Date of Birth : Apr 13th 1950
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 Children.
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 expected to reprise 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, most notably as Slade in the Teen Titans animated series and Vice Principal Lancer in Danny Phantom. He has also voiced Clayface in Batman: The Animated Series, Jax-Ur in Superman: The Animated Series, Orion in Justice League animated series, and Killer Croc, Rumor, and at one point 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”.
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.