Matthew Perry plays Chandler Bing.

Plays:  Chandler Bing

Hometown: Williamstown, Massachusetts, U.S.A

Age: 48


The young Perry had guest roles in several TV series, including Sydney, Beverly Hills 90210 and Home Free.

He was working on a sitcom called LAX 2194, when he auditioned for Friends as a back-up option.

Perry’s movie credits include Fools Rush In, Three to Tango and The Whole Nine Yards.


Primarily a comic actor, Perry also started in TV dramas The West Wing and Ally McBeal.

He made his directorial debut in the fourth season of Scrubs, in which he also guest-starred.

Other TV credits include The Good Wife, The Odd Couple and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

He also wrote a play named The End of Longing, and played the lead role in the production at London’s Playhouse Theatre. 

Perry attended rehab on two occasions, for opioid, amphetamine and alcohol addictions.

He’s now a spokesperson for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, and he runs Perry House, a sober living and support home in California.