Ron Perlman

BirthDay:

13 Apr 1950

BirthPlace:

New York City, New York, USA

BirthName:

Ronald Francis Perlman

Bio:

Ron Perlman is a classically-trained actor who has appeared in countless stage plays, feature films and television productions.

Ronald N. Perlman was born April 13, 1950 in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York. His mother, Dorothy (Rosen), is retired from the City Clerk's Office. His father, Bertram "Bert" Perlman, now deceased, was a repairman and a drummer. His parents were both from Jewish families (from Hungary, Germany, and Poland).

With a career spanning over three decades, Perlman has worked alongside such diverse actors as Marlon Brando, Sean Connery, Dominique Pinon, Brad Dourif, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Jude Law, Christina Ricci, Federico Luppi, Sigourney Weaver, Michael Wincott, and Elijah Wood to name a few.

While he has never been a bankable star, Perlman has always had a large fan-base. He started out strong as Amoukar, one of the tribesmen in Jean-Jacques Annaud's Academy Award-winning film Quest for Fire (1981), for which he got a Genie nomination. Perlman teamed up with Annaud again, this time as a hunchback named Salvatore in The Name of the Rose (1986). His first real breakthrough came later when he landed the role of Vincent, the lion-man, opposite Linda Hamilton in the cult-series Beauty and the Beast (1987). His work in this role earned him not only a Golden Globe Award but a underground fan following. Sadly the series got cancelled in its third season shortly after Hamilton's character's death.

After that he spent time doing supporting work on television and independent films such as Guillermo del Toro's debut Cronos (1993) (where a lifelong friendship and collaboration between the director and Perlman would blossom) as Angel and his first lead role as One in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's surreal The City of Lost Children (1995). His first real big role in a mainstream film came when Jeunet wanted him for the brutish Johner in his first Hollywood outing Alien: Resurrection (1997). Perlman has also used his distinctive voice to his advantage, appearing in many animated films/series, commercials and he is a video game fan favorite because of his work on such games as the Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1997) series.

It was not until much later he got worldwide fame when his good friend Guillermo del Toro helped him land the title role in the big-budget comic book movie Hellboy (2004). Del Toro fought the studio for 4 years because they wanted a more secure name, but he stood his ground and in 2004, after almost 25 years in and out of obscurity, Perlman became and household name and a sought out actor. Perlman has had one of the most off-beat careers in film, playing everything from a prehistoric ape-man to an aging transsexual and will always be a rarity in Hollywood.

Other notable roles include the cunning Norman Arbuthnot in The Last Supper (1995), sniper expert Koulikov in Enemy at the Gates (2001), vampire leader Reinhardt in Blade II (2002), his reprisal of Hellboy in Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) and biker chief Clarence Morrow in the popular series Sons of Anarchy (2008).

He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Opal, and their two children, Blake and Brandon.
Filmography

Actor ( 214 credits )

