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Luke Perry [edit]

Actor -

Born [edit]

October 11, 1966 in Mansfield, Ohio, USA

Died [edit]

March 4, 2019 in Burbank, California, USA (complications following a stroke)

Birth Name [edit]

Coy Luther Perry III

Height [edit]

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1) [edit]

Luke Perry was born on October 11, 1966 in Mansfield, Ohio, USA as Coy Luther Perry III. He was an actor and producer, known for Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), The Fifth Element (1997) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992). He was married to Rachel Sharp. He died on March 4, 2019 in Burbank, California, USA.

Spouse (1) [edit]

Rachel Sharp (20 November 1993 - 11 October 2003) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (19) [edit]


Second child with ex-wife Rachel Sharp, a daughter named Sophie Perry was born June 7, 2000, weighing 7 lbs 14 ounces.
Auditioned for the role of Steve on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) before being cast as Dylan.
Graduated high school in 1984 and was voted "Biggest Flirt" by his high school classmates.
First child with ex-wife Rachel Sharp, a son named Jack Perry was born June 15, 1997.
Has two boxers named Casey and Mac.
Had a potbellied pig named "Jerry Lee", named after Jerry Lee Lewis.
He once worked at a doorknob factory.
Ranked #6 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols" (January 23, 2005 issue).
Lives in Los Angeles, California and Vanleer, Tennessee.
Starring in the London West End adaptation of 'When Harry Met Sally' [February 2004]
Filming the movie, Antligen midsommar! (2009), in Trosa Sweden, with actors Olle Sarri, Lisa Werlinder, Kari Hamfors Wernolf, Per Wernolf, Daniel Gustavsson, Anna Littorin, Alexander Karim and Annica McCrudden. [September 2008]
Decided to leave Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) early in season 6 to pursue more mature roles. However, due to financial reasons he decided to return to the show in season 9.
Was hospitalized after suffering a massive stroke [February 27, 2019].
Was engaged to Madison Bauer prior his death.
Son of Ann and Coy Luther Perry, Jr. and survived by his step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, and sister Amy Coder.
He played himself (as Krusty the Clown's half brother) in an episode of The Simpsons (1993).
In an interview with Whoopi Goldberg in the 1990s, Perry said he auditioned for 215 acting jobs in New York before getting work on a television commercial.
Early in his career he was touted as a "James Dean look-alike".
His father was a construction worker.

Personal Quotes (18) [edit]


I knew that I was going to do Westerns. I like 'em.
I go four-wheeling in my truck. I also like to fish, cook, do stuff around my house. I even studied fencing for a while.
I don't think what I have to say is that important.
It's hard and sometimes it's scary. It still amazes my mother. I went home for Christmas one year and there were fans all over the front lawn, hoping to see me.
I've had tons of odd jobs, but I think that I would probably be a fireman because you get to see the results of your job. You get there and there is a house on fire. You leave and there's not a fire anymore.
When I was a kid, I was at a bowling alley and I ran into a soda machine. I still have the scar on my right eyebrow obviously.
My high school was nothing like West Beverly High, let me tell you. I grew up in Fredericktown, Ohio.
I'm not much of a matchmaker. I think people have to make their own choices and mistakes and all that stuff.
I think that sometimes kids use the show as a jumping off point for talking about things with their parents.
I open to anything... just about anything.
It was a fun film. I had a great time doing it. I was looking for a role just like that for my first movie role. I didn't want to have a starring role, because I wanted a chance to learn. I didn't want the whole thing riding on me.
I was something of a prankster. One time I put a ski mask on my head and used a fake gun on the school secretary so that I could get some of my friends out of detention.
I have a girlfriend, but I don't really want to talk about her. I won't name her. She isn't in show business, has nothing to do with it. So I'd rather just keep her out of it.
I always felt like something of an outsider. But I identified with people up on the screen. That made me feel like I wanted to be up on the screen too. I felt like eventually I would get there.
Growing up in the Midwest, people don't drive Porsches and Ferraris. They drive Fords and Chevys. And so even if you have the opportunity to buy a more expensive car, it doesn't occur to you because it's not what you relate to.
Why doesn't Apple stop for a year and make medical devices? When people talk about technology, that's where I start to get a little hot under the collar because I know that it's the key to solving some of the world's biggest problems. Having a faster, thinner telephone is not one of the world's biggest problems.
When I was a kid, I just devoured TV 24 hours a day. Now that it's actually available 24 hours a day, I'm usually busy doing other stuff. But I do watch TV when I can.
There's a big difference between me and a real, legitimate working hand, or a world-champion rodeo cowboy. I play 'em, and I aspire to be like that, but those guys are tough.

First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Full Name at Birth
Coy Luther Perry III
Other Names
Luke Perry
Coy Luther Perry III
Age
52 (age at death)
Date of Birth
Birthplace
Date of Death
Location of Death
Cause of Death
Height
Build
Eye Color
Hair Color
Star Sign
Sexuality
Ethnicity
Nationality
High School
Occupation
Actor, Producer, Director
Occupation Category
Claim to Fame
Dylan McKay on 'Beverly Hills 90210', Frederick "Fred" Andrews on 'Riverdale'
Year(s) Active
1982 – present
1982–present
1982–2019
Talent Agency
Innovative Artists L.A.
Himber Entertainment, Inc.
TalentWorks
Brand Endorsements
(1997) TV commercial: Pizza Hut
(1994) Print ad: Faded Glory Jeans
(2005) TV commercial (PSA): Drug Prevention
(2012) TV commercial: Old Navy clothing.
(2012) TV commercial for jeans from Old Navy with "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990) co-stars Jennie Garth and Jason Priestley.
(1989) TV Commercial for The U.S. Armed Forces - Actor
Official Website
Favorite TV Shows
Favorite Colors
Red, Green, Blue
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