Ron Perlman is a classically trained actor who you might recognize all over the place in supporting roles or as the occasional lead in B Movies or short lived TV series. This has changed significantly in recent years as he has become well known for playing the comic book character Hellboy in the film version and its sequel, Hellboy: The Golden Army, as well voicing the character in the animated movies Sword of Storms and Blood and Iron. It was one of his many collaborations with Guillermo del Toro. He's also quite well known as ex-President of SAMCRO Clay Morrow in Sons of Anarchy.
Perlman made his feature film debut as a caveman in Jean-Jacques Annaud's film Quest for Fire. After various minor and supporting roles in films and television series, his breakthrough role came when he played Vincent in the TV series Beauty and The Beast, 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.
Perlman has made a career doing pretty much every role that is offered to him, regardless of the work's level of quality. 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."
- Hellboy 1 and 2
- Blade II (Guillermo del Toro used this film as evidence that Perlman had potential as a lead in a major movie)
- The City of Lost Children
- The Last Winter (Ed Pollack)
- Star Trek: Nemesis (As the Reman Viceroy)
- Alien: Resurrection
- 5ive Girls
- The Last Supper
- The Name of the Rose
- I Sell the Dead
- The Stabbington Brothers in Tangled
- Conan' father in the Conan the Barbarian movie reboot
- Quest for Fire
- While not yet filmed, At the Mountains of Madness (again by Del Toro) is supposed to star him.
- Season of the Witch
- Graft in Phantom 2040
- The Narrator in the Fallout series and Butch Harris in the first Fallout
- Batman himself in the Playstation 2 game Justice League Heroes
- Hoodoo Brown in the PlayStation 2 western adventure Gun.
- Lord Hood in the Halo series (who actually looks like a much older, more wrinkled version of Perlman).
- Conan in Conan the Barbarian.
- Jagger Valacne in Escape From Butcher Bay.
- Emil Blonsky (A.K.A. Abomination) in The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.
- Fire Lord Sozin in Avatar: The Last Airbender
- English/astronomy teacher Mr. Lancer in Danny Phantom
- Kurtis Stryker in Mortal Kombat Defenders of the Realm
- Various characters in DC Comics based series:
- Guest starred in the Wing Commander Academy episode "The Last One Left", as Confederation hero-turned-renegade Daimon Karnes.
- Mr. Grasping in An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island
- The Wizard in Fantastic Four
- Bruce Banner/the Hulk in Fantastic Four and Iron Man
- Conan again in the yet-to-be released Conan: Red Nails
- Graft in Phantom 2040 (first season only)
- Warhok in Kim Possible
- The Lich King in Adventure Time