Luke Perry: biography and latest news!

  • Job : actor
  • Real name: Coy Luther Perry III
  • Sign : Balance
  • Date of birth: Tuesday, October 11, 1966 (age: 52)
  • Date of Death: Monday, March 04, 2019
  • Country: United States

Luke Perry, was born October 11, 1966, in Mansfield, Ohio. After finishing high school, he landed his first roles in Amoureusement Vôtre (1987-1988) and Another World (1988-1989). But it is undoubtedly his interpretation of Dylan McKay, son of a millionaire in Beverly Hills 90210, which brings him fame. He plays this character from 1990 to 1995, then from 1998 to 2000.

In 1992, he also played Marcel Pike in the film Buffy, the vampire slayer that inspired the famous series that brought fame to Sarah Michelle Gellar in the late 90s. Two years later, we find him in one of the main roles in the film 8 seconds, about the world of rodeo in the American West.

Luke Perry had a string of roles in various productions in the mid-90s: he played the lead in Normal Life alongside actress Ashley Judd, but also made an appearance in Luc Besson’s blockbuster Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element, alongside Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich. In the mid-2000s, he appeared in the musical based on the film When Harry met Sally, where he sang the line for Alyson Hannigan. In 2016, he joins the cast of the Riverdale series. In 2018, he plays in Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Once upon a time in Hollywood, to be released in France in August 2019.

On February 27, 2019, the actor was hospitalized in Los Angeles for an emergency stroke. On March 4, 2019, after several days in a coma, he died at the age of 52. On March 11, 2019, he is buried in Dickson, Tennessee.

On the personal side, married for ten years to Rachel (Minnie) Sharp, from 1993 to 2003, Luke Perry has two children : Jack, born in 1997, and Sophie, born in 2000. In 2008, he found love again on the arm of Wendy Madison Bauer. In 2017, they appear together on the red carpet at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York City.