NYCC: Ron Perlman on His Own Personal Book of Life


On Day 2 of the New York Comic Con, had a chance to sit down for an interview with a veteran actor who has come into his own in recent years with appearances in many popular films and television shows.

Most people probably know Ron Perlman as Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy from two popular movies, but others will know him from six seasons playing “Clay” Morrow on FX’s popular “Sons of Anarchy” series. Others will remember him from the hit TV series “Beauty and the Beast” or may even his starring role in Jeunet’s City of Lost Children.

At the age of 64, the New York-born Perlman may seem a little young to be writing his memoir but he has indeed written one called “Easy Street (The Hard Way)” which has been out for a few weeks and he was brought to this year’s New York Comic Con to be honored with a special Spotlight panel to meet his adoring fans.

While he was mainly there to push his memoir, it just so happens that he’s also provided his voice for the role of Xibalba in Jorge Gutierez’s animated family film, coincidentally titled The Book of Life. It was produced by Perlman’s long-time friend and collaborator Guillermo del Toro as well.

Just last week, it was announced that Amazon has bought a full season of “Hand of God” in which Perlman plays a judge seeking vengeance, which should also keep him busy now that “Sons of Anarchy” has finished. He also expects to return as Hannibal Chau in Guillermo del Toro’s sequel to his popular Pacific Rim, although he will have to figure that into his schedule for 2015. spoke with Perlman about all these things as well as some of his career hallmarks (like his first film Quest for Fire) in the video interview below.

The Book of Life opens theatrically on Friday, October 17, and Ron Perlman’s book “Easy Street (The Hard Way)” is now available at Amazon (where you can also watch the pilot of “Hand of God”) and other fine book retailers.

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