THE BOOK OF LIFE
RON PERLMAN (Xibalba), an award-winning actor, has moved seamlessly between the
worlds of film, television, and theater for four decades. Having received his
Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Minnesota, he returned to his
native New York City to begin his professional career. Perlman's early years as
an actor kept him exclusively in the theater, delving into the works of Beckett,
Pinter, Ibsen, Marlow Chekhov and Shakespeare.
His film career began in the early eighties with his first of three
collaborations with Jean-Jacques Annaud, Quest For Fire, for which Perlman was
nominated for a Genie Award, Canada's equivalent to the Oscar. He went on to
make two more films with Annaud, Umberto Eco's The Name Of The Rose with Sean
Connery and Enemy At The Gates, with Jude Law and Rachael Weisz.
The last half of the eighties found Perlman in primetime on CBS in the
critically acclaimed Beauty And The Beast opposite Linda Hamilton, for which he
won a Golden Globe, two Emmy nominations, and three Viewers For Quality
The nineties marked the beginning of what would become signature collaboration
with the brilliant Guillermo del Toro. Their first film together, Cronos, won
the Critics Award at Cannes. They next did Blade II, which established del
Toro's box office bona fides and allow him to launch the Hellboy franchise,
which found Ron in the title role. Ron and Guillermo continue their
collaboration to this day, most recently with Pacific Rim.
Now that Ron's historic six year run playing the explosive Clay Morrow in FX's
Sons Of Anarchy has come to a close, he is set to produce and star in the new
Amazon one-hour series, Hand Of God, written by Ben Watkins and directed by Marc
Forster. He is also poised to begin work on a ten picture slate that he will
produce for his own production company, Wing And A Prayer Pictures, which will
augment the 45 independent films in which he has already appeared. The first of
these films Wooden Lake, which Ron will direct, will go into production this
Since wrapping on Hand of God, Ron signed on to shoot three movies back to back:
Skin Trade opposite Dolph Lundgren, Peter Weller and Michael Jai White;
Moonwalkers, where he will star opposite Rupert Grint; and the feature
Stonewall, which is being produced by Carsten Lorenz with Roland Emmerich
directing and producing.
Ron penned a memoir, Easy Street (The Hard Way) in collaboration with Michael
Largo for DaCapo Press, released September 2014.
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