Who should ex-Friends
star Matthew Perry thank for landing his latest job, a role
in Fallout: New Vegas
? Not his agent. According to senior producer Jason Bergman, Perry's role was cemented thanks to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. On the April 24, 2009 show
, Perry appeared not only to promote 17 Again
, but he also gave Ellen an Xbox 360 system with a copy of the game.
"I played this video game so often that I injured my hand so severely that I had to go to a hand doctor and get injections in my hand because I love this video game so much," Perry told Ellen at the time. "The game is called Fallout 3
. I'm not affiliated with this game at all, I just love it. But I signed it, so it looks like I created it."
Apparently, that act earned him the good graces of Bethesda and Obsidian, leading to his eventual casting as Rat Pack-esque character Benny. With his name now cemented in the game's credits, he'll able to give away signed copies of New Vegas
... and actually have it mean something.