Ron Perlman was born on 13 April 1950, in Washington Heights, New York City USA, to parents of Hungarian- and Polish-Jewish descent. He is an actor, well known from being a part of such television shows and movies as “Beauty and the Beast”, “Sons of Anarchy”, “Hellboy”, “Pacific Rim” among many others. In addition to this, Ron has voiced many characters of different video games and animated movies. During his career, Ron has been nominated for and won such awards as Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy , Golden Apple, MTV Movie and Scream Awards and others.
So how rich is Ron Perlman? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that Ron’s net worth is over $20 million, as of late 2017, accumulated during a career which began in the early 1970s. Perlman continues his career, so there is a high chance that his net worth will continue to grow.
Ron Perlman Net Worth $20 Million
Ron studied at George Washington High School, and continued his studies at Lehman College. Later Perlam also studied at the University of Minnesota, from where he graduated in 1973 with a masters degree in theater arts. Ron’s career as an actor began on the Broadway stage in the mid-’70s, in plays which included “Measure for Measure”, “A Country Scandal” and “The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria”, which were the basis of his net worth.
Perlman’s movie career began in 1981, when he appeared in “Quest for Fire”. Later he appeared in other shows and television movies until he got one of his most famous roles, in 55 episodes of the television show called “Beauty and the Beast” in the late ’80s, working with Linda Hamilton, Roy Dotrice, Ren Woods, Jo Anderson and others, which brought him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, and considerably helped Ron to gain acclaim and popularity in the industry. What is more, this show was one of the main sources of Ron Perlman’s net worth.
When “Beauty and the Beast” ended Ron received more and more invitations to act in movies, and on TV often as a guest star. A few of his most famous films are “Romeo is Bleeding”, “The Last Supper”, “Enemy at the Gates”, and “Blade II”. In 2004 Ron performed another famous role in the movie called “Hellboy”, which with its sequel, “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” added a lot to Perlman’s net worth. Other movies and television shows that Ron has been a part of include, “Police Academy: Mission to Moscow”, “The Last Winter”, “13 Sins”, “The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption”, “Green Lantern: The Animated Series”, “Kim Possible”, “Hand of God” and many others. Ron’s impressive CV includes parts in well over 100 films, and involvement in almost 90 TV productions, as well as his early stage appearances.
As mentioned, Ron has been a part of different video games too, including “Halo 3”, “Conan”, “Teen Titans”, “Fallout: New Vegas”, “The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay” and many others. These of course have added steadily to Ron Perlman’s net worth too – clearly he is still in constant demand because of his versatile talents
Speaking of his personal life, Ron has been married to Opal Stone since 1981, and they have 2 children.
In November 2016, Perlman’s Facebook account included a suggestion that he would run for president of the US in 2020 – apparently one of the essential criteria is an ability to act!
Has acted on stage for seven years, including a stage version of "A Few Good Men" (in the role later made famous by Jack Nicholson) before making his film debut in Quest for Fire (1981).
In 2012, Perlman once again endured the 4-hour makeup routine required to transform him into Hellboy -- not for a sequel or other acting job but to fulfill the Make-A-Wish request of a six-year-old boy named Zachary who has leukemia. Creature effects house Spectral Motion applied Perlman's Hellboy makeup (and later also made up Zachary as Hellboy as well), and then Zachary got to spend the day hanging out with "Hellboy".
Started his own film production company called "Wing and a Prayer" (2010).
He was going to play the part of Beorn in The Hobbit films when Guillermo del Toro was at the helm, but as pre-production was prolonged again and again, del Toro left and so did Perlman.
Wrote a script some years ago entitled "Wooden Lake" which he was also going to direct but, as of 2011, that has not gone into production.
Was considered for the role of Uncle Dave in the action comedy Postal (2007), which went to Dave Foley.
Said in his audio commentary for The City of Lost Children (1995), that of all the things his characters have done in films, his most hated action was when his character, One, attacked Miette under the influence of the evil Octopus Sisters' drug.
Voiced the mutant villain Clayface on Batman: The Animated Series (1992), a character who, ironically, was a disfigured actor, then voiced the villain Slade on Teen Titans (2003), and also did the voice of the Hulk/Bruce Banner twice on two separate series, one for a guest spot on Fantastic Four (1994) and one for a guest spot on Iron Man (1994), in addition to providing the voice of Orion for Justice League (2001). He then played the comic book character Hellboy in Hellboy (2004). He went on to portray Batman in Justice League Heroes (2006).
Was friends with Sammy Davis Jr.. They met at the Golden Globe Awards in the late 1980s, apparently Davis was a huge fan of Beauty and the Beast (1987) and had seen every single episode.
To prepare for his role in Hellboy (2004) he read all the Hellboy comics and worked out three hours a day, five to seven days a week. He also worked out while shooting. Every day, he had off from filming he would work out.
Broke a rib while filming the subway scenes in Hellboy (2004). He jumped onto a train that was coming towards him.
Is a huge fan of the New York Yankees.
His favorite movie is the comedy-drama film Nobody's Fool (1994).
Does not speak French and was the only American on set of the French film The City of Lost Children (1995). Regardless, he learned all of his lines and delivered them flawlessly.
