Mostly Credited As: Ron Perlman
Sometimes Credited As: Ron Pearlman
Birth Name: Ronald Francis Perlman
Date Of Birth: April 13, 1950 (Age 63)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)
It’s hard to think of the Hellboy character as the Bachelor of Fine Arts and the Master of Theater Arts, and yet it is true.
Ron Perlman, born in 1950 in New York, went into acting thanks to the encouragement of his father. He has since then went on to become a prolific actor, appearing in a great deal of films of all kinds – from comedy (like Police Academy: Mission to Moscow) to mystery (Name of the Rose) to historic war films (Enemy at the Gates) to sci-fi thrillers (Alien: Resurrection).
He is however rarely cast as main character, most often he is noticed playing supporting cast, which he does, mind you, spotlessly. It was Hellboy, the strange “good” demon creature that brought him main-role success, which was then followed by the sequel, which he again did perfectly.
No one can say that he is a classic superhero type, in fact he is quite the opposite – and that’s what is so attracting in this hellboy of a guy named Ron Perlman. In 2008, he joined the cast the TV series, Sons of Anarchy, where he fittingly plays the leader of the motorcycle gang.
As for his personal life Ron has been married to his sweetheart, Opal, since 1981; the couple has two children.