Born October 11th 1966 in Manfield, Ohio, Luke Perry was born. With the dream of becoming an actor, Perry packed his bags just after high school to pursue a career in acting in Los Angeles. Obviously the profession he wanted to obtain wasn’t guaranteed, so when he got to LA, he landed jobs at an asphalt paving company and in a doorknob factory. While he wasn’t working, he used LA to his advantage to learn his craft and become a better actor. When he felt he was ready to complete his dream, he then went on to audition for roles in New York City. It took him over 250 auditions before he landed his first gig which was appearing in the music video for “Be Chrool to Your Scuel” by Twisted Sister & Alice Cooper. From here he also appeared in one episode of the soap opera “Loving” & in ten episodes for “Another World.”
After hard work and dedication, Perry was able to land a top role in the beloved television series “Beverly Hills, 90210” as Dylan McKay & this is where his career would truly take off. During this time he landed a spot in the movie, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” where he would go on to win an award for a supporting role, as well as starring in “Terminal Bliss” and “Lane Frost in 8 Seconds.” Luke Perry was at the top of the mountain, being one of Americas top teen heart throbs. Do you remember the riot that was caused by thousands of Perry fans during an autograph signing which led to the actor having to leave after just 90 seconds?!
Luke Perry was key apart of the 90’s error and he continued to play a pivotal role one of TV’s hottest shows out today, Riverdale. He passed away March 4th 2019, at the age of 52 due to a massive stroke he had on February 27th. He leaves behind his fiance Wendy Madison Bauer and his two children, Jack and Sophie.
For his full filmography check out the link to his IMDB page below.