Matthew Perry’s depiction of Chandler Bing will likely be his most prominent role forever. He played the character for ten seasons and did a fantastic job at it. Naturally, Perry has played more positions during his career on both small and big screens.
So here are 7 Great Matthew Perry Roles Besides FRIENDS
ALEX WHITMAN in Fools Rush In
Friends are in its third season and found its footing in 1997. Matthew Perry is already a well-known celebrity with several nominations and awards. He gets his first leading role in a film picture.
Alongside Salma Hayek, Perry starred in the romantic satire Fools Rush In. It’s a passably enjoyable film that features a baby-faced Matthew Perry showcasing his distinct charm and humor.
MURRAY in SCRUBS
The hugely acclaimed medical comedy series Scrubs had several fascinating guest stars, including Matthew Perry. Perry played Murray, a patient of J.D.’s whose son needed a kidney transplant. After departing the Friends set in 2004, Perry made a guest cameo in the episode “My Unicorn” of the fourth season of Scrubs.
SAM in COUGAR TOWN
Better known as Monica from Friends, Courtney Cox plays Jules Cobb in the 2009 comedy Cougar Town. Perry made a cameo appearance in the episode “Like a Diamond” from season 5. He played Sam, a character Jules collides with while searching for her lost wedding ring while driving. Three of Cox’s Friends co-stars—Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston—appeared as guests throughout the six-season run of the program.
RYAN KING in GO ON
With the creation of the comedy Go On by Friends executive producer and writer Scott Silveri, Matthew Perry made a humorous return to television in 2012.
The television show included John Cho from Harold and Kumar, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti as Chris from Everybody Hates Chris, and Matthew Perry.
MATT ALBIE in STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP
The first TV program Matthew Perry starred in was Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. A brief behind-the-scenes peek at a fictional sketch-comedy television series a la Saturday Night Live.
JOE QUINCY in THE WEST WING
One of the greatest and most influential television programs ever produced is The West Wing, the well-known political drama written by Aaron Sorkin.
The West Wing is the ninth best-written TV show, according to The Writers Guild of America. The program ran from 1999 to 2006 for seven seasons. Friends actor Matthew Perry, who portrayed Joe Quincy, made three appearances as a guest on The West Wing in 2003.
RON CLARK in THE RON CLARK STORY
The Ron Clark Story, a 2006 television film based on the real-life educator Ron Clark, stars Matthew Perry. Matthew Perry plays the titular teacher in The Ron Clark Story, directed by Children of a Lesser God’s Ronda Haines. He leaves his small town to work at a public school in New York City.