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 Perlman Tom Waits
Ron Perlman
Ron Perlman
Tom Waits
Tom Waits
Ron Perlman
Ron Perlman
Tom Waits
Tom Waits
Date of Birth April 13, 1950 December 7, 1949
Hair Wavy Curly
Facial Hair Mustache Soul Patch
Voice Gravelly Growl
Smokes Cigars Cigarettes
Headgear Movie makeup/prosthetics Hats
Romeo Is Bleeding Film Song

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


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

5 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.

  2. HowDareThey says:

    definitely Hugh Laurie. I’ve seen others who look more like Perlman, can’t think of them off the top of my head, but his pronounced jaw prevents him from looking like anyone who does not have a strong jaw.

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