Luke Perry is a popular American actor. He rose to prominence after getting cast as Dylan McKay for the TV series Beverly Hills 90210. He was part of the cast from 1990 to 1995. He was recast in 1998 again, and he acted till 2000. He is currently working for CW series Riverdale. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Luke Perry in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Luke Perry was born on 11th October 1966 in Ohio, US. He was the school mascot for Fredericktown High School. His mother was the housewife while his father was a steelworker. He used to come home annual to participate in the street fair named Fredericktown Tomato Show. After high school, Luke moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. He started working as a paver and lived in multiple cities for his job.
Luke Perry married Rachel Minnie Sharp in 1993 but the couple divorced in 2003. They have joint custody of their son and daughter Jack and Sophie. Luke underwent a colonoscopy in 2015 to discover precancerous growth in his colon. At the beginning of his career, he dated actress Yasmine Bleeth for a year and then Kelly Preston for another year. He was caught with Kristy Swanson in the year before he got married to Rachel. It was rumored that Luke was dating Renee Zellweger in 2007.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
In the early 1990s, Luke auditioned for 125 acting jobs only to secure a TV commercial. He then appeared in a music video before landing a role in Loving and Another World TV series. But 1990 was the breakthrough year as he was cast in Fox’s drama series Beverly Hills 90210. During the same time, he got a supporting actor role in The Vampire Slayer movie. He left Beverly Hills TV series to get some matured roles. But he eventually returned after three years. During that time, he has part of Invasion, The Fifth Element, and Riot drama series. He also starred in the TV movie titled The Triangle.
From 2002 to 2004, he starred in Jeremiah and Windfall. After getting cast in Beverly Hills, he became a popular face among teens. He will always be remembered for his role as Dylan McKay. He also acted as a voice actor in movies like The Incredible Hulk, Mortal Kombat, and much more. In 2001, he appeared on Broadway for the Rocky Horror Show. He returned to the TV for Detective McLean series. He has bagged a role for the movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood which is scheduled to be released in 2019. He is currently part of TV series Riverdale.
Luke Perry is the Winner of three Bravo Otto Germany Awards for Best Male TV Star form 1992 to 1994. He was nominated for the Kids Choice Award in 1993 and People’s Choice Awards in 2009. He also has TV Land Award nominations to his name.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth can you expect from a popular TV actor? He has a net worth of over $12.5 million currently. He earned the maximum amount from being part of TV series Beverly Hills which was very popular. The rest of the income has come from movies and other TV series he was part of. His stage acting and voice acting has also contributed well.
Luke Perry is an inspiration for aspiring TV and movie actors. He started as a paver and ended up becoming the face of the TV during his prime time of his career.