He is one of the most recognized faces in the world of television at an international level. We are talking about Matthew Perry, born on August 19, 1969 in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He is an American actor and writer who, thanks to his relevant professional career, has a long list of followers whom he has managed to conquer. Much of his success is mainly due to his role in the hit series 'Friends', with which he has toured the world.
Precisely because of this work and other relevant appearances in television and film, there is much information we know about his career as an actor. However, it is not so much what we know about his personal life. For this reason, from The Look we have gathered all the data you need to know how is his day to day, with whom he shares his life and why Perry can no longer sit down to watch 'Friends'.
What do we know about Matthew Perry?
Starting with his early life, Matthew is the son of Suzanne Jane Louise Morrison, a Canadian journalist and press secretary to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau; and John Bennett Perry, an American and Canadian actor.
The two divorced before their son was a year old and, as a result, Matthew grew up in Ottawa. While he was a child, he showed his excellent gifts as a tennis player, but this was thwarted when he moved to California. It was there that he became a television actor.
Matthew Perry's successful career
He took his first steps in the world of acting in the late 80s, debuting in the series 'Second Chance'. After this, he made the leap to the big screen appearing in the film 'A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon'.
From this moment on, the American actor was part of important film titles such as 'The Whole Nine Yards', with Bruce Willis, 'The Kid' or 'Sara's Hanging'.
The year 1994 was, undoubtedly, the year that marked a before and after in his career. It was then when he began to give life to the character of Chandler Bing, in 'Friends'. This stage in the NBC production lasted until 2004.
This is the reason why Matthew Perry can't watch 'Friends'
On the occasion of the publication of his memoirs 'Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing', Matthew has confessed that it is very difficult for him to watch the series where his career reached the peak of popularity.
On other occasions, the actor had already made reference to the addictions he has had to face during his life. This is precisely the reason why, to this day, he cannot sit on the couch and watch the series that has given him so much professionally.
Regarding this, Perry has confessed that he cannot see himself because of his appearance, since he assures that "he was extremely thin", as a consequence of his addiction to alcohol and drugs.
Although this may go unnoticed by the rest of the world, Matthew has revealed that "I could go drinking, opiates, drinking, cocaine. I could tell season after season by the way I looked." Now, the actor does not want to relive ghosts of the past and, therefore, prefers not to see himself on television during that stage of his life.