Emmy-Nominated Actor & Bestselling Author
Matthew Perry is an actor and advocate best known for his roles as "Chandler Bing" on the sitcom Friends and "Quincy Jones" on The West Wing. After conquering addictions to prescription drugs and alcohol, Friends actor and comedic genius Matthew Perry has made it his mission to share his struggles with the hope they will encourage the benefits of sobriety. Perry has traveled the country speaking about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and advocating changes to the national drug policy.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy honored Perry with the Champion of Recovery award for his work with the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP). Drug courts allow non-violent substance abusers the opportunity to avoid jail time if they agree to rehabilitation treatment. As an Ambassador for the NADCP, Matthew has been to Capitol Hill several times to lobby for the additional funding needed to expand access to drug courts across the United States.
Perry opened his Malibu property as a sober living home for men. He previously served as a staff member working directly with the tenants. Perry is committed to helping people in recovery through the twelve-step program and meditation.
Perry continues to act, debuting in the lead role of a production of his play The End of Longing, at the Playhouse Theatre in London.
He was great. Nice guy, great message sent in a very sincere but not “preachy” way, very cooperative and great from the stage. The students all really enjoyed it.