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Ron Perlman

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Birthplace:   Washington Heights, New York
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 [1993] and The City of Lost Children [1995]) 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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Gnarlak
$234.1M 2016
44% Moonwalkers
  • Kidman
2016
No Score Yet Pottersville
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom
  • Actor
2016
10% Stonewall
  • Ed Murphy
2015
25% Skin Trade
  • Viktor Dragovic
$1.7k 2015
No Score Yet Nfinity Champions League Vol. 2
  • Actor
2015
44% Poker Night
  • Calabrese
2014
36% Before I Disappear
  • Bill
$3.2k 2014
82% The Book of Life
  • Xibalba
2014
71% Thunder and the House of Magic
  • Actor
$1.7M 2014
71% Kid Cannabis
  • Barry Lerner
2014
63% 13 Sins
  • Chilcoat
2014
No Score Yet Nfinity Champions League Cheerleading Event Encore
  • Actor
2014
29% Crave
  • Pete
2013
42% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  • Polyphemus
$68.6M 2013
71% Pacific Rim
  • Hannibal Chau
$101.8M 2013
100% DCU: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
  • Slade Wilson / Deathstroke
2013
No Score Yet Savage Mutts
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Tbilisi, I Love You
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet The Virginian
  • Judge Henry
2013
42% 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom
  • Phyllis
2012
20% Bad Ass
  • Mayor Williams
2012
No Score Yet Killer By Nature
  • Dr. Julian
2012
No Score Yet The Scorpion King 3: Battle For Redemption
  • Horus
2012
19% Bunraku
  • Nicola
2011
92% Drive
  • Nino
$34.4M 2011
24% Conan the Barbarian
  • Corin
$21.4M 2011
9% Season of the Witch
  • Felson
$24.9M 2011
No Score Yet Bubba Nosferatu and the Curse of the She-Vampires
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet The Littlest Angel
  • God
2011
89% Tangled
  • Stabbington Brother
$200.9M 2010
No Score Yet Acts Of Violence
  • Priest Bill
2010
No Score Yet The Job
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Conan: Red Nails
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Dark Country
  • Dep. Thompson
2009
No Score Yet The Job
  • Jim
2009
48% Battle For Terra
  • Elder Vorin
$1.7M 2009
37% Outlander
  • Gunnar
$60.1k 2009
74% I Sell the Dead
  • Father Francis Duffy
2008
18% Mutant Chronicles
  • Samuel
2008
85% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2)
  • Hellboy
$75.8M 2008
No Score Yet Uncross the Stars
  • Bobby Walden
2008
No Score Yet The Legend of Secret Pass
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Devil's Tomb
  • Wesley
2008
No Score Yet Spirit of the Forest (Espíritu del bosque)
  • Carballo
2008
76% The Last Winter
  • Ed Pollack
2007
No Score Yet Hellboy Animated: Iron Shoes
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Hellboy: Blood and Iron
  • Hellboy
2007
No Score Yet Alien Resurrection (Special Edition)
  • Actor
2007
4% In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
  • Norick
$4.5M 2006
No Score Yet Hellboy: Sword of Storms
  • Hellboy
2006
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo: Pirates Ahoy!
  • Capt. Skunkbeard/Biff Wellington
2006
No Score Yet Stephen King's 'Desperation'
  • Collie Entragian
2006
No Score Yet How to Go Out on a Date in Queens
  • Dmitri
2006
36% Local Color
  • Curtis Sunday
2006
No Score Yet The Second Front
  • General Binding
2006
No Score Yet 5ive Girls
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Scooby Doo! Pirates Ahoy!
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Masters of Horror
  • Dwayne
2006
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Where's My Mummy?
  • Actor
2005
33% Tarzan II
  • Kago
2005
No Score Yet Missing in America
  • Red
2005
No Score Yet Scooby Doo In Where's My Mummy?
