5 Iconic TV Roles That Matthew Perry Will Be Remembered By

Matthew Perry arrives at the CBS, CW And Showtime 2015 Summer TCA Party in 2015
Matthew Perry arrives at the CBS, CW And Showtime 2015 Summer TCA Party in 2015. Photo by Image Press Agency/NurPhoto/Shutterstock (14172098c)

This has been a pretty heartbreaking weekend for fans of the beloved sitcom Friends, following the announcement of the tragic death of its star Matthew Perry. He leaves an impressive legacy behind following his passing at 54, and we’re bringing you five notable roles that he’ll be remembered by.


Perry won us over with his quick wit, sarcastic humor, and endearing quirks while playing Chandler Bing in Friends and gave us one of the most iconic sitcom characters of the 90s along the way.

The West Wing

Perry only guest starred in a few episodes of The West Wing as Joe Quincy, a lawyer in the White House Counsel, but his standout performance earned him two Emmy nods.

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

This was the first show led by Perry after Friends came to a close. It was created by the acclaimed filmmaker Aaron Sorkin and took us behind the scenes of a popular live sketch comedy show, similar to Saturday Night Live.

Go On

This short-lived series starred Perry as a sports talk radio Ryan King embarking on a journey of grief and healing following the death of his wife.

The Odd Couple

One of Perry’s last leading roles saw him play Oscar Madison in the modern-day adaptation of The Odd Couple. This series centers on two friends who surprisingly become roommates after being kicked out of their houses by their wives.