| James Finley Ransone III|
June 2, 1979 (age 36) (1979-06-02) Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
James Finley Ransone II, Joyce Ransone
Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award
Sinister 2, Sinister, Generation Kill, The Wire, Ken Park
Shannyn Sossamon, Scott Derrickson, Sean S Baker, Ciaran Foy, Nicholas King
James Ransone Wikipedia
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 crime drama series The Wire, United States Marine Corps Cpl. Josh Ray Person in the war drama miniseries Generation Kill, and The Deputy in the supernatural horror films Sinister (2012) and Sinister 2 (2015).
Ransone was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Joyce (née Peterson) and James Finley Ransone II, a Vietnam War veteran. He was educated at the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Baltimore, and went on to attend the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan for one year.
In 2002, Ransone co-starred in the Harmony Korine drama film Ken Park as Tate. 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 Cpl. Josh Ray Person in the HBO war drama miniseries Generation Kill.
In 2010, he was cast in a recurring role in the HBO comedy series How to Make It in America, and the following year, appeared in a recurring role in the HBO drama series Treme. In 2012, he starred in the Sean S. Baker drama film Starlet. The following year, he starred in the AMC drama series Low Winter Sun as Damon Callis.
Ransone then went on to star in the 2012 horror film Sinister in the supporting role of Deputy So-and-So. In June 2014, Ransone joined the cast of Ti West's Western film In a Valley of Violence. In 2015, he had a co-starring role in the comedy-drama film Tangerine, reuniting him with director Sean S. Baker. Following the success of Sinister, Ransone returned to appear in the 2015 sequel Sinister 2, reprising his role from the first film but now as the main character. In 2016, Ransone starred in the Amazon Studios police procedural drama series Bosch as Eddie Arceneaux.
In April 2006, Ransone saved his neighbor from being raped, by answering her cries for help and fighting off her assailant.