An award-winning actor, Ron Perlman has moved seamlessly between the worlds of film, television, and theater for almost three decades. Having received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, he returned to his native New York to begin his professional career in theater, delving into the works of contemporaries like Pinter and Beckett as well as the classics of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Ibsen, and Checkov with two recent trips back to Broadway in A FEW GOOD MEN and BUS STOP.
His film career began in the early eighties with two films back to back for director Jean Jacques Annaud; QUEST FOR FIRE, for which he received a Canadian Academy Award nomination, and the role of Salvatore, the hunchback in Umberto Eco’s THE NAME OF THE ROSE. Perlman resumed his unique collaboration with French directors starring in Jean Pierre Juenet and Marc Caro’s award winning CITY OF LOST CHILDREN and costarring with Sigourney Weaver and Winona Ryder in Juenet’s ALIEN RESURRECTION. Other film work includes roles in studio ventures such as THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, ROMEO IS BLEEDING, FLUKE, THE ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN, SLEEPWALKERS, HAPPY TEXAS, ENEMY AT THE GATE, BLADE 2, STAR TREK NENESIS, and Guillermo del Toro’s HELLBOY as the title character. Ron’s independent film credits including CRONOS, THE LAST SUPPER, WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS, FROGS FOR SNAKES, I WOKE UP EARLY THE DAY I DIED, TINSELTOWN, and the Oscar winning short TWO SOLDIERS.
Perlman’s film career was interrupted for a three-year run on CBS’ critically acclaimed BEAUTY AND THE BEAST for which he received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor along with two Emmy Nominations and three Viewers For Quality Television Awards. Other television work includes HBO’s THE SECOND CIVIL WAR, MR. STITCH, THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN ZOOM, the Rob Nilsson adaptation of the Rod Serling classic A TOWN HAS TURNED TO DUST for the Sci-Fi Channel, and THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. Most recent credits include Stephen King’s mini-series DESPERATION for ABC, Larry Fessenden’s indie, THE LAST WINTER, IN THE NAME OF THE KING with Jason Statham, a MASTERS OF HORROR episode directed by Jon Carpenter for Showtime, the independent feature THE MUTANT CHRONICLES, opposite Thomas Jane and John Malkovich, I SELL THE DEAD, opposite Dominic Monaghan, OUTLANDER opposite Jim Caviezel and John Hurt, and BUNRAKU opposite Demi Moore, Josh Harnett and Woody Harrelson. Ron reprised his role in Guillermo del Toro’s sequel to HELLBOY titled HELLBOY 2: THE GOLDEN ARMY. He can also be seen in SEASON OF THE WITCH where he stars opposite Nic Cage, Lionsgate’s remake of CONAN THE BARBARIAN, and the indie film DRIVE starring opposite Ryan Gosling. Ron recently wrapped the third season of the critically acclaimed FX series entitled SONS OF ANARCHY where he plays Clay, the president of a motorcycle gang.