Ronald N. "Ron" Perlman (born April 13, 1950) is an American television, film and voice actor. He is best known for his roles as Vincent in the television series Beauty and the Beast (for which he won a Golden Globe), as the comic book character Hellboy in both 2004's Hellboy and its 2008 sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army and as Clarence "Clay" Morrow in television series Sons of Anarchy. Perlman is a frequent collaborator of Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro, having roles in his films Cronos, Blade II and Pacific Rim. He is also known for his voice-over work as the narrator of the post-apocalyptic game series Fallout, Clayface in Batman: The Animated Series, Slade in the animated series Teen Titans, The Stabbington Brothers in Disney's animated film Tangled and as the narrator of the television series 1000 Ways to Die.
(On acting): "It's nice to get paid for therapy rather than having to pay $240 an hour for it."
I never direct myself, because I don't like working with me. I would punch me in the mouth if I had to take my direction.
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.
|Full Name at Birth||Ronald Francis Perlman|
|Date of Birth||April 3, 1950|
|Birthplace||New York City|
|Height||6' 2" (188 cm)|
|High School||George Washington High School, New York City, NY|
|University||BFA Theater, Lehman College (1971)MFA Theater, University of Minnesota (1973)|
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
|Claim to Fame||Beauty and the Beast, The Magnificent Seven, Hellboy|