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J.K. Simmons


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 ... See full bio »

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Whiplash
Whiplash Fletcher
(2014)
Spider-Man
Spider-Man J. Jonah Jameson
(2002)
Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2 J. Jonah Jameson
(2004)
Juno
Juno Mac MacGuff
(2007)

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 2018 Counterpart (TV Series) (post-production)
Howard Silk
- Episode #1.10 (2018) ... Howard Silk
- Episode #1.9 (2018) ... Howard Silk
- Episode #1.8 (2018) ... Howard Silk
- Episode #1.7 (2018) ... Howard Silk
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... Howard Silk
 2018 The Front Runner (post-production)
Bill Dixon
 2017/IV Life Support (post-production)
Joey
 2017 Father Figures (completed)
Ronald Hunt
  The Batman (pre-production)
Commissioner Gordon
 2017 Justice League
Commissioner Gordon
 2017 No Activity (TV Series)
Leon
 2017 The Snowman
Arve Stop
 2017/I I'm Not Here
Steve
 2014-2017 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Lenny Turtletaub
- lovin that cali lifestyle!! (2017) ... Lenny Turtletaub (voice)
- Thought and Prayers (2017) ... Lenny Turtletaub (voice)
- Stop the Presses (2016) ... Lenny Turtletaub (voice)
- Out to Sea (2015) ... Lenny Turtletaub (voice)
- The Shot (2015) ... Lenny Turtletaub (voice)
 2017 Renegades
 2017 The Bachelors
Bill Palet
 2017 The Black Ghiandola (Short)
Ralph Aceto
 2017 All Nighter
Mr. Gallo
 2017 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series)
Maestro Mackerel
- Snooze You Lose/Krusty Katering (2017) ... Maestro Mackerel
 2016 Patriots Day
Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese
 2016 The Accountant
Ray King
 2016 The Late Bloomer
James Newmans
 2016/I La La Land
Bill
 2016 Archer (TV Series)
Detective
- Deadly Velvet: Part 2 (2016) ... Detective (voice, as JK Simmons)
- Deadly Velvet: Part 1 (2016) ... Detective (voice, as JK Simmons)
- Bel Panto: Part II (2016) ... Detective (voice)
- The Figgis Agency (2016) ... Detective (voice)
 2016 Rock Dog
Khampa (voice)
 2016 Punching Henry
Jay Warren
 2015-2016 Gravity Falls (TV Series)
Ford Pines
- Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls (2016) ... Ford Pines (voice)
- Weirdmageddon: Part 1 (2015) ... Ford Pines (voice)
- Dipper & Mabel vs. the Future (2015) ... Ford Pines (voice)
- The Last Mabelcorn (2015) ... Ford Pines (voice)
- Stanchurian Candidate (2015) ... Ford Pines (voice)
 2016 Zootopia
Mayor Lionheart (voice)
 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3
Kai (voice)
 2015 Between Two Urns: J.K. Simmons (Short)
J.K.
 2015 Enas allos kosmos
Sebastian
 2015 Lego Dimensions (Video Game)
Cave Johnson (voice)
 2012-2015 Ultimate Spider-Man (TV Series)
