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Matthew Perry

Chandler Bing

Although Matthew Perry was born in Massachusetts, he was raised a Canuck in Ottowa, Canada — where he became a top-ranked junior tennis player! But when he moved to Los Angeles as a teen, Perry decided to give up tennis to pursue acting, practicing improv, garnering acclaim in school plays, and performing bit parts on classic sitcoms like Silver Spoons and Charles in Charge until he was cast opposite River Phoenix in A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon.

Most Americans remember the heavy dose of hilarity Perry brought to the cast of Friends as Chandler Bing, stealing many a scene with his quick wit and instinct for physical acting. Aside from Friends, you might have seen him quick-quip his way through Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip as a late-night TV comedy writer, or leading comedic casts in the boisterous comedy feature The Whole Nine Yards (and its sequel, The Whole Ten Yards), and in the adult-coming-of-age classic Seventeen Again, sharing a character with the winsome Zac Efron.

Perry shares a TVLand Award for "Most Wonderful Wedding" with costar Courteney Cox, in addition to wins and nominations at the Teen Choice Awards, the SAG Awards, the Emmys, the American Comedy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards, for his work on Friends, Studio 60, The West Wing, and the critically acclaimed TV movie, The Ron Clark Story.

Perry has been cracking up sitcom audiences since he was a teenager, starting with Second Chance (later renamed Boys Will Be Boys), playing a young version of a dead guy who gets a—you guessed it—second chance at getting into heaven. Most recently, Perry played a sportscaster who must attend group therapy sessions on Go On and guested on The Good Wife. We’re waiting for Perry’s next project with bated breath!

And of course, in the meantime, you can check in with Chandler Bing on Friends on TVLand Wednesdays at 9PM/8C.

Get social! Follow Matthew on Twitter at @MatthewPerry

Character Bio

Chandler Bing’s friends can depend on him to bring the comic relief! This endearing jokester (and Ross Geller’s college roommate) has a quick quip for most any situation, from his parents’ divorce at age nine (when he first discovered humor as a defense mechanism… and took up smoking) to defusing arguments brewing between his more high-strung chums. Of course, Chandler’s wit masks a sensitive, insecure, easily embarrassed, Baywatch-obsessed man-boy, who’s the best friend (and maybe boyfriend?) you could ask for. The only one of the gang with a real job, in an office! Chandler generously helps his friends whenever they need it (of course, his struggling actor roommate, Joey, tends to need it most).

Friends TV Schedule

Tuesday
May 26
12:00am
Pilot
Six friends in their twenties pursue careers, love and happiness in New York City while relying on each other for support.
TV-PG
12:40am
The One With the Sonogram
Ross is stunned to learn his ex-wife is pregnant with their child. Monica's dinner for her overly critical parents is a disaster. Guest Stars: Elliott Gould, Christina Pickles
TV-PG
Wednesday
May 27
12:00am
The One With the Thumb
The group loves Monica's new boyfriend; Chandler resumes smoking; and Phoebe receives a large sum of money unexpectedly.
TV-PG
12:30am
The One With the George Stephanopolous
While the men attend a hockey game and end up at a hospital, the women spy on President Clinton's top aide, George Stephanopoulos, who lives across the street. Rachel receives her first paycheck.
TV-PG
Thursday
May 28
12:00am
The One With the East German Laundry Detergent
While Phoebe and Chandler end their respective romantic relationships, Rachel and Ross do laundry together on their first date.
TV-PG
12:30am
The One With the Butt
Joey gets a film role as a stand-in for Al Pacino's butt. Ross tries to be less conservative. Chandler has an affair with a married woman. Guest Stars: Sofia Milos
TV-PG