While born in the United States — Wilmington, Massachusetts, to be precise — Perry was raised in Ottawa, Canada. He is the son of character actor John Bennett Perry (b. January 4, 1941) by John's wife at the time Suzanne Perry Morrison (who had been a press secretary for Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau), and got into the same field himself at the age of 15. He maintains dual Canadian and U.S. citizenships. Recently he has been moving into films.
Perry is missing part of his right middle finger due to a door shutting accident.