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Also Known As: Jeffrey S. Perry Died:
Born: August 16, 1955 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Highland Park, Illinois, USA Profession: actor

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Jeff Perry is a veteran character actor easily recognized as Cyrus Beene by devoted fans of the drama series "Scandal" (ABC, 2012- ). The Illinois native began acting at young age and founded the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1974, along with fellow Chicago-area actors Gary Sinise and Terry Kinney. Sticking primarily to stage work with Steppenwolf, Perry eventually made a push to land screen roles, and began appearing in TV guest spots during the late 1980s. In 1993, he had a recurring part on the popular series "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994) which led to more television stints, notably his regular role on the cop show, "Nash Bridges" (CBS, 1996-2001). While mixing in occasional film and theater productions, Perry remained most visible on TV, finding his signature part as Cyrus Beene, the White House Chief of Staff on the surprise hit series "Scandal," a program that finally allowed him to display his full versatility.

Jeff Perry is a veteran character actor easily recognized as Cyrus Beene by devoted fans of the drama series "Scandal" (ABC, 2012- ). The Illinois native began acting at young age and founded the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1974, along with fellow Chicago-area actors Gary Sinise and Terry Kinney. Sticking primarily to stage work with Steppenwolf, Perry eventually made a push to land screen roles, and began appearing in TV guest spots during the late 1980s. In 1993, he had a recurring part on the popular series "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994) which led to more television stints, notably his regular role on the cop show, "Nash Bridges" (CBS, 1996-2001). While mixing in occasional film and theater productions, Perry remained most visible on TV, finding his signature part as Cyrus Beene, the White House Chief of Staff on the surprise hit series "Scandal," a program that finally allowed him to display his full versatility.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Valley of Light (2007)
3.
 The Human Stain (2003) Tennis player
4.
 Lansky (1999) Rosen
5.
 Wild Things (1998) Bryce Hunter
6.
 Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (1997) Doug Hansen
7.
8.
 Playmaker (1994) Allen
10.
 Body of Evidence (1993) Gabe
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1974:
Co-founded the Steppenwolf Theatre Company
1980:
Steppenwolf moved to Chicago
1993:
First recurring TV role on "L.A. Law"
1996:
Became a regular on "Nash Bridges"
1998:
Appeared in the thriller "Wild Things"
2006:
Featured on "Grey's Anatomy"
2007:
Starred in the acclaimed play "August: Osage County"
2012:
Joined the cast of "Scandal"
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wife:
Laurie Metcalf. Actor. Divorced.

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daughter:
Zoe Perry. Born c. 1984.

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