Born: 13 April 1950
Birthplace: New York City,
Best known as: Star of the Hellboy movies
Ron Perlman's bigness and distinctive features seem to lend themselves to playing beasts and monsters, as he did in the hit TV series Beauty and the Beast (1987-90) and the feature film versions of the comic book Hellboy (2004 and 2008). Perlman began in the movies in the early '80s, starring in the serious caveman movie Quest For Fire (1981). He has worked steadily ever since in TV and feature films; in the '90s he was a regular voice actor for television cartoons, including Batman: The Animated Series (as Clayface) and The Fantastic Four (as The Incredible Hulk). Perlman's best-known movies include The City of Lost Children (1995); The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996, starring Marlon Brando); Alien: Resurrection (1997, starring Sigourney Weaver and Winona Ryder); Enemy at the Gates (2001, starring Ed Harris); Blade II (2002, starring Wesley Snipes); and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). In 2003 he appeared in Two Soldiers, an Oscar-winning short film based on a story by William Faulkner.
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