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Ron Perlman


  • First name Ronald Francis
  • NamePerlman
  • Born April 13, 1950, New York City, New York / USA
  • Zodiac sign aries
  • Years71
  • 1.85 m
  • Partner Allison Dunbar (married since 2019) Opal Perlman (1981-2019)
  • KinderBlake (* 1984) Brandon Avery (* 1990)

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Biography of Ron Perlman

With his distinctive face, unmistakable deep voice and gigantic appearance, Ron Perlman is one of the most extraordinary actors in Hollywood. He has starred alongside legends like Marlon Brando, Sean Connery and Sigourney Weaver and has made more than 50 films over the course of his career. In doing so, he has built a loyal fan base, but remained largely unknown to the general public for a long time. Perhaps also because he often plays deformed or monster-like characters that require a lot of make-up and not infrequently masks.

Childhood in New York

Ron Perlman grew up as the son of a craftsman and a community worker in New York. His parents were both of European Jewish descent, although not necessarily strictly religious. He was especially close to his father - it was he who advised his son to become an actor after seeing him in a college performance. So Perlman packed up and went to Minnesota to study drama.

First steps as an actor

After graduating in 1973, Ron Perlman returned to New York, where he first tried to make a name for himself as a stage actor. But although he even played on Broadway, the success would not come. So he increasingly oriented himself towards film. In 1981 he made his debut as a Stone Age man in the award-winning prehistoric road movie "In the Beginning Was Fire" by Jean-Jacques Annaud. Four years later, the two worked together again - as the hunchbacked monk Salvatore in Annaud's classic "The Name of the Rose", Perlman again received very good reviews. Nevertheless, there was no great success here either. For the next few years he kept himself afloat mainly with small roles in television and cinema, but kept thinking about giving up acting.

The breakthrough as a beast

It was not until 1987 that he suddenly became known to a large audience when he took on the role of Vincent in the television series "Beauty and the Beast". At the side of the enchanting Linda Hamilton, he played the lion man for three years, which established his final breakthrough. In 1989 he was even awarded the Golden Globe for his performance. In 1993 he finally got a role in Guillermo del Toro's debut film "Cronos" - which laid the foundation for the lifelong friendship between the actor and the director and led to numerous other collaborations. Their most famous collaboration is probably the comic adaptation of the "Hellboy" series, in which Perlman plays the strong and likeable title hero.

But even during his time as Hellboy, Perlman liked to slip into the role of extraordinary beings, for example in "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them", a spin-off of the legendary "Harry Potter" series. Here Ron played a seedy goblin in New York in the 1920s.

Private luck led him to success

In his decades-long career, Ron Perlman has appeared in more than 200 films and television series. He also works as a voice actor for animated films and even computer games, such as for the action series "Halo" or "Fallout". Even if he is one of the most successful Hollywood actors today, the path to get there was not easy and it was marked by many setbacks. His family always gave him support. He has been happily married to the fashion and jewelry designer Opal Perlman since 1981, and they have two children together, daughter Blake Amanda and son Brandon Avery.

The end of a long marriage

After 38 years with Opal by his side, the two went their separate ways at the end of 2019. On November 5th, Ron filed for divorce. It should have ended without much drama or power struggles. No reason was given for the separation. Before the marriage ended, however, photos of the actor appeared that showed him kissing with a colleague named Allison Dunbar. With this he was spotted on vacation in Mexico in December 2019, while his new flame provided him with sunscreen.

Ron Perlman's films (selection)

  • In the beginning was fire (1981)
  • The Name of the Rose (1986)
  • The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
  • Alien: The Rebirth (1997)
  • Blade II (2002)
  • Hellboy (2004)
  • Hellboy II (2008)
  • Drive (2011)
  • Pacific Rim (2013)
  • Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)
  • Asher (2018)