He also won two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe award for his performance as the ugly, cat-like Vincent in the popular television series Beauty and the Beast, co-starring Linda Hamilton. Despite the success of the film, Ron backed off from the film industry for a few years before returning in to film a low budget sci-fi comedy, The Ice Pirates , and to play the hunchbacked Salvatore in The Name of the Rose , starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater. After the show ended and both were parted from their on-screen personas, the rumors faded away as well. When not on set, Perlman spends time with his family, plays golf, pool, jazz and does a bit of standup comedy. Media was rife and given the popularity of the show in those times, it was very difficult to brush them off.