FOX only wanted Perry for 2 episodes
Dylan was actually supposed to be a guest character on the show and was set to appear for 1-2 episodes. FOX executives weren’t convinced on the actor’s ability and the character itself. Perry can thank Aaron Spelling for initially paying his salary for the first episodes he starred in. Thankfully, positive audience response to his character finally convinced FOX that he had what it takes to be a part of the main cast.
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