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People Are Just Discovering That Matthew Perry's Dad Was A Character On Friends

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People Are Just Discovering That Matthew Perry's Dad Was A Character On Friends

Acting is often a profession that is kept in the family - look at megastar Jeremy Irons and his hunky son Max, or Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor and her daughter, Bridgerton's Phoebe Dynevor.

Just as we thought we had all the acting dynasties down pat, we were left stunned to realise that Friends star Matthew Perry had his own dad turn up during one episode of the sitcom.

Matthew Perry's dad made an appearance on the show (Credit: NBC)
Matthew Perry's dad made an appearance on the show (Credit: NBC)

Could we BE any more shocked?

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Yep, actor John Bennett Perry appears in the season four episode titled 'The One With Rachel's New Dress', which sees Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) try and seduce new fling Joshua (played by Tate Donovan) - but things, naturally, go awry.

When buying a sexy babydoll to impress Joshua, Rachel is left mortified when he decides to take Rachel to meet his parents over dinner - mistaking the lingerie for a mini-dress.

And who plays Joshua's dad in the cringe-inducing scene? None other than Matthew's dad.

John appears in The One With Rachel's New Dress (Credit: NBC)
John appears in The One With Rachel's New Dress (Credit: NBC)
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We're not sure how we missed it to be honest, especially as Matthew is the dead spit of his father.

John Bennett Perry, who is now 80, has had a long and illustrious career on both the big and the small screen.

Some of his better-known roles include playing Arthur Stanhope in 1997's George of the Jungle, as well as Principal Alan Moorehead in Veronica Mars and Hal Matherson in Dirty Sexy Money.

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While she's yet to go on set with her co-stars, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer, Lisa has cracked on with a little piece of footage of her own.

The Friends reunion is scheduled to air this year (Credit: Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions)
The Friends reunion is scheduled to air this year (Credit: Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions)

Speaking on Rob Lowe's podcast Literally! With Rob Lowe, she explained: "There's different facets to it, and we already shot packages of things.

"I pre-shot something already so we're definitely doing it, because I already shot a little something."

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The series is expecting to air on American streaming network HBO Max later in the year.

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Topics: Celebrity News, TV News, TV & Film, TV Entertainment, Friends

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