6 Things You Didn't Know About Matthew Perry

1. Matthew's a huge New England Patriots fan.

1. Matthew's a huge New England Patriots fan.

While appearing on a morning talk show, Matthew said that although he was visiting Las Vegas at the time of the team's 2015 Super Bowl battle, it didn't stop him from watching his favorite footballers pull out a last-second, epic win. 
2. The real Matthew Perry relates to his on-screen character, Oscar.

2. The real Matthew Perry relates to his on-screen character, Oscar.

In previous roles, Matthew has played more Felix-y characters, complete with endearingly Type-A personalities. However in real life, Matthew claims he shares the messy and sloppy traits of Oscar, which makes the role an easy one to play.
 
3. If he weren't an actor, Matthew would've become a writer—or tennis player.

3. If he weren't an actor, Matthew would've become a writer—or tennis player.

As a co-writer and exective producer of The Odd Couple, it doesn't come as a total shock that Matthew would've entertained the thought of being a full-time wordsmith.

But tennis? The admission was shared during an Odd Couple fan Q&A and we couldn't be more in love/love with the idea.
4. Just like Oscar, Matthew's home has an actual sports ticker that runs the circumference of his room.

4. Just like Oscar, Matthew's home has an actual sports ticker that runs the circumference of his room.

"It’s called being spoiled rotten," the massive sports fan joked of his super techy home accessory during a morning show appearance. 

 
5. Matthew is great friends with actress and co-star Lauren Graham in real life.

5. Matthew is great friends with actress and co-star Lauren Graham in real life.

During an Odd Couple fan Q&A, Matthew had nothing but positive words to say about Lauren, who plays his ex-wife, Gaby, on the show. 

"She's one of my favorite people," he said, slightly gushing. "We have great chemistry when working together and it's fun to work with a close friend."
6. Matthew is particularly fond of a certain episode of the original Neil Simon series.

6. Matthew is particularly fond of a certain episode of the original Neil Simon series.

In a previous interview, Matthew said his all-time favorite episode from the original Odd Couple series was "Password," during which Oscar and Felix appear together on the legendary game show and hilarity ensues. 

Watch classic episodes of The Odd Couple, starring Tony Randall and Jack Klugman, on CBS All Access.