Ron Perlman

Ron Perlman

158 Fans
Apr. 13th, 1950
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
6' 1

Ron Perlman's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Sons of Anarchy TV Show
Sons of Anarchy
Teen Titans TV Show
Teen Titans
Beauty and the Beast (1987) TV Show
Beauty and the Beast (1987)
Danny Phantom TV Show
Danny Phantom
Afro Samurai TV Show
Afro Samurai
1000 Ways to Die TV Show
1000 Ways to Die
Chowder TV Show
The Magnificent Seven TV Show
The Magnificent Seven
The Fantastic Four TV Show
The Fantastic Four
Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series TV Show
Mortal Kombat: The Animated Series
Stephen King's Desperation TV Show
Stephen King's Desperation
Phantom 2040 TV Show
Phantom 2040
Mighty Max TV Show
Mighty Max
Wing Commander Academy TV Show
Wing Commander Academy
MacGruder and Loud TV Show
MacGruder and Loud
The Pat Sajak Show TV Show
The Pat Sajak Show

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Skin Trade
2014 - Kid Cannabis
2014 - Before I Disappear
2014 - 13 Sins
2013 - Crave
2013 - Pacific Rim
2013 - Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
2011 - Killer by Nature
2011 - Conan the Barbarian
2011 - Drive
2010 - Tangled
2010 - The Legend Of Secret Pass
2009 - The Devil's Tomb
2009 - Dark Country
2008 - Hellboy II: The Golden Army
2008 - Mutant Chronicles
2008 - In the Name of the King
2008 - The Spiderwick Chronicles
2008 - Outlander
2006 - The Last Winter
2006 - 5ive Girls
2006 - Local Color
2005 - Missing in America
2004 - Quiet Kill
2004 - Hellboy
2003 - Looney Tunes: Back in Action
2003 - Rats
2003 - Looney Tunes: Back in Action
2002 - Star Trek: Nemesis
2002 - Absolon
2002 - Blade II
2001 - Enemy at the Gates
2001 - Down
2000 - Price of Glory
2000 - Bread and Roses
2000 - Titan A.E.
1997 - Alien: Resurrection
1997 - Prince Valiant
1996 - The Island of Dr. Moreau
1995 - Fluke
1993 - The Adventures of Huck Finn
1993 - Cronos
1992 - Sleepwalkers
1984 - The Ice Pirates

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Sergeant Francis Q. Grating (Voiced)
Pernell Harris
King Olaf (Voiced)
Killer Croc (Voiced)
Driller (Voiced)
Orion (Voiced)
Jax-Ur (Voiced)
Armaggon (Voiced)
Sgt. Sweete (Voiced)
[Complete List]


Ron Perlman, a classically trained actor, has appeared in countless stage plays. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Opal, and their two children, Blake and Brandon. He was born in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York. His mother, Dorothy, still lives there and is retired from the City Clerk's Office. His father, now deceased, was a repair man and a drummer with Artie Shaw's Band.

With a career spanning over three decades, Perlman has worked alongside such diverse actors as 'Marlon Brando', 'Sean Connery', 'Cameron Diaz', 'Brad Dourif', 'Ed Harris', 'John Hurt', 'Jude Law', 'Christina Ricci', 'Wesley Snipes', '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 La guerre du feu (1981), for which he got a Genie nomination. Perlman teamed up with Annaud again in '86, this time as a hunchback named Salvatore in Der Name der 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 huge fan following.

After that, he spent time working on independent films such as Sleepwalkers (1992), The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993), Cronos (1993), and Jean-Pierre Jeunet's surreal La citdes enfants perdus (1995). He returned to mainstream films in Alien: Resurrection (1997), again with Jeunet, and, in 2004, his good friend 'Guillermo del Toro' helped him land the title role in the big-budget comic book movie Hellboy (2004).

Perlman has played everything from a prehistoric tribesman to a good-hearted Colonel, and will always be a rarity in Hollywood.

His other films include The Last Supper (1995), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), Enemy at the Gates (2001), Blade II (2002) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002).

  • Frequent voice collaborator with fellow voice-actor 'Keith David (I)' (qv). Computer games: _Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1997) (VG)_ (qv), _Lords of Everquest (2003) (VG)_ (qv), _Halo 2 (2004) (VG)_ (qv), _Halo 3 (2007) (VG)_ (qv). Animated series: _"Aladdin" (1994)_ (qv), _"Fantastic Four" (1994)_ (qv), _"Justice League" (2001)_ (qv), _"Teen Titans" (2003)_ (qv). And they have both had a guest appearance on the TV series _"The Outer Limits" (1995)_ (qv).
  • Was ranked in Star Magazine's Reader's Poll - Best Dramatic Actor as Vincent in _"Beauty and the Beast" (1987)_ (qv).
  • Early in his career, he tried doing stand-up comedy.
  • Hobbies include golf, jazz, and pool.
  • Good friends with former _"Beauty and the Beast" (1987)_ (qv) co-star 'Linda Hamilton (I)' (qv). They reunited in the theatre play Lover Letters (1991) and in the post-Vietnam War drama _Missing in America (2005)_ (qv).
  • Broke a rib while filming the subway scenes in _Hellboy (2004)_ (qv). He jumped onto a train that was coming towards him.
  • Worked on the Acadamy Award winning short film _Two Soldiers (2003)_ (qv) for free as a favor to writer/director 'Aaron Schneider (I)' (qv).
  • Upon meeting to discuss _Hellboy (2004)_ (qv), creator 'Mike Mignola' (qv) and director 'Guillermo del Toro' (qv) decided to reveal to each other their choice for the lead role. They both said at the same time, 'Ron Perlman' (qv). Revolutions studio wanted a bigger name like 'Vin Diesel' (qv) to play the title role, but del Toro fought for Perlman to get the role, and in the end, he did.

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