Peri Gilpin

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Peri Gilpin
BornPeri Kay Oldham
(1961-05-27) May 27, 1961 (age 53)
Waco, Texas, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Austin
OccupationActress, voice actress
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Christian Vincent (1999-present)
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Peri Gilpin
BornPeri Kay Oldham
(1961-05-27) May 27, 1961 (age 53)
Waco, Texas, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Austin
OccupationActress, voice actress
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Christian Vincent (1999-present)

Peri Gilpin (born Peri Kay Oldham, May 27, 1961)[1] is an American actress known for portraying Roz Doyle in the U.S. television series Frasier and Kim Keeler in the ABC Family television drama Make It or Break It.

Early life[edit]

Gilpin studied acting at the University of Texas at Austin and the British-American Academy in London. She began using the moniker "Peri Gilpin" (using her stepfather's surname) after becoming a professional actress. She is the daughter of the Philadelphia weatherman and radio disc jockey Jim O'Brien, who was killed in 1983 during a parachute dive.[2]


Gilpin appeared on the TV series Cheers, playing Holly Matheson in the 21st episode of the 11th season.

From 1993 until 2004, Gilpin played Roz Doyle in the television series Frasier, a spin-off of Cheers, starring Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane, the role he had played on Cheers since 1984. Along with the principal cast, Gilpin won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2000.

In 2009, Gilpin appeared in the ABC Family drama Make It or Break It, for which she received a Gracie Award in the category of "Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series".

Gilpin and Frasier co-star Jane Leeves ran a production company, "Bristol Cities" (named from the cockney rhyming slang), whose projects included a Fox network pilot titled Minister of Divine, an American remake of the British sitcom The Vicar of Dibley, with Kirstie Alley (another Cheers regular) in a starring role. However, the pilot was not picked up by the network.

Gilpin is the voice artist for the character Jane Proudfoot in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. She also provided the voices of Desiree in the Nickelodeon animated television series Danny Phantom, Volcana in Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League, Hecate in Hercules: The Animated Series, and Kate Corrigan in the Hellboy animated films. Gilpin also did voice work for several Wells Fargo and Johnsonville Meats TV commercials.

Gilpin has appeared on the television series Medium and Desperate Housewives. She has a supporting role on the television series Make It or Break It, and appeared on Law & Order, both the original and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. She starred alongside Teri Polo in the Lifetime movie For the Love of a Child. In 2012, Gilpin guest-starred with another Cheers stalwart Ted Danson in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Currently she also has a small, recurring role in Men at Work on TBS as editor of Full Steam magazine.

Personal life[edit]

Since her mother's death from leiomyosarcoma,[3] Gilpin has led efforts for cancer research[4] via The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA).[3] Her sister, Patti Jo (Oldham) Wynne, diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma in 2009,[5] participates in SFA by sharing case access and awareness advocacy. Patti and their half-siblings by her mother's second marriage, Marc and April Gilpin, also are actors with credits of their own. Some of them also have children: Sam, Spencer, Daisy and Presley, making Peri an aunt, too.

Gilpin married realist painter Christian Vincent on July 31, 1999. The couple has twins, Stella Mae and Ava Pearl, born via a surrogate mother on May 7, 2004.[6] She is godmother to Frasier co-star Jane Leeves's daughter Isabella, and Leeves is godmother to Peri's daughter Stella. Gilpin and Leeves have also lived next door to each other in Los Angeles.[7]



1998Jungle Book: Mowgli's StoryRaksha the Wolf (voice)Direct-to-video
1999Spring ForwardGeorgia
2000How to Kill Your Neighbor's DogDebra Salhany
2001Final Fantasy: The Spirits WithinOfficer Jane Proudfoot (voice)
2005Thru the Moebius StripCaroline Weir (voice)


198821 Jump StreetFitzgeraldEpisode: "The Currency We Trade In"
Almost GrownKimEpisode: "Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney"
1990MatlockLeslie MatthewsEpisode: "The Pro"
1991–1992Flesh 'n' BloodIrene
1992WingsBarbara #242Episode: "Four Dates That Will Live in Infamy"
1993Designing WomenJade HermanEpisode: "Shovel Off to Buffalo"
CheersHolly MathesonEpisode: "Woody Gets an Election"
1993–2004FrasierRoz Doyle
1995Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn StoryCharlotte ParksTV Movie
Pride & JoyBrendaEpisode: "Brenda's Secret"
1996The Outer LimitsDr. Rebecca WarfieldEpisode: "Out of Body"
Early EditionLenoreEpisode: "After Midnight"
1998The LionheartsLana Lionheart (voice)
Hercules: The Animated SeriesHecate (voice)Episodes: "Hercules and the Underworld Takeover"
"Hercules and the Disappearing Heroes"
1998-1999Superman: The Animated SeriesVolcana (voice)"Where There's Smoke"
2000Baby BluesMs. BrennanEpisode: "Ugly Zoe"
2001Laughter on the 23rd FloorCarol WymanTV movie
2003Justice LeagueVolcana (voice)Episode: "Only a Dream"
2003-2009King of the HillAdditional voices
2005Uncommon SenseTracyTV movie
2004-2005Danny PhantomDesiree (voice)Episodes: "What You Want"
"Memory Blank"
2005Women of a Certain AgeDianneTV movie
2006For the Love of a ChildSara O'MearaTV movie
Hellboy: Sword of StormsProfessor Kate Corrigan (voice)TV movie
2007MediumDiane BenoitEpisode: "The Boy Next Door"
Hellboy: Blood and IronProfessor Kate Corrigan (voice)TV movie
Desperate HousewivesMaggie GilroyEpisode: "God, That's Good"
Crossroads: A Story of ForgivenessErin TellerTV movie
Side Order of LifeCelia HutchinsonEpisode: "Awakenings"
Law & Order: Criminal IntentGrace PardueEpisode: "Offense"
2009-2011Make It or Break ItKim Keeler
2011Hot in ClevelandTaylorEpisode: "I Love Lucci: Part One"
2012Grey's AnatomyMarcieEpisode: "Hope for the Hopeless"
2012-2013CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationBarbara RussellEpisodes: "Homecoming"
"Karma to Burn"
"Pick and Roll"
"Passed Pawns"
2013Men at WorkAlex TurnerEpisodes: "The New Boss"
"Long Distance Tyler"
Modern FamilyJeannieEpisode: "The Help"
Drop Dead DivaMiss OrtizEpisode: "Jane's Secret Revealed"


  1. ^ "Behind The Voice Actors - Peri Gilpin". Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  2. ^; The Death of Jim O'Brien
  3. ^ a b "Peri Gilpin Interview". Ability Magazine. August–September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Peri Gilpin broadcasts breast cancer awareness". USA Today. April 12, 2002. Retrieved August 27, 2009. 
  5. ^ at UTSW-NCI,
  6. ^ Lynch, Jason (May 7, 2004). "Happy Mothers' Days: First-Time Parents Peri Gilpin and Heidi Klum Welcome Their New Arrivals". People. 
  7. ^ Mulkerrins, Jane (2011-02-13). "Jane Leeves in Hot in Cleaveland has struck sitcom gold again". Dailymail. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 

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