Luke Perry Talks Westerns, Stunt Injuries and Dylan McKay

Entertainment Jan. 30, 2012 AT 5:41PM

Luke Perry became a household name as Dylan McKay on the '90s TV show Beverly Hills, 90210 -- a far cry from the gun-slinging judge he now plays in the Hallmark Movie Channel's Goodnight for Justice: The Measure of a Man.

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"I knew that I was going to do Westerns. I like 'em," the 45-year-old actor said during a Thursday visit to Us Weekly's New York City offices. "You're going to do better with stuff that you're drawn to."

Still, Perry insists he "ain't no urban cowboy. I ain't no cowboy."

"There's a big difference between me and a real, legitimate working hand, or a world-champion rodeo cowboy," Perry explained. "I play 'em, and I aspire to be like that, but those guys are tough."

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Perry said he performs most of his own stunts in the Goodnight for Justice series. "It's the stupid little things where you always get hurt," he told Us. "Like a regular fight scene where I have to jerk my neck to the side a bunch of times. My neck is shot from doing that over the years."

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For much more from Perry -- including what he imagines his Beverly Hills, 90210 alter-ego would be up to in 2012 -- watch the video above (now).

Goodnight for Justice: The Measure of a Man premiered Friday on the Hallmark Movie Channel. For future airings, check your local listings.

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