Luke Perry stars as Fred Andrews, owner of a Riverdale construction firm and father to Archie, in The CW’s new midseason drama Riverdale.
Perry is best known for his role of Dylan McKay in the wildly popular 90’s television series Beverly Hills, 90210. The series won a Golden Globe for Best Dramatic Television Series in 1991.
Perry made his feature film debut starring 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. Other film credits include Fifth Element, Riot, 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.
Perry’s television credits span a myriad of roles, including a lead role in the drama Windfall. He also starred in John From Cincinnati, Jeremiah and had a multi-episode arc in the critically-acclaimed series Oz. He has also had roles in Hallmark Channel productions including Johnson Country War, Supernova, A Gunfighter’s Pledge and Angel and Badman. Perry also starred in Goodnight for Justice, which he conceived and executive produced for the Hallmark Movie Channel.