In his latest film, "Serving Sara", he plays a process server trying to hand divorce papers to Sara, played by Elizabeth Hurley.
Perry's character, Joe Tyler, makes his living by forcing legal documents upon unsuspecting victims. For Sara, the trouble is that if her marriage is dissolved, it will leave her practically penniless.
Sara tries to get Joe to switch alliances by offering him a million dollars to tear up the papers he's about to serve her and serve her partner instead — hopefully regaining control of their collective wealth. They race across the country, dodge hired henchmen and hurdle obstacles to their goal.
During the filming of "Serving Sara," production had to be temporarily postponed because Perry had to check into a drug and alcohol treatment center in 2001. Perry says he was able to get the help he needed and the cast and crew were very supportive of his situation.
Perry's next movie will be a sequel to a movie he did with Bruce Willis, "The Whole Nine Yards 2."
Fast Facts On Mathew Perry
- Mathew Perry was born in Williamstown, Massachusetts on August 19, 1969.
- He was raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
- His father is also an actor, John Bennett Perry, and they both acted in the 1997 movie, "Fools Rush In."
- Perry moved to Los Angeles to live with his actor father in 1984 and made his TV debut appearing on episodes of "Silver Spoons" and "Charles in Charge."
- Perry was a tennis champion as an adolescent; by age 13 he ranked as the number two junior player.
- In 1987, he debut as series regular in the short-lived series, "Second Chance" (Fox).
The show was revamped and aired under the title "Boys Will Be Boys" later.
- Perry made a 1988 feature debute, "A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon" and his TV movie debut, "Dance 'Til Dawn" (NBC), in the same year.
- The actor did a two-episode stint as Tracey Gold's college-age boyfriend on "Growing Pains" (ABC)
- He was cast in 1994 as the slightly neurotic Chandler Bing in "Friends."
- Perry publicly acknowledged in 1997 a dependence on prescription painkillers and voluntarily admitted himself into rehab.
- Perry teamed with Chris Farley (in his last feature role) in "Almost Heroes."
- In 1999, Perry had a lead opposite Neve Campbell and Dylan McDermott in the triangular romantic comedy "Three to Tango."
- Perry co-starred with Bruce Willis in the 2000 comedy "The Whole Nine Yards." He begins filming the sequel "The Whole Nine Yards 2" in this fall.
- In February 2001, Perry again checked into a drug and alcohol treatment center.