KJ Apa on 'Riverdale' Dad Luke Perry: 'I Wish I Could Be Like That'

KJ Apa on 'Riverdale' Dad Luke Perry: 'I Wish I Could Be Like That'

KJ Apa is sharing some of his memories with his late Riverdale co-star Luke Perry.

The Hate U Give actor opened up during his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday (April 26).

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Luke played KJ‘s father on the CW show.

“It’s not every day you come across a guy like Luke,” KJ said. “Luke is the kind of person who did everything he can to make whoever you are, no matter how big or small you are, feel comfortable and feel welcome. It’s hard to kind of put into words how that makes me feel.”

“He would call my parents every week and keep them updated on how I’m doing,” KJ continued. “He and my dad were always texting each other.”

“I wish I could be like that,” KJ added, to which Jimmy Fallon replied, “You can be like that. You are like that.”

Luke tragically passed away last month at the age of 52 after suffering a stroke.

Watch KJ‘s appearance.

KJ Apa Reacts to His Riverdale TV Dad Luke Perry’s Death

FYI: KJ is wearing Etro.

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