channel movie Love in Paradise (2016), Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019).

In addition, Luke Perry is also a voice actor. He has lent his voice in The Simpsons (1993), Johnny BravoFamily GuyThe Incredible Hulk, Biker Mice from Mars, Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm, and The Night of the Headless Horseman

Moreover, Perry has guest starred in Spin City (1997), Will & Grace (2005), Will & Grace, What I Like About YouLaw & Order: SVU 2008), Criminal Mindsamong others. Currently, Luke Perry portrays Archie's father,  Frederick "Fred" Andrews in the teen drama CW series Riverdale.

Co-stars

On the set of Riverdale, Perry has worked with Mark ConsuelosCamila MendesTiera Skovbye.

Death

On March 4, 2019 Perry was confirmed to be dead following a massive stroke on Feb. 27. He was 52. The news of his ill health and hospitalization hit the same day Fox announced it's revival of Beverly Hills, 90210 series.

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