Jan Rankowski (pronounced /ja:n/, born late 1994) is a performance artist who created the Jace Connors character in 2012. In 2015, Tyce Andrews was caught using Rankowski's steam account, leading to the unravelling of the Deagle Nation hoax. He has since started a new character, January Rankowski.
Before Deagle Nation, Jan was mentioned in the news in 2003 and 2004, when his parents sued the town of Falmouth, Maine for banning him from a school playground for having Aspergers Syndrome.
According to the Final Livestream, the Jace Connors name was taken from a man who used to live in North Brookfield but moved out around 2006.
- Jenn Abelson: Schoolyard allowed to bar autistic boy – Maine court finds testing justified, Boston.com, September 1 2004. (Archive)