The Fixer

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Sea­son 2 (*194) 20:30 Drama

“You couldn’t find any­one more ig­no­rant po­lit­i­cally than my­self,” laughs Jeff Perry. Ironic since the 61-year-old stars as Chief Of Staff Cyrus Beene in drama show The Fixer (2012-cur­rent), one of the most in­flu­en­tial men in the White House. “But I have tried to get bet­ter since our show took off,” adds Jeff.

1 Jeff’s wife of 24 years Linda Lowry is the cast­ing di­rec­tor on med­i­cal drama Grey’s Anatomy (2005-cur­rent), while ex-wife Lau­rie Met­calf plays Shel­don’s mom on The Big Bang The­ory (2007-cur­rent). They were mar­ried from 1983 to 1992 and their daugh­ter Zoe will play Shel­don’s mom in the pre­quel Lau­rie Young Shel­don (2017-cur­rent). Met­calf.

2 Jeff’s nephew Jai Henry man­ages his Twit­ter ac­count @js­can­dalp – they share ev­ery­thing from set photos to Jeff eat­ing ba­nanas in cof­fee shops.

3 He founded the Step­pen­wolf Theater Com­pany in Chicago and is still a di­rec­tor with found­ing friends Gary Sinise (Mac Tay­lor in ac­tion show CSI: NY, 2004-2013) and Terry Kin­ney (Hall in drama Bil­lions, 2016-cur­rent).

4 While TV keeps him busy, Jeff says that “I need the­atre at least ev­ery two years. It’s the most ex­quis­ite break from rou­tine and gives you im­me­di­ate crowd in­ter­ac­tion that film­work can’t.”

5 He jokes that work­ing on teen drama My So-Called Life (19941995) with Claire Danes (Car­rie Mathi­son on drama Home­land, 2011-cur­rent) “made me want to quit act­ing. I’m in my mid-30s, hav­ing worked for years, and here comes this young woman who is like a baby that can play a Stradi­var­ius vi­o­lin. What have I been prac­tic­ing for if she can do this so eas­ily?”

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