Joe Perry as Joe Walker
Joe is known best as the lead guitarist for the wildly successful rock band Aerosmith, and is also the creative force behind some of the group's best known and loved lyrics. With his solo albums, Joe has found his own identity and success apart from the band that has now been together for over three decades.
Joe was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Joe grew up in an average family in the small town of Hopedale where his father worked as an accountant and his mother a gym teacher. Joe is married with three grown sons; he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
Along with being an integral part of Aerosmith, Perry also released a self-titled album in 2005, With Perry himself providing all of the instrumentals and vocals; it was considered a major musical accomplishment by critics. He received a Grammy nomination for his efforts in the category of Best Rock Instrumental, but ultimately lost to Les Paul. Perry also has a passion for the culinary arts, and developed a line of signature hot sauces called Joe Perry's Rock Your World Hot Sauces. His talents were displayed on the cooking show Rachael Ray.
A long time professional musician, Joe was a composer on several feature film sound tracks such as: Charlie's Angels, Sex in the City, Wayne's World, Shanghai Noon, Armageddon, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Mrs. Doubtfire and last years award winning film The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg.
Joe has had many appearances on Late Night Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He has been a guest on Saturday Night Live with Justin Timberlake, and played himself on The Simpson's.
For the last 30 years Joe has performed in numerous music videos with his band Aerosmith and in film documentaries. He has had acting roles in television shows: Homicide Life on the Street, and Law and Order. In 2010, Joe was featured on the cover of GQ Magazine for the September issue titled: Rock Stars & Science with renowned Neurologist/Scientist Rudy Tanzi. Joe has been reading scripts for television and films he enjoys acting in character roles. He looks forward to his role as "Joe Walker" in Cottonwood. [BACK]