Ronald Perlman was born on April 13,
1950 and grew up in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, New
York, and attended George Washington High School. His first theatrical
performance during this time was “Thieves’ Carnival,”
in which he played the lead role. He also acted in works by Arthur
Miller and Rogers and Hammerstein.
After graduating from Lehman
College in New York City in 1971 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in
Theatre, Ron went on to study at the University of Minnesota from the
fall of 1971 to the spring of 1973. He is quoted as saying
that he chose this particular university so that he would be based near
the famous Guthrie Theatre. He graduated on July 20, 1973,
with a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre.
his time in Minnesota
performed in many productions including “The
Two Gentlemen of Verona”
by William Shakespeare in which he played the lead role of
Valentine. He later reprised this role in his professional
career under the direction of David Feldshuh.
married fashion designer, Opal Stone, on February 14, 1981, and the
couple have a daughter, Blake Amanda, born January 7, 1984, and a son,
Brandon Avery, born March 29, 1990. They now live in Los
Angeles, California, but also keep a home in New York City.
Perlman won a Golden Apple Award for Male Discovery of the Year (1988),
a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic TV series (1989), and
two Best Actor Awards from Viewers for Quality Television (1988
He received two Emmy nominations for Best Actor in a Drama series (1988
& 1989), a nomination for Best Dramatic Actor at the Saturn
Awards (1989), and a nomination for Favourite New Performer in a new
television show from People's Choice Awards (1988). These were all for
his role as Vincent in the TV series "Beauty and
the Beast" (1987- 1990).
For a full list
of Ron's Awards and Nominations visit the Awards Menu HERE