Jeffrey Perry (born August 16, 1955) is an American Drama Desk Award-winning actor. He stars in the ABC political drama Scandal as Cyrus Beene. He was born in Highland Park, Illinois and studied at Illinois State University. He began his career in Chicago. He was a tough superior to Kevin Bacon's detective in the thriller Wild Things (1998).
Perry is known for his roles in The Human Stain (2003), Hard Promises (1991) and The Grifters (1990) as well as appearances on My So-Called Life (1994), The West Wing (2003), The Practice (2003), Lost (2005), Cold Case (2006), Raines (2007), and several episodes of Grey's Anatomy (2005).