Beloved TV star Luke Perry is celebrating his 52nd birthday on October 11, 2018!
Perry, got his start in acting in the early ’80s but it wasn’t until the late ’80s and early ’90s when things began to take off with his roles in Another World, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1992 movie and the cowboy film 8 Seconds. Of course, the role he is most memorable for his starring as Dylan McKay in the iconic teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990 to 2000.
When the series came to an end, Perry continued to act, but it wasn’t until 2016 when he took on the role of Fred Andrews in the hit teen series Riverdale that he was fully back in the spotlight!
In 1993, Perry married Rachel Minnie Sharp but the pair split a decade later in 2003 and shared joint custody of their children Jack, 21, and Sophie 18.
In honor of the star’s birthday, take a look back on Beverly Hills, 90210 and all of its off-screen drama with the show’s biggest off-screen controversies:
Beverly Hills 90210’s Biggest Off-Screen Controversies
11. Wait, they’re supposed to be teenagers?
Pretty early on, something seemed a little sketchy about the actors playing teenagers on Beverly Hills 90210. A lot of them just looked older than anyone you’d see in high school. And that’s because they were. When you looked at other shows with teens in the ’80s and early ’90s, they mostly looked their age. The Cosby Show, Growing Pains, Family Ties. Well, actually, Michael J. Fox was older, but always looked young. But let’s take a look at the ages of 90210’s key players, circa 1991, when most of the characters would’ve been around 17. Jennie Garth: 19; Shannen Doherty: 20; Jason Priestley: 22; Luke Perry: 25; Ian Ziering: 27; Gabrielle Carteris: 30. Thirty? It was especially obvious with Ziering as Steve and Carteris as Andrea. It just looked wrong.