Pacific Rim: Maelstrom (2018) Hannibal Chau (rumored)
Untitled Kevin Shulman Project (2017) Miller
Sergio and Sergei (2017)
Chuck (2016) Al Braverman
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Gnarlack
Robodog (2016) Marshall (voice)
Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom (2016) Shoggoth (voice)
Pottersville (2016)
Trollhunters (2016)  Bular (voice)
Stonewall (2015) Ed Murphy
Moonwalkers (2015) Kidman
Dermaphoria (2015) Anslinger
SuperMansion (2015)  Blazar / ... (2 episodes, 2015)
The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore (2015)  Himself - Panelist (1 episode, 2015)
Tbilisi, I Love You (2014)
Poker Night (2014) Calabrese
Skin Trade (2014) Viktor Dragovic
The Book of Life (2014) Xibalba (voice)
Elwood (2014) Louie the Jaw
Nfinity Champions League Cheerleading Event (2014) Narrator
Kid Cannabis (2014) Barry Lerner
Before I Disappear (2014) Bill
13 Sins (2014) Chilcoat
Hand of God (2014)  Pernell Harris (1 episode, 2014)
Thunder and the House of Magic (2013) Randy (voice)
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) Polyphemus (voice)
Forget Us Not (2013) (voice)
Pacific Rim (2013) Hannibal Chau
Movie Guide (2013)  Hannibal Chau (1 episode, 2013)
Peter Panzerfaust (2013)  Captain Haken (1 episode, 2013)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Frame (2013)  Hannibal Chau (archive footage) (1 episode, 2013)
The Blacklist (2013)  Luther Braxton (2 episodes, 2015)
Crave (2012) Pete
The Punisher: Dirty Laundry (2012) Big Mike
The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America (2012) Gene Krupa (voice)
Bad Ass (2012) Mayor Williams
3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom (2012) Phyllis
The Hollywood Fast Lane (2012)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2013)
Vivir de cine (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)  Armaggon (3 episodes, 2015-2016)
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Himself - America's Caveman (archive footage) (5 episo
Rob Riggle's Got Your Back (2012) Himself
The Littlest Angel (2011) God (voice)
Kingdom Come (2011) Himself
Conan the Barbarian (2011) Corin
Drive (2011) Nino
Season of the Witch (2011) Felson
Green Lantern: The Animated Series (2011)  Sinestro (1 episode, 2013)
New Teen Titans (2011)  Slade / ... (3 episodes, 2012)
Tangled (2010) Stabbington Brother (voice)
Bunraku (2010) Nicola
The Legend of Secret Pass (2010) Parker (voice)
Acts of Violence (2010) Priest Bill
Killer by Nature (2010) Dr. Julian
Adventure Time (2010)  The Lich / ... (8 episodes, 2011-2014)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Pretend Time (2010)  Billy Blake (1 episode, 2011)
Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Death Battle (2010)  Slade (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Dark Country (2009) Deputy Thompson
The Job (2009) Jim
The Devil's Tomb (2009) Wesley
Archer (2009)  Ramon Limon (2 episodes, 2010-2014)
Spirit of the Forest (2008) Oak (voice)
Mutant Chronicles (2008) Brother Samuel
Outlander (2008) Gunnar
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) Hellboy
Uncross the Stars (2008) Bobby
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) Red Cap (voice) (uncredited)
I Sell the Dead (2008) Father Duffy
Sons of Anarchy (2008)  Clarence 'Clay' Morrow / ... (79 episodes, 2008-2013)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)  Gha Nachkt (2 episodes, 2008)
1000 Ways to Die (2008)  Himself - Narrator / ... (66 episodes, 2009-2012)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)  Double X / ... (1 episode, 2010)
Battle for Terra (2007) Elder Vorin (voice)
In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007) Norick
The Making of 'The Last Winter' (2007) Himself
Chowder (2007)  Arbor / ... (3 episodes, 2008-2010)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007)  Johner (archive footage) (1 episode, 2013)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (3 episodes, 2009-2013)
The Last Winter (2006) Ed Pollack
No. 6 (2006) The Man in the Hat
5ive Girls (2006) Father Drake
How to Go Out on a Date in Queens (2006) Vito
Local Color (2006) Curtis Sunday
The Second Front (2005) General von Binding
Fire Ball (2005) Bull Demon King (voice)
Missing in America (2005) Red
American Dad! (2005)  Colonel / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005)  Additional Voices / ... (1 episode, 2007)
Masters of Horror (2005)  Dwayne Burcell (1 episode, 2006)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2008-2013)
Attack of the Show! (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Robot Chicken (2005)  Handy Ball / ... (1 episode, 2009)
Casting Session (2005)  Himself - 'Clay Morrow' (1 episode, 2008)
I Love the 80's 3-D (2005)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Quiet Kill (2004) Detective Sergeant Perry
Hellboy (2004) Hellboy
The Batman (2004)  Killer Croc / ... (4 episodes, 2005-2008)
Danny Phantom (2004)  Vice Principal Lancer / ... (23 episodes, 2004-2007)
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Hoodlum & Son (2003) 'Ugly' Jim McCrae
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) Acme VP, Never Learning
Absolon (2003) Murchison
Two Soldiers (2003) Colonel McKellog
Boys on the Run (2003) Captain
Rats (2003) Dr. William Winslow
Teen Titans (2003)  Slade (14 episodes, 2003-2006)
Liquid Assets (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Crime and Punishment (2002) Dusharo
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) Viceroy
Jesus Is Coming (2002) Himself
L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin (2002) Himself - Narrator (voice)
Blade II (2002) Reinhardt
