Ron Perlman is a veteran American actor who has appeared in more than 230 films and television series over the past four decades. Perlman is well-known for his Golden Globe Award-winning performance as ‘Vincent’ in the CBS fantasy drama series ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Over the years, he has also appeared in a number of other prominent television series, including “Bonkers,” “Phantom 2040,” and “Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm” (as a voice actor). He voiced the character ‘Josiah Sanchez’ in ‘The Magnificent Seven’ and later appeared in the animated series ‘Teen Titans’ and ‘Danny Phantom’ as well. Throughout his extensive acting career, Perlman has also appeared in numerous films. His portrayal of the eponymous character in the film ‘Hellboy’ elevated him to the status of a fantasy superhero actor. He has also appeared in renowned films such as “Enemy at the Gates,” “Blade II,” “Star Trek: Nemesis,” and “Hoodlum & Son.” Along with the other actors in the film, he was nominated for the “Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast” for his performance in the suspense film “The Last Winter.”
Ron Perlman’s Career
Ron Perlman began his career as a stage actor, performing at the Knickerbocker Theatre, the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, Lincoln Center, and the Circle in the Square Theatre, among others. He began his film career in 1981 with the critically acclaimed role of ‘Amoukar’ in ‘Quest for Fire’ by Jean-Jacques Annaud. His exceptional acting earned him a nomination for the Genie Award for Best Performance by a Foreign Actor. However, he struggled to find a suitable role over the next few years, receiving only small or guest roles.
When he was contemplating a career change, he was offered the part of ‘Vincent’ in the CBS fantasy drama ‘Beauty and the Beast’. He portrayed the mythical, noble beast-man opposite Linda Hamilton, who depicted the ‘beauty’. Between 1987 and 1990, Perlman appeared in fifty-five episodes of the program.
He was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards and Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series at the Q Awards. In 1989, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Television Series and in 1988-89, he earned the Q Award for Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series. This marked the turning point in Perlman’s fortunes in the entertainment industry.
In the next two decades, Perlman was offered numerous roles in films like ‘The Name of the Rose’, ‘Romeo is Bleeding’, ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’, ‘Alien Resurrection’, and ‘Enemy at the Gates’. In 2002, he starred alongside Wesley Snipes in the sequel to the American superhero movie Blade. In the same year, he was offered a part in the science-fiction film “Star Trek: Nemesis.”
Perlman gained prominence in the superhero genre in 2004 when he was offered the lead role in the film adaptation of the comic book “Hellboy.” He appeared in several direct-to-DVD films prior to his role as ‘Ed Pollack in the 2006 thriller ‘The Last Winter’. The following year, he was nominated for a Gotham Award for ‘Best Ensemble Cast’ for his performance in the film.
In 2008, he reprised his role as ‘Hellboy’ in the sequel to the original superhero film, ‘Hellboy II: The Golden Army,’ for which he received nominations for ‘Best Fantasy Actor’ and ‘Best Superhero’ at the Scream Awards. In the following decade, he appeared in dozens of films, including ‘Dark Country’, ‘Season of the Witch’ alongside Nicolas Cage, ‘Conan the Barbarian’ alongside Jason Momoa, ‘Pacific Rim’, ‘Moonwalkers’, and ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.
Following his successful run on the television series ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ Perlman rose to prominence as an actor. As a voice actor, he appeared in ‘Bonkers’ in 1993, ‘Phantom 2040’ in 1996, and ‘Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm’ in 1996. Between 1998 and 2000, he portrayed ‘Josiah Sanchez’ on the Western television series ‘The Magnificent Seven’.
Perlman was a voice actor for two renowned animated series between 2003 and 2007: Teen Titans and Danny Phantom. Between 2008 and 2013, he portrayed ‘Clay Morrow’ on the crime-drama television series ‘Sons of Anarchy’. He narrated ‘1000 Ways to Die’ and portrayed ‘Judge Pernell Harris on ‘Hand of God’.
Ron’s Personal Life
Ronald Francis Perlman was born on April 13, 1950, in New York City, New York, to Dorothy Rosen, a municipal employee, and Bertram Perlman, an occasional jazz percussionist and television repairman. 1973 saw the completion of his master’s degree in theater arts at the University of Minnesota.
In February 1981, Perlman wed Opal Stone, a jewelry designer by trade. They have a son and a daughter named Brandon Avery Perlman and Blake Amanda Perlman, respectively.
Estimated Net Worth
American television, film, and voice actor Ron Perlman has an estimated net worth of $8 million. Ron Perlman is arguably best known for his roles in the “Hellboy” film series and the FX television series “Sons of Anarchy.”