Luke Perry was an American actor. He became a teen idol for playing Dylan McKay on the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990 to 1995, and again from 1998 to 2000. He also starred as Fred Andrews on the CW series Riverdale, had guest roles on notable shows such as Criminal Minds, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Simpsons, and Will & Grace, and also starred in several films, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), 8 Seconds (1994), The Fifth Element (1997), and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), his final feature performance.
Luke Perry was born on October 11, 1966 in Mansfield, Ohio, the second of three children to Ann Perry, a homemaker, and Coy Luther Perry Jr., a steelworker. His parents divorced in 1972, and his mother later married Steve Bennett, a construction worker, with whom she had another child. His biological father died of a heart attack in 1980.
In 1984, Perry moved to Los Angeles shortly after high school to pursue acting. He worked odd jobs, including for an asphalt paving company and in a doorknob factory. He appeared in the 1985 music video of “Be Chrool to Your Scuel” for the band Twisted Sister, and by 1988, Perry had auditioned for 256 acting jobs before receiving his first acceptance. After moving to New York, Perry’s earliest roles were on daytime soap operas: one episode of Loving (1987–1988) and ten episodes of Another World (1988–1989).
Perry married Rachel Minnie Sharp on November 20, 1993 in Beverly Hills. They separated in 2003, and they had two children, son Jack Perry (born June 16, 1997). And daughter Sophie Perry (born June 7, 2000). Perry became an advocate for colorectal cancer testing after undergoing a colonoscopy in 2015 that revealed pre-cancerous growths. As a result of the scare, he created a will naming his children as the sole beneficiaries. At the time of his death, Perry was engaged to Wendy Madison Bauer, a therapist and former part-time actress.
Perry suffered a massive ischemic stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles on February 27, 2019. After a second stroke, his family followed the medical team’s recommendations to remove him from life support. And he died on March 4 at age 52. And there he had a farm and lived since 1995. In the aftermath of his death, the Reelz channel announced a documentary titled Luke Perry: In His Own Words.
- Full Name: Coy Luther Perry III
- Date of Birth: October 11, 1966
- Birth PLace: Mansfield, Ohio, United States
- Date of Death: March 4, 2019
- Death Place: Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center – Burbank, Burbank, California, United States
- Height: 1.78 m
- Occupation: Actor, voice artist
- Years active: 1982–2019
- Television: Beverly Hills, 90210, Riverdale
- Spouse(s): Rachel Sharp (m since 1993; div. 2003)
- Children: Sophie Perry, Jack Perry
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