Ron Perlman's (Hellboy) creative collaboration with Guillermo del Toro began with the director's first film, Cronos, in 1993. The actor and director reunited nine years later for Blade 2. In 2004, Del Toro achieved a long-standing goal and cast Perlman as the title character in Hellboy. Perlman recently reprised the role in Hellboy II: The Golden Army, which grossed over $160 million worldwide at the box office.
The award-winning actor has built an intriguing body of work in film, television, and theater over nearly three decades. With a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, he began his professional stage career in his native New York, delving into the works of contemporaries like Pinter and Beckett as well as the classics of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Ibsen, and Checkov. He made two recent trips back to Broadway in A Few Good Men and Bus Stop.
His film career began in 1981 with a lead role in French director Jean-Jacques Annaud's award-winning Quest for Fire. Perlman received a nomination for Canada's Genie Award for his portrayal of the caveman 'Amoukar'. Five years later, Annaud cast him in the role of the hunchback 'Salvatore' in the screen adaptation of Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose.
Perlman's work with French directors continued with a starring role in Jean Pierre Juenet and Marc Caro's award winning City of Lost Children, which was nominated for the Palm D'Or at Cannes in 1995 and for Best Foreign Film at the Independent Spirit Award, along with a return collaboration with Annaud in Enemy At The Gates opposite Jude Law and Rachel Weiss. Jeunet also cast him as 'Johner', opposite Sigourney Weaver and Winona Ryder, in his 1997 Alien Resurrection.
Other film work includes roles in studio ventures such as The Island of Dr. Moreau, Romeo is Bleeding, Fluke, The Adventures of Huck Finn, Sleepwalkers, Happy Texas, Enemy at the Gate and Star Trek Nemesis. His independent film credits include The Last Supper, and the Oscar®-winning short, Two Soldiers.
Perlman's three-year run on the critically acclaimed television series Beauty and the Beast brought him 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, the Rob Nilsson adaptation of the Rod Serling classic A Town Has Turned to Dust and The Magnificent Seven.
His most recent film and television credits include Stephen King's mini-series Desperation; Larry Fessenden's critically acclaimed indie, The Last Winter; The Mutant Chronicles, opposite Thomas Jane and John Malkovich; I Sell the Dead, opposite Dominic Monaghan; Outlander, opposite Jim Caviezel and John Hurt; Dark Country, which marked Thomas Jane's directorial debut; and Bunraku opposite Demi Moore, Josh Harnett and Woody Harrelson. He will next be seen opposite Nicolas Cage in Dominic Sena's Season of the Witch.