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Ron Perlman

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, 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 Ashkenazi Jewish families.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.

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Apr 13, 1950 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Fall Guy 1981-11-04
Latest Project:
Series Hand of God 2014-08-28

Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 9 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Blacklist
Poster of Archer
Poster of Sons of Anarchy
Poster of Avatar: The Last Airbender
Hand of God Pernell Harris 20 episodes, 2014-2017 2014-08-28
The Queen Latifah Show Unknown 2013
The Blacklist Unknown 2013-09-23
Green Lantern: The Animated Series Unknown 2011-11-11
Adventure Time with Finn & Jake Unknown 2010-04-05
Pretend Time Unknown 2010-10-12
Archer Unknown 2009-09-17
1000 Ways to Die Self - Narrator / ... 66 episodes, 2009-2012 2008-05-14
Sons of Anarchy Clarence 'Clay' Morrow 79 episodes, 2008-2013 2008-09-03
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Unknown 2008-11-14
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Unknown 2008-10-03
Afro Samurai Unknown 2007-01-04
Chowder Unknown 2007-11-02
American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Robot Chicken Unknown 2005-02-20
Avatar: The Last Airbender Unknown 2005-02-21
Masters of Horror Unknown 2005-10-28
Danny Phantom Vice Principal Lancer 23 episodes, 2004-2007 2004-04-03
The Batman Unknown 2004-09-11
Teen Titans Unknown 2003-07-19
What's New, Scooby-Doo? Unknown 2002-09-14
Kim Possible Unknown 2002-06-07
Disney's the Legend of Tarzan Unknown 2001-09-03
Justice League Unknown 2001-11-17
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Unknown 2000-10-02
Jackie Chan Adventures Unknown 2000-09-09
Static Shock Unknown 2000-09-20
The Magnificent Seven Josiah Sanchez 22 episodes, 1998-2000 1998-01-03
The Wild Thornberrys Unknown 1998-09-01
Charmed Unknown 1998-10-07
Godzilla: The Series Unknown 1998-09-12
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Perversions of Science Unknown 1997-06-07
The New Batman Adventures Unknown 1997-09-13
Men in Black: The Series Unknown 1997-10-11
Superman: The Animated Series Unknown 1996-09-06
Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm Kurtis Stryker / ... 13 episodes, 1996 1996-09-21
Hey Arnold! Unknown 1996-10-07
The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Aladdin Unknown 1994-09-05
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Unknown 1994-01-01
Iron Man Unknown 1994-09-24
Fantastic Four: The Animated Series Unknown 1994-09-24
The Untouchables Unknown 1993-09-01
Mighty Max Unknown 1993-09-01
Bonkers Unknown 1993-09-04
Animaniacs Unknown 1993-09-13
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Batman: The Animated Series Unknown 1992-09-05
Highlander Unknown 1992-10-06
The Little Mermaid Unknown 1992-09-11
The Legend of Prince Valiant Unknown 1991-09-03
Beauty and the Beast Vincent 55 episodes, 1987-1990 1987-09-05
Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
The Fall Guy Unknown 1981-11-04