Matthew Perryactor, known for his role as Chandler Bing in Friends, died this Saturday, October 28th. He was 54 years old. According to TMZPolice found the actor dead in the Jacuzzi of his Los Angeles home. No drugs were found and there is currently no suspicion that his death was in fact a homicide.

He was born on August 19, 1969 in Williamstown, Massachusetts (USA). His passion for acting was evident from an early age. His father, John Bennett Perry, also an actor, influenced his inclination towards the profession, inspiring him to pursue his dreams in acting. He was an actor who made his mark in the Hollywood entertainment industry.

Matthew Perry spent part of his childhood in Ottawa, Canada, after his parents’ divorce, where he attended high school and discovered his love for tennis. However, his dedication to acting brought him back to Los Angeles, where he attended Buckley High School and later joined the cast of the series. Second chance.

The role that defined his career came in 1994 when he began playing Chandler Bing in Friends for ten seasons, from 1994 to 2004. His wit, sarcasm and charisma made Chandler a character treasured by millions of people around the world, making him an international star. Over the ten years the series aired, his acting talent solidified, making him one of television’s highest-paid actors.

However, behind his smile on screen, Matthew Perry faced personal problems. For many years he had to struggle with his drug addiction. Specifically, Vicodin, one of the most popular opioids in the United States, sold by Abbott Laboratories. It is a mixture of hydrocodone and paracetamol. Despite these obstacles, the actor has spoken openly about his recovery process, detailed in his book entitled Friends, lovers and this terrible thing which is published in 2022.

Matthew Perry after graduation Friends

After graduation FriendsPerry ventured into cinema, taking part in films such as Fake performances (My neighbor, the killer in Latin America) and its continuation. And also in various television series, including his work in Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, created by acclaimed screenwriter and director Aaron Sorkin. Although no one has achieved such huge success as Friends, continued to demonstrate his versatility and acting talent in different roles.

In recent years, Matthew Perry has ventured into theater productions, showcasing his abilities on the Broadway stage with works such as The end of melancholy, where he not only performed, but also demonstrated his work as a screenwriter. His presence in the entertainment industry has been constant, demonstrating his ability to adapt and evolve as an actor.

Even after his death, Matthew Perry will remain an icon of modern culture. An actor whose appearance on screen, be it in films or TV series, has always been well received by those who admired him. His legacy lies not only in his work as an actor, but also in his courage to face his personal battles, which is an example of improvement and strength to many. His story is not only the story of a talented actor, but also the story of a man who showed his most vulnerable side and strived to inspire others with his experience.

These were some of the most important TV series and films in which Matthew Perry starred:

  • Call me Anna (1990) – TV movie
  • She’s out of control (1994) – Cinema
  • Parallel lives (1994) – TV movie
  • Friends (1994-2004) – TV series
  • Deadly relationship (1993) – TV movie
  • Only fools fall in love (1997) – Cinema
  • Almost heroes (1998) – Cinema
  • Tango for three (1999) – Cinema
  • Fake performances (2000) – Cinema
  • Hung Sarah (2002) – Cinema
  • More misconceptions (2004) – Cinema
  • Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006) – TV series
  • Number (2007) – Cinema
  • Mister Sunshine (2011-2012) – TV series
  • Continue (2012-2013) – TV series
  • Good wife (2017) – TV series
  • Kennedy after Camelot (2017) – TV series
  • The Odd Couple (2015–2017) – television series
  • Good fight (2018) – TV series

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