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Quiet Kill
  • Actor
2004
81% Hellboy
  • Hellboy
$59.1M 2004
No Score Yet Nightmare Boulevard
  • Perry
2004
57% Looney Tunes: Back in Action
  • Acme VP, Never Learning
$21.1M 2003
No Score Yet Two Soldiers
  • Actor
2003
43% L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin
  • Narrator
2003
No Score Yet Killer Rats
  • Dr. Winslow
2003
No Score Yet Shakedown
  • St. Joy
2003
No Score Yet Absolon
  • Murchison
2003
No Score Yet Hoodlum & Son
  • Ugly Jim McCrae
2003
37% Star Trek - Nemesis
  • Reman Viceroy
$43.1M 2002
57% Blade II
  • Reinhardt
$82M 2002
No Score Yet Jóvenes Delincuentes
  • Captain
2001
20% Down (The Shaft)
  • Mitchell
2001
65% Bread and Roses
  • Himself (uncredited)
2001
54% Enemy at the Gates
  • Koulikov
$50.6M 2001
No Score Yet The King's Guard
  • Lord Morton
2000
No Score Yet The Trial of Old Drum
  • Charles Burden Sr.
2000
51% Titan A.E.
  • Prof. Sam Tucker
2000
33% Price of Glory
  • Nick Everson
2000
No Score Yet Operation Sandman: Warriors in Hell
  • Jessup
2000
81% Happy, Texas
  • Nalhober
1999
27% Frogs for Snakes
  • Gascone
1999
No Score Yet Supreme Sanction
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Tinseltown
  • Cliff
1999
No Score Yet Primal Force
  • Actor
1999
27% I Woke Up Early the Day I Died
  • Cemetery Caretaker
1998
No Score Yet Betty
  • Donnie Shank
1998
No Score Yet Houdini
  • Booking Agent
1998
No Score Yet Town Has Turned to Dust
  • Jerry Paul
1998
No Score Yet Magnificent Seven
  • Actor
1998
54% Alien Resurrection
  • Johner
1997
No Score Yet Prince Valiant
  • Boltar
1997
No Score Yet The Protector (Body Armor)
  • Dr. Ramsey Krago
1997
No Score Yet The Second Civil War
  • Alan Manieski
1997
22% The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Sayer Of The Law
1996
64% The Last Supper
  • Norman Arbuthnot
1996
80% The City of Lost Children (La Cité des Enfants Perdus)
  • One
1995
27% Fluke
  • Sylvester
1995
No Score Yet Mr. Stitch
  • Dr. Texarian
1995
No Score Yet Original Sins
  • Chas Brawley
1995
No Score Yet Phantom 2040: The Ghost Who Walks
  • Actor
1994
0% Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow
  • Konali
1994
No Score Yet Sensation
  • Detective Pantella
1994
No Score Yet When the Bough Breaks
  • Dr. Douglas Eben
1994
89% Cronos
  • Angel de la Guardia
1994
No Score Yet The Cisco Kid
  • Delacroix
1994
No Score Yet Phantom 2040 - The Ghost Who Walk
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Double Exposure
  • John McClure
1993
69% The Adventures of Huck Finn
  • Pap Finn
1993
22% Romeo Is Bleeding
  • US Attorney/Jack's Attorney
1993
15% Stephen King's 'Sleepwalkers'
  • Soames
1992
No Score Yet Blind Man's Bluff
  • Frank Cerrillo
1991
74% The Name of the Rose (Der Name der Rose)
  • Salvatore
1986
9% The Ice Pirates
  • Zeno
1984
83% Quest for Fire
  • Amoukar
1981
No Score Yet Hellboy Animated: The Phantom Claw
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
30% Hand of God
2014-2016
  • Pernell Harris
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
94% Trollhunters
2016
  • Bular
  • 2016
No Score Yet SuperMansion
2015
  • Voice
  • 2015
85% The Blacklist
2013
  • Luther Braxton
  • 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
  • 2015
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2010
  • 2009
90% Sons of Anarchy
2008-2014
  • Clay Morrow
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Nick Swardson's Pretend Time
2010-2011
  • Appearing
  • 2011
  • 2010
96% Archer
2009
  • Voice
  • Actor
  • 2010
No Score Yet Justice League
2004
  • Voice
  • Clayface
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
  • Director
  • Vincent
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet The Batman
2004-2008
  • Voice

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