Jack Perry was born on June 16, 1997 in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of actor Luke Perry and Rachel Sharp. Perry's maternal grandfather is Scottish novelist and screenwriter Alan Sharp.
Professional wrestling career
Early career (2015–2019)
Perry started his career on the independent circuit in 2015 making his professional wrestling debut at Underground Empire Wrestling’s, 2015 West Coast Cruiser Cup under the ring name Nate Coy. This is where he was given the name Jungle Boy when the crowd chanted it at him because of his similarities to Tarzan. On November 20, 2016, Coy won the 2016 West Coast Cruiser Cup. On August 17, 2018, Coy won the All Pro Wrestling Junior Heavyweight Championship, his first professional wrestling championship. He later lost it to Jake Atlas at the Bay Area Bash event on June 15, 2019. In February 2019, Jungle Boy formed a tag team with fellow independent wrestler Luchasaurus, dubbed "A Boy and His Dinosaur". In May 2019, Perry wrestled in a tribute match for his late father, defeating his father's friend, actor and former WCW World Heavyweight Champion David Arquette.
All Elite Wrestling (2019–present)
In January 2019, Perry signed with the upstart promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW), under the Jungle Boy name. He made his AEW debut at the company's inaugural event Double or Nothing on May 25, competing in the pre-show Casino Battle Royale, but he was eliminated by Jimmy Havoc. The following month at Fyter Fest, Jungle Boy wrestled Jimmy Havoc, Adam Page and MJF in a four-way match, which Page won. At Fight for the Fallen on July 13, Jungle Boy teamed with Luchasaurus against Angélico and Jack Evans and The Dark Order (Evil Uno and Stu Grayson) in a three-way tag team match, but The Dark Order won. Soon after, Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus allied themselves with Marko Stunt, creating a new faction dubbed the "Jurassic Express". At All Out on August 31, the Jurassic Express was defeated by SoCal Uncensored (Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky) in a six-man tag team match. In October, Jungle Boy and Stunt competed in a tournament to determine the inaugural AEW World Tag Team Champions, but they were eliminated by the Lucha Brothers (Pentagón Jr. and Rey Fénix).
On the November 20 episode of Dynamite, Jungle Boy competed in the Dynamite Dozen Battle Royale, but failed to win. On the December 4 episode of Dynamite, Jungle Boy was challenged by AEW World Champion Chris Jericho to last 10 minutes in the ring with him, which he successfully did on the December 18 episode of Dynamite. On the January 15, 2020 episode of Dark, Jungle Boy obtained his first victory in AEW, after the Jurassic Express defeated Strong Hearts (Cima, El Lindaman and T-Hawk). On the February 19 episode of Dynamite, Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus competed in a tag team battle royal to determine the number one contenders for the AEW World Tag Team Championship, but the match was won by The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson). At Double or Nothing on May 23, Jungle Boy was defeated by MJF. On September 5 at All Out, Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus were defeated by The Young Bucks. At Winter Is Coming on December 2, Jungle Boy entered the Dynamite Dozen Battle Royale for the second year in a row, but was eliminated by MJF.
At the Revolution event on March 7, 2021, Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus competed in the Casino Tag Team Royale, but were unsuccessful in winning the match. At Double or Nothing in May, Jungle Boy won the Casino Battle Royale by lastly eliminating Christian Cage, entitling him to a match for the AEW World Championship, which he received against Kenny Omega on the June 26 episode of Dynamite but lost. On the August 18 episode of Dynamite, Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus received a match for the AEW World Tag Team Championship against the Young Bucks but failed.
Professional wrestling persona
Perry's Jungle Boy character has been described as a "Tarzan-esque character, complete with his mane of long curls, loin cloth-like shorts and a heavy dose of leopard print." Perry originally thought the gimmick was "really dumb", but changed his mind after seeing "how people liked it". Jungle Boy uses the 1985 song "Tarzan Boy" by Baltimora as his entrance music.
He is the son of noted late actor Luke Perry.
On June 28, 2021, Perry revealed over social media that he is currently in a relationship with fellow AEW wrestler Anna Jay.
- Signature moves
- Double underhook powerbomb
- Reverse rana
- Springboard armdrag
- Springboard moonsault
- Swinging DDT
- Tilt-A-Whirl Headscissors
- Teams and stables
Championships and accomplishments
- All Pro Wrestling
- APW Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Pro Wrestling Revolution
- PWR Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with El Prostipirogolfo