Luke Perry Net Worth, Biography and Career

Busytape March 25, 2020
Updated 2020/03/25 at 1:08 PM
Luke Perry Net Worth
Luke Perry Net Worth

Popular Name:Luke Perry
Birth Name:Coy Luther “Luke” Perry III
Birth Date:11 October 1966 — 4 March 2019
Birth Place:Burbank, California, U.S.
Marital Status:Married
Spouse(name):Rachel Sharp
Children:2 — Jack and Sophie Perry
Years active:1982–2019
Net Worth:$10 Million
Last Updated:2022


Everybody loved Luke Perry, the American actor who was a well-known personality in the television industry. You might know him from the American drama series “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1990 – 2000), or from the television series “Jeremiah” where he played the role of Jeremiah. He is also known to have played many roles in several films and television series.

He starred as Fred Andrews “In Riverdale”, and had guest roles on notable shows like “Law & Order”, “Criminal Minds”, “Will & Grace” and “The Simpsons”.

He also starred in a number of 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. If you read further, you will come to find out about Luke Perry’s biography and what he had achieved before his transition.

Early Life & Education

On October 11, 1966, Luke Perry was born in Mansfield Ohio, United States as Coy Luther Perry II. He grew up in Fredericktown under the care of his parents Coy Luther Perry Jr. and Ann Bennett. His father Coy Luther Perry Jr. worked as a steelworker while his mother Ann Bennett was simply a homemaker.

There is nothing much to be known about his childhood as the man always sought to keep back a lot of information regarding his personal life away from the public. However, we know that he attended Frederick-town High School from where he graduated. The thought of having a career in entertainment forced Luke to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.

Luke Perry’s Career

After giving it a thought, Luke Perry decided to give acting a shot and moved to Los Angeles California to achieve his dreams. He started by working several jobs in order to sustain himself before he began to land any acting roles. Initially, it was not easy for Luke Perry, who auditioned for over 200 times, but only secured a role in an advertisement.

Moving to New York City presented better opportunities for the aspiring actor as he finally had early roles on daytime soap operas: an episode of “Loving” (1987–1988) and ten episodes of “Another World” (1988–1989). After all his hard work, he finally got his chance to play the main role in the television series “Beverly Hills, 90210” in 1990. This role was a good one for him as he became more famous in the media.

The show aired from 1990 to 1995, and again from 1998 to 2000, making a total of seven years. He made his film debut in 1991 in the film “Scorchers”, followed by several others such as “Redemption Road”, “Road Wing”, “8 Seconds”, “Descent”, and others.

In 2002 he secured the main role of Jeremiah in a 35-episode television series “Jeremiah”. Some other television projects he has appeared in are the likes of “Riverdale”, “Windfall”, “OZ”, and so on.

Luke Perry Movies

Movies he appeared in, not already mentioned include:

  • Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood (2019)
  • Le cinquième élément (1997)
  • 8 Seconds (1994)
  • Normal Life (1996)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
  • Alice Upside Down (2007)
  • The Final Storm (2010)
  • A Fine Step (2014)
  • Dudes & Dragons Lorash (2015)
  • The Griddle House (2018)

Awards & Achievements

For two consecutive times, Luke Perry won the ”Bravo Otto Award” for Best Male TV Star in 1993 and 1994.

Family & Personal Life

Luke Perry got married to model Rachel Minnie Sharp in 1993. On June 15 1997 she gave birth to their son Jack Perry, and a daughter Sophie Perry followed three years later on June 7, 2000. They decided to share their children’s custody after their divorce in 2003.

In 2015, following a colonoscopy, it was made known to Luke Perry that he had a precancerous growth in his colon. He later underwent surgery to get rid of the growths. This experience led him to collaborate with the advocacy group “Fight Colorectal Cancer” as well as its national campaign “Strong Arm Selfie” in order to draw public attention to one of the most deadly forms of cancer and also encourage others to get screened.

Luke Perry’s Death

On February 27, 2019, Luke Perry suffered an Ischemic stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks, L.A. California. On March 4, 2019, he passed away due to complications from a stroke. The “Jeremiah” actor was buried close to his home in Vanleer, Tennessee, where his farm was located and he had lived since 1995.

Physical Appearance

Luke had a charismatic personality. He weighed 78kg and was 5 feet 10 inches in height. He had brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Luke Perry Net Worth

Before his death at the age of 52, Luke Perry net worth had accumulated to a hefty amount due to the inflow of salaries he earned from his time alive as a very proficient actor who had made a big name for himself by starring in several films and television series.

Luke Perry net worth was estimated at $10 million at the time he died.

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