J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 09-01-1955
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Also Known As:

    JK Simmons
    Jonathan Simmons

  • Popularity: 30.88
  • Homepage: N/A

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.

Year Movie Character
2011 The Music Never Stopped as Henry Sawyer
2013 3 Geezers! as J. Kimball
2017 Renegades as Levin
2017 The Bachelors as Bill Ponder
2017 I'm Not Here as Steve
2009 Aliens in the Attic as Skip (voice)
2014 Ava & Lala as General Tiger (voice)
2011 Blackstone as Detective Burke
2010 4192: The Crowning of the Hit King as Narrator (voice)
2017 All Nighter as Mr. Gallo
2018 Detroit: Comeback City as Himself - Narrator
2018 Drug$ as Narrator
1970 You Can't Run Forever as Wade
2022 Prophets of Change as Narrator
2022 Rivals: Ohio State vs. Michigan as Narrator
2017 Counterpart as Howard
2009 The Way of War as Sergeant Mitchell
2014 Whiplash as Terence Fletcher
2017 Punching Henry as Jay Warren
2016 Rock Dog as Khampa (voice)
2014 Break Point as Jack
2013 Whiplash as Fletcher
2015 Worlds Apart as Sebastian
1998 Above Freezing as Hoyd
2018 A Boy Called Sailboat as Ernest
2017 The Black Ghiandola as Ralph Aceto
2019 Klaus as Klaus (voice)
1970 My Only Sunshine
2022 Marmaduke as Zeus (voice)
2008 Walt Whitman (American Experience) as Narrator
2021 Rushing or Dragging as Terrence Fletcher (Archive Audio)
2021 National Champions as Coach James Lazor
2021 Seal Team as Claggart (voice)
2022 Glorious as Ghat (voice)
2015 Weird Al Gets Whiplashed as Fletcher
2009 New in Town as Stu Kopenhafer
2010 An Invisible Sign as Mr. Jones
2010 A Beginner's Guide to Endings as Uncle Pal
2014 Barefoot as Dr. Bertleman
2014 Murder of a Cat as Sheriff Frank Hoyle
2017 Father Figures as Ronald Hunt
2016 The Accountant as Ray King
2016 The Meddler as Randall Zipper
2016 Patriots Day as Sgt. Jeffrey Pugliese
2013 The Magic Bracelet as The Shaman
2016 The Late Bloomer as James Newmans
2013 The Heeler as Roscoe
2018 The Front Runner as Bill Dixon
2019 21 Bridges as Captain Matt McKenna
2020 Palm Springs as Roy
2021 The Tomorrow War as James Forester
2021 Being the Ricardos as William Frawley
1970 The Tomorrow War 2 as Slade
1970 Our Man from Jersey
2022 Little Brother as Warren Duffy
1970 Red One as Santa Claus
2004 The Ladykillers as Garth Pancake
2001 The Mexican as Ted Slocum
2009 The Vicious Kind as Donald Sinclaire
2010 Crazy on the Outside as Ed
2006 First Snow as Vacaro
1998 Crossing Fields as Guy
2013 Dark Skies as Edwin Pollard
2014 The Rewrite as Dr. Hal Lerner
2003 Disposal as Older Hunter
2018 The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island as Dr. Moore (voice)
2021 Ride the Eagle as Carl
2023 Rally Road Racers as Gnash (voice)
2023 One Day as a Lion as Walter Boggs
2004 Hidalgo as Buffalo Bill Cody
1997 The Jackal as FBI Agent T. I. Witherspoon
2003 Off the Map as George
2009 Extract as Brian
2009 I Love You, Man as Oswald Klaven
2009 Jennifer's Body as Mr. Wroblewski
2015 Terminator Genisys as O'Brien
2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 as Kai (voice)
2016 La La Land as Bill
2007 Postal as Candidate Welles
2004 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story as Ralph Earnhardt
2017 The Snowman as Arve Støp
2004 Spider-Man 2: Making the Amazing as Himself
2004 Spider-Man 2 as J. Jonah Jameson
2007 Juno as Mac MacGuff
2005 Harsh Times as Agent Richards
2012 The Words as Mr. Jansen
1997 Face Down as Herb Aames
1999 For Love of the Game as Frank Perry
2002 Spider-Man as J. Jonah Jameson
1999 Hit and Runway as Ray Tilman
2014 The Boxcar Children as Dr. Moore (voice)
2011 The Good Doctor as Detective Krauss
1986 Popeye Doyle as Patrolman in Park
2007 Spider-Man 3 as J. Jonah Jameson
2009 Up in the Air as Bob
2012 Contraband as Captain Camp
2000 Autumn in New York as Dr. Tom Grandy
2008 Burn After Reading as CIA Superior
2007 Rendition as Lee Mayer
1997 Love Walked In as Mr. Shulman
2013 Labor Day as Mr. Jervis
2016 Zootopia as Mayor Leodore Lionheart (voice)
2009 Red Sands as Lt. Col. Arson
1992 Guys And Dolls: Off The Record as Himself / Benny Southstreet
1994 The Ref as Siskel
2000 The Gift as Sheriff Pearl Johnson
1996 Extreme Measures as Dr. Mingus
2005 Thank You for Smoking as BR
2010 Megamind as Warden (voice)
2006 The Astronaut Farmer as Jacobson
2017 Justice League as Commissioner James Gordon
2021 Zack Snyder's Justice League as Commissioner James Gordon
1999 The Cider House Rules as Ray Kendall
2022 Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers as Captain Putty (voice)
2013 Jobs as Arthur Rock
2014 Men, Women & Children as Allison's Dad
2020 Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens as Orville
2009 Post Grad as Roy Davies
2021 Ghostbusters: Afterlife as Ivo Shandor
2022 Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home as Self (archive footage)
2009 Extract: Mike Judge's Secret Recipe as Self
