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Biography #2 (for Hellboy)

Ron Perlman is an award-winning actor who has moved seamlessly between the worlds of film, television and theater for almost three decades. Having received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, he returned to his native New York to begin his professional career in theater, delving into the works of contemporaries like Pinter and Beckett as well as the classics of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Ibsen and Chekhov with two recent trips back to Broadway in A Few Good Men and Bus Stop.

His film career began in the early eighties with two back-to-back films for director Jean-Jacques Annaud, Quest For Fire, for which he received a Canadian Film nomination, and the role of Salvatore the hunchback, in Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose. Perlman later resumed his unique collaboration with French directors starring in Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro?s award-winning City of Lost Children and co-starring with Sigourney Weaver and Winona Ryder in Jeunet's Alien Resurrection. Other film roles have included del Toro?s Blade II, Enemy at the Gates, Star Trek: Nemesis, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Romeo Is Bleeding, Fluke, I Woke Up Early the Day I Died, The Adventures of Huck Finn and Sleepwalkers, as well as independent films such as Guillermo del Toro?s Cronos, Happy, Texas, The Last Supper and When the Bough Breaks.

Perlman recently starred in the Academy Award-winning short film Two Soldiers directed by Aaron Schneider and based on a William Faulkner short story. Upcoming is The Woodcutter directed by Gabrielle Savage Dockterman and co-starring Danny Glover, Linda Hamilton and David Strathairn.

Perlman starred for three years in CBS' critically acclaimed Beauty and the Beast, for which he received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor along with two Emmy Nominations and three Viewers For Quality Television Awards. Other television work includes HBO's The Second Civil War, Mr. Stitch, The Adventures of Captain Zoom and the Rob Nilsson adaptation of the Rod Serling classic A Town Has Turned To Dust for the Sci-Fi Channel. Recently, Perlman was on The Magnificent Seven, his second collaboration with CBS. Perlman also starred in the movies of the week Wild World and Operation Sandman.

Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment for "Hellboy" (26-Jun-2004)


Biography #3

Ron Perlman Golden Globe Award-winning actor Ron Perlman began his career on stage as an undergraduate at City University of New York and while earning a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Minnesota. He returned to his native New York for a job with the prestigious Classic Stage Company, performing Shakespeare, Chekov, O'Neil, Ibsen and Pinter.

The young actor was cast in The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria. The two-character, four-hour play marked the beginning of Perlman's long relationship with famed Broadway director Tom O'Horgan (Hair). For O'Horgan, Perlman performed in American Heroes, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and Pal Joey.

Perlman worked continuously in New York and regional theatres, cast in such plays as A Few Good Men, La Tragedie de Carmen, Tribele and her Demon, Measure for Measure, House of Blue Leaves, Two Gentleman of Verona, The Homecoming and The Iceman Cometh and starring in the title roles in Tartuffe and Woyzeck.

Ron Perlman began his film career starring for critically acclaimed director Jean-Jacques Annaud in Quest for Fire and Name of the Rose. This auspicious beginning led Perlman to a wide variety of roles in independent and studio features, including Alien Resurrection, City of Lost Children, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Last Supper, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Cronos, When the Bough Breaks, Double Exposure, Sleepwalkers and Fluke.

In addition to his work for stage and screen, Perlman has also enjoyed considerable success on television, starring in the CBS Western saga The Magnificent Seven as well as a lead role in the recent HBO political satire The Second Civil War. In addition to his Golden Globe Award, Perlman has received two Emmy nominations for his starring role in the popular series Beauty and the Beast. He also starred in The Cisco Kid opposite Jimmy Smits, working with producers Moctesuma Esparza and Robert Katz.

Bio courtesy New Line Cinema (01-Jan-2000)


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