J.K. Simmons

BirthDay:

09 Jan 1955

BirthPlace:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

BirthName:

Jonathan Kimble Simmons

Bio:

J.K. Simmons is an American actor.

He was born Jonathan Kimble Simmons in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, to Patricia (Kimble), an administrator, and Donald William Simmons, a music teacher. He attended the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; University of Montana, Missoula, MT (BA in Music).

He had originally planned to be a singer and studied at the University of Montana to become a composer.

He starred as Captain Hook and Mr. Darling opposite gymnastics champ Cathy Rigby in the Broadway and touring revivals of Peter Pan.

He played Benny South-street in the 1992 Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls and can be heard on the cast recording.

He did a commercial voice-over work, including the voice of the yellow M&M in the candy's TV ads.

He appeared as police psychiatrist Emil Skoda on Law & Order (1990), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001).

As of 2011, has made five films with director Sam Raimi: For Love of the Game (1999); The Gift (2000); Spider-Man (2002); Spider-Man 2 (2004); and Spider-Man 3 (2007).

He won many awards from 2005 to 2007 in Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2014 won Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. 2015 won a Golden Globe for his Best Performance as an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, BAFTA Film Awards Best Supporting Actor, Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male.
Filmography

Actor ( 191 credits )

Bastards (2017)
Justice League (2017) Commissioner Gordon
The Snowman (2017) Arve Støp
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
The Runaround (2017)
Renegades (2017)
The Bachelors (2017)
I'm Not Here (2017) Steve
The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island (2017) Dr. Moore (voice)
Rock Dog (2016) Khampa (voice)
Patriots Day (2016) Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese
The Accountant (2016)
The Late Bloomer (2016)
And Punching the Clown (2016) Jay Warren
Zootopia (2016) Mayor Lionheart (voice)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) Kai (voice)
Counterpart (2016)  Howard Silk (2 episodes, 2016)
Worlds Apart (2015) Sebastian
The Meddler (2015)
April and the Extraordinary World (2015) Rodrigue (voice)
Terminator Genisys (2015)
Quick Reviews with Maverick (2015)  J. Jonah Jameson (archive footage) (1 episode, 2016)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
The Rewrite (2014) Dr. Lerner
Men, Women & Children (2014)
The Boxcar Children (2014) Dr. Moore
Murder of a Cat (2014) Sheriff Hoyle
Break Point (2014)
Barefoot (2014) Dr. Bertleman (as JK Simmons)
Whiplash (2014) Terence Fletcher
Growing Up Fisher (2014)  Mel Fisher (13 episodes, 2014)
Chozen (2014) (1 episode, 2014)
Fatherhood (2014)  Himself (unknown episodes)
BoJack Horseman (2014)  Lennie Turtletaub / ... (4 episodes, 2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Adventure Planet (2014) President of Capitol State
Ava & Lala (2014) General Tiger
Hollywood Sessions (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Major Lazer (2014)  President Whitewall (6 episodes, 2015)
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Labor Day (2013) Mr. Jervis
3 Geezers! (2013) J Kimball
The Magic Bracelet (2013) The Shaman
The Heeler (2013) Roscoe
Dark Skies (2013) Edwin Pollard
Jobs (2013) Arthur Rock
Whiplash (2013) Fletcher
Marvel's Avengers Assemble (2013)  J. Jonah Jameson (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
Family Tools (2013)  Tony / ... (10 episodes, 2013)
IMDb: What to Watch (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (2013)  J. Jonah Jameson (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (2013)  J. Jonah Jameson (unknown episodes)
The Words (2012) Mr. Jansen
Contraband (2012) Captain Camp
The Legend of Korra (2012)  Tenzin / ... (28 episodes, 2012-2014)
Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)  J. Jonah Jameson / ... (33 episodes, 2012-2014)
Men at Work (2012)  P.J. Jordan (5 episodes, 2012-2014)
Best Friends Forever (2012)  Don (1 episode, 2012)
Adventure Planet (2012) President of Capitol State (voice)
Gravity Falls (2012)  Ford Pines (7 episodes, 2015-2016)
Young Adult (2011) Mavis's Publisher (voice) (uncredited)
Blackstone (2011) Detective Burke
The Good Doctor (2011) Detective Krauss
The Music Never Stopped (2011) Henry Sawyer
NTSF:SD:SUV (2011)  Frank Forrest (1 episode, 2011)
Desert Car Kings (2011)  Narrator (10 episodes, 2011)
Fanboy (2011) Himself
True Grit (2010) J. Noble Daggett (voice) (uncredited)
Megamind (2010) Warden (voice)
4192: The Crowning of the Hit King (2010) Narrator
An Invisible Sign (2010) Mr. Jones
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010) Gruff K-9 (voice)
Crazy on the Outside (2010) Ed
A Beginner's Guide to Endings (2010) Uncle Pal
Raising Hope (2010)  Bruce Chance (1 episode, 2011)
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010)  J. Jonah Jameson (1 episode, 2012)
Special Collector's Edition (2010)  J. Jonah Jameson (1 episode, 2011)
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (2010)  Magister Gilhil / ... (1 episode, 2010)
Generator Rex (2010)  White Knight / ... (34 episodes, 2010-2013)
Pound Puppies (2010)  Lt. Rock / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