2003 Path to War as CIA Briefer
2007 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee as James McLaughlin
2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore as Gruff K-9 (voice)
2010 True Grit as J. Noble Daggett (voice)
2019 3 Days with Dad as Joey
2021 Spider-Man: No Way Home as J. Jonah Jameson
2021 Miss as (archive footage)
1998 Celebrity as Souvenir Hawker
2004 Broadway's Lost Treasures II as Benny Southstreet (segment "Guys & Dolls")
1996 The First Wives Club as Federal Marshall
2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home as J. Jonah Jameson
1994 The Scout as Assistant Coach
2011 Young Adult as Mavis' Publisher (voice - uncredited)
2021 Venom: Let There Be Carnage as J. Jonah Jameson (uncredited)
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1989 The Simpsons (5 episode) as Victor Kleskow (voice)
2005 American Dad! (1 episode) as Judge (voice)
2004 Jack & Bobby (1 episode)
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street (1 episode)
2003 Arrested Development (1 episode) as General Anderson
1995 New York News (1 episode)
2009 Party Down (2 episode) as Leonard Stiltskin
2012 Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man (103 episode) as J. Jonah Jameson (voice)
2014 Growing Up Fisher (13 episode) as Mel Fisher
2013 LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (5 episode) as J. Jonah Jameson (voice)
1999 Third Watch (1 episode)
2002 John Doe (1 episode)
2005 The Closer (109 episode) as Will Pope
2002 Everwood (1 episode) as Phil Drebbles
2002 Without a Trace (1 episode) as Mark Wilson
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (6 episode) as Dr. Emil Skoda
2003 Nip/Tuck (1 episode)
1994 New York Undercover (1 episode)
1994 ER (1 episode) as Gus Loomer
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (1 episode) as Dr. Emil Skoda
2004 The Jury (1 episode)
2013 Family Tools (10 episode)
1997 Oz (56 episode) as Vernon Schillinger
2015 What Lives Inside (4 episode) as Benjamin 'Pops' Delaney
2017 Counterpart (20 episode) as Howard Silk
1990 Law & Order (43 episode) as Emil Skoda
2012 The Legend of Korra (52 episode) as Tenzin (voice)
2004 The D.A. (4 episode) as Dep. Dist. Atty. Joe Carter
2012 Gravity Falls (8 episode) as Stanford Pines (voice)
2015 Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (1 episode) as Self
2011 Desert Car Kings (10 episode) as Himself - Narrator
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Self - Host / Rick Blaine / Nas / Various
2017 No Activity (1 episode) as Leo
2017 Brockmire (8 episode) as Matt "The Bat" Hardesty
2004 Veronica Mars (7 episode) as Clyde Pickett
2014 BoJack Horseman (13 episode) as Lenny Turtletaub (voice)
2018 Explained (1 episode) as Narrator (voice)
2021 Invincible (8 episode) as Nolan Grayson / Omni-Man (voice)
2009 Parks and Recreation (1 episode) as Mayor Stice
2013 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1 episode) as Frank Dillman
2014 Wild Hawaii (2 episode) as Narrator (voice)
2020 Coronavirus, Explained (1 episode) as Self - Narrator
2020 The Stand (1 episode) as General Starkey
2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2 episode) as Self
2008 Batman: The Brave and the Bold (1 episode) as Guardian / Evil Star (voice)
2017 Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics (1 episode) as Self
2012 Men at Work (3 episode) as P.J. Jordan
2022 Night Sky (8 episode) as Franklin York
2021 The Great North (1 episode) as Tusk Johnson (voice)
2004 Justice League Unlimited (3 episode) as General Wade Eiling (voice)
2004 Justice League Unlimited (1 episode) as General Wade Eiling / Mantis (voice)
2004 Justice League Unlimited (1 episode) as General Wade Eiling / German Agent / Bystander (voice)
2014 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (1 episode) as Voice Over (voice)
2010 The Talk (1 episode) as Self - Guest
2020 Defending Jacob (8 episode) as Billy Barber
2016 Goliath (8 episode) as George Zax
1999 The West Wing (1 episode) as Harry Ravitch
2010 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (1 episode) as Magister Gilhil / Plumber (voice)
2002 Kim Possible (1 episode) as Martin Smarty (voice)
2002 Kim Possible (1 episode) as Martin Smarty / Additional voices (voice)
2005 American Dad! (1 episode) as Jed Farnsworth (voice)
2005 American Dad! (1 episode) as Dean of CIA Academy (voice)
2005 American Dad! (1 episode) as Gene (voice)
2010 Pound Puppies (1 episode) as Lt. Rock (voice)
2010 Pound Puppies (1 episode) as Mr. Withers (voice)
1996 Spin City (1 episode) as Kevin
1953 The Oscars (1 episode) as Self
2020 Home Movie: The Princess Bride (1 episode) as The Grandfather
2004 The Venture Bros. (1 episode) as Ben (Old Man Potter) (voice)
1990 Law & Order (1 episode) as Jerry Luppin
2015 Major Lazer (11 episode) as President Whitewall (voice)
2019 The Daily Bugle (14 episode) as J. Jonah Jameson

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