In 1989, Luke Perry was chosen for a starring role on the internationally popular television series “Beverly Hills 90210,” in which he portrayed the brooding but sensitive Dylan McCay. The highly-rated program won a Golden Globe® Award for Best Dramatic Television series in 1991.
Perry made his feature film debut in a starring role in “8 Seconds,” the remarkable account of champion bull rider Lane Frost, which he co-produced. His serious devotion to the inspirational legend of Lane Frost led him to train vigorously for 18 months in order to master the techniques of bull riding and to be able to perform many of his own stunts during production. Other film credits include Columbia’s “Fifth Element,” directed by Luc Besson, “Riot” for Showtime, “Normal Life,” “American Strays” and “The Florentine,” in which he co-starred with Chris Penn, Jim Belushi, Michael Madsen and Mary Stuart Masterson.
Perry made his debut on Broadway in the critically acclaimed musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show, where he portrayed “Brad,” the character originally played by Barry Bostwick in the cult film classic. In 2004, Perry appeared onstage in London opposite Allyson Hannigan in When Harry Met Sally.
Not one to be typecast because of his work on “90210,” Perry’s television credits include a myriad of roles. Most recently, he’s been seen in “Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise” on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, “Detective McLean: The Ties That Bind” and the television movie “Welcome Home.” Perry also was seen as the lead in the NBC drama “Windfall,” HBO’s “John From Cincinnati,” starred for two seasons on “Jeremiah,” Showtime’s sci-fi series, a multi-episode arc on HBO’s critically acclaimed series “Oz,” in which he portrayed a televangelist convicted of fraud, as well as roles in Hallmark Channel productions “Johnson County War,” “Supernova,” “A Gunfighter’s Pledge” and “Angel and the Badman.” Perry starred in “Goodnight for Justice,” Hallmark Movie Channel’s highest rated movie of all time. The idea for “Goodnight” was not only conceived by Perry but he also executive produced the film, and stars in the sequel “Goodnight For Justice: The Measure of a Man.”