J. Jonah Jameson / J. Jonah Jameson Noir / J. Jonah Jackal / ...
- Attack of the Synthezoids (2015) ... J. Jonah Jameson (voice)
- The Spider-Verse: Part 4 (2015) ... J. Jonah Jameson (voice)
- The Spider-Verse: Part 3 (2015) ... J. Jonah Jameson (voice)
- The Spider-Verse: Part 2 (2015) ... J. Jonah Jameson Noir / J. Jonah Jackal (voice)
- The Spider-Verse: Part 1 (2015) ... J. Joanna Jameson / J. Jonah Jameson 2099 (voice)
 2015 The Meddler
Zipper
 2015 Major Lazer (TV Series)
President Whitewall
- Throwback Thursdays (2015) ... President Whitewall (voice)
- K-Pop!! (2015) ... President Whitewall (voice)
- Fizzy Fever (2015) ... President Whitewall (voice)
- I'm Gonna Git You Suckoid (2015) ... President Whitewall (voice)
- Vampire Weekend (2015) ... President Whitewall (voice)
 2015 Terminator Genisys
O'Brien
 2015 Avril et le monde truqué
Rodrigue (English version, voice)
 2013-2015 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (TV Series)
J. Jonah Jameson / Vampire Jameson / J. Jonah Jamesasaurus
- Days of Future Smash, Part 4: The Hydra Years (2015) ... J. Jonah Jameson (voice)
- Days of Future Smash, Part 3: Dracula (2015) ... Vampire Jameson (voice)
- Days of Future Smash, Part 1: The Dino Era (2015) ... J. Jonah Jamesasaurus (voice)
- Spidey, I Blew Up the Dinosaur (2015) ... J. Jonah Jameson (voice)
- It's a Wonderful Smash (2014) ... J. Jonah Jameson (voice)
 2015 What Lives Inside (TV Mini-Series)
Benjamin 'Pops' Delaney
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... Benjamin 'Pops' Delaney
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Benjamin 'Pops' Delaney
 2015 Farmers Insurance: Monster Foot (TV Movie)
Professor Burke
 2013-2015 Avengers Assemble (TV Series)
J. Jonah Jameson
- The Dark Avengers (2015) ... J. Jonah Jameson (voice)
- The Ambassador (2014) ... J. Jonah Jameson (voice)
- Hyperion (2013) ... J. Jonah Jameson (voice)
- The Avengers Protocol: Part 2 (2013) ... J. Jonah Jameson (voice, uncredited)
 2015 The Jay Z Story (Short)
Nas
 2012-2014 The Legend of Korra (TV Series)
Tenzin / Additional Voices
- The Last Stand (2014) ... Tenzin (voice)
- Day of the Colossus (2014) ... Tenzin (voice)
- Kuvira's Gambit (2014) ... Tenzin (voice)
- Beyond the Wilds (2014) ... Tenzin (voice)
- Remembrances (2014) ... Tenzin (voice)
 2014 Ava & Lala
General Tiger (voice)
 2008-2014 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series)
Napoleon / Additional Voices / J.B.
- The O.W.C.A. Files (2014) ... Napoleon / Additional Voices (voice)
- Doof 101/Father's Day (2014) ... Napoleon (voice)
- Jerk De Soleil/Toy to the World (2008) ... J.B. (voice)
 2014 The Legend of Korra (Video Game)
Tenzin (voice)
 2014 Men, Women & Children
Allison's Dad
 2014 The Rewrite
Dr. Hal Lerner
 2014 Growing Up Fisher (TV Series)
Mel Fisher
- Madi About You (2014) ... Mel Fisher
- Growing Up Fairbanks (2014) ... Mel Fisher
- Secret Lives of Fishers (2014) ... Mel Fisher
- First Time's the Charm (2014) ... Mel Fisher
- Desk/Job (2014) ... Mel Fisher
 2011-2014 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Master Chief / Merklynn / Vern Schillinger / ...
- Panthropologie (2014) ... Master Chief / Merklynn (voice)
- The Departy Monster (2011) ... Vern Schillinger / Master Chief / Frank (voice)
 2014 Murder of a Cat
Sheriff Frank Hoyle
 2014 The Boxcar Children
Dr. Moore (voice)
 2012-2014 Men at Work (TV Series)
P.J. Jordan
- Odd Milo Out (2014) ... P.J. Jordan
- Pre-Posal (2014) ... P.J. Jordan
- Weekend at PJ's (2013) ... P.J. Jordan
- The New Boss (2013) ... P.J. Jordan
- Milo Full of Grace (2012) ... P.J. Jordan
 2014 Chozen (TV Series)
 2014 Break Point
Jack
 2014/I Barefoot
Dr. Bertleman
 2014 Whiplash
Fletcher
 2013 Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (TV Series)
J. Jonah Jameson (voice)
 2013 The Legend of Korra: The Re-telling of Korra's Journey (TV Short)
Tenzin - Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 2013 Labor Day
Mr. Jervis
 2013 Family Tools (TV Series)
Tony Shea
- Terry by Design (2013) ... Tony Shea
- Pest Side Story (2013) ... Tony Shea
- Jack Steps Up (2013) ... Tony Shea
- The Big Event (2013) ... Tony Shea
- Role Model (2013) ... Tony Shea
 2011-2013 Pound Puppies (TV Series)
Mr. Withers / Lt. Rock
- Working K-9 to 5 (2013) ... Mr. Withers (voice, as JK Simmons)
- The K9 Kid (2011) ... Lt. Rock (voice, as JK Simmons)
 2013 3 Geezers!
