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Also Known As: Ronald Francis Perlman Died:
Born: April 13, 1950 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, voice actor, comic

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Long a fixture in the worlds of fantasy and science fiction, both as an actor and a voiceover artist for video games and animation, Ron Perlman was best known for playing the wise-cracking, cigar-chomping demon paranormal investigator Hellboy in Guillermo del Toro's 2004 and 2008 comic-book adaptations. Prior to that, Perlman built a solid fan base as Vincent, the misunderstood Beast on the popular series "Beauty and the Beast" (CBS, 1987-1990), while enjoying a steady stream of supporting roles as both villains and sympathetic sidemen in films such as "Alien Resurrection" (1997) and "Star Trek: Nemesis" (2002). Because of his lion-like features, Perlman's early career was often defined by roles that required heavy makeup that left the actor unrecognizable in public. But everything changed when he starred on the hit cable series "Sons of Anarchy" (FX, 2008- ), in which he played an aging, but no less bad-ass, head of a Hell's Angels-like motorcycle club. Perlman translated the success of that show onto big-screen roles in films such "Season of the Witch" (2011), "Conan the Barbarian" (2011) and "Drive" (2011), which helped give the middle-aged actor a boost later in his career. ...

Long a fixture in the worlds of fantasy and science fiction, both as an actor and a voiceover artist for video games and animation, Ron Perlman was best known for playing the wise-cracking, cigar-chomping demon paranormal investigator Hellboy in Guillermo del Toro's 2004 and 2008 comic-book adaptations. Prior to that, Perlman built a solid fan base as Vincent, the misunderstood Beast on the popular series "Beauty and the Beast" (CBS, 1987-1990), while enjoying a steady stream of supporting roles as both villains and sympathetic sidemen in films such as "Alien Resurrection" (1997) and "Star Trek: Nemesis" (2002). Because of his lion-like features, Perlman's early career was often defined by roles that required heavy makeup that left the actor unrecognizable in public. But everything changed when he starred on the hit cable series "Sons of Anarchy" (FX, 2008- ), in which he played an aging, but no less bad-ass, head of a Hell's Angels-like motorcycle club. Perlman translated the success of that show onto big-screen roles in films such "Season of the Witch" (2011), "Conan the Barbarian" (2011) and "Drive" (2011), which helped give the middle-aged actor a boost later in his career.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Virginian, The (2014)
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 Angry Little God (2014)
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 Poker Night (2013)
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 Crave (2013)
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 Savage Mutts (2013)
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 Pacific Rim (2013)
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 Bad Ass (2012)
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Began performing standup comedy while in high school
1976:
Made Off-Broadway debut in "The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria"
1979:
Made Broadway debut in "Teibele and Her Demon"
1982:
Cast in feature film debut in Jean-Jacques Annaud's film "Quest for Fire"
1987:
Landed breakthrough role as Vincent on the CBS series "Beauty and the Beast" opposite Linda Hamilton
1988:
Played head of Amish family in "A Stoning in Fulham County"
1990:
Returned to Broadway, assuming the role of Col. Jessep in "A Few Good Men"
1992:
Voiced villain Clayface on the FOX animated series "The Adventures of Batman and Robin"
1995:
Landed first leading film role as the gargantuan oaf in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "The City of Lost Children"
1996:
Provided character voices for the USA Network's animated "Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm"
1997:
Appeared in featured role in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "Alien Resurrection"
1998:
Co-starred on the CBS drama series "The Magnificent Seven"
2002:
Portrayed a Romulan viceroy in "Star Trek: Nemesis"
2004:
Played the title role of the benevolent comic book demon in Guillermo del Toro's "Hellboy"
2006:
Cast opposite Jason Statham in Uwe Boll's "Dungeon Siege"
2007:
Starred in Larry Fessenden's horror feature "The Last Winter"
2008:
Reprised role for Guillermo del Toro's "Hellboy II: The Golden Army"
2008:
Cast as Clay Morrow, the president of the motorcycle gang and stepfather of the main character, on the FX series "Sons of Anarchy"
2011:
Played the leader of the Cimmerians and the title character's father in the remake of "Conan the Barbarian"
2011:
Co-starred with Ryan Gosling in the action film "Drive"
2013:
Reunited with del Toro for "Pacific Rim"
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Education

City College of New York: New York , New York -
University of Minnesota: St. Paul , Minnesota -

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wife:
Opal Perlman. Designer. Married on February 14, 1981.

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