James Ransone - Updated Sep 2023

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Baltimore, USA

James Ransone

James Ransone is an American musician and actor. James Ransone is famous for his role as Ziggy Sobotka in the Drama series “The Wire”. Likewise, he is a real-life hero as he saved his neighbor from getting raped.

Early Life

James Ransone was born in the year 1979 and celebrates his birthday on 2nd June every year. The actor was born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Likewise, he is 42 years old at the moment. The actor belongs to the American nationality and was born under the star sign Gemini.

Moving on to his family, he was born to James Finley Ransone II who happens to be a Vietnam War veteran. His mother Joyce Nee Peterson happens to be a homemaker. Similarly, he has no siblings and is the only child of his parents. Ransone grew up with his parents in Baltimore.


James Ransone went on to attend a local high school. After his high school graduation, he wanted to get into acting and filmmaking. Thus, he enrolled himself in Washington Carver Center For Arts and Technology. Likewise, he also attended the School of Visual Arts located in Manhattan for almost a year.

Career and Professional Life

James Ransone is a successful actor and musician. He had dreamt of pursuing his career on the big screen. Likewise, after a few years of struggle, he has finally established himself as a versatile and talented actor. Ransone made his acting debut with the movie The American Astronaut in the year 2001.

In the year 2002, Ransone appeared in the Harmony Korine drama film Ken Park as Tate. Later in the year, 2003 he appeared as Chester Ziggy Sobotka in the Television series The Wire. This proved to be his first major break. Similarly, he appeared in almost 12 episodes and won the hearts of many viewers with his acting. Likewise, he has then played in several movies and series like Fan Mail 2003, Downtown: A street tale 2004, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2005, Inside Man 2006, Law and Order 2006, The Next three days 2010, and many more.

In the year 2010, he was cast in a recurring role in the HBO comedy series How to Make It in America Likewise, in the following year, he appeared in a recurring role in the HBO drama series Treme. In the year 2012, he appeared in the drama film Starlet. Similarly, Ransone appeared in the AMC drama series Low Winter Sun as Damon Callis.

James Ransone

Caption: The poster of his movie It Chapter Two (source: Instagram)

James Ransone has also made his appearance in the 2012 horror film Sinister. Similarly, In the year  2014, he appeared in Small Engine Repair off-Broadway. In the year 2015, he was featured in the comedy-drama film Tangerine. Following the success of Sinister, Ransone appeared in the 2015 sequel Sinister 2, as the main character.  In the year 2019, Ransone appeared in the role of Eddie Kaspbrak in the horror film It Chapter Two. This turned out to be his second big break as he received praise from both viewers and critics for his acting.

Awards and Net Worth 2023

When it comes to awards, James has not received any of them. However, he might be getting a couple of awards in the coming years. Likewise, he has earned a fair sum of wealth through his acting career. Ransone enjoys a peaceful and lavish life. He has a net worth of $ 3 million.

James Ransone

Caption: James Ransone with his co-actors(Source: Instagram)

Relationship status

The handsome actor is currently single. He is not seeing or dating anyone at the moment. Ransone’s sexual orientation is straight.

Ransone has not involved himself in any sort of scandal or controversy. The actor stays miles away from any sort of trouble. However, he has gained media attention as he was an avid drug addict.

James Ransone – Body Measurements 2022

The actor is in his early 40s and has maintained his physique. As for his height, he stands tall at 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 65 kg. Likewise, Ransone has black hair and a pair of shimmery black eyes.

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Caption: James posing for a picture(source: Instagram)

James Ransone – Social Media 2022

James Ransone is only active on Instagram. He has 199k followers on his verified Instagram account where he mostly posts pictures of himself and his work.