Keith Morrison Gives Love to His Stepson Matthew Perry

Dateline‘s Keith Morrison is more than just an award-winning journalist. He’s also Matthew Perry’s stepdad!

The correspondent recently opened up to People about his 50 years in the business and his family — including the relationship he has with Matthew.

“There’s no describing what a wonder it is,” he said of his family. “When we’re all together, it’s just a brew that you could not mix no matter how hard you tried if you did it by hand.”

Keith married Matthew’s mother Suzanne in 1981, and says the actor has been “remarkable” since adolescence.

“He’s one of those people who always is the center of the room for a reason and it was so as a kid,” he said. “On the hockey team, I used to take him off to his hockey games on Saturday mornings. It was like Matthew and the hockey team. He was the one who scored all the goals. He was the guy. The same on the tennis court. He was extremely, extremely good on the tennis court and very intense. He’s an intense, talented, focused character. He’s very bright. That was always the case as he was growing up.”

“He was at a stage where [he was questioning] if this acting thing was going to work or not,” he added. “Then suddenly, boy did it ever. A million things have sprung from that, but him being selected for a role like that does not surprise me one bit. It matched his particular sense of humor precisely, whether they wrote that for him knowing what he was like or whether he adapted it more for himself, probably a combination of the two. But that character is Matthew. Yeah, and it always has been him. He’s just a talented soul, a smart guy.”

“He’s a good guy,” he said. “We love having him around.”

Don’t ya love a good stepdad’s approval? LOL.