Matthew Perry

Lead Actor - Comedy

Matthew Perry

Series: “Friends”

Years on show: 8

Emmy pedigree: First-time nominee

2001-02 shining moment: The episode in which he’s trying to re-create his lost wedding photos.

Episode submitted: “The One Where Chandler Takes a Bath”

Pro: Might be able to coattail on the “Friends” momentum.

Con: Some would say his funniest bits are a few years behind him.

Quotable: “(Chandler) is becoming much more of a man — that’s happened with me as well. I think some of the stories of this season are going to be about possibly having a kid. The sweater vests have been thrown away.”

Critical viewpoint: “Not unlike the Beatles, ‘Friends’ is better as a bunch than the individual thirtysomethings. Going head to head, Perry’s hyperkinetic Chandler, with all his sharp edges, is overshadowed by fellow nominee Matt LeBlanc’s comfortably daffy hunk Joey.” Tim Cuprisin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel