Žilvinas Tratas, also known as James Tratas (born 10 December 1988) is a Lithuanian actor, screenwriter and TV personality.
James Tratas was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, USSR. His father Jurijus is a carpenter and his mother Vitalija plays flute in the Lithuanian National Military Band. From an early age his parents tried to direct him towards the arts. He attended Secondary School of Tuskulėnai, which has enchanted fine arts module and Musical School of Balys Dvarionas. In early teens Tratas rebelled against this decision and exchanged musical school for boxing.
From 2009 to 2014 he studied at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre where he obtained the bachelor's degree in acting. He started to work actively in film, TV and theatre in his first year of studies and gained national recognition before receiving a diploma. His first national break was after portraying a ruthless villain in a cult Lithuanian TV series Nemylimi Svetimi Pasmerkti.