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Name: Ronald Francis Perlman                                                         
Born: 13 April 1950 New York City, New York                                           
Ronald Francis Perlman (born April 13, 1950) is an American television, film and     
voice over actor.                                                                     
Perlman made his acting debut in Jean-Jacques Annaud's film Quest for Fire (1981).   
His breakthrough role came when he played Vincent in the TV series Beauty and         
the Beast, opposite Linda Hamilton from 1987 to 1989. This earned him a Golden       
Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series in 1989 and a           
large fanbase. He then played supporting roles in many films and television           
series throughout the 1980s and 1990s as well as the early 2000s. His most           
notable film appearances were in films such as The Name of the Rose (1986),           
Romeo is Bleeding (1993), The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993), The Island of Dr.       
Moreau (1996), Alien: Resurrection (1997), Enemy at the Gates (2001) and Blade       
II (2002). His appearances in television series include Highlander: The Series,       
The Outer Limits and The Magnificent Seven.                                           
He is known for playing roles which require make-up, some to the point where his     
entire body is covered, such as Hellboy and The Beast. He even gave his Beauty       
and The Beast costar Armin Shimerman advice when the latter was going to be in       
full-facial prosthetics for Star Trek. His first leading film role was in 1995,       
when he played the gargantuan oaf "One" in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's The City of Lost     
He finally got another leading film role in 2004 when he played the title role       
in the comic-book adaptation Hellboy. The director Guillermo del Toro, who           
worked with him previously on Cronos and Blade II, had to fight to secure the         
role, as the studio wanted someone more well-known such as Vin Diesel. Perlman       
is reprising his role as Hellboy in Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, which is to be       
released on July 11th, 2008. He also might play the role of the character "Larson"   
for Guillermo del Toro's film adaptation of the H. P. Lovecraft story At The         
Mountains of Madness.                                                                 
Perlman took part in an award-winning commercial for Stella Artois beer. This         
commercial, which was called "Devil's Island", won a Gold Award at the British       
Advertising Awards.                                                                   
As well as onscreen acting, Perlman has lent his voice to numerous video games       
and animated series. These include Vice Principal Lancer in Danny Phantom and         
various characters in DC Comics based series such as Slade in the Teen Titans,       
Clayface in Batman: The Animated Series, Jax-Ur in Superman: The Animated Series,     
Orion in Justice League animated series, Killer Croc, Rumor, and at one point         
even Bane in The Batman. His video game credits include Lord Hood, Fleet Admiral     
in command of Earth's space defenses against the Covenant in the games Halo 2         
and Halo 3, Jagger Valance in The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay,     
Justice League Heroes as Batman, and most recently, Hellboy: Blood and Iron. He       
is well-known by Fallout fans for narrating the introductory movies in the           
series, including uttering the famous phrase "War. War never changes". He voices     
Slade in the 2008 Turok game.                                                         
Perlman is soon to be the voice of Conan the Barbarian in the upcoming animated       
film of Robert E. Howard's Red Nails. He provides the voice to the same               
character in the video game Conan.