Matthew Perry proved himself a real pal, asking that his name be withdrawn from Emmy consideration because he was entered in the best actor category by mistake.

Since the debut of "Friends" on NBC, the ensemble cast has presented a united front, each seeking only supporting actor nominations.

"There are things more important to Matthew than awards," said Lisa Kasteler, Perry's publicist. "He didn't want to separate himself from his co-stars."

Perry's withdrawal means only David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow have been nominated for Emmys from the "Friends" cast.