|Born||James Finley Ransone III
June 2, 1979
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
James Finley Ransone III (born June 2, 1979) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Ziggy Sobotka in the second season of HBO's The Wire, U.S. Marines Corporal Josh Ray Person in the miniseries Generation Kill, and Tate in Ken Park.
Life and career
Ransone was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Joyce (née Peterson) and James Finley Ransone II. A former musician, at the age of 27, Ransone had developed a heroin addiction and a debt of $30,000, but radically altered his lifestyle by moving to Namibia for eight months, undergoing immersion into his role as Josh Ray Person in Generation Kill. He appeared 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 then a further six episodes.
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 2012, he starred in the film Starlet as Mikey.
Ransone then went on to star in the 2012 horror film Sinister in the supporting role of Deputy So-and-So. In June 2014, it was announced that Ransone had joined the cast of Ti West's Western film In a Valley of Violence. Following the success of Sinister, Ransone returned to appear in the 2015 sequel Sinister 2 reprising his role but now as the main character. In 2016, Ransone starred in the Amazon Studios police procedural drama series Bosch as Eddie Arceneaux.
|2001||The American Astronaut||Bodysuit|
|2004||A Dirty Shame||Dingy Dave|
|2004||Downtown: A Street Tale||Billy|
|2005||The Good Humor Man||Junebug|
|2006||Puccini for Beginners||Lone Guy at Bistro|
|2008||Prom Night||Detective Nash|
|2009||The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll||Chip Genson|
|2010||The Next Three Days||Harv|
|2011||Son of No One||Thomas Prudenti|
|2012||Starlet||Mikey||Robert Altman Award for Best Ensemble Cast|
|2012||Red Hook Summer||Kevin|
|2013||Broken City||Todd Lancaster|
|2013||Empire State||Agent Nugent|
|2013||Oldboy||Dr. Tom Melby|
|2014||Electric Slide||Jan Phillips|
|2015||Bloomin Mud Shuffle||Lonnie|
|2015||Sinister 2||Ex-Deputy So-and-So|
|2015||Mr. Right||Von Cartigan|
|2015||Conventional||Stu Mac 3||Short film|
|2016||In a Valley of Violence||Deputy Gilly Martin|
|2001||Law & Order||Mark Dale||Episode: "Deep Vote"|
|2002||Third Watch||Frankie||2 episodes|
|2002||Ed||Gary Morton||Episode: "Power of the Person"|
|2003||The Wire||Ziggy Sobotka||12 episodes|
|2005||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Zack Capola||Episode: "Iced"|
|2006||Love Monkey||Glenn||Episode: "The Window"|
|2006||Law & Order||Michael Wayland||Episode: "Fame"|
|2008||Generation Kill||Cpl. Josh Ray Person||7 episodes|
|2010||How to Make It in America||Tim||7 episodes|
|2010||Burn Notice||Dennis Wayne Barfield||Episode: "Eyes Open"|
|2011||Hawaii Five-0||Perry Hutchinson||Episode: "Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio"|
|2013||Low Winter Sun||Damon Callis||10 episodes|
|2016||Bosch||Eddie Arceneaux||7 episodes|
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- Hooley, Danny (August 1, 2008). "TV Eye: Actor James Ransone on 'Generation Kill'". The News & Observer.
- Robinson, John (September 26, 2009). "Killing yourself to live". The Guardian. London.
- McCarthy, Todd (September 5, 2002). "Review: 'Ken Park'". Variety.
- "Charles M. MastinTrucker, fire buffCharles M. Mastin, a...". Baltimore Sun. February 4, 1994.
- "James Ransone: From 115 lb. Heroin Addict to Indie Hero". WordPress. December 2, 2009.
- von Furstenberg, Mui (April 5, 2006). "James 'P.J.' Ransone Becomes A Hero". Socialite Life.
- "James Ransone kicks rapist's ass". The Superficial. April 5, 2006.
- DeFore, John (March 17, 2012). "Starlet: SXSW Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
- Yamato, Jen (June 3, 2014). "James Ransone Joins Blumhouse Western 'In A Valley Of Violence'". Deadline.com.