J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons

  • Birthday: 1955-01-09
  • Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Also know as: JK Simmons

Biography

Jonathan Kimble Simmons (born January 9, 1955) is an American actor. He has been cited as one of the greatest contemporary character actors, and has appeared in over 200 film and television roles since his debut in 1986. He is an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Critics Choice Award winner, among other accolades. His film roles include J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007), tobacco industry executive B.R. in Thank You for Smoking (2005), Mac MacGuff in Juno (2007), music instructor Terence Fletcher in Whiplash (2014), Bill in La La Land (2016), William Frawley in Being the Ricardos (2021), and Commissioner James Gordon in the DC Extended Universe films Justice League (2017), Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021), and Batgirl (2022). He reprised his role as Jameson in various Marvel media unrelated to the Sam Raimi trilogy, including multiple animated series and the Marvel Cinematic Universe/Sony's Spider-Man Universe films Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and Spider-Man: No Way Home (both 2021), and the web series TheDailyBugle.net (2019; 2021). On television, he is known for playing Dr. Emil Skoda on the NBC series Law & Order, white supremacist prisoner Vernon Schillinger on the HBO series Oz, and Assistant Police Chief Will Pope on TNT's The Closer. From 2017 to 2019, he starred as Howard Silk in the Starz series Counterpart. He has also appeared in a series of commercials for Farmers Insurance and starred in the third season of the IFC comedy series Brockmire. In 2020, he had recurring roles on the miniseries Defending Jacob and The Stand. As a voice artist, he is known for voicing Cave Johnson in the video game Portal 2 (2011), Tenzin in The Legend of Korra (2012–2014), Stanford “Ford” Pines in Gravity Falls (2015–2016), Kai in Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), Mayor Leodore Lionheart in Zootopia (2016), the titular character in Klaus (2019), Pig Baby in Season 4 of the HBO Max animated series Infinity Train (2021), and Nolan “Omni-Man” Grayson in the Amazon Prime action animated series Invincible (2021). He has been the voice of the Yellow M&M since 1996.

Filmography

The Music Never Stopped

2011

As Henry Sawyer

3 Geezers!

2013

As J. Kimball

Renegades

2017

As Levin

The Bachelors

2017

As Bill Ponder

I'm Not Here

2017

As Steve

Aliens in the Attic

2009

As Skip (voice)

Ava & Lala

2014

As General Tiger (voice)

Blackstone

2011

As Detective Burke

4192: The Crowning of the Hit King

2010

As Narrator (voice)

All Nighter

2017

As Mr. Gallo

Detroit: Comeback City

2018

As Himself - Narrator

Drug$

2018

As Narrator

Mario Plush Forever

0000

As Poop Mario

The Way of War

2009

As Sergeant Mitchell

Whiplash

2014

As Terence Fletcher

Punching Henry

2017

As Jay Warren

I Lost My 'M' in Vegas

1999

As Yellow

Rock Dog

2016

As Khampa (voice)

Break Point

2014

As Jack

Whiplash

2013

As Fletcher

Worlds Apart

2015

As Sebastian

Above Freezing

1998

As Hoyd

A Boy Called Sailboat

2018

As Ernest

The Black Ghiandola

2017

As Ralph Aceto

Klaus

2019

As Klaus (voice)

Marmaduke

2022

As Zeus (voice)

Rushing or Dragging

2021

As Terrence Fletcher (Archive Audio)

National Champions

2021

As Coach James Lazor

Seal Team

2021

As Claggart (voice)

Glorious

2022

As Ghat (voice)

