Why Matthew Perry Lacks a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star


Matthew Perry, a prominent figure from the iconic TV show “Friends,” notably does not have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame despite meeting the eligibility criteria for nomination. The selection process involves assessing professional achievement, longevity in the field for at least five years, community contributions, and a commitment to attend the dedication ceremony if chosen.

Perry’s acting career began in the late ’70s, but it was his role on “Friends” that propelled him to stardom and established him as a talented comedic actor, meeting the first two criteria. Moreover, Perry actively contributed to various charitable causes, particularly focusing on addiction recovery, drawing from his personal struggles. In recognition of his efforts, he received an award in 2015 for aiding those battling addiction, demonstrating his commitment to the community.

Despite seemingly meeting all the prerequisites, Matthew Perry never received a star due to the passage of time. He was selected for the honor in 2013, shortly after Jennifer Aniston received hers. However, an official ceremony was never scheduled, and as years went by, the opportunity lapsed in 2018, leading to Perry missing out on this recognition.


The possibility of a posthumous acknowledgment for Matthew Perry has emerged following his untimely death in late October 2023. Tributes poured in from colleagues and fans, including his “Friends” co-stars, who expressed devastation over his passing. There’s now consideration by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to honor Perry with a star on the Walk of Fame, albeit after his passing. However, the decision to proceed with the ceremony rests with Perry’s family, who are still grieving his sudden loss. The Chamber of Commerce emphasized that if Perry’s family chooses to pursue this honor, it will be a poignant tribute to the late actor’s legacy.