Ron Perlman is an American television, film and voice actor. He is best known for his roles as Vincent in the television series Beauty and the Beast (for which he won a Golden Globe) as the comic book character Hellboy in both 2004’s Hellboy and its 2008 sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army and as Clarence “Clay” Morrow in television series Sons of Anarchy. Perlman is a frequent collaborator of Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro, having roles in his films Cronos, Blade II and Pacific Rim. He is also known for his voice-over work as the narrator of the post-apocalyptic game series Fallout, Clayface in Batman: The Animated Series, Slade in the animated series Teen Titans, The Stabbington Brothers in Disney’s animated film Tangled and as the narrator of the television series 1000 Ways to Die.
His breakthrough role came when he played Vincent in the TV series Beauty and the Beast, opposite Linda Hamilton from 1987 to 1990. This earned him a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series in 1989. His most notable film appearances were in films such as The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), Alien Resurrection (1997), Enemy at the Gates (2001), Blade II and Star Trek Nemesis (both 2002). His appearances in television series include Highlander: The Series, The Outer Limits and The Magnificent Seven.
Perlman also has a successful career as a voice actor in addition to his onscreen acting, having portrayed characters in numerous video games and animated series. These include roles as various characters in DC Comics-based series such as the villainous Slade, a version of DC character Deathstroke the Terminator, in the Teen Titans animated series, Clayface in Batman: The Animated Series, Jax-Ur in Superman: The Animated Series, Orion in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, Killer Croc, Rumor, Bane in The Batman, Doctor Double X in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Sinestro in Green Lantern: The Animated Series. He also voiced Sozin in Avatar: The Last Airbender and Casper High teacher Mr. Lancer in Danny Phantom.
His video game credits include Fleet Admiral Lord Terrence Hood in the games Halo 2 and Halo 3 and Jagger Valance in The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. He is well known by Fallout fans for narrating the introductory movies in the series, including uttering the famous phrase “War. War never changes.”