New in Town

2009

As Stu Kopenhafer

An Invisible Sign

2010

As Mr. Jones

Barefoot

2014

As Dr. Bertleman

Murder of a Cat

2014

As Sheriff Frank Hoyle

Father Figures

2017

As Ronald Hunt

The Accountant

2016

As Ray King

The Meddler

2016

As Randall Zipper

Patriots Day

2016

As Sgt. Jeffrey Pugliese

The Magic Bracelet

2013

As The Shaman

The Late Bloomer

2016

As James Newmans

The Heeler

2013

As Roscoe

The Front Runner

2018

As Bill Dixon

21 Bridges

2019

As Captain Matt McKenna

Palm Springs

2020

As Roy

The Tomorrow War

2021

As James Forester

Being the Ricardos

2021

As William Frawley

The Tomorrow War 2

0000

As Slade

Little Brother

2022

As Warren Duffy

The Ladykillers

2004

As Garth Pancake

The Mexican

2001

As Ted Slocum

The Vicious Kind

2009

As Donald Sinclaire

First Snow

2006

As Vacaro

Crossing Fields

1998

As Guy

Dark Skies

2013

As Edwin Pollard

The Rewrite

2014

As Dr. Hal Lerner

Postal

2007

As Candidate Welles

Disposal

2003

As Older Hunter

The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island

2018

As Dr. Moore (voice)

Ride the Eagle

2021

As Carl

The Silk Road Rally

0000

As Gnash (voice)

Hidalgo

2004

As Buffalo Bill Cody

The Jackal

1997

As FBI Agent T. I. Witherspoon

Off the Map

2003

As George

Extract

2009

As Brian

I Love You, Man

2009

As Oswald Klaven

Jennifer's Body

2009

As Mr. Wroblewski

Terminator Genisys

2015

As O'Brien

Kung Fu Panda 3

2016

As Kai (voice)

La La Land

2016

As Bill

3: The Dale Earnhardt Story

2004

As Ralph Earnhardt

The Snowman

2017

As Arve Støp

Spider-Man 2

2004

As J. Jonah Jameson

Juno

2007

As Mac MacGuff

Harsh Times

2005

As Agent Richards

The Words

2012

As Mr. Jansen

Jobs

2013

As Arthur Rock

Face Down

1997

As Herb Aames

For Love of the Game

1999

As Frank Perry

Spider-Man

2002

As J. Jonah Jameson

Hit and Runway

1999

As Ray Tilman

The Boxcar Children

2014

As Dr. Moore (voice)

The Good Doctor

2011

As Detective Krauss

Popeye Doyle

1986

As Patrolman in Park

Spider-Man 3

2007

As J. Jonah Jameson

Up in the Air

2009

As Bob

Contraband

2012

As Captain Camp

Autumn in New York

2000

As Dr. Tom Grandy

Burn After Reading

2008

As CIA Superior

Rendition

2007

As Lee Mayer

Love Walked In

1997

As Mr. Shulman

Labor Day

2013

As Mr. Jervis

Zootopia

2016

As Mayor Leodore Lionheart (voice)

Red Sands

2009

As Lt. Col. Arson

Guys And Dolls: Off The Record

1992

As Himself / Benny Southstreet

The Ref

1994

As Siskel

The Gift

2000

As Sheriff Pearl Johnson

Extreme Measures

1996

As Dr. Mingus

Megamind

2010

As Warden (voice)

The Astronaut Farmer

2006

As Jacobson

Justice League

2017

As Commissioner James Gordon

Zack Snyder's Justice League

2021

As Commissioner James Gordon

The Cider House Rules

1999

As Ray Kendall

Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

2022

As Captain Putty (voice)

Men, Women & Children

2014

As Allison's Dad

Post Grad

2009

As Roy Davies

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

2021

As Ivo Shandor

Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home

2022

As Self (archive footage)

Path to War

2003

As CIA Briefer

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

2007

As James McLaughlin

Anastasia

1997

As Ensemble and Character Vocals (voice)

True Grit

2010

As J. Noble Daggett (voice)

3 Days with Dad

2019

As Joey

Spider-Man: No Way Home

2021

As J. Jonah Jameson

Celebrity

1998

As Souvenir Hawker

Broadway's Lost Treasures II

2004

As Benny Southstreet (segment "Guys & Dolls")

The First Wives Club

1996

As Federal Marshall

Spider-Man: Far from Home

2019

As J. Jonah Jameson

The Scout

1994

As Assistant Coach

Young Adult

2011

As Mavis' Publisher (voice - uncredited)

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

2021

As J. Jonah Jameson (uncredited)

keyboard_arrow_up