James Finley Ransone III|
June 2, 1979
James Finley Ransone III (born June 2, 1979) is an American actor. He is best known for his acting roles as Ziggy Sobotka in the second season of HBO's The Wire, as U.S. Marine Corporal Josh Ray Person in the Iraq War-based mini-series Generation Kill, and Tate from Ken Park most notably for his infamous and somewhat controversial scene depicting autoerotic asphyxiation.
Life and career
Ransone was raised in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Joyce (Peterson) and James Finley Ransone II. A former musician, at the age of twenty-seven Ransone had developed a heroin habit and a debt of $30,000, but radically altered his lifestyle in moving to Namibia for eight months, undergoing immersion into his role as Person in Generation Kill. He appears in a small recurring role in the HBO series Treme. In 2011, Ransone and Michael Zegen were cast in recurring roles in the HBO comedy series How to Make It in America. Ransone appeared in the show's pilot episode and a further six episodes after that.
In 2006, Ransone saved his neighbor from being raped, by answering her cries for help, and fighting off her assailant. He was interviewed in the film Freakonomics as a bystander regarding the issue of ethnicity and names. In June 2014, it was announced that Ransone had joined the cast of Ti West 's Western drama film In a Valley of Violence.
|American Astronaut, TheThe American Astronaut||2001||Bodysuit|
|Dirty Shame, AA Dirty Shame||2004||Dingy Dave|
|Downtown: A Street Tale||Billy|
|The Good Humor Man||2005||Junebug|
|Puccini for Beginners||Lone Guy at Bistro|
|Prom Night||2008||Detective Nash|
|Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll, TheThe Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll||2009||Chip Genson|
|Next Three Days, TheThe Next Three Days||2010||Harv|
|Son of No One||Thomas Prudenti|
|Starlet||Mikey||Robert Altman Award for Best Ensemble Cast|
|Red Hook Summer||Kevin|
|Broken City||2013||Todd Lancaster|
|Empire State||Agent Nugent|
|Oldboy||Dr. Tom Melby|
|In a Valley of Violence||Gilly||Post-production|
|Law & Order||2001||Mark Dale||Episode: "Deep Vote"|
|Third Watch||2002||Frankie||2 episodes|
|Ed||Gary Morton||Episode: "Power of the Person"|
|Wire, TheThe Wire||2003||Ziggy Sobotka||12 episodes|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||2005||Zack Coppola||Episode: "Iced"|
|Love Monkey||2006||Glenn||Episode: "The Window"|
|Law & Order||Michael Wayland||Episode: "Fame"|
|Generation Kill||2008||Corporal Josh Ray Person||7 episodes|
|How to Make It in America||2010||Tim||7 episodes|
|Burn Notice||Dennis Barfield||Episode: "Eyes Open"|
|Hawaii Five-0||2011||Johnny D. / Perry Hutchinson||Episode: "Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio"|
|Low Winter Sun||2013||Damon Callis||Main cast; 10 episodes|
- Hooley, Danny (August 1, 2008). "TV Eye: Actor James Ransone on 'Generation Kill'". newsobserver.com.
- Robinson, John (September 26, 2009). "Killing yourself to live". The Guardian (London).
- "Review: ‘Ken Park’". Variety.
- Ransone, James (August 1, 2008). "James Ransone". Malibu Magazine.
- "James Ransone Joins Blumhouse Western ‘In A Valley Of Violence’". Deadline. June 3, 2014.
- "Starlet (2012)". IMBD. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
- DeFore, John (March 17, 2012). "Starlet: SXSW Review". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
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