6. Ron Perlman has been around for decades, mostly doing low-rent genre television and a ton of voice work in television cartoons and movies. Most of us of a certain age probably first remember him from the television series, Beauty and the Beast, opposite Linda Hamilton. I was young enough that images from that show still feel a little traumatizing.
7. It was the friendship Perlman developed with Guillermo del Toro in Cronos that would later land him the role that most of us knew him for before Sons of Anarchy: Hellboy. The studio wanted a more bankable star (specifically, Vin Diesel), but del Toro insisted on Perlman.
8. See that woman on the left, standing next to Jeffrey Tambor in Hellboy? That’s Perlman’s daughter, Blake, with his wife of 32 years, Opal.
9. Most people know that Katey Sagal is married to Sons of Anarchy showrunner, Kurt Sutter, but back when Sagal was 18 and a struggling waitress, she used to bang Gene Simmons, from KISS.
10. In fact, dating Gene Simmons led Sagal to her first career, as a backup singer to the likes of Bette Midler, Boy Dylan, and Oliva Newton John. Here she was back in the day: