Coy Luther Perry III (October 11, 1966-- March 4, 2019) was an American actor. He came to be a teen idolizer for playing Dylan McKay on the TV collection Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990 to 1995, and also again from 1998 to 2000. He additionally starred as Fred Andrews on the CW collection Riverdale, and had visitor functions on remarkable programs such as Criminal Minds, Law & Order: Special Sufferers System and Will & Poise.
Perry was born upon October 11, 1966, in Mansfield, Ohio,  the boy of Ann Bennett, a homeowner, as well as Coy Luther Perry Jr., a steelworker.   He was elevated in Fredericktown, Ohio, and served as the institution mascot for Fredericktown Senior high school.
Perry moved to Los Angeles soon after senior high school to seek acting. He worked for an asphalt leading business and in a doorknob factory.
In a meeting with Whoopi Goldberg in the 1990s, Perry said he auditioned for 215 acting jobs in New York prior to obtaining work on a tv commercial.  After showing up in the video "Be Chrool to Your Scuel" for the band Twisted Sister along with Alice Cooper, Perry's earliest functions were in the daytime soap operas Loving (1987-- 88) and also An Additional Globe (1988-- 89).
Following this, he won the role of the brooding millionaire's child Dylan McKay on Fox's teen drama, Beverly Hills, 90210. He had actually originally auditioned for the role of Steve Sanders yet lost to star Ian Ziering. While starring on 90210, Perry won a sustaining function in the original film version of Joss Whedon's Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992 ). It was during this period of the very early 1990s in which Perry became a popular teen idolizer. He likewise starred in Terminal Bliss in 1992.
Perry at the 1991 Emmy Awards
Perry starred as Lane Frost in 8 Secs in 1994. In an effort to locate more mature roles, he determined to leave Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1995. In the very same year, he took a component in the Italian movie Vacanze di Natale '95, playing himself. Although he introduced that 90210 lagged him, his absence would certainly last just 3 years. Throughout that time, Perry starred in the independent film Normal Life contrary Ashley Judd, starred in the TELEVISION sci-fi flick Intrusion (1997 ), and a Rodney King dramatization Riot (1997 ), as well as he had a bit part in Luc Besson's sci-fi experience movie The Fifth Element (1997 ). In 1998 he went back to 90210 for economic reasons. [citation required] Perry after that starred in the 1999 movie Tornado as well as took place to star in a 2002 television film called The Triangular.
From 2001 to 2002, he starred in the HBO prison drama Oz, as the Reverend Jeremiah Cloutier. From 2002 to 2004 he starred in the post-apocalyptic TELEVISION series Jeremiah. In 2006 Perry co-starred in the ensemble dramatization collection Windfall, about a team of friends who win the lottery. The collection competed 13 episodes throughout the summer of 2006 on NBC. In 2007 he landed the function of Tommy "Santa" Santorelli on the film The Sandlot: Heading Home, and also he appeared in the 2008 western A Gunfighter's Pledge.
Perry likewise appeared in the HBO series John from Cincinnati, which premièred on June 10, 2007, as well as competed 10 episodes; the series ending aired on August 12, 2007. He likewise starred in the Swedish movie Äntligen Midsommar (Lastly Midsummer), which was launched in the summer season of 2009.
He stated of his function on Beverly Hills, 90210 as Dylan McKay: "I'm mosting likely to be related to him until I die, yet that's actually simply fine. I created Dylan McKay. He's mine." Nonetheless, he did not repeat his function on the spin-off. He mentioned: "When you remain in the expert acting company, you have to consider all these deals, and also I don't indicate anything poor regarding it but creatively it's something I have actually done prior to and I do not know just how it will benefit me if I do it again." [citation required] Perry lastly exposed a major reason he did not want to be part of this rebirth, citing the program's long time manufacturer Aaron Spelling: "The difference between CW bringing something back and Aaron Punctuation doing something back is substantial. As well as I can not do it without Aaron."  Nevertheless, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, and Tori Punctuation repeated their duties in the 2008 revival of the collection.
Perry did substantial narration benefit numerous computer animated series, frequently playing himself. He played himself (as Krusty the Clown's half sibling) in an episode of The Simpsons (1993 ). He voiced himself in an episode of Johnny Bravo, giving Johnny dating suggestions after Johnny saved him from a charge of fan ladies. Perry parodied himself in an episode of Family members Man, in which he was labeled as gay by Peter as well as sues the household. His various other voice work includes The Unbelievable Hulk, Bicycle Rider Computer Mice from Mars, Mortal Kombat: Protectors of the Realm, as well as The Night of the Headless Horseman.
Perry guest-starred as gay characters in the comedies Spin City (1997) as well as Will & Elegance (2005 ); he appeared as Carter Heywood's ex-boyfriend who ultimately fell in love with a lady on Spin City as well as played a geeky birdwatcher who caught the eye of Jack McFarland on Will & Elegance. In 2005, Perry was rejoined with former 90210 co-star Jennie Garth when he guest-starred on What I Like About You in a loosened parody of their 90210 personalities' relationship. In 2008, Perry guest-starred as rapist Noah Sibert in the season best of the television series Legislation & Order: SVU.  He also guest-starred as cult leader Benjamin Cyrus in an episode of Offender Minds. In late 2009, Perry starred in The Awesomes' video for their fourth annual Christmas single," ¡ Delighted Birthday Celebration Guadalupe!"
Likewise in 2009, Perry provided his voice skills in the Thomas Nelson's audio Holy bible production known as Words of Pledge. In this dramatized sound, Perry played the characters of Saint Stephen and also Judas the disciple. The job additionally included a big ensemble of various other widely known Hollywood stars including Jim Caviezel, Lou Gossett Jr., John Rhys-Davies, Jon Voight, Gary Sinise, Jason Alexander, Christopher McDonald, Marisa Tomei, Stacy Keach and also John Schneider.   Perry appeared on Broadway in 2001, in a rebirth of The Rocky Scary Program, playing Brad Majors.  In 2004, he showed up in the London manufacturing of When Harry Met Sally as Harry, along with Alyson Hannigan as Sally.  Following this look, Perry was asked to reprise his function as Dylan McKay in a guest appearance on 90210. Owing to organizing disputes with Shannen Doherty, he was consequently drawn up of the episode. He looked like the American version of Inspector Space-Time in an episode of Area. In 2010 he played a con man/psychic in a second period episode of Utilize.
Perry returned to television in 2015 in the Up Network initial collection Investigative McLean: Ties That Bind. He played Tim Olson, the sibling of the protagonist, that is jailed by his sis and sentenced. Ultimately, the show focuses on his sister absorbing his teenage youngsters. Perry additionally starred in the Hallmark Network movie Love in Heaven in 2016.  From 2017 till his death, Perry starred as Frederick "Fred" Andrews, Archie's papa, on the CW collection Riverdale.