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Peri Gilpin



With a father who was a famous local radio and television celebrity, a model mother who appeared in television, and a working relationship with Wings producer Roz Doyle in her past, it may all seem like an obscure cosmic joke that pretty Peri Gilpin would rise to fame as radio producer Roz Doyle on the smash television sitcom Frasier, though the longtime actress would likely credit her success to hard work rather than astrological coincidence.



Born in Waco, TX, and raised in Dallas, Gilpin began acting on stage with the Dallas Theater Company at the age of eight, a fact that helped her shake stage fright and gain the confidence that would accompany her through numerous future auditions. A Skyline High School graduate, Gilpin later studied acting at both the University of Texas at Austin and London's British-American Academy. Upon returning to the U.S., Gilpin worked as a makeup artist in the Dallas area before taking an apprenticeship with the Williamstown Theater Festival. A chance meeting with actress Blythe Danner resulted in Gilpin gaining some support within the industry, and it wasn't long before Gilpin's dreams were coming true with roles on television's Flesh 'n' Blood and 21 Jump Street. A role on Cheers followed shortly after, and when a spin-off series entitled Frasier became an unexpected hit, Gilpin found the role that would bring her into households across the country on a weekly basis. Appearing frequently on such made-for-television films as The Secret She Carried (1996) and Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2000) while simultaneously essaying her role on Frasier, Gilpin (who was named after the animated Disney character Peri the squirrel) has also loaned her voice to such animated projects as television's Hercules and the computer-animated feature Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001). Throughout the 2000's and 2010's, Gilpin remained active, starring most notably on the dance series Make It or Break It.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
40% Flock Of Dudes
  • Adam's Mom
2016
No Score Yet The Choking Game
  • Taryn's Mother
2014
No Score Yet Thru the Moebius Strip
  • Caroline Weir
2010
No Score Yet Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness
  • Erin Teller
2007
No Score Yet Hellboy: Blood and Iron
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Hellboy: Sword of Storms
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet For the Love of a Child
  • Sara O'Meara
2006
59% How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog
  • Debra Salhany
2002
44% Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
  • Jane
2001
No Score Yet Neil Simon's 'Laughter on the 23rd Floor'
  • Carol
2001
88% Spring Forward
  • Georgia
2000
No Score Yet Fight For Justice: The Nancy Conn Story
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Hellboy Animated: The Phantom Claw
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Cheers
1982-1993
  • Guest
No Score Yet Make It or Break It
2009-2012
  • Kim Keeler
8% Men at Work
2012-2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Roz
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Justice League
2004
  • Voice
No Score Yet Scorpion
2014
  • Katherine Cooper
85% Modern Family
2009
  • Jeannie
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Marci
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Maggie Gilroy
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Actor
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Barbara Russell
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Taylor
20% Mr. Robinson
2015
  • Principal Taylor

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