James Ransone has created indelible performances on the big and small screens as well as the stage, performing in a wide variety of projects that span from intimate indies to blockbuster genre films.
He most recently starred in Ti West’s In A Valley of Violence, opposite Ethan Hawke and John Travolta. He also starred in the latest installment of the Sinister franchise in which he returned as the lead, reprising his role from the original film. He co-starred also in the critically lauded, award-winning Tangerine, directed by Sean Baker, which debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. His previous film with Baker, Starlet, earned Ransone and the team the John Cassavetes Award at the 2013 Independent Spirits.
In his film work, Ransone has proven to be a loyal favorite with director Spike Lee, having roles in his films Inside Man, Red Hook Summer, and Oldboy. Ransone also starred such films as Larry Clark’s Ken Park, John Waters’ A Dirty Shame, and recently Frank V. Ross’ Bloomin Mud Shuffle.
Ransone is perhaps best known for his work with David Simon, having with roles in all three of his award-winning HBO series “The Wire,” “Treme,” and “Generation Kill.” He will next star on Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming HBO series “Mosaic,” slated for a 2018 debut.
Ransone has also graced the New York stage, receiving critical for his work in Small Engine Repair, written by John Pollono starring opposite James Badge Dale and Keegan Allen.