J. Livingston

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J. Livingston
OccupationFilm actor, screenwriter
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)Jacintha
Children2

J. Livingston, commonly credited by his mononym Livingston, is an Indian actor, comedian and screenwriter who usually plays in supporting and comedy roles in Tamil films.[1][2][3] He is credited as Ranjan in his earlier films such as Captain Prabhakaran (1991) and Sundara Purushan (1996) and is well known for playing the role of Natraj in the critically acclaimed Tamil movie Sollamale (1998), where he was paired with actress Kausalya.

Career[edit]

His first starring role was in Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran (1988). He started out playing villains and graduated to playing lead roles with Sundara Purushan (1996), Sollamale (1998), Viralukketha Veekkam (1999), En Purushan Kuzhandhai Maadhiri (2001) and Engalukkum Kaalam Varum (2001) are other films in which he has appeared in lead roles. He also wrote the screenplay for the movies Kanni Rasi (1985) and Kaakki Sattai (1985) along with G.M Kumar.[4]

Filmography[edit]

As film actor[edit]

1980–90s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1982 Darling, Darling, Darling Ooty railway station master Also assistant director
1984 Vidhi
1986 Aruvadai Naal
1988 Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran Ramkumar
1989 Vaai Kozhuppu Murali
Paattukku Oru Thalaivan
Pick Pocket
Nyaya Tharasu Nagappan
Naalai Manithan Livingston
Valadhu Kalai Vaithu Vaa
1990 En Uyir Thozhan Dilli Babu
Oru Veedu Iru Vasal Arun Kapoor
Paattukku Naan Adimai Danny
Ethir Kaatru Maasi
Puthu Paatu Vadivelu
1991 Irumbu Pookkal
Captain Prabhakaran Krishnamurthy
Thanga Thamaraigal Sathish
Ayul Kaithi Sudharshan
Onnum Theriyatha Pappa
Apoorva Naagam
En Pottukku Sonthakkaran
Mookuthi Poomeley
Paattondru Ketten Rocky
Mill Thozhilali Prakash
1992 Amaran Inspector Duraipandi
Pudhu Varusham
Hello Darling Alexander Telugu film
1993 Captain Magal Livi
Minmini Poochigal
Pathini Penn
1994 Veera Chandran
Chinna Madam
Pondattiye Deivam Pandiyan
1995 Oru Oorla Oru Rajakumari
Chellakannu Thangavel
Witness Niranjan
Makkal Aatchi Govindasamy
1996 Sundara Purushan Ganeshan
Thuraimugam Gowri Kumar
1998 Jolly Chakravarthy
Sollamale Nataraj
1999 Poomagal Oorvalam Aavudayappan (Armstrong)
Suyamvaram Kannan
Vaali Livingston Guest appearance
Viralukketha Veekkam Sivashankar

