On set he is known for his practical joke playing and for his sleeping between takes.
He completed filming "The Time Traveler's Wife," which is set for release in late 2008.
He has a dog named Dudley.
While growing up in Iowa one of his jobs consisted of being a paper boy. The other was working at The Ground Round.
He is an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs.
He drives a 1969 Ford Mustang.
His hobbies include playing the piano and reading.
Ron was chosen as one of People magazine's Sexiest Men Alive for 2007.
Ron Livingston and Rosemarie DeWitt appeared in the same episode of Sex & The City, "Hop, Skip and a Week". but were never on screen together and did not meet until beginning Standoff together.
In 2006, he appeared in a Sprint Network commercial.
Ron was one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive, 2006. He is found in the "Sexy at every age, Age 39"
While he was in Reno for the movie The Cooler, he used to play poker when he wasn't on the set.
He moved to Los Angeles in 1993
His zodiac sign is Gemini.
He appeared in The Making of Band of Brothers (2001)
He has two brothers and a sister, all younger.
He was directed by Eric McCormack in the short film Pirates (2003).
His sister, Jennifer Livingston, is a TV news personality at WKBT-TV News Channel 8 in La Crosse, WI. In addition she made a cameo appearance in the film "Relative Strangers", as a news reporter.
In 1992, he made his film debut in a small role in Straight Talk (1992) directed by Barnet Kellman.
He played poker in the World Poker Tour in 2003. He finished second place and won $5,000.
He performed at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, where he also started his career.
He graduated from Marion High School in Iowa. Before graduating he was on the wrestling team.
He directed Edward Norton, in a production of Chekov's "The Cherry Orchard", during his senior year at Yale University.
He played at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, while in college
He won a Golden Globe Award in the category "Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or TV Movie" in 2002 for his role on Band Of Brothers.
He has a BA in Theatre Studies and English Literature from Yale.
His father was an aerospace engineer and his mother a Lutheran minister.
He attended Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
His height is 5' 10½" (1.79 m)
As of 2006 he resides in Los Angeles.
In 2001 Livingston starred as Captain Lewis Nixon in HBO's Band Of Brothers, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe® in the Best Supporting Actor category.
He is the older brother of actor John Livingston.
He was engaged to actress Lisa Sheridan in 2001.
(When asked about Matt and Emily's relationship)
Ron: There are obstacles… You know, it's got to find its own way. At least in the beginning, without giving too much away, they're gonna try to see how it develops. It's not something we throw out in the first episode and then walk away from. It's not like a Seinfeld thing where, "Oh yeah, they used to be girlfriend and boyfriend," and then that's it.
(When asked to describe Rosemarie DeWitt in three words)
Livingston: Hot, hotter, hottest!
(speaking about bluffing while playing Poker)
Ron Livingston: Everybody thinks that actors would be really good at bluffing, but I think it's a little backward. Good actors, you always know what they're thinking. That's why they're good actors.
(on why he moved to Chicago to pursue an acting career)
Ron Livingston: It was within Greyhound striking distance of home. It was a good place to start out.
(speaking of his role in Sex and the City)
Ron Livingston: I think being one of Carrie Bradshaw's boyfriends is sort of like the romantic lead stamp of approval.
Ron Livingston: You take pretty much any girl in America, and if you stick a Miss October sash on her, she's not buying drinks for the rest of her life.
Ron Livingston: Flight attendants all over the world saw "Sex and the City." Doesn't matter what country you are in. The flight attendants know Jack Berger.
(joked at the Television Critics Association's summer meeting)
Ron Livingston: I don't have to wait in line as long at nightclubs.
Reporter: Have you read much Stephen King?
Ron Livingston: I've read some of the short stories. I read The Shining as a kid and it scared the bejeezus out of me.
Reporter: How was working with Henry [Thomas]?
Ron Livingston: Henry was fantastic and a consummate professional. He's really bright as well. That's the one thing I was worried about. The whole thing was going to be about what a genius this kid is so I hoped that they wouldn't get some yob to come in [laughs].
(speaking of his two brothers and his sister)
Reporter: Are any of them smarter than you?
Ron Livingston: They're all smarter than me. (laughs)
(speaking of the movie Pirates (2003))
Ron Livingston: Eric McCormack directed it and there is directing talent waiting to happen.
Reporter: How is Wayne Kramer as a first time director?
Ron Livingston: Fantastic. No, he was absolutely fantastic. You'd never know. ... He was very, I don't want to say sure of himself in a cocky way, but he was very secure on the set. He didn't feel like he had to throw his weight around.
(speaking of the movie Office Space (1999))
Reporter: So how was it playing the bad guy?
Ron Livingston: This was great. This was fun. I don't always get to do a lot of bad guys. You know with this one, a lot of the stuff that I have done had been not only the likable guy but like the nice likable guy.
(asked about luck)
Ron Livingston: It depends on how you define it. I say the one thing about luck is you can't really count on it.
(asked about his interest in Stephen King)
Ron Livingston: I read some of the horror stuff when I was young. You know, the guy is so prolific; you have to be a pretty avid reader to keep up with the pace at which he writes.
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