Perry (pictured in his junior year at L.A.'s Buckley School) began hitting at 4, and was the No. 2 junior tennis player in his hometown of Ottawa by 13. But losing his first U.S. match two years later (after he moved to L.A. to live with his father) killed his hopes for stardom on the court. "After that there was no question of a tennis career," he says. "I wasn't good enough."