Matthew Perry Net Worth
Matthew Perry has an estimated net worth of $120 million. Actor Matthew Perry is best known for playing Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom ‘Friends’ from 1994 to 2004. He earns most of his income from his roles in movies and TV series.
Matthew Perry was raised in both Ottawa and Los Angeles. Perry rose to fame in the mid-1990s as Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom Friends, after a career filled with bit parts and failed pilots. He went on to star in films such as Fools Rush In and The Whole Nine Yards, despite battling addiction for many years. Perry later tried to replicate his sitcom success with Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Go On, but a revival of The Odd Couple proved to be a ratings hit.
To calculate the net worth of Matthew Perry, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.
Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:
|Net Worth:||$120 Million|
|Monthly Salary:||$1 Million|
|Annual Income:||$20 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Actor, Screenwriter, Television producer, Comedian|
Matthew Langford Perry was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, on August 19, 1969. While Matthew was still an infant, his actor father, John Bennett Perry, divorced his mother, Suzanne. He moved to Ottawa, Canada, to live with his mother.
Perry developed two interests as a child: tennis and acting. Around the age of 15, he moved to Los Angeles to live with his father.
Early Roles: ‘Jimmy Reardon,’ ‘Second Chance,’ ‘Home Free’
Perry landed his first film role while still in high school, in A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, as a supporting actor opposite River Phoenix (1988). Unfortunately, the film was largely overlooked.
Second Chance, Perry’s first sitcom, premiered in September 1987. The show had a fantastical premise, with Kiel Martin playing a man who dies and is given the opportunity to mentor a younger version of himself (played by Perry). The show was later retooled, dropping Martin and focusing on Perry’s character’s adolescent misadventures. Despite its new direction and title, Boys Will Be Boys, the sitcom was unable to attract a large enough audience to remain on the air.
Perry landed a series of small parts and guest appearances on shows like Empty Nest and Growing Pains after the series ended. In 1990, he also appeared as a supporting actor in the Valerie Bertinelli comedy Sydney. Perry gave a strong performance as Desi Arnaz Jr. in the television biopic Call Me Anna, about the life of actress Patty Duke, the same year.
Perry attempted sitcom success again three years later with Home Free. He played a young reporter who lives at home with his mother, sister, and her two children. The series was canceled after a few months. Perry was then cast in the pilot for LAX 2194, a futuristic look at an airport that was never broadcast.
Perry quickly found the ideal project, starring in a new sitcom about a group of young men and women in New York City. Friends, which premiered in September 1994, quickly became one of the most popular television sitcoms of all time.
Perry portrayed Chandler Bing, a witty and sarcastic aspiring actor who shared an apartment with Joey, played by Matt LeBlanc, and was a longtime friend of Ross, played by David Schwimmer. Courteney Cox played Monica, Ross’ sister; Jennifer Aniston played Rachel, Monica’s roommate and Ross’ love interest; and Lisa Kudrow played Phoebe, everyone’s quirky, offbeat friend.
The six actors proved to be a close-knit group both on and off the set. They banded together to renegotiate their contracts after Friends became a huge hit—a Thursday night must-see for many Americans.
Chandler had a romantic relationship with Monica in the later seasons of Friends. As the series came to an end in May 2004 after a decade on the air, the characters eventually married, adopted twins, and planned a move to the suburbs.
Films: ‘Fools Rush In,’ ‘The Whole Nine Yards,’ ’17 Again’
Perry worked on several film projects during his time on Friends. He appeared in several comedies, including Fools Rush In (1997), in which he co-starred with Salma Hayek, Almost Heroes (1998), in which he co-starred with Chris Farley, and Three to Tango (1999), in which he co-starred with Neve Campbell. While none of these films were well received by critics or audiences, Perry did find commercial success with The Whole Nine Yards (2000), starring Bruce Willis and Amanda Peet. The film grossed more than $57 million and spawned a sequel, The Whole Ten Yards, in 2004.
Perry went on to star in The Ron Clark Story, a 2006 TV movie about a Southern teacher who moves to New York City to work with disadvantaged students. In the independent film Numb, he played a screenwriter who tries to cure his depression in order to win over the woman he loves. Perry then starred in Birds of America, an independent film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008. The following year, he co-starred with Zac Efron and Leslie Mann in the comedy 17 Again.
‘Studio 60,’ ‘Go On,’ ‘The Odd Couple’
Perry returned to television in 2006 for Aaron Sorkin’s behind-the-scenes drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. He portrayed Matt Albie, a gifted writer who returns to the comedy show that launched his career. Bradley Whitford portrayed him as a friend, collaborator, and show producer. Despite receiving many positive reviews, the show was canceled in 2007 due to low ratings.
Perry tried again for sitcom success in 2011 with the short-lived Mr. Sunshine. The following year, he returned to television in Go On as a sports talk show host who joins an oddball support group after his wife dies. The show lasted one season before being canceled.
Perry finally found another hit with the 2015 revival of The Odd Couple, in which he played the sloppy Oscar Madison to Thomas Lennon’s fastidious Felix Unger. Despite mixed reviews, audiences enjoyed the two stars’ comedic banter throughout the show’s three-season run.
Perry also appeared on the legal drama The Good Wife and its spinoff, The Good Fight, during this time period.
Addictions and Health Problems
Perry battled alcohol and prescription medication addictions while Friends was at its peak of popularity. He entered rehab for his Vicodin addiction in 1997 and completed a second rehab stint in 2001. Perry told People years later that he “couldn’t stop” using alcohol and pills during that time.
It was reported in the summer of 2018 that the actor had been rushed to the hospital with a gastrointestinal perforation (ruptured bowel).
Perry proposed to girlfriend Molly Hurwitz in November 2020, but the couple announced their divorce in May 2021.
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