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Birthday: April 13, 1950
Place: New York, New York, USA
Height: 6' 2"
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| Ron Perlman grew up in the Washington Heights section of New York City, where his father was a radio/TV repairman and his mother an employee with the city's Department of Health. A profoundly unhandsome youth, Perlman was nonetheless very active in high school theater by virtue of his height (6-foot-2) and his deep, rolling voice. He continued studying drama at Lehman College and later at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated with a master's degree in theater arts. He went to work with New York's Classic Stage Company, an organization specializing in Elizabethan and Restoration plays. Perlman starred in several Manhattan and touring productions staged by Tom O'Horgan of Hair fame before accepting his first film role as a Neanderthal man in 1981's Quest for Fire. Emotionally drained, Perlman backed off from acting after finishing the movie, but was soon back in the groove, essaying such attention-getting roles as the hunchbacked Salvatore in The Name of the Rose (1986). Most often cast as brooding, inarticulate, villainous characters in films (such as Pap in 1993's The Adventures of Huck Finn), Perlman became best known for his performance as the beneficent, albeit hideously ugly, sewer-dwelling Vincent in the late-'80s TV series Beauty and the Beast. Though this remained the actor's defining role for years after the show's run had drawn to a close, he was busier than ever through the '90s. Appearing in everything from obscure arthouse hits (Cronos  and The City of Lost Children ) to voice-over work for television (Aladdin) and video games (Fallout, A Post Nuclear Role Playing Game) to overblown Hollywood blockbusters (Alien Resurrection), Perlman left few stones unturned in terms of flexibility and experimentation in new media. He continued this trend into the early 2000s, alternating between various arenas with remarkable ease and refusing to be pigeonholed, appearing in such high-profile releases as Titan A.E. (2000), Enemy at the Gates (2001), and Blade II (2002). Though his recognition factor seemed higher than ever, few could foresee the opportunity just ahead when Blade II and Cronos director Guillermo del Toro announced that Perlman would star in the film adaptation of Mike Mignola's popular comic book Hellboy, although it seemed highly unlikely that studios would invest the millions of dollars needed to bring the comic to life with an actor of such minimal "marquee value." They wanted Vin Diesel for the role, but del Toro, with the blessing and encouragement of character originator Mignola, eventually won out to have Perlman play the Nazi-creation-turned-superhero in the 2004 fantasy-action film.
- Children, with Opal Perlman, Blake Amanda (b. 1984) and Brandon Avery (b. 1990).
- He is left-handed, but was forced to use his right as a child - therefore he is relatively comfortable using his right hand.
- Frequently appears as characters who are deformed or not human, starting with his role as Amoukar in Guerre du feu, La (1981). These roles include Salvatore in Name der Rose, Der (1986), Vincent in "Beauty and the Beast" (1987), Sayer of the Law in The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), Reinhardt (a vampire) in Blade II (2002), the Reman Viceroy in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), and Hellboy in Hellboy (2004).
- Attended the University of Minnesota from fall 1971 to spring 1973. On July 20th 1973 he graduated with his then new degree of Master of Fine Arts.
- Attended George Washington High School.
- Attended the Lehman College in NYC in 1971, where he got the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre.
- His wife, Opal Perlman, is a fashion designer.
- Upon meeting to discuss Hellboy (2004), creator Mike Mignola and director Guillermo del Toro decided to reveal to each other their choice for the lead role. They both said at the same time, Ron Perlman. Revolutions studio wanted a bigger name like Vin Diesel to play the title role, but del Toro fought for Perlman to get the role, and in the end, he did.
- Doesn't speak French and was the only American on set of the French film Cité des enfants perdus, La (1995). But he learned all of his lines, and delivered them flawlessly.
- His favorite movie is Nobody's Fool (1994).
- Frequently has a role in the films of Jean-Jacques Annaud, George Gallo and Guillermo del Toro.
- Is a New York Yankees fan.
- Broke a rib while filming the subway scenes in Hellboy (2004). He jumped onto a train that was coming towards him.
- Was Guest of Honor at the multi-genre Dreamcon, in Jacksonville, Florida [June 12 & 13, 2004].
- Attended the A Diamond is Forever - Cinema Against Aids 2001 gala at the Moulin de Mougins restaurant, to benefit the American Foundation for AIDS Research [17th of May].
- To prepare for his role in Hellboy (2004), he read all the Hellboy comics and worked out three hours a day, five to seven days a week. He also worked out while shooting, every day he had off from filming, he would work out.
- Is the godfather to Nicholas Kadi's daughter.
- Was ranked in Star Magazine's Reader's Poll - Best Dramatic Actor as Vincent in "Beauty and the Beast" (1987).
- Was ranked in US Magazine's "20 Who Turned us on" list. [December 26, 1988]
- Was ranked in US Magazine's First Annual Reader's Poll - Third runner-up for Best Dramatic Actor as Vincent in "Beauty and the Beast" (1987). 
- His favorite episode of "Beauty and the Beast" (1987) is 'Happy Life'.
- Was close friends with Sammy Davis Jr.. They met at the Golden Globe Awards in the late 80s, apparently Davis was a huge "Beauty and the Beast" (1987) fan and had seen every single episode.
- Voiced the mutant villain Clayface on "Batman" (1992), a character who, ironically, was a disfigured actor, then voiced the villain Slade on "Teen Titans" (2003), and also did the voice of the Hulk/Bruce Banner twice in two separate series, one for a guest spot on "The Fantastic Four" (1994) and one for a guest spot on "Iron Man" (1994). He then played the comic book character Hellboy in Hellboy (2004).
- Has a dog (terrier) named Nigel.
- Hobbies include golf, jazz, pool and stand-up comedy.
- With the creation of Hellboy (2004), at 53 he became the oldest actor ever to play a main superhero.
- Frequent voice collaborator with fellow voice-actor Keith David. Computer games: Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1997) (VG), Lords of Everquest (2003) (VG), Halo 2 (2004) (VG). Animated series: "Aladdin" (1994), "The Fantastic Four" (1994), "Justice League" (2001), "Teen Titans" (2003). And they have both had a quest appearance on the TV series "The Outer Limits" (1995).
- Good friends with former "Beauty and the Beast" (1987) co-star Linda Hamilton. They reunited in the post-Vietnam war drama Missing in America (2005).
- Was presented with the Acting Award of Excellence at the upcoming Big Bear Lake International Film Festival [September 18th, 2004].
- Worked on the Acadamy Award winning short film Two Soldiers (2003) for free as a favor to writer/director Aaron Schneider.
- Was offered promotional advertisements as Vincent, his character from the "Beauty and the Beast" (1987) series, but he refused, stating that the character was not there to be exploited.
- Gave former "Beauty and the Beast" (1987) co-star Armin Shimerman advice on how to emote effectively under full-head prosthetic appliances when Shimerman landed the role of Quark on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993).
- Said in his audio commentary for Cité des enfants perdus, La (1995), that of all the things his characters have done in films, his most hated action was when his character, One, attacked Miette under the influence of the evil Octopus Sisters' drug.
- His characters are frequently seen smoking cigars (The Last Supper (1995), Happy, Texas (1999), Price of Glory (2000), Night Class (2001), Hellboy (2004), et cetera). Perlman is an avid cigar smoker in real life.
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