Luke Perry was best known for his role on Beverly Hills 90210
. As Dylan Michael McKay, he was considered the quintessential bad boy of the series, noted for being a surfing school rebel, a recovering alcoholic and a drug addict. He was romantically involved with Brenda Walsh (Shannen Doherty
), Valerie Malone (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen), Gina Kincaid (Vanessa Marcil), Antonia Marchette (Rebecca Gayheart) and Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth
), whom he pursued repeatedly throughout the series. In the coming months, the 40-year-old actor will be marking his comeback with a new family drama movie.
Currently in post-production stages is the film Alice
, which features the former 90210
actor as one of the principle cast members. He plays Ben McKinley, a widower and father of lead character Alice (Alyson Stoner), in a story about putting the painful past behind to move on into the future. Penny Marshall and Lucas Grabeel
(High School Musical
) are also featured in the drama.
After his stint on Beverly Hills 90210
, Luke Perry
continued to acquire more roles on the television, as well as on the big screen. Some of his movies included Attention Shoppers, The Enemy
On the small screen, he appeared on 10 episodes of HBO's Oz
as Reverend Jeremiah Cloutier prior to his lead role as Jeremiah on the series of the same name. He also tapped into some sitcoms as a guest star, most notably on What I Like About You
, where he reunited with 90210
costar Jennie Garth in a three-episode arc.
Most recently, he starred on short-lived series like Windfall
as Peter Schaefer, and HBO's recently canceled show, John From Cincinnati
, in which he played the surf talent scout manager Linc Stark.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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