The Odd Couple
Season 3 M-Net Dec 17:00/Sat (*101) 18:00 Comedy
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).