Ron Perlman is an actor who began his career in 1975 and is known for both his television and film work. He has had multiple leading roles, and he is a well-respected actor in the industry. His successful career means that Perlman has become a wealthy man, and it is estimated that his net worth is $15 million. Here is an overview of how Ron Perlman accrued his wealth.
Perlman’s Early Life
Ron Perlman was born in Manhattan on April 13, 1950, to Jewish parents. Although he had a good childhood, Perlman was overweight and lacked confidence, which he has since said has helped him to play some of his characters. While studying at Lehman College, Perlman took part in a production of ‘Guys and Dolls.’ After his father saw his performance, he encouraged Perlman to pursue an acting career. Perlman went on to study at the University of Minnesota, and he graduated in 1973 with a master’s degree in theater arts.
His Career in Film and Television
Perlman began his career in 1975 and spent the first six years predominantly acting in stage productions, although he did appear in two episodes of ‘Ryan’s Hope’ in 1979. He did not get his feature film debut until 1981 when he played Amoukar in ‘Quest for Fire.’ Over the next five years, Perlman only had small roles in television and played the minor role of Zeno in the 1984 film ‘The Ice Pirates.’ By 1986, he was considering giving up acting, but then he landed the role of Salvatore in ‘The Name of the Rose.’ Perlman’s luck improved further when he landed the role of Vincent in the television series ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ which he played from 1987 to 1990. In 1989, Ron Perlman won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series for his portrayal of Vincent.
During the first half of the 1990s, Perlman had multiple roles in television movies and feature films. His feature films at this time included ‘Sleepwalkers,’ ‘Cronos,’ ‘Romeo is Bleeding,’ ‘When the Bough Breaks,’ ‘The Adventures of Huck Finn,’ ‘Double Exposure,’ ‘Police Academy: Mission to Moscow,’ ‘Sensation,’ ‘The City of Lost Children,’ ‘Fluke,’ and ‘The Last Supper.’ Perlman’s success continued into the second half of the 90s in both television and film. In television, he had roles in many television films, and his most notable role in a television series was playing Josiah Sanchez in ‘The Magnificent Seven’ from 1998 to 2000. His films in the latter half of the 1990s included ‘Prince Valiant,’ ‘Tinseltown,’ ‘Alien Resurrection,’ ‘The Protector,’ ‘I Woke Up Early the Day I Died,’ ‘Frogs for Snakes,’ ‘Betty,’ and ‘Happy, Texas.’
His Career Since 2000
While many actors find that work starts to dry up after they turn 50, the reverse was true for Ron Perlman. Both his television and film career went from strength to strength between 2000 and now. Since 2000, Perlman has appeared in multiple television films and television series. One of his most notable television roles was playing Clay Morrow in ‘Sons of Anarchy’ between 2008 and 2013. From 2014 to 2017, Perlman played Judge Pernell Harris in ‘Hand of God,’ and he was also the executive producer of the series. He then played Wes Chandler in ‘StartUp’ between 2017 and 2018.
Perlman was in 20 movies between 2000 and 2005, including playing the titular role in the 2004 film ‘Hellboy’, which is one of the roles for which he is best known. He reprised this role in 2008 in ‘Hellboy II: The Golden Army.’ He was also in a further 16 movies between 2006 and 2010. Some of Perlman’s films since 2011 include ‘Conan and the Barbarian,’ ‘Drive,’ ‘Pacific Rim,’ ’13 Sins,’ ‘Poker Night,’ ‘All I See Is You,’ ‘The Great War,’ and ‘Clover.’ Perlman’s most recent roles were in the 2021 films ‘Don’t Look Up’ and ‘Nightmare Alley,’ both of which are in post-production. He also appeared as himself in the 2021 documentary film ‘Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster.’ In addition to acting in films, Ron Perlman has also been a producer or an executive producer of various films in which he has appeared in some and not in others. These include ‘Bone in the Throat,’ ‘All Nighter,’ ‘Sergio and Sergei,’ ‘Pottersville,’ ‘To Dust,’ ‘The Escape of Prisoner 614,’ ‘Asher,’ ‘Run with the Hunted,’ and ‘The Big Ugly.’
Ron Perlman’s Voice-Over Work
Throughout his acting career, Perlman has provided voices in various capacities. His voice-over work has included television commercials, video games, and animations. A selection of the animations for which Perlman has provided voices are ‘Hey Arnold,’ ‘Danny Phantom,’ ‘Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm,’ ‘Adventure Time,’ and various superheroes animations. Perlman was also the narrator for the anthology television series ‘1000 Ways to Die.’ Some of the video games for which Perlman has provided a voice are ‘The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay,’ ‘Fallout,’ ‘Halo,’ ‘Halo 2,’ ‘Turok,’ ‘Payday 2,’ ‘Gun,’ ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III,’ ‘Conan,’ and ‘Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.’
Ron Perlman’s Net Worth
After working in the entertainment industry for six decades, Ron Perlman is now a wealthy man. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ron Perlman’s net worth is $15 million. He has made most of his money from his film and television appearances. However, he has also made money from voice-over work and from working as a film producer.
His Family Life
Ron Perlman married a jewelry designer called Opal Stone in 1981, although they separated in 2019 and have since divorced. During their marriage, the couple had two children together. Their daughter, Blake Amanda Perlman, was born in 1984. In 1987, their son, Brandon Avery Perlman, was born. Brandon produces stage electronic music and uses the stage name Delroy Edwards.