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"Aside from being a perfect Hellboy, Ron Perlman is a gentleman, a friend to die for, a great actor and - for the ladies - he has the sexiest male voice this side of Barry White.What more can one ask for???"

Guillermo del Toro. 2002


 
Quicky Info
 

 
Full Name- Ronald Francis Perlman
Date of birth- April 13, 1950
City of Birth- Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York
Height- 6'2"
Spouse- Opal Stone
Children- Blake Amanda 21(January 7, 1984), Brandon Avery 14 (March 29, 1990)
Astrological Sign- Aries
Hobbies- Golf, pool, jazz, standup comedy
Left Handed, but can use right
Yankees Fan
Nominated for- Best Actor in a Drama Series ('88 & '89) Emmy, Best Dramatic Actor ('89) Saturn, and Favotire New Performer in a television show ('88) People's Choice Awards. All for his role as Vincent in Beauty and the Beast.






Ronald Francis Perlman was born on April 13, 1950.  He grew up in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, New York, and attended George Washington High School, where he performed in his first theatrical production, “Thieves’ Carnival,” in which he played the lead role.  He also acted in works by Arthur Miller and Rogers and Hammerstein.  His mother, Dorothy, still lives in Washington Heights, New York and is retired from City Clerk's Office, New York. His father, deceased, was a repair man and drummer with Artie Shaw's Band. His brother is deceased, dying tragically.

After graduating from Lehman College in New York City in 1971 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre, Ron went on to study at the University of Minnesota from the fall of 1971 to the spring of 1973.  He is quoted as saying that he chose this particular university so that he would be based near the famous Guthrie Theatre.  He graduated on July 20, 1973, with a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre.  Ron performed in many productions during this two-year period, including “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” by William Shakespeare in which he played the lead role of Valentine.  He later reprised this role in his professional career under the direction of David Feldshuh. 

Ron is married to fashion designer, Opal Stone, on Febuary 14, 1981, and the couple have a daughter, Blake Amanda, born January 7, 1984, and a son, Brandon Avery, born March 29, 1990.  They now live in Los Angeles, California, but also keep a home in New York City.

Ron Perlman won a Golden Apple Award for Male Discovery of the Year (1988), a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic TV series (1989), and two Best Actor Awards from Viewers for Quality Television (1988 &1989). He was the Guest of Honor at the multi-genre Dreamcon, in Jacksonville, Florida. He also 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.

He received two Emmy nominations for Best Actor in a Drama series (1988 & 1989), a nomination for Best Dramatic Actor at the Saturn Awards (1989), and a nomination for Favourite New Performer in a new television show from People's Choice Awards (1988). These were all for his role as Vincent in the TV series Beauty and the Beast. He 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 fan and had seen every single episode.

Ron was ranked in Star Magazine's Reader's Poll - Best Dramatic Actor as Vincent in Beauty and the Beast,  ranked in US Magazine's "20 Who Turned us on" list, and 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.

Ron has frequently appeared in the films of Guillermo del Toro. He also frequently has a role in the films of Jean-Jacques Annaud.

Unlike other actors, Ron frequently appears as characters who are deformed or not human, starting with his role as Amoukar in Guerre du feu, La. These roles include Salvatore in Name der Rose, Der, Vincent in "Beauty and the Beast", Sayer of the Law in The Island of Dr. Moreau, Reinhardt (a vampire) in Blade II, the Reman Viceroy in Star Trek: Nemesis, and Hellboy in Hellboy.

He has voiced the mutant villain Clayface on "Batman, a character who, ironically, was a disfigured actor, then voiced the villain Slade on Teen Titans, and also did the voice of the Hulk/Bruce Banner twice in two separate series, one for a guest spot on The Fantastic Four  and one for a guest spot on Iron Man. He then played the comic book character Hellboy in Hellboy. Upon meeting to discuss Hellboy, 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. To prepare for his role in Hellboy, 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. Unfortuantly, he broke a rib while filming the subway scenes in Hellboy. He jumped onto a train that was coming towards him.

He is left-handed, but was forced to use his right as a child - therefore he is relatively comfortable using his right hand.Among his hobbies are Golf, pool, jazz, standup comedy. He doesn't speak French and was the only American on set of the French film Cité des enfants perdus, La. But he learned all of his lines, and delivered them flawlessly. His favorite movie is Nobody's Fool.Ron is a fan of the New York Yankees. He is the godfather to Nicholas Kadi's daughter. His favorite episode of Beauty and the Beast is 'Happy Life'.

Quotes

"I've always felt there were aspects of me that were monstrous, and you can either hide from it or confront it, embrace it and understand that those are aspects that make you unique and define you and motivate you. You can either overwhelm or overcompensate for them -- but they truly define you as a human being...So that life became a question of either dealing with this monstrousness in one way or another...One finds a way to understand and make friends with that monster and understand that that's the very thing that makes you who you are. That's your emotional and spiritual fingerprint."

"I've done millions of mediocre movies. I've done way more than my fair share. You do what you gotta do. This is not heart surgery. I'm not curing cancer. I'm just trying to put my kids through school."

[On being a director]: "I don't like working with me. I would punch myself in the mouth if I had to take my direction."

[When asked what his idea of Hell is]: "Working at a job that you hate. Having a career and a life that you have no passion for. That's hell."

[On Guillermo del Toro]: "It seems as though we are like brothers. After knowing the guy for five minutes, it was one of these instances, where you felt, that you've known him for twenty-five years. This instantaneous friendship and recognition. Very very similar way of viewing the world. And then we found, that working with each other, there was a real simpatico. And I think you could even say, that we are alter egos for one another. Like if he was and actor he would be me and if I was a filmmaker I would be him. We seem to be trying to make the same statement in the world."

"I'd be dead without my sense of humor. I can't imagine processing the shit we are slogging our way through in life without it. In a twenty-four-hour space, you get an acute sense of how all of this injustice and out-rage is absurd. There are things that are truly serious, like when one loses his health or gets into a life-threatening accident. But the rest of it.... If you can't laugh your way through life, then you are fucked. Humor was the first form of armor I ever wore to counteract my self-image. The first girl I ever asked out on a date laughed at me, because she thought I was kidding. While I didn't cry on the surface, inside I was weeping. But outwardly I made a joke out of the situation. So humor has always been my shield against the slings and arrows. I turn them into something satiric."




























Source: IMDB- Biography for Ron Perlman and The Perlman Pages- Ron Perlman Biography.
Biography for Ron Perlman (IMDB)
Ron Perlman Biography