J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons

Age
59
Birthday
Jan. 9th, 1955
Born in
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Height
6'

J.K. Simmons' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Closer TV Show
The Closer
Oz TV Show
Oz
The Legend of Korra TV Show
The Legend of Korra
Growing Up Fisher TV Show
Growing Up Fisher
Ultimate Spider-man TV Show
Ultimate Spider-man
The Family Tools TV Show
The Family Tools
Generator Rex TV Show
Generator Rex
Desert Car Kings TV Show
Desert Car Kings
The D.A. TV Show
The D.A.
Timeless TV Show
Timeless
 

Main Movie Roles

2010 - Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
2010 - Megamind
2010 - Crazy on the Outside
2009 - Jennifer's Body
2009 - New In Town
2009 - Aliens in the Attic
2009 - Post Grad
2009 - Red Sands
2009 - The Vicious Kind
2009 - The Way of War
2009 - I Love You, Man
2009 - Up in the Air
2009 - Extract
2008 - Burn After Reading
2007 - Spider-Man 3
2007 - Rendition
2007 - Postal
2007 - Juno
2006 - Harsh Times
2006 - The Astronaut Farmer
2005 - Thank You for Smoking
2004 - The Ladykillers
2004 - Hidalgo
2004 - Spider-Man 2
2003 - Off the Map
2002 - Spider-Man
2001 - The Mexican
2000 - Beautiful Joe
2000 - Autumn in New York
2000 - The Gift
1999 - The Cider House Rules
1999 - For Love of the Game
1998 - Celebrity
1997 - The Jackal
1997 - Anastasia
1996 - The First Wives Club
1996 - Extreme Measures
1994 - The Ref
1994 - The Scout

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Dr. Emil Skoda
46
Bystander (Voiced)
5
P.J. Jordan
5
J. Jonah Jameson (Voiced)
4
Martin Smarty (Voiced)
3
Leonard Stiltskin
2
Tabloid Editor (Voiced)
2
Dr. Emil Skoda
2
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Jonathan Kimble "J. K." Simmons (born January 9, 1955) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Dr. Emil Skoda in Law & Order (and in other U.S. series of the that franchise), neo-Nazi Vernon Schillinger in the HBO prison drama Oz, and J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man film series.

Personal life
Simmons was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Patricia (née Kimble), an administrator, and Donald William Simmons, a college professor. He has a brother, David (a singer-songwriter), and a sister, Elizabeth. He attended the University of Montana[3] and was a member of the Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Career
Musical theatre
Prior to his film & television career, Simmons was a Broadway actor and singer. He was in the revival of Guys and Dolls as Benny Southstreet. He also played the role of Jigger in a revival of Carousel at the Houston Grand Opera.

Notable film and television roles
Simmons is known for his TV roles as Dr. Emil Skoda, a police psychiatrist, who has appeared on three of the four incarnations of Law & Order and New York Undercover, and as the sadistic inmate Vernon Schillinger on the prison drama Oz. He also stars as Ralph Earnhardt, the father of race-car driver Dale Earnhardt, in 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story. He played B.R. in the film Thank You For Smoking and has been praised for his performance in Juno as "Mac" McGuff, the title character's father. Currently, he plays Will Pope, Assistant Chief of the LAPD, in The Closer.

He also played J. Jonah Jameson in all three Spider-Man movies and the expanded video game adaption of Spider-Man 3. Simmons provided his voice for two newspaper editors in two episodes of the eighteenth season of The Simpsons. The characters are never named, but are obviously meant to emulate the character of Jameson (one, bearing Jameson's appearance, even demands "pictures of Spider-Man", then on being reminded he works at a poetry journal, demands "poems about Spider-Man").

Simmons also provides the voice of the yellow M&M in the product's commercials, as well as the 3-D movie "I Lost My M in Vegas" playing at M&M's World in Las Vegas, NV. He has also done voiceover work for Norelco razors. He also provided the voice of General Wade Eiling in Justice League Unlimited. He recorded an audio book for Tom Clancy's Net Force Point of Impact. Like many of his Law & Order co-stars, he also appeared in an episode of Homicide: Life on the Street, portraying a criminal in an episode that crossed over with Law & Order before Simmons joined the cast as Skoda. He also played a small role as an army general in the television sitcom Arrested Development, alongside his Juno co-stars, Michael Cera and Jason Bateman. As well, he played Dan the Barber in the surreal Nickelodeon kid's show The Adventures of Pete & Pete in 1995.

He has recently appeared in the video game Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 as the anti-communist U. S. President Howard T. Ackerman.

Simmons appears also in Postal as Candidate Wells.

Simmons is quickly becoming known for starring in movies that are produced or directed by his friend Jason Reitman, including Thank You for Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air and Jennifer's Body, written by Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody.


TRIVIA:
  • Wore a wig to play J. Jameson in the Spiderman films.
  • He is the father of at least one child. He has a sister, Elizabeth Simmons O'Neill, and a brother David who is a Christian singer. Has a nephew named Niko and a sister-in-law Nancy.
  • Voiceover work for Norelco razors.
  • His character of Dr. Emil Skoda is one of the few _"Law & Order" (1990)_ (qv) recurring characters to span all three incarnations: the original series; _"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999)_ (qv) and _"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2001)_ (qv) (the medical examiner, Elizabeth Rodgers ('Leslie Hendrix' (qv)), has also appeared on all three shows).
  • Attended The Ohio State University while living in Worthington, Ohio. Still remains a huge Ohio State sports fan today.
  • Met his wife, 'Michelle Schumacher' (qv), during a tour of "Peter Pan".
  • Is the voice of the yellow M&M on the commercials.
  • Appeared in four films with 'Bruce Campbell (I)' (qv). The first two were _Spider-Man (2002)_ (qv) and _Spider-Man 2 (2004)_ (qv), both directed by 'Sam Raimi' (qv). The third was _The Ladykillers (2004)_ (qv) directed by 'Ethan Coen' (qv), who frequently collaborates with Raimi, followed by another appearance with Campbell in Raimi's _Spider-Man 3 (2007)_ (qv).


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