Why Famous: Perry became a household name in the 1990s with his starring role as Chandler Bing on the sitcom Friends (1994-2004), which became one of the most popular television shows of all time.
In addition he has had numerous film roles, such as in The Whole Nine Yards (2000), Fools Rush In (1997) and 17 Again (2009). His other television credits include the short-lived Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006-7), Mr. Sunshine (2011) and Go On (2012-3). He currently stars as Oscar Madison in the sitcom The Odd Couple (2015-present).
- 1860-03-17 Six years after the forcible ending of Japan's isolationist policy by US Navy Commodore Matthew Perry, the Japanese Embassy arrives in San Francisco to sign a Treaty of Friendship
- 1994-09-22 "Friends" TV sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman debuts on NBC, starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer
- 2002-09-22 54th Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Friends, Michael Chiklis and Allison Janney win
- 2004-05-06 TV sitcom "Friends" airs season finale in 10th and final season in US (52.5 million viewers)