The Talk (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Jennifer's Body (2009) Mr. Wroblewski
Up in the Air (2009) Bob
Extract (2009) Brian
Post Grad (2009) Roy Davies (as JK Simmons)
Aliens in the Attic (2009) Skip (voice)
I Love You, Man (2009) Oswald Klaven
Jewno (2009) Father
Red Sands (2009) Lt. Col. Arson
The Way of War (2009) Sergeant Mitchell
New in Town (2009) Stu Kopenhafer
The Vicious Kind (2009) Donald Sinclaire
Parks and Recreation (2009)  Mayor Stice (1 episode, 2013)
Party Down (2009)  Leonard Stiltskin (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Celebrity Liar (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Burn After Reading (2008) CIA Superior (as JK Simmons)
The Little Red Truck (2008) Himself - Interviewee
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)  Evil Star / ... (1 episode, 2010)
Ben 10: Alien Force (2008)  Magister Gilhil (1 episode, 2008)
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack (2008)  Poseidon / ... (4 episodes, 2009)
The Life & Times of Tim (2008)  O'Flaherty Sr. (1 episode, 2010)
Rendition (2007) Lee Mayer
Juno (2007) Mac MacGuff
Postal (2007) Candidate Welles
Spider-Man 3 (2007) J. Jonah Jameson
Phineas and Ferb (2007)  J.B. (1 episode, 2008)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Astronaut Farmer (2006) Jacobson
First Snow (2006) Vacaro
Secret's Out (2006)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2007)
Baseball Bunch (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
ESPN's Ultimate NASCAR (2006)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
Harsh Times (2005) Agent Richards
Thank You for Smoking (2005) BR
American Dad! (2005)  Judge / ... (3 episodes, 2007-2011)
Numb3rs (2005)  Dr. Clarence Weaver (1 episode, 2005)
The Closer (2005)  Assistant Chief Will Pope (109 episodes, 2005-2012)
Infanity (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Robot Chicken (2005)  Master Chief / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2014)
Timeless (2005)  Narrator (unknown episodes)
Spider-Man 2 (2004) J. Jonah Jameson
The Ladykillers (2004) Garth Pancake
Hidalgo (2004) Buffalo Bill Cody
Jack & Bobby (2004)  Cyrus Miller (1 episode, 2005)
The Jury (2004)  Ron Stalsukilis (1 episode, 2004)
The D.A. (2004)  Dep. Dist. Atty. Joe Carter (2 episodes, 2004)
Disposal (2003) Older Hunter
Off the Map (2003) George
Arrested Development (2003)  General Anderson (1 episode, 2005)
Nip/Tuck (2003)  Ike Connors (1 episode, 2004)
The Venture Bros. (2003)  Ben (Old Man Potter) (1 episode, 2012)
Queens Supreme (2003)  Ernest Fingerman (1 episode, 2007)
Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Spider-Man (2002) J. Jonah Jameson
Everwood (2002)  Phil Drebbles (1 episode, 2003)
Without a Trace (2002)  Mark Wilson (1 episode, 2004)
Kim Possible (2002)  Martin Smarty (3 episodes, 2007)
John Doe (2002)  Lucas Doya (1 episode, 2003)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself - Men, Women & Children (1 episode, 2014)
Reel Comedy (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The Mexican (2001) Ted Slocum
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)  Dr. Emil Skoda (1 episode, 2002)
Justice League (2001)  General Wade Eiling / ... (5 episodes, 2004-2006)
The Gift (2000) Sheriff Pearl Johnson
Beautiful Joe (2000) (uncredited)
Autumn in New York (2000) Dr. Tom Grandy
I Lost My M in Vegas (1999) Yellow (voice)
For Love of the Game (1999) Frank Perry (as JK Simmons)
Hit and Runway (1999) Ray Tilman
The Cider House Rules (1999) Ray Kendall
The West Wing (1999)  Harry Ravitch (1 episode, 2006)
Third Watch (1999)  Frank Hagonon (1 episode, 2000)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Dr. Emil Skoda (6 episodes, 2000-2001)
Above Freezing (1998) Hoyd
Celebrity (1998) Souvenir Hawker
Anastasia (1997) Ensemble and Character Vocals (voice)
The Jackal (1997) FBI Agent T. I. Witherspoon
Love Walked In (1997) Mr. Shulman
Oz (1997)  Vern Schillinger (56 episodes, 1997-2003)
Crossing Fields (1997) Guy
Extreme Measures (1996) Dr. Mingus
The First Wives Club (1996) Federal Marshal
Spin City (1996)  Kevin (1 episode, 1997)
Remember WENN (1996)  Captain Amazon (1 episode, 1998)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Swift Justice (1996)  Mel Turman (1 episode, 1996)
New York News (1995) (1 episode, 1995)
Pom Poko (1994) Seizaemon (Disney Dub 2004) (voice)
The Scout (1994) Assistant Coach
The Ref (1994) Siskel
New York Undercover (1994)  Dr. Emil Skoda / ... (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
ER (1994)  Gus Loomer (1 episode, 2004)
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)  Colonel Alexander Rausch (1 episode, 1996)
The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1993)  Barber Dan (1 episode, 1995)
Good Day L.A. (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Law & Order (1990)  Dr. Emil Skoda / ... (46 episodes, 1994-2010)
The Simpsons (1989)  J. Jonah Jameson / ... (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself - Whiplash (1 episode, 2014)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Vern Schillinger (uncredited) (1 episode, 1999)
Great Performances (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2015)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
La La Land (0) Boss
Sailboat (0) Ernest
The Batman (0) Commissioner Gordon

Producer ( 1 credit )

Counterpart (2016) executive producer (unknown episodes)

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