Francis 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.
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 Ron
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"(1987-89).
a full list of Ron's Awards and Nominations click here