2000s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2000 Vaanathaippola Shanmugam
Vallarasu Chidambaram Pillai
Athey Manithan Mandhira Moorthy
Unnai Kann Theduthey Prabhu
Ninaivellam Nee Kalyana Sundaram
2001 Engalukkum Kaalam Varum Kuppan
En Purushan Kuzhandhai Maathiri Murugesan
Sonnal Thaan Kaadhala Roja's uncle
Chocolate ACP Jayachandran
Asokavanam Selvam
2002 Aasai Aasaiyai
Guruvamma Thulasi
Charlie Chaplin Vishwa
Thamizh Anbazhagan
Raja Mathi
Arputham Govind
Namma Veetu Kalyanam Manickam
Love Game Dubbed version
Thrill Dubbed version
Virumbugiren Guest appearance
2003 Kadhal Sugamanathu Thief
Annai Kaligambal Madhu
Kalatpadai 'Cut' Raj
Raamachandra Sathyamoorthy
Military Balasubramaniam
Dum Boopathi
Banda Paramasivam Ravi
Inidhu Inidhu Kadhal Inidhu
Whistle Professor Panneerselvam
Priyamaana Thozhi Kumar
Vadakku Vaasal Annamalai
2004 M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi Sheikh
Kuththu Adhi Kesav
Vayasu Pasanga Devaraj
Settai Periyasamy
Super Da Subramani
2005 Thirupaachi Inspector Inba Raghavan
Ayodhya Hussain Bhai
Sevvel
Chinna Police Officer
Daas Allapichai
Jithan Surya's father
Sorry Enaku Kalyanamayidichu Appu
2006 Aathi Anjali's father
Sudesi Ramasamy
Thirupathi Chanakkiyan
Unakkum Enakkum Ram
Nenjirukkum Varai Gandhi
2007 Kuttrapathirikai Hari
Naan Avanillai David Fernandez
Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram Parattai's father
Kasu Irukkanum Manikkavel
Sivaji Police Inspector
Cheena Thaana 001 CID Aanthaikannan Guest appearance
Naalaiya Pozhuthum Unnodu Sakthi's father
Puli Varudhu Vatheeswaran
Kanna Ashirvadham
Ippadikku En Kadhal Vilvanathan
2008 Aegan Kamalakannan
Anjathe Maasilamani
Ashoka Politician
Dindigul Sarathy Psychiatrist
Jayamkondaan Police Inspector
Kadhalil Vizhunthen Train passenger
Kuselan Kuppusamy
Nenjirukkumvarai Ninaivirukkum Bhaskar
Satyam Politician
Salute Telugu film
Sutta Pazham Inspector Prasad
Thotta Chief Minister Manimaran
Vambu Sandai Nehru
2009 A Aa E Ee
Enga Raasi Nalla Raasi Pandian
Satrumun Kidaitha Thagaval Film director Rajan
Solla Solla Inikkum Jayaraman
Thoranai Murugan's father

2010s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2010 Ambasamudram Ambani Johnson
Irandu Mugam Parthasarathy's uncle
Kutti Pisasu
Magane En Marumagane Mahadeva
Thillalangadi Nisha's uncle
Vallakottai Advocate
2011 Sankkarankovil Doctor
Kaavalan College principal
Moondraam Pournami
Sattapadi Kutram Santhana Swamy
Venghai Mariyappan
Yuvan
2012 Vilayada Vaa Jyothi
Adhisaya Ulagam Neelakantan
Kasi Kuppam
2013 Kan Pesum Vaarthaigal
Yaaruda Mahesh
Thirumathi Thamizh Lawyer
Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara Sammandham
2014 Amara Sebastian
2015 Miss Pannidatheenga Appuram Varuthapaduveenga
2016 Onbathilirundhu Pathuvarai Annachi
Vellikizhamai 13am Thethi Ganesan
2017 Unnai Thottu Kolla Vaa Ranganatha Boopathi
Kattappava Kanom Aali
Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen Selvam
Paakanum Pola Irukku
Magalir Mattum Mangalamurthi
En Aaloda Seruppa Kaanom Bhai
2018 Pei Irukka Illaya Inspector Inavana
Traffic Ramasamy Aavudayappan
Sarkar Venkatesan
Silukkuvarupatti Singam Muthaiya
2019 Peranbu House owner
Agni vs Devi
Perazhagi ISO
Gurkha Central Minister
Petromax Paripooranam
Capmaari
2020 Indian 2

As screenwriter[edit]

Year Film Notes
1985 Kanni Rasi
Kaakki Sattai
1986 Aruvadai Naal
1996 Sundara Purushan

As TV actor[edit]

Year Film Notes
2018 Jimiki Kamal Kallilio

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rajini's pat for Livingston". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Livingston's Thandachoru (in Tamil)". Retrieved 19 January 2010.[dead link]
  3. ^ "From scratch to success". 8 June 2001. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20000115155812/http://www.tamilstar.com/interview/actor/livingstone/index.shtml