J.K. Simmons
9 FOLLOWERS • 114 CREDITS • JAN 9, 1955 • 69
Biography
more
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.
Overview
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.
Known For
Law & Order
The Kelly Clarkson Show
The Oscars
American Dad!
Saturday Night Live
The Simpsons
ER
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Parks and Recreation
Veronica Mars
Third Watch
BoJack Horseman
Without a Trace
The West Wing
Homicide: Life on the Street
Kim Possible
Phineas and Ferb
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Justice League Unlimited
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Archer
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Everwood
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Nip/Tuck
Explained
The Venture Bros.
Arrested Development
The Great North
The Talk
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics
Coronavirus, Explained
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
New York News
NTSF:SD:SUV::
The Stand
No Activity
Party Down
Gravity Falls
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Young Adult
True Grit
Spider-Man: Far From Home
The First Wives Club
Goliath
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Home Movie: The Princess Bride
Anastasia
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Men, Women & Children
Path to War
Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes: Maximum Overload
Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
The Gift
Justice League
Zack Snyder's Justice League
Megamind
The Ref
Labor Day
Zootopia
Oz
Despicable Me 4
Up in the Air
Contraband
Autumn in New York
Defending Jacob
Spider-Man 3
The Boxcar Children
The Snowman
Phineas and Ferb: The O.W.C.A. Files
The Good Doctor
Spider-Man
Spider-Man 2
Face Down
Terminator Genisys
La La Land
Kung Fu Panda 3
Major Lazer
I Love You, Man
The Jackal
Extract
Jennifer's Body
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Juno
The Legend of Korra
Gravity Falls: Weirdmageddon
One Day as a Lion
The Tomorrow War
Red One
Being the Ricardos
Patriots Day
Palm Springs
INVINCIBLE
The Meddler
The Accountant
The Tomorrow War 2
Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man
Father Figures
21 Bridges
Klaus
Night Sky
The Closer
What Lives Inside
Whiplash
Whiplash
You Can't Run Forever
Growing Up Fisher
Desert Car Kings
Renegades
Counterpart
Originals for Hulu
Stay on top of Hulu Originals with ease using the Unofficial app, where you can track release dates, follow your favorite actors, and get instant updates on new seasons and episodes—all in one place!
Get