Actor Luke Perry turns 52 today

He is best known for portraying the “Beverly Hills 90210” character Dylan McKay during the 90’s

Actor Luke Perry turns 52 today

Luke Perry, best known for portraying “Beverly Hills 90210” Dylan McKay, has turned 52 today! Perry was born on October 11, 1966, in Mansfield, Ohio and raised in Fredericktown, Ohio. There, he was the school mascot, the Fredericktown High School Freddie. Shortly after high school, Perry moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting as there were few opportunities in Ohio. After appearing in the music video “Be Chrool to Your Scuel” for the band Twisted Sister alongside Alice Cooper and acting in several daytime soap operas he would earn his career-defining role in Beverly Hills 90210. Perry would become a teen idol thanks to playing bad boy Dylan McKay, and soon landed himself film roles including the first version of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Community”, “Family Guy”, “Oz”, and “The Fifth Element”. In 2003, he divorced his wife of 10 years, Rachel Sharp, with whom he has two children. Since 2017, he has starred in the popular teen drama “Riverdale” as Fred Andrews.

Watch a recent interview of Luke Perry about his new show “Riverdale”

By Ken Warren, 2018

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