Ron Perlman

Ron Perlman! We talk standouts from this week’s Democratic debates (04:53), the state of independent film (11:49), finding a love for acting at 19 (26:45), the impact his father’s death had on him (28:02), how he managed ego as success arrived (32:52), coming to terms with his body (41:44), the (potentially exciting) future of “Hellboy” (47:36), and what he hopes his legacy will look like (52:50).


  • Trailer for Asher, produced by and starring Ron.
  • Hellboy (2004) is available on Netflix and Amazon Prime.
  • Sons of Anarchy, in which Ron stars along with Charlie Hunnam and Katey Sagal, is available to stream on Hulu.
  • Ron’s autobiography, Easy Street (the Hard Way): A Memoir, was published in 2014.
  • Follow Ron’s words on Twitter.

Illustrations by Krishna Shenoi. Music by Dylan Peck and Jinsang. This episode of Talk Easy was taped at York Recording in Los Angeles, California. Special thanks to engineer Tim Moore.

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