James Ransone is an American actor best known for his television roles as Ziggy Sobotka in the second season of The Wire (2003) and as Corporal Josh Ray Person in the mini-series Generation Kill, in 2008.
He also has a starring role as Damon Callis - a fierce, intelligent and ruthless crime lord who is tired of playing second fiddle to Alexander Skelos, Detroit's reigning mob boss - in the American remake of the British crime drama miniseries Low Winter Sun.
Ransone's work includes Scott Derrickson's thriller Sinister, opposite Ethan Hawke, and Dito Montiel's independent feature Empire State.
He can also be seen in Spike Lee's feature film Oldboy, opposite Josh Brolin; the independent feature The Timber, opposite Josh Peck; and Tristan Patterson's independent feature Electric Slide, opposite Jim Sturgess and Chloe Sevigny.
His other credits include Broken City, opposite Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg; The Son of No One, opposite Al Pacino and Channing Tatum; and The Next Three Days, opposite Russell Crowe.