Created by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster and Wayne Boring (historical, comics); John Byrne (canonical)

The Original Universe


Aliases: Chief
Occupation: Former reporter, former Managing Editor of the Daily Planet
Place of Birth: Suicide Slum, Metropolis, DE
Citizenship: American
Marital Status: Married
Known Relatives: Alice Spencer White (wife), Perry "Jerry" White Jr. (son, deceased)
Base of Operation: Metropolis
Gender: Male
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown with white temples
First Appearance: (canonical): Man of Steel #2 (October 1986): "The Story of the Century"
First Appearance (historical): Superman Radio Serial (February 1940)
(historical, comics): Superman Vol. 1 #7 (November-December 1940)
Creators: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster and Wayne Boring (historical, comics); John Byrne (canonical)


Growing up in Metropolis' Suicide Slum, Perry White developed a friendship with Lex Luthor, but when he became a reporter for the Daily Planet newspaper, he found out what Lex is really like and the friendship died. Perry is now the editor of the Daily Planet, one of the few newspapers known not to have supported Luthor's bid for presidency. His first love has always been, and probably always will be, the Daily Planet paper, and the truth it prides itself on reporting.


For a definitive list of appearances of Perry White in chronological order click here


Who's Who Update '88 #4 (November 1988)

Who's Who in the DC Universe #7 (February 1991)
Superman Secret Files #1 (January 1998)