Matthew Perry, Then and Now: Photos of the Hilarious ‘Friends’ Star Through the Years

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Matthew Perry, Then and Now

This article originally appeared on Hollywood Life and is syndicated by Cheapism.

Matthew Perry is an American actor best known for playing Chandler Bing for 10 years on the sitcom ‘Friends.’ While ‘Friends’ wasn’t Matthew’s first role by far — he had three starring roles as a young actor in the sitcoms ‘Home Free,’ ‘Sydney,’ and ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ — it was truly the one that made him a household name. Chandler was a sarcastic, hilarious character, and fans were enchanted by his iconic romance with Monica (Courteney Cox). During and after ‘Friends,’ Matthew continued to captivate audiences with a series of comedic roles in ‘The Whole Nine Yards’ and the short-lived reboot of ‘The Odd Couple’ with Thomas Lennon. 

Here, Matthew can be seen at the premiere of ‘The Circle’ at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017. He dressed up in a slouchy, dark grey suit and a black t-shirt for some cool edge. To see more photos of Matthew Perry throughout his career, scroll through our gallery! 

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Matthew Perry at Street Hockey Jam

Matthew Perry is seen here taking part in the 1995 Street Hockey Jam, a charity match between celebrities. ‘Friends’ had just become a sensation. 

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Matthew Perry at an NBC Launch Party

Matthew Perry got dressed up in a green-grey suit for the NBC autumn/winter season launch party, in 1999. ‘Friends’ was in full swing!


Matthew Perry at the ‘Men in Black II’ Premiere

Matthew Perry looked stoked to be at the ‘Men in Black II’ premiere in 2002, held at the Santa Monica Pier in LA. Just look at that smile!

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Matthew Perry at 2003 TV Land Awards

Matthew Perry went for a retro look while walking the red carpet at the 2003 TV Land Awards in LA. He rocked a brown-ish suit with a yellow button down and mismatched striped tie. 

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Matthew Perry at the 2004 Fun Fearless Female of the Year Awards

Matthew Perry looks serious as he holds up an award he won at, wildly, the Cosmopolitan Magazine Fun Fearless Female of the Year awards. It was for ‘Fun Fearless Male.’

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Matthew Perry at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards

Matthew Perry arrives at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards in LA with a relaxed look. The actor rocked a striped brown suit jacket over a pink button down shirt and jeans, accessorizing with a blue belt. 

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Matthew Perry Out and About in West Hollywood

Matthew Perry hangs out and drinks a milkshake while strolling around West Hollywood in 2008. He was joined by friends during the day of downtime.

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Matthew Perry at NBCUniversal’s 2012 Summer Press Tour

Matthew Perry looks healthy and happy while attending NBCUniversal’s 2012 Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills. He dressed up in a slim, navy blue suit.  

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Matthew Perry Throws the 1st Pitch at a Dodgers Game

Matthew Perry got to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the LA Dodgers faced off against the San Diego Padres in 2012. He did pretty well! 

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Matthew Perry Roots for the Dodgers

Matthew Perry has the biggest smile on his face while talking to LA Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. He was about to throw the first pitch before the Dodgers played the San Diego Padres.

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Matthew Perry Appears on ‘This Morning’

Matthew Perry appears on the British talk show ‘This Morning’ in 2016. He was discussing his role in his debut play, ‘The End of Longing.’

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Matthew Perry and a Friend at a NY Rangers Game

Matthew Perry and a mystery brunette watch the Pittsburgh Penguins play the New York Rangers in 2017. They looked like they were having a blast! 

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Matthew Perry at the Premiere of ‘The Circle’

Matthew Perry looked dapper in a grey suit while attending a screening of ‘The Circle’ at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.