Separated at Birth: Ron Perlman & Tom Waits

Here’s a fun one that dawned on me yesterday after two meetings.
In the first my co-worker couldn’t come up with Ron Perlman’s name.
In the second I ended up singing Tom Waits’ “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up”

The tale of the tape (now with extra pictures!):

 Ron PerlmanTom Waits
 
Ron Perlman
Ron Perlman
Tom Waits
Tom Waits
 
Ron Perlman
Ron Perlman
Tom Waits
Tom Waits
Date of BirthApril 13, 1950December 7, 1949
HairWavyCurly
Facial HairMustacheSoul Patch
VoiceGravellyGrowl
SmokesCigarsCigarettes
HeadgearMovie makeup/prostheticsHats
Romeo Is BleedingFilmSong

I don’t think they’re dead-on ringers or anything, but their voices and personalities seem awfully close.

Minor connections/coincidences: As noted above Perlman was in the movie Romeo Is Bleeding (starring Gary Oldman) which took its name from a Waits song. Oldman and Waits appeared in Dracula one year prior to the release of the film version of Romeo Is Bleeding.

Maybe I should have included Oldman as well. He looks a bit like Waits.

Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman

Thoughts?

Previous incarnations of Separated at Birth:

Jeri Ryan & Cynthia Watros
Peter Lorre & Evan Handler
Lauren Ambrose & Hillary Tuck
Chuck Liddell & Sloth Fratelli (John Matuszak)
Dave Foley and Vicent Kartheiser
Javier Bardem & Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Maria Bello and Mary McCormack
Gerard Butler and Clive Owen
Christopher Meloni and Elias Koteas
Lisa Rinna and Nicholson’s Joker
Janine & Mariska

4 thoughts on “Separated at Birth: Ron Perlman & Tom Waits

  1. Phronsie says:

    no, but I think Tom Waits looks a little like Hugh Laurie. MUCH more than he looks like Perlman. Perlman is distinctive for a pronounced jaw.

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