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Creator / Ron Perlman

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"I will not do a role that I don't think I can do, that I'm not interested in, where there's no humanity, that doesn't have any kind of handle for me at all because I know I'll just stink the joint up."

Ronald Francis Perlman (born April 13, 1950 in Washington Heights, New York) is a classically trained actor who you might recognize all over the place in a wide variety of roles, which frequently feature the use of prosthetics. He's best known as the title character in the Hellboy films and as Clay Morrow in the FX series Sons of Anarchy.

Perlman made his feature film debut, appropriately, as a caveman in Jean-Jacques Annaud's Quest for Fire. Many of his early roles have him speaking languages other than English. His breakthrough role came when he played Vincent in the TV series Beauty and the Beast (1987), opposite Linda Hamilton from 1987 to 1990. This earned him a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series in 1989 and a large fanbase. Perlman also has a successful career as a voice actor in addition to his onscreen acting, having portrayed characters in numerous video games and animated series, usually playing smooth-voiced, sinister villains or people in positions of authority, and usually very large, imposing men, due to his deep, thundering voice. He also acts as the narrator in every Fallout game (except one), voicing the iconic intro "War. War never changes."

Perlman has made a career doing pretty much every role that is offered to him, regardless of the work's level of quality. This is due to a fallow period where he didn't have any work for several years. He was once asked why he does so many B and C-grade movies. His response was, "What can I say? My wife likes shoes." He's frequently seen acting alongside John Hurt or Charlie Hunnam.

In one particularly heartwarming moment he dressed up as Hellboy (hours of makeup and all) to spend the day with one of his young fans after a request by the Make-a-Wish foundation. Not that Hellboy is evil, it's that a fair number of his other characters are.

Additionally on November 9th, 2016, he used his official Facebook page to announce he's running for President of The United States in the 2020 election, although this ended up not happening and he endorsed Kamala Harris due to dropping out in 2019.

Perlman divorced his wife of 38 years, Opal, in 2019. The couple had two children together: Blake, an actress who's appeared with him multiple times in the same works (though never as related characters), and musician Brandon (using the stage name of Delroy Edwards).

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