How old is Luke Perry, has the 90210 star had a stroke and when did he join Riverdale?

How old is Luke Perry, has the 90210 star had a stroke and when did he join Riverdale?


LUKE Perry was the poster boy of the 90s when he starred in smash hit TV show Beverley Hills 90210.

The actor has left fans concerned following reports he has been taken ill – here’s the lowdown.

Luke Perry is an American actor
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How old is Luke Perry what is his background?

Luke Perry is a 52-year-old actor who was called Coy Luther Perry III when he was born in October 11, 1966.

He shot to international stardom playing bad boy Dylan McKay on the TV series Beverly Hills 90210 from 1990 to 1995, and then again from 1998 to 2000.

Talking about playing Dylan on Beverly Hills 90210 he once said: “I’m going to be linked with him until I die, but that’s actually just fine. I created Dylan McKay. He’s mine.”

However, he did not reprise his role for the noughties spin-off of the show,  he said: “When you’re in the professional acting business, you have to look into all these offers, and I don’t mean anything bad about it but creatively it’s something I have done before and I don’t know how it will benefit me if I do it again.”

While on 90210, Luke starred in the original film version of Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992).

He is best known for playing Dylan McKay in Beverley Hills 90210 seen here in 1990 (far right)
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Has Luke Perry had a stroke?

On February 28, 2018 it was reported Luke had been rushed to hospital after suffering a “massive stroke”, according to US sources.

The actor is being cared for in a Los Angeles hospital after paramedics were called to his home the previous morning.

TMZ report that a medical team responded to a call at the star’s Sherman Oaks home at around 9.40am, with the website reporting that the call initially came into the fire department for “someone suffering a stroke”.

Luke’s condition is currently unknown, but he was transported to a nearby hospital at the time.

More recently Luke is known for starring in Riverdale
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When did Luke Perry join the cast of Riverdale?

In recent years Luke is known for playing Archie’s dad Fred Andrews in hit show Riverdale,

He has starred in the show since it began in 2017.

You can watch Luke in action now on Netflix.

 

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