(Springfield, IL.) Television audiences may know him best as Thatcher Grey of Grey’s Anatomy, or Cyrus Beene of Scandal, or Inspector Harvey Leek of Nash Bridges, or Richard Katimski of My So Called Life, and most recently, Editor Stanley Kornik of last season’s CBS drama Alaska Dailyor countless other roles in film and theater that the IBA Hall of Fame-bound native Illinoisan has played.
“Add co-founder (with high school classmates and fellow actors Gary Sinise and Terry Kinney) of Chicago’s famed Steppenwolf Theatre to his long list of achievements and you have a very, very qualified candidate for IBA (Illinois Broadcasters Association) Hall of Fame Induction,” remarked Dennis Lyle, IBA’s President and CEO. “Our board of directors could not have agreed more.”
The Highland Park, Illinois native plans to be on hand to accept his award during IBA’s private “Members Only” Hall of Fame Luncheon held in his honor on October 24th at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center and in conjunction with the association’s IBA2023 Conference, just steps away from (and in the shadow of) his alma mater- Illinois State University (ISU) from which Perry received in 2011 an honorary doctorate in recognition of his contributions to the field of theatre.