Ezra Buzzington

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Ezra Buzzington
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Ezra Buzzington, 2008
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Film, television actor

Ezra Buzzington (born Jonathan Harris) is an American character actor for film and TV.

Life and career[edit]

Film career[edit]

With over 50 film credits (and dozens of television appearances), Ezra Buzzington has been referred to as "the Dennis Hopper of underground cinema". He's played characters ranging from "Weird Al the Waiter" in Ghost World to "Goggle" (a mutant) in The Hills Have Eyes and Tudley in the Crime thriller film The Chair.[1] He appeared in the Academy Award-winning Best Picture "The Artist" and has recurred on FX's "Justified" as Harvey Jones, County Clerk of Harlan County. He plays Oswald Eisengrim opposite John Malkovich as Blackbeard in NBC's network series Crossbones. He's worked with directors David Fincher (twice), Alexandre Aja (twice), Terry Zwigoff (twice), Rob Zombie (twice), Christopher Nolan, Paul Thomas Anderson, George Clooney, Clint Eastwood and the Farrelly Brothers (also twice). He's known as a chameleonic risk-taker who embraces a role without regard to the character's politically incorrect characteristics. "It's always about the script and the director." He has said. "I'll play roles other people shy away from because I believe these underbelly characters really need a voice."

Known in professional theatrical circles as the "Father of the Fringe" movement in the United States, he is the Founder of the Seattle Fringe Festival, Co-Founder of the New York International Fringe Festival with John Clancy and Aaron Beall and Advisor for the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Los Angeles, California.[2] He was born and raised in Muncie, Indiana.



  1. ^ The Chair
  2. ^ Piazza, Judyth (5 Feb 2010). "Judyth Piazza chats with Ezra Buzzington, Actor, The Hills Have Eyes". theSOP.org. The Student Operated Press. Retrieved 18 Nov 2012. 

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