Matthew Perry Net Worth, Biography and Career

Busytape February 24, 2020
Updated 2020/02/24 at 5:18 PM
Matthew Perry Net Worth
Matthew Perry Net Worth

Matthew Langford Perry, popularly known as Mathew Perry is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, and playwright who got worldwide recognition for acting as Chandler Bing on the NBC TV sitcom Friends. 

Matthew Perry net worth is an intriguing sum that the actor has realized in all his years as an active entertaining actor and comedian who is best known for playing Chandler Bing in Friends, which ran for ten years from 1994 to 2004. Due to the popularity of the sitcom, Matthew Perry and the rest of the 6 main cast members were each making $1 million for each episode they appeared in by 2002.

Along with starring in the television show Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, the actor has appeared in a good number of films, including Fools Rush In (1997), The Whole Nine Yards (2000), and 17 Again (2009).

In 2010, Matthew Perry expanded his career options to include both voice-over work and video games when he did the voice of Benny in the vídeo game Fallout: New Vegas.

Matthew Perry’s Early Life

Matthew Perry was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States on August 19, 1969. He is Canadian-American and his ethnicity includes German, Irish, English, French-Canadian, and Swiss-German. His father John Bennett Perry was an actor, and his mother is Suzanne Marie Morrison. A few months after his birth, Matthew’s parents divorced and he was put in his mother’s custody, with whom he lived in Ottawa, Canada.

He grew up in the company of his siblings – Willy Morrison, Mia Perry, Caitlin Morrison, Madeleine Morrison, and Emily Morrison.

When Matthew turned fifteen years old, he moved to live with his father in Los Angeles. There he began to pick an interest in acting.

Educational History

Matthew Perry studied at Ashbury College, and at Rockcliffe Park Public School before that. His intention was to enroll at the University of Southern California, but he was also interested in acting. When Mathew was offered the leading role in the TV series boys will be boys, he instantly chose acting as his career.

Matthew Perry’s Career

As well as in acting, Matthew Perry also had his eyes on tennis. He became a top-ranked junior player at a young age, ranking 17th nationally in the junior singles category while ranking 3rd in the doubles category. When he was 15 years old, he moved to Los Angeles to be with his father and picked up a serious interest in acting. For a start, he got a leading role in Boys Will Be Boys, followed by appearances in many movies and dramas.

His first movie debut was in the movie A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon. He then appeared in a number of movies including Fools Rush In, The Whole Nine Yards, and Birds of America, and also in several television series like Empty Nest,  Dreams on, Sydney, Just The Ten Us, and many more for which he earned critical acclaim and honors for his energetic performances.

Matthew Perry’s Awards

For his performances, the actor and comedian who has featured in a lot of movies and series have received awards as well as he received fame. His records include 7 Screen Actors Guild awards, an Editors award, 1 Primetime Academy Award, and many other award nominations.

Matthew Perry’s Shows & Movies

Matthew Perry has a long list of TV Shows and Movies in which he has had a role. The most popular ones include –

1. The Kennedys – After Camelot (TV Show)
2. The Good Fight (TV Show)
3. The Odd Couple (TV Show)
4. The Kennedys: Decline and Fall (TV Show)
5. Cougar Town (TV Show)
6. Go On (TV Show)
7. The Good Wife (TV Show)
8. Sunshine (TV Show)
9. 17 Again (Movie)
10. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (TV Show)
11. The Ron Clark Story (TV Show)
12. Scrubs (TV Show)
13. Friends (TV Show)
14. The Whole Ten Yards (Movie)
15. The West Wing (TV Show)
16. Ally McBeal (TV Show)
17. Serving Sara (Movie)
18. The Whole Nine Yards (Movie)
19. Three To Tango (Movie)
20. Almost Heroes (Movie)
21. Fools Rush In (Movie)
22. Getting In (Movie)
23. Parallel Lives (Movie)
24. Home Free (TV Show)
25. Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Show)
26. Who’s the Boss? (TV Show)
27. Sydney (TV Show)
28. Growing Pains (TV Show)
29. Empty Nest (TV Show)
30. She’s Out Of Control (Movie)
31. Highway to Heaven (TV Show)
32. A Night In The Life Of Jimmy Reardon (Movie)
33. Second Chance (TV Show)
34. Boys Will Be Boys (TV Show)

Matthew Perry’s Personal Life, Relationship, Marriage, Children

Matthew Perry is currently not married and has never been married. He was secretly seeing Lizzy Caplan for six years from 2006 to 2012, but not much could be made out of their relationship as the lovers went their separate ways when he left her as he did not want to get married. He went on to be with Julia Roberts for a short while, and he has been spotted with several women.

Matthew Perry Net Worth

Matthew Perry net worth is $120 million. Matthew Perry is a famous actor who got worldwide recognition for acting as Chandler Bing on the NBC TV sitcom Friends. Although he had featured in a host of films and shows, starring in Friends for 10 years has so far been the biggest point in his career, and we can safely say that the television sitcom Friends is one of the highest points of his career.

For the debut season of the series, Friends, each cast member received a sum of $22,500 per episode. In the second season, their salaries per episode increased to $40,000, and up to $75,000 per episode in the third season after the cast members banded together and negotiated.

Earning the sum of $75,000 per episode in the series season three enabled Mathew Perry to gather a total of $1.875 million at the end of the season. Earning $85,000 for each episode of season 4 paid a total of $2.04 million, and with $100,000 for season 5, Matthew Perry went home at the end of the season with a total sum of $2.5 million.

After earning $125,000 per episode, and $3.125 million in total for season 6, the cast members collectively negotiated for a massive raise before season 7, seeing each of them earn up to $750,000 per episode in both seasons 7 and 8, making a total of $36 million for both seasons.

His net worth gained more weight when in the Show’s ninth and tenth seasons, he received $1 million for each episode. This works out to $24 million and $18 million for season 9 and season 10 respectively.

The total amount that Mathew Perry earned as a base salary alone in the NBC television sitcom Friends is around $90 million. This excludes back-end bonuses and ongoing royalties.

Real Estate

In 2015 Matthew Perry sold a house in Malibu for $10.65 million. He is the owner of another home in Malibu which he purchased for $11 million in 2011. In 2017, he acquired a big penthouse apartment in California for $20 million and listed it for sale for $35 million in August 2019. He sold another Los Angeles area home for $12.5 million in 2018, so when not acting in the big screens, this is the business that Mathew Perry likes to engage in.


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