Kim Possible (2002)  Warhawk (2 episodes, 2007)
What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2002)  Frozen Fiend / ... (1 episode, 2005)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) (1 episode, 2010)
The Wayne Brady Show (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Cinetipp (2002)  Himself - Hellboy (1 episode, 2008)
Der Kabel 1 Kinotipp (2002)  Himself - Hellboy (1 episode, 2008)
The Shaft (2001) Mitchell
Night Class (2001) Morgan
Enemy at the Gates (2001) Koulikov
Justice League (2001)  Orion / ... (5 episodes, 2003-2006)
The Tick (2001)  Fiery Blaze (1 episode, 2001)
The Legend of Tarzan (2001)  Colonel Nikolas Rokoff (1 episode, 2001)
The Movie Loft (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Stroke (2000) Schumacher
The King's Guard (2000) Lord Morton
Titan A.E. (2000) Professor Sam Tucker (voice)
Price of Glory (2000) Nick Everson
Bread and Roses (2000) Himself - Party Guest (uncredited)
Jackie Chan Adventures (2000)  Karl Nivor (1 episode, 2000)
Static Shock (2000)  Heavyman / ... (1 episode, 2003)
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000)  Leader (1 episode, 2000)
Happy, Texas (1999) Marshal Nalhober
Family Law (1999)  Roy (1 episode, 1999)
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998) Cemetery Caretaker
Frogs for Snakes (1998) Gascone
The Protector (1998) Dr. Ramsey Krago
Charmed (1998)  Mr. Kellman (1 episode, 2001)
The Wild Thornberrys (1998)  Wild Horse (1 episode, 2000)
The Magnificent Seven (1998)  Josiah Sanchez (22 episodes, 1998-2000)
Godzilla: The Series (1998)  Leviathan Alien / ... (1 episode, 1998)
Donny & Marie (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Betty (1997) Donnie Shank
Prince Valiant (1997) Boltar
Alien: Resurrection (1997) Johner
Tinseltown (1997) Cliff
The View (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Men in Black: The Series (1997) (1 episode, 1999)
Perversions of Science (1997)  40132 (1 episode, 1997)
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) Sayer of the Law
Hey Arnold! (1996)  Mickey Kaline / ... (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
Superman (1996)  Jax-Ur (3 episodes, 1997-1999)
Tracey Takes On... (1996)  Stuart (1 episode, 1997)
Wing Commander Academy (1996)  Daimon Karnes (3 episodes, 1996)
Skwids (1996)  Braggell (unknown episodes)
The Last Supper (1995) Norman Arbuthnot
Balto (1995) Kaltag (voice) (uncredited)
The City of Lost Children (1995) One
Fluke (1995) Sylvester
The Outer Limits (1995)  Lt. Col. Brandon Grace (1 episode, 1998)
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm (1995)  Kurtis Stryker (13 episodes, 1996)
Sensation (1994) Detective Pantella
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994) Constantine Konali
Double Exposure (1994) John McClure
When the Bough Breaks (1994) Dr. Douglas Eben
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994)  Roland Thompson (1 episode, 1996)
Aladdin (1994)  Arbutus (1 episode, 1994)
Iron Man (1994)  Dr. Bruce Banner / ... (1 episode, 1996)
Fantastic Four (1994)  Dr. Bruce Banner / ... (2 episodes, 1995)
Phantom 2040 (1994)  Graft (22 episodes, 1994-1996)
Picture Windows (1994)  Gambler (1 episode, 1995)
The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993) Pap Finn
Romeo Is Bleeding (1993) Jack's Attorney
Cronos (1993) Angel de la Guardia
Animaniacs (1993)  Charon / ... (2 episodes, 1993)
The New Batman Adventures (1993)  Clayface / ... (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Mighty Max (1993)  Goar (1 episode, 1994)
The Untouchables (1993)  Snake (1 episode, 1993)
Good Day L.A. (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Bonkers (1993)  Sergeant Francis Q. Grating (17 episodes, 1993)
Sleepwalkers (1992) Captain Soames
Batman: The Animated Series (1992)  Clayface / ... (4 episodes, 1992-1993)
Highlander (1992)  The Messenger (1 episode, 1996)
The Little Mermaid (1992)  Apollo (1 episode, 1994)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
The Legend of Prince Valiant (1991)  King Ian / ... (8 episodes, 1991-1994)
One on One with John Tesh (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
The Arsenio Hall Show (1989)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Troldspejlet (1989)  Hellboy / ... (uncredited) (1 episode, 2008)
The Pat Sajak Show (1989)  Himself (2 episodes, 1989)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Good Day New York (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
Beauty and the Beast (1987)  Vincent (55 episodes, 1987-1990)
CBS This Morning (1987)  Himself (2 episodes, 1988-1990)
The Name of the Rose (1986) Salvatore
MacGruder and Loud (1985)  Attorney (1 episode, 1985)
The Insiders (1985) (1 episode, 1986)
Our Family Honor (1985)  Bausch (1 episode, 1985)
The Ice Pirates (1984) Zeno
Miami Vice (1984)  John Ruger (1 episode, 1986)
America This Morning (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1990)
Quest for Fire (1981) Amoukar
The Fall Guy (1981)  Thug (1 episode, 1985)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Ryan's Hope (1975)  Dr. Bernie Marx (2 episodes, 1979)
Savage Mutts (0) Terry 'Shotgun' Coburn
The Jesuit (0)
Hellboy 3 (0) Hellboy (rumored)

Producer ( 7 credits )

The Runaround (2017) executive producer
Sergio and Sergei (2017) executive producer
All I See Is You (2016) executive producer
Pottersville (2016) producer
Bone In The Throat (2015) executive producer
Elwood (2014) executive producer
Hand of God (2014) executive producer (1 episode, 2014)

Writer ( 1 credit )

Beauty and the Beast (1987) (1 episode, 1987)

Director ( 1 credit )

Beauty and the Beast (1987) (1 episode, 1990)

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