Ronald N. Perlman, better known as Ron Perlman, was born April 13th, 1950 in New York City. His father was a repairman and his mother was a municipal employee. Ron will later credit his skill at playing “deformed and ugly” characters to this. After seeing his son act in a production of Guys and Dolls, Ron’s father gave his son his blessing to pursue a career in acting. As a result Ron graduated in 1973 from the University of Minnesota with a Master’s degree in theater arts in 1973. After starring in a couple minor roles in some Jean-Jacques Annaud films his big break came when he was cast as Vincent in Beauty and the Beast. Ron played the beast in this modernized version of the classic movie and won a Golden Globe as a result. Ron Perlman went on to star in a plethora of different movies from all sorts of genres, everything from Blade 2 and
Star Trek to The Adventures of Huck Finn. His first lead role came when he was cast as “
One” in The City of Lost Children. This led him into the two roles he is perhaps best known for, the first being Hellboy in the Hellboy series and Clay Morrow in the widely successful TV Show Sons of Anarchy. Ron has done extensive voicing work as well including Slade in the original Teen Titans cartoon and Sozin in Avatar. Cartoons aren’t his only forte as he also has completed voices for several notable video games such as Halo and Fallout. Ron was married to Opal Stone in 1981. He has two children with Opal, Blake Amanda and Brandon Avery. Ron has been actively involved with charitable organizations such as the Make-a-Wish foundation and the Young Storyteller’s program.