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Luke Perry Net Worth 2020 – How Much was the Actor Worth?

Luke Perry was a famous American actor, best known for stating as Dylan McKay on the famous TV series “Beverly Hills, 90210”, which ran from 1990 until 1995, and 1998 until 2000. Most recently, he played Fred Andrews on a popular CW network TV series “Riverdale”. Sadly, Luke Perry passed away on March 4, 2019, following a stroke and a hard recovery time. Fans around the world were in shock yesterday. Read along to learn more about the life, career, and net worth of the late actor.

Early Life

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Luke Perry was born in Mansfield, Ohio, USA, on October 11, 1966, to parents Ann and Coy Luther Perry. However, he grew up in Fredericktown, where he was acknowledged as the school amulet. His mother worked as a homemaker, and his father was a steelworker. During his life, he would go home each year for the Fredericktown Tomato Show, an annual street fair in the town.
After graduating from high school, he moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of an acting based career, because he was not able to find one in Ohio. At this time, he served as a paver and lived in towns like Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Paramount and Downey.

Career

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Luke Perry started his career with an appearance in the popular music video, “Be Chrool to Your Scuel” by a band called Twisted Sister, whose member was Alice Cooper. After this, he started appearing in various popular daytime soap operas, including “Loving”, and “Another World”.

In an interview with Whoopi Goldberg during the 1990s, he mentioned that he auditioned for around 215 acting jobs in New York City before he finally appeared in a TV advertisement.
Then finally, he scored the role of the character of a threatening millionaire’s son, Dylan McKay, on well-known and iconic Fox network teen drama, “Beverly Hills, 90210”. After this, he auditioned for the character of Steve Sanders, which eventually went to actor Ian Ziering.

While he was on the show, Perry obtained the supporting role in a film version of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, made by the presently famous director Joss Whedon, in the year 1992. During this time, he was an established teen idol.

The same year, Perry also played a role in “Terminal Bliss”. Three years later in 1995, he appeared in an Italian movie, “Vacanze di Natale ’95”, in which he played himself.

Between 2001 and 2002, the actor appeared in the popular HBO prison drama “Oz”, portraying Reverend Jeremiah Cloutier. From 2002 until 2004, he had a role in the post-apocalyptic TV series “Jeremiah”.

He also gave his voice talents to the audio Bible production by Thomas Nelson, known as “The Word of Promise”.

Luke Perry is also quite famous for giving his voice to many cartoon characters. He had a cameo in many animated shows, including The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Johnny Bravo.

His debut show on Broadway came when he played the character of Brad Majors back in 2001, a play version and a remake of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

Additional fame came when he played Harry in a London centered production of “When Harry Met Sally”, in the year 2004.

Net Worth of Luke Perry

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At the time of his death, Luke Perry had an estimated net worth of $10 million. He made the most of it thanks to his acting. Throughout his life and towards his death, he has always been acting and finding projects. He would have been even more famous if he had not suffered a stroke. This, too, would make a mark on his net worth, especially because of “Riverdale”, a highly praised TV show watched by millions.

The life of Luke Perry in Pictures

The American actor Luke Perry used to be a teen heartthrob during the ‘90s thanks to his role in the famous TV series “Beverly Hills 90210”. Yesterday, he sadly passed away at the age of 52, following a stroke. Read along to find more about his life through some pictures.

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Luke Perry in “Beverly Hills 90210”, a show following friends in the upmarket part of the California community. The show was a huge hit and has also spawned several spin-off series.

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Here he is on the set of “Beverly Hills 90210” with co-stars Jason Priestley (in the center) and Ian Ziering, in the year 1991.

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Luke Perry, Shannen Doherty, and Jason Priestley attending the Emmy awards on August 25, 1991.

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The actor appeared with Kristy Swanson in the original version of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” movie in 1992.

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A scene from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.

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Luke Perry alongside Madonna at the Amfar Glitter Is Giving event.

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Luke Perry in “8 Seconds”, from 1994.

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As preacher Jeremiah Cloutier from the HBO prison series “Oz”. The year was 1997.

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In a racecar, while attending a celebrity race in California, 1991.

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A scene from the post-apocalyptic TV drama series “Jeremiah”, from 2002.

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Alongside Rebecca Gayheart in the sci-fi mini-series “Invasion”, 1997.

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Indiscreet” from 1998, where Perry portrayed a private investigator, Michael Nash.

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Perry (in the center), in “Angel and the Badman”.

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As the guest star in “Criminal Minds”.

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On the London stage in “When Harry Met Sally”, accompanied by Alyson Hannigan. Theatre Royal in 2004.

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Speaking onstage during a panel discussion. Summer Television Critics Association tour, at the Beverly Hilton hotel on July 30, 2015.

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Luke Perry with KJ Apa in a scene from the popular teen drama “Riverdale”.

Luke Perry Has Been Hospitalized After a Massive Stroke

On 27th February 2019, Luke Perry suffered a massive stroke, after which he was rushed to the hospital. It was reported that once paramedics arrived at his home, he was responsive and talking. Soon after his condition got worse, so he was transferred to the hospital. The only information we got from an official source was: „Mr. Perry is currently under observation at the hospital.“

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The 52-year-old actor currently plays the role of Archie’s dad, Fred, on Riverdale. He is famous for his role as Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills 90210. After his 5-year engagement with the series, he wanted to find a more serious acting job and failed. Three years from that, he came back and was a regular cast member till 2000.

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Fox announced a six-episode special of Beverly Hills 90210 on the same day when it was reported that Perry had a stroke. He wasn’t on the list of the cast members that will be on the official revival of the series. Jason Priestly, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, and Tori Spelling will star in the special that will air in summer this year. Just like Perry, Shannen Doherty was also expelled from the list. This revival story will be inspired by the actors’ real lives and relationships.

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Luke Perry was married to Rachel Minnie Sharp from 1993 to 2003. The couple has two children: Jack (24) and Sophie (18).