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Perry White - Justice League

Perry White from Justice League played by Laurence Fishburne.

Perry White is a fictional male in the Justice League comic series who was played on screen by Laurence Fishburne. Perry White is the Editor in Chief at the Daily Planet newspaper in Metropolis, where Clark Kent works as a newsreporter. All Perry can think about is the getting the story. Perry instructs Clark Kent to get the story of the century by interviewing Superman unbeknown to Perry that they are the same person.

Justice League

For the Zack Sneider films, the role of Perry White is played by Laurence Fishburne, an actor noted for his authoritative characters. He will be the first non-Caucasian actor to take on the role. In addition to being the boss of the paper, he also comes across as a fatherly figure to his employees especially to Jimmy Olsen giving out advice.


In the Smallville series, Perry White's character was a special guest character. The character was played by Michael McKean who happens to be married in real life to the actress who played Martha Kent. (Annette O'Toole). Perry White would return to the series only as a bit charater in later episodes.

Adventures of Lois and Clark

In the Adventures of Lois and Clark, Perry White is a bit more prominent a character than in the other incarnations. Perry White is still editor in chief of the Daily Planet and also doesn't go out on assignment. Perry is dedicated to his work, when the Daily Planet office is blown up in a terrorist attack, Perry is forced to go into retirement. Perry isn't able to relax and when Clark is in need of a help, Perry jumps to it at the end of the first series.

Perry White Facts

ActorLaurence Fishburne
Last UpdatedSaturday, February 2, 2019

Copyright: DC Comics

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