Perry is referred to in the show prior to his guest appearance - Donna Moss seeks him out (off screen) in the episode "20 Hours in LA." He also appeared as attorney Todd Merrick in two episodes near the end of Ally Mc Beal's five-season run, including a 2-hour special intended to revive the legal comedy-drama.
After Friends wrapped up, Perry made his directorial debut in an episode of the 4th season of the American comedy-drama Scrubs, in which he also guest starred as "Murray Marks", an operator of a small airport's traffic control team.
His mother, Suzanne Marie Morrison (née Langford), is a Canadian journalist and former press secretary to Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.
His father, John Bennett Perry (born 1941), is an American actor and former model.
By then, Perry was making his mark, and was instantly cast in a sitcom pilot titled LAX 2194.
The play transferred Off-Broadway to MCC Theater, which opened on June 5, 2017, with Jennifer Morrison.
However, due to previous commitments to the pilot LAX 2194, he was not initially considered for an audition.
When he did eventually get a reading, he landed the part of Chandler Bing.
After the show's single season, Perry stayed in Los Angeles and made his screen debut in the 1988 film A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon.
In the midst of his many continuing guest roles on TV, Perry was cast as a regular on the 1990 CBS sitcom Sydney, playing the younger brother of Valerie Bertinelli's title character.