60% of 5 Votes Like Actor Ron Perlman
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Gender: Male

Birth Place: Washington Heights, New York, USA

Ron Perlman is 6' 1" (1.85 m) and is an American film and voice actor who was born on April 13, 1950 in Washington Heights, New York, USA. His birth name is Ronald Francis Perlman and is born to mother Dorothy, who was a municipal employee and is retired from the City Clerk's Office. His father was a jazz drummer and repairman and is now deceased. He graduated George Washington High School in 1971 and then attended Lehman College in New York City in 1971. He is from a Jewish family, and he was very close with his father. His father saw him performing in a college show named “Guys and Dolls” and told Ron "You have to do this... You understand this? You gotta do this." Ron said that his father gave him his blessings and permission to become an actor. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a master's degree in Fine Arts for Theatre on July 20, 1973.

He married fashion designer (now jewelry designer) Opal Stone Perlman on February 14, 1981 and they have two children together. Their daughter, Blake Amanda was born in 1984, and their son, Brandon Avery was born in 1990. Ron and his family reside in Los Angeles, California with their terrier dog named Nigel. Ron likes to play golf, pool and jazz.

Ron’s career began as a stage actor, and his first movie appearance was in Quest for Fire (1981) by Jean-Jacques Annaud. He is best known and won a Golden Globe (in 1989) for his role in 1987 TV series Beauty and the Beast. He is also known for The Name of the Rose (1986), Romeo is Bleeding (1993), The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993), Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994), The Last Supper (1995), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), Alien Resurrection (1997), Enemy at the Gates (2001), Blade II (2002), Star Trek Nemesis (2002), Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). His first leading role in a movie was in French movie, The City of Lost Children. His best known television appearance are in Highlander: The Series, Sons of Anarchy, The Outer Limits and The Magnificent Seven. He was in two of Stephen King’s movie adaptations from his books, Sleepwalkers and Desperation.

Some famous actors Ron Perlman has worked with are Ed Harris, Elijah Wood, Marlon Brando, Federico Luppi, Michael Wincott, Brad Dourif, Sean Connery, Dominique Pinon, Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Jude Law and Christina Ricci.

He is left handed but was forced to use his right hand as a child, and he can now use both hands comfortably. He loves the New York Yankees and is a huge fan. His favorite movie is Nobody’s Fool (1994). He was the oldest actor in 2008 at age 58 to play a main superhero. He was a superhero in Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

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Movies Starring Ron Perlman

Poker Night (2014)

Poker Night 2014

Poker Night (2014) is a crime thriller horror movie with tons of action and you can find it on VOD (video on demand). The movie is 104 minutes long and was filmed in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.…

13 Sins (2014)

13 Sins 2014

13 Sins (2014) is a remake of 2006 Thai horror comedy 13 Beloved also known as 13: Game of Death. German writer and director Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism, A Necessary Death, Off Hollywood &…

Pacific Rim (2013)

Pacific Rim 2013

Director Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Blade II, The Devil's Backbone) is very talented. I love his movies and love the remarkable job he did with…

Crave (2012)

Crave 2012

Crave (2012) is an American drama thriller movie that is also known as Shatterbrain and Two Wolves. Director and co-writer Charles de Lauzirika (Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007), The Beast Within:…

Mutant Chronicles (2009)

Mutant Chronicles 2009

In the year 2707, war rages between Earth s four giant Corporations as they battle over the planet's dwindling resources. Amid heavy combat, an ancient buried seal shatters, releasing a horrific…

Dark Country (2009)

Dark Country 2009

In his feature film directorial debut, Thomas Jane (HBO's Hung, The Punisher) stars in this suspenseful horror thriller. Also starring Lauren German (Hostel: Part II) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy II:…

I Sell the Dead (2008)

I Sell the Dead 2008

Never Trust A CorpseIt was a time of ghouls, ghosts and most ghastly of all, the fine art of grave robbing. Dominic Monaghan of LORD OF THE RINGS and LOST stars as 19th century corpse snatcher Arthur…

Outlander (2008)

Outlander 2008

It s Beowulf vs. The Predator when a spacecraft crashes into Viking-era Norway, bringing with it two bitter enemies, a futuristic warrior and a bloodthirsty creature bent on destroying everything in its…

Hellboy: Sword of Storms (Animated) (2006)

Hellboy: Sword of Storms (Animated) 2006

In this first animated feature from Director Tad Stones (Buzz Lightyear of Star Command), and Creative Producers Mike Mignola (creator of HELLBOY comics) and Guillermo del Toro (writer/director of the…

5ive Girls (2006)

5ive Girls 2006

Five Girls stars five wayward teenage girls who are sent to a reformatory and discover they possess unique powers to battle the ancient demon, Legion, which holds thrall over the sinister institution.…

Stephen King's Desperation (2006)

Stephen King's Desperation 2006

Cross-country travelers on an isolated highway are arrested by a corrupt sheriff and jailed in a desolate town whose streets are littered with the dead bodies of local residents. The captives manage to…

Hellboy (2004)

Hellboy 2004

Hellboy, born in the flames of hell 60 years ago during World War II, Hellboy (Ron Perlman) was brought to Earth by evil madman Grigori Rasputin (Karel Roden) to perpetrate evil. Hellboy destined to be…

Killer Rats (2003)

Killer Rats 2003

At Brookdale Institute, where the wealthy fo for rehab, something lurks behind the walls. Years ago, they conducted experiments on lab rats. The scientists have moved on?but the rats remain and have mutated…

Absolon (2003)

Absolon 2003

Absolon is a science fiction movie set in the future: A mysterious AIDS-like virus has decimated the world population. A cure was found such that a remnant was saved. The cure is a drug called Absolon,…

Blade II (2002)

Blade II 2002

Blade 2, four years later and a new director... Blade still rocks the charts. Blade 2 is an action-packed movie which will absorb you into this vampire world filled with a new threat. This threat is more…

Titan A.E. (2000)

Titan A.E. 2000

A reluctant young hero holds the key to the future of mankind in the palm of his hand in this eye-popping, sci-fi adventure. In the year 3028 the Drej, a vicious alien race, has destroyed earth. Fifteen…

Nemesis (1998)

Nemesis 1998

In the industrial wasteland just outside of Los Angeles, circa 2027, there's a covert war raging between the cyborgs and the humans. "86.5% is still human," insists superagent Alex (Jean-Claude…

Alien: Resurrection (1997)

Alien: Resurrection 1997

A group of scientists has cloned Lt. Ellen Ripley, along with the alien queen inside her, hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the resurrected Ripley is full of surprises for her "creators,"…

The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

The Island of Dr. Moreau 1996

Dr. Moreau is a brilliant geneticist on the brink of redefining evolution. When edward douglas arrives as a captive at moreaus island laboratory he uncovers fantastic but brutal experiments turning animal…

City of Lost Children (1995)

City of Lost Children 1995

This is the story of One (Ron Perlman) and a young girl he meets, Meite who helps him try to find Little Brother who was kidnapped by a religious group called The Cyclops who take their own site in order…

Cronos (1993)

Cronos 1993

Guillermo del Toro's first feature length film Cronos is visually striking and takes a completely different spin on the classic vampire tale. Cronos follows the life/death of Jesus Gris (Federico…

Sleepwalkers (1992)

Sleepwalkers 1992


Quest for Fire (1981)

Quest for Fire 1981

A colossal adventure odyssey that turns back the hands of time to the very beginning of man's existence. 80,000 years ago, when man roamed the earth, he was exposed to the many harsh elements of…

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