Who is Wolfe Perry?
Perry was a standout basketball player at Stanford University and graduated in 1979 with a degree in theatre arts. Perry, who stands 6'2", was a four-year letterman and starting guard for the Cardinal. He led the Cardinal in scoring average his senior season, 1978–79, with 18.3 points per game. He scored a career-high 34 points in an upset win that season against national powerhouse UCLA. For his college career, Perry scored 1,287 points with 258 assists and 112 steals.
Perry was a favorite of the basketball fans at Stanford, many of whom expected him to be drafted into the NBA. He was drafted in the fifth round in 1979 by the Utah Jazz, but was cut before the regular season. He then put his Stanford drama experience to work and landed the role of Rutherford on The White Shadow in 1980. He wore the uniform number 21 in his role, which is the same number he wore at Stanford.