Know Your “That Guy”: Ron Perlman

Ron Perlman

Born: April 13, 1950

Number of Roles: 180

Best Known for Playing: Hellboy, sidekicks in B-level historical action movies

First Appearance: Dr. Bernie Marx on Ryan’s Hope (1979)

Most Recent Appearance: The Lich on Adventure Time (2011)

Notable Roles

  • Hellboy in Hellboy and Hellboy: The Golden Army
  • Narrator of 1000 Ways to Die
  • Felson in Season of the Witch
  • Narrator of Fallout series
  • Brother Samuel in Mutant Chronicles
  • Gunnar in Outlander
  • Killer Croc on The Batman
  • Justice in Afro Samurai
  • Norick in In the Name of the King
  • Dwayne Burcell in Masters of Horror “Pro Life”
  • Reinhardt in Blade II
  • Johner in Alien: Resurrection
  • Clayface on Batman: The Animated Series
  • Vincent on Beauty and the Beast

Fun Facts

  • Mike Mignola and Guillermo Del Toro decided to reveal to each other who they thought would be the best Hellboy in one of their first meetings and at the same time, they both said “Ron Perlman”.
  • Favorite movie is “Nobody’s Fool”
  • Broke a rib during the subway scene in Hellboy
  • Was friends with Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Frequently works with Keith David
  • Frequently takes on jobs that requires extensive prosthetics and makeup



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