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Actor Ron Livingston: Iowa Time Machine June 5, 1967

Iowa Time Machine ⏰: On June 5, 1967, actor Ron Livingston was born in Cedar Rapids. Best known for his role as Peter Gibbons in the 1999 film “Office Space,” Livingston’s career includes a variety of wide-ranging roles showing a deep artistic skillset.

Livingston spent his childhood in Linn County and first found his place on the stage as a part of Theater Cedar Rapids. After high school, Livingston attended Yale University, where he sang with “The Whiffenpoors” alongside future CNN commentator Anderson Cooper. Livingston then spent time in Chicago’s local theater scene, perfecting his craft.

First appearing on the big screen in Dolly Parton’s 1992 film “Straight Talk,” the actor soon moved to Los Angeles and got parts in “The Low Life” and “Swingers.” Cast to play Peter Gibbons in the cult classic “Office Space,” Livingston gained national notoriety as the movie’s main character.

Furthering his career with a notable appearance as Captain Lewis Nixon III in the 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, the Cedar Rapids native continued to build a career that continues to this day and features dozens of film, television, and stage credits. #IowaOTD #IowaHistoryDaily #IowaHistoryCalendar


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