The Odd Cou­ple

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Matthew Perry is tak­ing cen­tre stage in the third and fi­nal sea­son of The Odd Cou­ple (2015-2017) as lazy sports ra­dio host Os­car Madi­son. And while the 47-year-old is a sports fan like his char­ac­ter, he’s any­thing but lazy – Matthew has worked on a se­ries, movie or the­atre play ev­ery year since 1988!

He holds dual cit­i­zen­ship – he 1

was born in the US and moved to Canada with his mom when he was still a baby. His mom is Cana­dian jour­nal­ist and for­mer press sec­re­tary Suzanne Mor­ri­son (72) and his dad is ac­tor and for­mer model John Perry (76).

Matthew was a na­tion­ally ranked 2

ju­nior ten­nis player but fell in love with ice hockey – he plays in celebrity ice and roller hockey games for char­ity.

He au­di­tioned to play Chan­dler 3

on Fri­day and started work­ing on Friends on the next Mon­day. There was only one story in the 10 sea­sons that he re­fused, say­ing that “Chan­dler went to a male strip club for sand­wiches. I called and said, ‘Let’s not do this one’.”

De­spite the suc­cess of Friends, it’s 4

not a fun topic for Matt be­cause that’s when his drug and al­co­hol ad­dic­tion was at its worst. “I was hun­gover. I was never high. I was good at hid­ing it but peo­ple were aware,” he says.

He’s also pro-ac­tive about help­ing 5

other ad­dicts and in 2011 turned his Mal­ibu man­sion into Perry House, a sober liv­ing fa­cil­ity for ad­dicts.

Matthew’s net worth is $90 mil­lion 6

(R1.1 bil­lion) and he got $150 000 per episode of The Odd Cou­ple.

He’s still sin­gle but his dat­ing his7

tory is full of celebs: Ju­lia Roberts (1995-1996), Yas­mine Bleeth (1996), Neve Camp­bell (1998), Renée Zell­weger (2002) and Lizzy Ca­plan (2006-2013).

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