Peri Gilpin of Frasier is easily recognized for her expressive and unique acting skills, especially for playing a wisecracking, sarcastic character named Roz Doyle on the American television show Frasier. Owing to her brilliant outing in the project, the actress won industry praise for herself and even became one of the show’s most-loved personalities.
Doyle was Frasier Crane’s radio producer at KACL as seen in the TV show. She was also connected to another character Niles (Frasier’s brother) and the two were known for their antagonistic relationship due to her serial dating. Initially, Doyle and Frasier were leery of one another but all that changed after some time and she became his close friend and a family friend.
Peri’s character Doyle, an attractive single woman, was always on the move to tame Frasier Crane’s superior attitude and also fire back at him as much as she wants. She was basically the foil to Crane, an overscrupulous and at times inflexible radio psychiatrist with a strong moral compass and good heart. Peri was part of the show’s main cast, appearing in 260 episodes as good a supporting character.
Peri Gilpin of Frasier is a native of Waco, and although she is professionally known as Peri Gilpin, her birth name is Peri Kay Oldham. She was born on May 27, 1961, to parents James Franklin Oldham and Sandra Jo Hauck, who sadly ended their marital relationship after many years together, leading Peri’s mom to tie the knot with another man called Wes Gilpin in the year 1969 whose surname she used to coin her stage name.
While her mom works as a model and actress, Peri’s biological dad was a notable Disc jockey, television newscaster and presenter whose professional career on television lasted between 1973—1983 and 1970—1973 on the radio. Professionally known as Jim O’Brien, the Baylor University graduate sadly died near Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, on September 25, 1983, as a result of parachute failure while he was skydiving.
Peri Gilpin of Frasier has a sister called Patti Jo Wynne and was formerly married to Shannon Wynne, a Dallas, Texas-based restaurateur with whom she had a son named Shannon Shelmire Wynne Jr. in 1984. Raised in Dallas, Gilpin attended the Dallas Theater Center before picking up acting lessons at the University of Texas at Austin.
What Has Peri Gilpin of Frasier Been Doing Since The End of the Show?
Prior to Peri’s role on Frasier in 1993, the actress had appeared in a slew of television series including 21 Jump Street as Fitzgerald, Almost Grown as Kim, Matlock as Leslie Matthews, Flesh ‘n’ Blood as Irene, Wings as Barbara #242, Designing Women as Jade Herman, and Cheers as Holly Matheson. Before bringing her part in Frasier to a successful conclusion in 2004, she made appearances in the films How to Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog (2000, as Debra Salhany), and Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001, Officer Jane Proudfoot (voice).
Since her role on Frasier came to an end, Peri has been lending her expertise to other projects in the industry; she has enjoyed no shortage of roles as an actress, producer, and voice actress. The actress’s highly esteemed career on the screen has seen her work with notable actors and actresses in the films Thru the Moebius Strip (voice) and Flock of Dudesmore and in more than 30 TV series including the following projects, Pride & Joy, Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story, The Outer Limits, Baby Blues, Uncommon Sense, Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness, Make It or Break It, Men at Work, Masters of Sex, Scorpion, Adam Ruins Everything, Broad City, and A Dash of Love.
In addition to her work as a day-time actress in front of the camera, Peri Gilpin of Frasier has also been enjoying a wonderful time behind the scenes working as a producer. The actress made her last appearance in the TV industry in Station 19 (2018) and in the film How to Train Your Husband in the same year. Even though Gilpin has had lots of roles in recent times, something tells us we haven’t seen the last of this talented and amazing actress, producer, and voice actress.