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ROCK BAND JOURNEY RECEIVE STAR ON HOLLYWOOD OF FAME
Members of the band, Journey, pose after receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Friday Jan. 21, 2005, in Los Angeles. Band members are, from left, Jonathan Cain, George Tickner, former lead vocalist Steve Perry, Aynsley Dunbar, Neal Schon, Robert Fleischman, Ross Valory, Steve Augeri, Steve Smith and Deen Castronovo. Over a 30-year period, Journey released 18 albums, selling 50 million copies on the strength of radio hits such as "Don't Stop Believin,'" 'Who's Crying Now," and "Open Arms." (UPI Photo/Lazlo Fitz)
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Steve Perry (born August 31, 1947) is an American television writer and science fiction author.

Perry is a native of the Deep South. His residences have included Louisiana, California, Washington and Oregon. Prior to working full time as a freelance writer, he worked as a swimming instructor, lifeguard, assembler of toys, clerk in a hotel gift shop and car rental agency, aluminum salesman, martial art instructor, private detective, and nurse. His wife is Dianne Waller, a Port of Portland executive. They have two children and four grandsons. One of their children is science fiction author S. D. Perry.

He is a practitioner of the martial art Silat, which inspired him to create the fictional martial arts Sumito and Teräs Käsi, both of which are essentially fictionalized versions of Silat.

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