James Francis Ginty
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December 4, 1980
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
James Francis Lawrence Ginty (born December 4, 1980) is an American actor. He was discovered by director Kathryn Bigelow while at the Juilliard School in New York City, and was cast in her film K-19: The Widowmaker alongside Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson. He has worked extensively in film, theatre and television and is probably best known for playing multiple roles in Disney's 2009 sci-fi action picture Surrogates.
Early Life and Education
Born in Los Angeles, Ginty is the son of actress Francine Tacker and actor/director Robert Ginty, who met as series regulars on the late 1970s television series The Paper Chase. Ginty attended Valley Forge Military Academy and the Interlochen Arts Academy. Ginty subsequently continued his acting education at the Juilliard School in New York City as a member of the Drama Division's Group 32, which also included Jessica Chastain, Jess Weixler and Michael Urie. Ginty also has a degree in History from UCLA.
Ginty left Juilliard to play the part of Anatoly Starkov in K-19: The Widowmaker. In 2009 he starred in Touchstone Pictures' Surrogates alongside Bruce Willis and Rosamund Pike and directed by Jonathan Mostow. Ginty played two roles in the film, that of Dr. Lionel Canter as well as the surrogate of his son, Jared. The film grossed over $120 million at the worldwide box office.
Ginty's regional theatre credits include playing Romeo in the Seattle Repertory Theatre's production of Romeo and Juliet, Bertram in The Folger Shakespeare Theatre's production of All's Well That Ends Well, and Jacob Milne in Tom Stoppard's Night and Day at Philadelphia's Wilma Theatre.
Ginty previously taught theater class at Fordham University Rose Hill campus in the Bronx, NY since 2013.
Ginty currently teaches History at Miss Porter's School, an all-girls boarding school in Farmington, CT.
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