Luke Perry

  1. Ian Ziering, Beverly Hills 90210, TV, 1990-2000.    Luke  auditioned as Steve Sanders, the comic of the rich brats from producer Aaron Spelling’s neighbourhood.   Steve was the complete  opposite of the guy Perry was given –  Dylan McCay, rebel and ladies’ man.  The Fox suits didn’t like Luke or Dylan and  they were to be dropped  after six shows. Spelling didn’t only insist they stayed, he paid Perry from his own purse… until the public reaction convinced Fox that a star was born.  After winning a whole new fanbase in Riverdale, 2017-2019,  Luke  had signed for the 2019 reboot, BH90210, just before his death after a stroke. His final screen role was in Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, 2018  
  2. Dermot Mulroney, Point Of No Return, 1992.   The TV idol was first choice for   Hollywood’s Nikita   re-make – but delayed on Buffy The Vampire Slayer. 
  3. John Stamos, Private Parts, 1997. Luke was scared that the shock-jock Howard Stern’s movie would be a bust, so he passed on playing himself in the Fartman MTV scene.


 Birth year: 1966Death year: 2019Other name: Casting Calls:  3