Jeff Perry

Jeff Perry

Highest Rated: 85% Speed of Life (2019)

Lowest Rated: 8% Body of Evidence (1992)

Birthday: Aug 16, 1955

Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois, USA

Jeff Perry is a veteran character actor easily recognized as Cyrus Beene by devoted fans of the drama series "Scandal" (ABC, 2012- ). The Illinois native began acting at young age and founded the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1974, along with fellow Chicago-area actors Gary Sinise and Terry Kinney. Sticking primarily to stage work with Steppenwolf, Perry eventually made a push to land screen roles, and began appearing in TV guest spots during the late 1980s. In 1993, he had a recurring part on the popular series "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994) which led to more television stints, notably his regular role on the cop show, "Nash Bridges" (CBS, 1996-2001). While mixing in occasional film and theater productions, Perry remained most visible on TV, finding his signature part as Cyrus Beene, the White House Chief of Staff on the surprise hit series "Scandal," a program that finally allowed him to display his full versatility.

Highest rated movies

Speed of Life
Lizzie Wild Things Trial by Fire
Hard Promises
Body of Evidence




No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Harvey Leek (Character) - 2021
85% 45% Speed of Life Unknown (Character) - 2019
61% 71% Trial by Fire Hurst (Character) $143.3K 2018
66% 47% Lizzie Andrew Jennings (Character) $639.2K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Picture Paris Keith (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Anniversary at Shallow Creek Cashier (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 59% The Valley of Light Taylor Bowers (Character) - 2007
40% 20% Lansky American Lawyer (Character) - 1999
62% 53% Wild Things Det. Bryce Hunter (Character) $29.8M 1998
No Score Yet 38% Into Thin Air: Death on Everest Doug Hansen (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 40% Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long Earl Long (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 29% Playmaker Allen (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 69% Murder in the Heartland Earl Heflin (Character) - 1993
67% 22% Storyville Peter Dandridge (Character) $352.5K 1992
8% 23% Body of Evidence Gabe (Character) $13.7M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life on the Edge Ray Nelson (Character) - 1992
40% 58% Hard Promises Pinky (Character) $277.7K 1991
No Score Yet 71% The Final Days Staffer (Character) - 1989


No Score Yet No Score Yet Alaska Stanley Cornik (Character) 2022
63% 35% Inventing Anna Lou (Character) 2022
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Thatcher Grey (Guest Star) 2006-2007 2009 2011 2019
80% 96% One Dollar Charles (Guest Star) 2018
93% 73% Scandal Cyrus (Character) 2012-2018
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014-2015 2018
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2014 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet 48% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2013 2015
100% 82% The Chicago Code David Argyle (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation George Stark (Guest Star) 2003 2010
No Score Yet 75% CSI: New York Judge (Guest Star) 2010
90% 77% Fringe Joseph Slater (Guest Star) 2009
35% 100% Eleventh Hour Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 90% American Dad! Mr. Dawson (Guest Voice) 2007
61% 78% Prison Break Terrence Steadman (Guest Star) 2006-2007
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
80% 88% Invasion Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Trial by Jury Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
85% 91% Lost Frank "Sawyer" Duckett (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 84% ER Officer Mitch Palnick (Guest Star) 2003
83% 83% NYPD Blue Gordon Dillit (Guest Star) 2003
95% 94% Frasier John Clayton (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Insp. Harvey Leek (Character) 1996-2001
67% No Score Yet American Gothic Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
95% 94% My So-Called Life Richard Katimski (Guest Star) 1994-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Richard Hancke (Guest Star) 1991
83% No Score Yet thirtysomething Tommy McArthur (Guest Star) 1989 1991
No Score Yet 86% Columbo Leonard Fisher (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 100% Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1989