Luke Perry was a fan-favourite American actor who rose to prominence in his teens for his portrayal of Dylan McKay on the Fox television series Beverly Hills, 90210.
Luke Perry Biography
Coy Luther “Luke” Perry III was born on October 11, 1966, in Mansfield, Ohio, the United States of America. He is the son of his parents Coy Luther Perry, Jr., and Ann Bennett.
Luke Perry is the second born of his parents. His Ann Perry was a homemaker, and his father Coy worked as a skilled steelworker. He was raised alongside an older brother, Thomas Perry as well as a younger sister named Amy Coder Perry.
Luke Perry also has a younger half-sister named Emily Bennett. Unfortunately, his parents got divorced in 1972. He lost his father to a heart attack in 1980. Talking about his educational background, Luke Perry attended Fredericktown High School. Following his high school completion, he relocated to Los Angeles in 1984 to pursue an acting career.
Luke Perry was given the life-changing role of Dylan McKay on Fox’s teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1990. The role got him prominence as a popular teen idol.
Luke Perry has also made notable appearances on several shows and movies including Criminal Minds, Riverdale, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Simpsons, Will & Grace, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992), 8 Seconds (1994), The Fifth Element (1997) and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).
Luke Perry had his final film role as the actor Wayne Maunder in the 2019 Quentin Tarantino-directed film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. He passed away on March 4, 2019, at age 52 at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, United States. Luke Perry’s body has been laid to rest at the Perry Family Farm in Vanleer, Tennessee.
Luke Perry Net Worth
Luke Perry had accumulated an estimated net worth of $10 million at the time of his death in 2019. He has been able to amass this amount of wealth from his successful career as an actor.
Luke Perry Wife
Luke Perry was not married at the time of his death. He was, however, engaged to Wendy Madison Bauer, a retired actress working as a therapist.
Luke Perry was previously married to Rachel Minnie Sharp. On November 20, 1993, the two tied the knot in Beverly Hills. Unfortunately, the two separated in 2003. They are parents of two children, a son Jack Perry (born June 16, 1997) as well as a daughter named Sophie Perry (born June 7, 2000).