Upon meeting to discuss Hellboy (2004), creator Mike Mignola and director Guillermo del Toro decided to reveal to each other their choice for the lead role. They both said at the same time Ron Perlman. Revolutions studio wanted a bigger name like Vin Diesel to play the title role, but del Toro fought for Perlman to get the role and he did in the end.
His wife, Opal Perlman, was a fashion designer but currently works as a jewelry designer.
Attended Lehman College in New York City where he received his Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts for Theatre.
Took Graduate training in acting at the University of Minnesota from fall 1971 to spring 1973. On July 20, 1973, he graduated with his then new degree of Master of Fine Arts.
Attended and graduated from George Washington High School in New York City.
He is left-handed but was forced to use his right as a child, therefore he is relatively comfortable using his right hand.
Has two children with his wife Opal Perlman: Blake Perlman (born January 7, 1984) and Brandon Avery Perlman (born March 29, 1990).
[on In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)] I'm doing weapons training for this piece of shit, then I go to Romania to shoot another piece of shit, then come back to shoot my part in this piece of shit...[sighs]...What can I say? My wife loves shoes.
I come from a dad who I adored, upon whose thought and word I hung. He was agnostic and maybe even an atheist. He had that kind of an active dysfunction with that kind of spiritual stuff. Strangely enough, it was him dying that kind of turned me onto this universe that was made up of things that weren't explainable - that ultimately I assigned to this all-present, all-powerful being who sees all, knows all, and who, really, actually, does have a plan.
[on his love for the Turner Classic Movies channel] My antidote to a cold, hard, really cruel world is to go back and watch old black and white movies and go, "Oh, Oh... Oh, Humphrey! Oh, Cary! Oh, Burt!". That's it, man. I mean, you know it's just another time and place. It seems like there was a little order to the universe back then.
[on his childhood days] I was not dealt the best physical hand in the world. My nose didn't fit my mouth. My forehead didn't fit my cheeks. And those are traditionally the years when a boy is judged primarily on his looks. So consequently, I suffered from very low self-esteem. In a sense, I had a beast inside me. That beast was fear and insecurity.
I don't think anything is ever going to replace the human heart and what that generates in terms of performance.
I think there are a lot of technocrats in the business who would much rather work with just wheels and gears and machinery. Those things interest them more than humanity and I wish them the best of luck.
I will not do a role that I don't think I can do, that I'm not interested in, where there's no humanity, that doesn't have any kind of handle for me at all because I know I'll just stink the joint up.
I just think that there are those people that their resolve is strengthened by what it is that's keeping them down, and there are some people that will buckle under it. You never know which one is which until you get into the eighth or ninth round of the fight.
[on acting] It's nice to get paid for therapy rather than having to pay $240 an hour for it.
I lost 90 pounds and my blood pressure went down to a normal level and the salt in my urine disappeared. And that was when I had to make the transition from fat character actor to thin character actor.
[When asked if he is afraid to be typecast as a tough guy after Alien: Resurrection (1997)] I don't bear any label. I perform very extreme characters, but at the same time men with an enormous goodness. Take for example the Hercules from The City of Lost Children (1995), One, he is a child in an adult body; One is pure, simple and innocent. My character in Beauty and the Beast (1987) had an enormous generosity, far from this world; the Beast was too good to be real. It's true that I hardly play ordinary people due to my appearance, anyway I am not a captive of any register, I don't systematically play tough and not very bright people. I congratulate myself for my varied filmography and for being able to do all roles.
 People are doing sitcoms on stage rather than theater. You go to the theater, and it's as if you were watching a sitcom at 8:30 on Channel 4.
I'd be dead without my sense of humor. I can't imagine processing the shit we are slogging our way through in life without it. In a twenty-four-hour space, you get an acute sense of how all of this injustice and out-rage is absurd. There are things that are truly serious, like when one loses his health or gets into a life-threatening accident. But the rest of it... If you can't laugh your way through life, then you are fucked. Humor was the first form of armor I ever wore to counteract my self-image. The first girl I ever asked out on a date laughed at me, because she thought I was kidding. While I didn't cry on the surface, inside I was weeping. But outwardly I made a joke out of the situation. So humor has always been my shield against the slings and arrows. I turn them into something satiric.
[on Guillermo del Toro] It seems as though we are like brothers. After knowing the guy for five minutes, it was one of these instances, where you felt, that you've known him for twenty-five years. This instantaneous friendship and recognition. Very, very similar way of viewing the world. And then we found, that working with each other, there was a real simpatico. And I think you could even say, that we are alter egos for one another. Like if he was an actor, he would be me and if I was a filmmaker, I would be him. We seem to be trying to make the same statement in the world.
[When asked what his idea of Hell is] Working at a job that you hate. Having a career and a life that you have no passion for. That's hell.
[on being a director] I don't like working with me. I would punch myself in the mouth if I had to take my direction.
I've done millions of mediocre movies. I've done way more than my fair share. You do what you gotta do. This is not heart surgery. I'm not curing cancer. I'm just trying to put my kids through school.
I've always felt there were aspects of me that were monstrous, and you can either hide from it or confront it, embrace it and understand that those are aspects that make you unique and define you and motivate you. You can either overwhelm or overcompensate for them -- but they truly define you as a human being... So that life became a question of either dealing with this monstrousness in one way or another... One finds a way to understand and make friends with that monster and understand that that's the very thing that makes you who you are. That's your emotional and spiritual fingerprint.