Luke Perry Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 25 Oct, 2021
Facts of Luke Perry
Date of Birth: 1966 , October-11
Age: 55 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Luke Perry
Birth Name Coy Luther Perry III
Father Coy Luther Perry, Jr
Mother Ann Bennett
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Mansfield, Ohio
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $10 million
Salary $200k
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Light Brown
Face Color Fair
Famous for Riverdale, Beverly Hills, 90210
Married to Rachel Minnie Sharp
Children Jack Perry and Sophie Perry
Education Fredericktown High School
Movies Scorchers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Normal Life, 8 Seconds
TV Show Riverdale, Beverly Hills, 90210
Sisters Amy Perry, Emily Bennett
Siblings Jack Perry, Amy Perry, Emily Bennett
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American actor, Luke Perry is popularly known for his role as Dylan McKay in the TV series, Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990 to 1995 and again from 1998 to 2000. He is also well known for his role as Fred Andres in The CW’s teen drama series, Riverdale.At the initial phase of his career, he gave 215 auditions before finally landing a TV commercial. Perry is a divorcee. He was married to his actress girlfriend, Rachel Minnie Sharp from 1993 to 2003. The couple shares two children, Jack and Sophie Perry.

Early Life And Education Of Luke Perry

Luke Perry was born Coy Luther Perry III on 11th October 1966 in Mansfield, Ohio under the birth sign Libra. Perry is American by nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. He is the son of homemaker mother, Ann Bennett and steelworker father, Coy Luther Perry, Jr. In 1972, his parents divorced and he was raised by his stepfather, Steve Bennett.

He has a brother, Jack Perry, a sister Amy Perry and a half-sister, Emily Bennett. Perry attended Fredericktown High School.

When he was young, he worked as a paver in order to pay for his acting classes. At the beginning of his career, he gave over 215 auditions before finally getting a job in a TV commercial. He also appeared in the music video Be Chrool to Your Scuel by Twisted Sister alongside  Alice Cooper.

Luke Perry’s Career

TV Series

Luke Perry made his Hollywood debut in 1982 from science fiction TV series, Voyagers!. In 1987, Perry appeared as Ned Bates in ABC’s soap opera, Loving. He then worked in a number of TV series including The Simpsons, Biker Mice from Mars, Spin City, Oz, Windfall, and Community. Particularly, he is popular for his role in:

TV Series Role IMDB Rating Cast Members
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-1995, 1998-2000) Dylan McKay 6.2 Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling and Jason Priestley.
Riverdale (2017-present) Fred Andrews 7.7 KJ Apa, Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse.

As of 2018, he is working in The CW’s teen drama series, Riverdale as Fred Andrews.


Perry made his movie debut in 1991 as Ray Ray from Scorchers. The following year, he worked in two movies, Terminal Bliss and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In 1996, he worked in the movie, Normal Life with Ashley Judd, Kate Walsh, and Bruce Young.


Some of Perry’s other work includes Normal Life, Invasion, Indiscreet, Dirt, Supernova, Red Wings and Love in Paradise.

Luke Perry’s Net Worth

Luke Perry has an estimated net worth of $10 million. Some of his hit movies include:

Movies Budget Box Office Collection IMDB Rating Awards ad Nominations Cast Members
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) $7 million $16,624,456 5.6   Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, David Boreanaz and Nicholas Brendon.
8 Seconds (1994) $7 million $19,623,396 6.5   Stephen Baldwin, Cynthia Geary, James Reborn and Carrie Snodgress.
The Fifth Element (1997) $90 million $263.9 million 7.7
  • Won British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards, Cannes Film Festival Award, Iand Cesar Awards.
  • Nominated for Academy AwardsBlockbuster Entertainment Awards, and Saturn Awards.
Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Chris Tucker.

Perry earns a salary of $200k from the TV series, Riverdale.

In 2015, he kept his LA home on sale for $2.899 million.

Luke Perry’s Personal Life

Riverdale actor, Luke Perry, is a divorcee. Perry was married to his actress girlfriend,  Rachel Minnie Sharp. The couple met for the first time when Perry was one of the rising stars of the Hollywood. The couple eventually started dating and tied the knot on 20th November 1992 in a private ceremony.

The couple shares two children, Jack Perry and Sophie Perry. Their first child Jack was born on 15th June 1997 whereas their second child Sophie was born on 7th June 2000. In 2003, the pair divorced after living together for a decade. They share joint custody of their children.

After the divorce, Perry was rumored to be dating actress, Jennie Garth. They were speculated to be more than best friends by their fans. Later, Garth confirmed their relationship saying,

‘’ We're just really close friends. I love him so much, dating him might be weird!’’

In 2017, Perry was spotted with a brunette at the GLAAD Media Awards. They were holding hands and walked down together. The event was attended by famous personalities like Paris Jackson and Caitlyn Jenner. However, Perry has not revealed anything regarding his relationship with the lady.

In 2015, he underwent a colonoscopy which revealed precancerous growths. Later, he became an advocate for testing for colon cancers.

Here is the video where Luke Perry talks about his role in the TV series, Riverdale: