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Also Known As: Died:
Born: March 28, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession: actor

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With his red hair and aquiline nose, Perlich has carved a career as a quirky character player. After dropping out of high school, he landed a bit part in John Hughes's ode to suburban youth, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986). Perlich has worked steadily (an average of three films per year), portraying an assortment of wayward youths. His nervous demeanor and unlikely matinee-idol looks (in contrast to "Barbie-doll" co-stars Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch and Heather Graham) in Gus Van Sant's disturbing "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989) added gravity to his portrayal of a young drug hustler. He went on to give another fine, tragic performance as Walker, a young junkie forced into becoming a snitch in Lili Zanuck's "Rush" (1991).

With his red hair and aquiline nose, Perlich has carved a career as a quirky character player. After dropping out of high school, he landed a bit part in John Hughes's ode to suburban youth, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986). Perlich has worked steadily (an average of three films per year), portraying an assortment of wayward youths. His nervous demeanor and unlikely matinee-idol looks (in contrast to "Barbie-doll" co-stars Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch and Heather Graham) in Gus Van Sant's disturbing "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989) added gravity to his portrayal of a young drug hustler. He went on to give another fine, tragic performance as Walker, a young junkie forced into becoming a snitch in Lili Zanuck's "Rush" (1991).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Bullet (2014)
2.
 Insight (2011)
3.
4.
 Darwin Awards (2006)
5.
 DinoCroc (2004) Deputy Kerrigan
6.
 Grey, The (2003)
7.
 Missing, The (2003)
8.
 Deuces Wild (2002) Freddie
9.
10.
 Blow (2001) Kevin Dulli
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Born in Cleveland, OH
1971:
Moved with family to Southern California
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Acting debut in short film "Dummies" with Johnny Depp
1986:
Feature acting debut, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
1987:
TV acting debut, "Home Fires"
1988:
Played a recurring character on the series, "TV 101"
1990:
Breakthrough film role, "Drugstore Cowboy"
1995:
Joined cast of "Homicide: Life on the Street" in recurring role of Brodie; made a series regular during the 1996-1997 season
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Education

Fairfax High School: Los Angeles , California -

Notes

Perlich was arrested in December 1996 on weapons charges and for possession of marijuana stemming from a dispute with a neighbor over a parking. The weapons charges were dropped in June 1997 when a judge ruled that the police should have obtained a search warrant. Reportedly, Perlich changed residences after the dispute.

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