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Also Known As: Ronald Joseph Livingston Died:
Born: June 5, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA Profession: actor

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In the mid-to-late nineties, actor Ron Livingston played the quintessential everyman in movies such as "Swingers" (1996) and "Office Space" (1999) - two cult favorites which perfectly captured that decade's culture, pop and otherwise - and the two films that made him a hipster household name. Proving he was more than just the wry, funny "hang-out guy," by the dawn of the millennium, Livingston did a one-eighty turn by showing his diversity - suiting up for courtroom drama, taking a sexy turn in the city and ending up on the negotiating end of a hostage crisis - all to great effect on both the big and small screens.

In the mid-to-late nineties, actor Ron Livingston played the quintessential everyman in movies such as "Swingers" (1996) and "Office Space" (1999) - two cult favorites which perfectly captured that decade's culture, pop and otherwise - and the two films that made him a hipster household name. Proving he was more than just the wry, funny "hang-out guy," by the dawn of the millennium, Livingston did a one-eighty turn by showing his diversity - suiting up for courtroom drama, taking a sexy turn in the city and ending up on the negotiating end of a hostage crisis - all to great effect on both the big and small screens.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Fort Bliss (2014)
2.
 Conjuring, The (2013)
3.
 Parkland (2013)
4.
 Pretty One, The (2013)
5.
 Touchy Feely (2013)
6.
 Drinking Buddies (2013)
7.
 Leave (2012)
8.
 Game Change (2012)
9.
10.
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Milestones close milestones

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Interned at the Williamstown Theatre Festival
1989:
Moved to Chicago, IL; acted onstage
:
Moved to Los Angeles, CA
1992:
Made film debut with a small role in "Straight Talk"
1995:
Made TV acting debut on NBC series "JAG"
1996:
Debuted as a series regular on ABC's "Townies" as Kurt, the boyfriend of Carrie (Molly Ringwald)
1996:
First major film role, "Swingers"
1998:
Co-starred on short-lived ABC sitcom "That's Life"
1999:
First leading role in a feature, Mike Judge's "Office Space"
1999:
Played a political aid to William Hurt's gubernatorial candidate in "The Big Brass Ring"; shown in festivals before airing on Showtime
1999:
Appeared in the ensemble of "Body Shots"
2000:
Cast to play Allan Ginsberg in "Beat"; screened at Sundance
2001:
First dramatic role, playing Captain Lewis Nixon in HBO's "Band of Brothers"
2001:
Joined cast of ABC drama series "The Practice" as a prosecuting attorney Alan Lowe
2002:
Played the recurring role of Jack Berger, a writer and love interest for Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) on HBO's "Sex And The City"
2002:
Played a Hollywood agent in the Spike Jonze directed "Adaptation"
2003:
Co-starred in "The Cooler" with Alec Baldwin and William H. Macy
2004:
Co-starred with Brittany Murphy in romantic comedy "Little Black Book"
2005:
Played a teacher in "Winter Solstice" opposite Anthony LaPaglia
2005:
Again played a teacher in the dark comedy "Pretty Persuasion"
2006:
Starred in TNT miniseries "Stephen King's Nightmares & Dreamscapes"
2007:
Cast in Neil LaBute's play "In a Dark Dark House" at the Lucille Lortel Theater
2007:
Portrayed Richard Pimentel in the drama "Music Within"
2009:
Co-starred in the film adaptation of "The Time Traveler's Wife"
2010:
Co-starred with Paul Rudd and Steve Carell in the comedy "Dinner for Schmucks"
2010:
Cast opposite Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in "Going the Distance," a romantic comedy about long-distance relationships
2012:
Portrayed senior adviser Mark Wallace in HBO's "Game Change"
2012:
Appeared in fantasy drama "The Odd Life of Timothy Green"
2013:
Played a recurring role on "Boardwalk Empire"
2013:
Starred in "Drinking Buddies"
2013:
Featured in the horror movie "The Conjuring"
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Education

Marion High School: Marion , Iowa -
Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1989
Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1989

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companion:
Lisa Sheridan. Actress. Engaged.

Contributions

coho8662 ( 2007-02-28 )

Source: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0515296/bio

Director Paul W.S. Anderson had wanted him to play the role of Goro in Mortal Kombat (1995), but the prosthetics required to make him taller and add two arms were too expensive to justify.

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