J Kimball
 2013 The Magic Bracelet (Short)
The Shaman
 2013 The Heeler (Short)
Roscoe
 2013 Parks and Recreation (TV Series)
Mayor Stice
- Partridge (2013) ... Mayor Stice
 2013 Dark Skies
Edwin Pollard
 2013 Jobs
Arthur Rock
 2013 Whiplash (Short)
Fletcher
 2010-2013 Generator Rex (TV Series)
White Knight / Cured Evo / Waiter
- End Game: Part 2 (2013) ... White Knight (voice)
- Endgame Part 1 (2013) ... White Knight (voice)
- Mind Games (2013) ... White Knight (voice)
- Target: Consortium (2012) ... White Knight (voice)
- A Brief History of Time (2012) ... White Knight (voice)
 2012 Cops Uncuffed (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Bob Bukowski
 2012 The Venture Bros. (TV Series)
Ben (Old Man Potter)
- A Very Venture Halloween (2012) ... Ben (Old Man Potter) (voice)
 2005-2012 The Closer (TV Series)
Will Pope
- The Last Word (2012) ... Will Pope
- Armed Response (2012) ... Will Pope
- Last Rites (2012) ... Will Pope
- Drug Fiend (2012) ... Will Pope
- Fool's Gold (2012) ... Will Pope
 2012 Adventure Planet
President of Capitol State (voice)
 2012 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (TV Series)
J. Jonah Jameson
- Along Came a Spider... (2012) ... J. Jonah Jameson (voice, as JK Simmons)
 2012 Best Friends Forever (TV Series)
Don
- Put a Pin in It (2012) ... Don
 2012 The Words
Mr. Jansen
 2012 Contraband
Captain Camp
 2011 Young Adult
Mavis's Publisher (voice, uncredited)
 2011 NTSF:SD:SUV (TV Series)
Frank Forrest
 2011 Blackstone (Short)
Detective Burke
 2011/I The Good Doctor
Detective Krauss
 2011 Portal 2 (Video Game)
Cave Johnson (voice)
 2011 Desert Car Kings (TV Series)
Narrator
- Charger Showdown (2011) ... Narrator
- Pontiac GTO (2011) ... Narrator
- Caddy Shock (2011) ... Narrator
- Drive Like a Champion (2011) ... Narrator
- Chevelle $$ (2011) ... Narrator
 2011 Raising Hope (TV Series)
Bruce Chance
- The Cultish Personality (2011) ... Bruce Chance
 2011 The Music Never Stopped
Henry Sawyer
 2007-2011 American Dad! (TV Series)
McCreary / Judge
- Fart-Break Hotel (2011) ... (voice)
- The One That Got Away (2008) ... McCreary (voice)
- The Most Adequate Christmas Ever (2007) ... Judge (voice)
 2010 True Grit
J. Noble Daggett (voice, uncredited)
 2010 Megamind
Warden (voice)
 2010 An Invisible Sign
Mr. Jones
 2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Gruff K-9 (voice)
 1994-2010 Law & Order (TV Series)
Dr. Emil Skoda / Jerry Luppin
- Rubber Room (2010) ... Dr. Emil Skoda
- Brilliant Disguise (2010) ... Dr. Emil Skoda
- Steel-Eyed Death (2010) ... Dr. Emil Skoda
- The Dead Wives Club (2004) ... Dr. Emil Skoda
- Caviar Emptor (2004) ... Dr. Emil Skoda
 2010 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (TV Series)
Magister Gilhil / Plumber
- Escape from Aggregor (2010) ... Magister Gilhil / Plumber (voice)
 2009-2010 Party Down (TV Series)
Leonard Stiltskin
- Precious Lights Pre-School Auction (2010) ... Leonard Stiltskin
- Taylor Stiltskin Sweet Sixteen (2009) ... Leonard Stiltskin
 2010 The Life & Times of Tim (TV Series)
O'Flaherty Sr.
- Personality Disorder/Stu Is Good at Something (2010) ... O'Flaherty Sr. (voice)
 2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV Series)
Guardian / Evil Star
- Revenge of the Reach! (2010) ... Guardian / Evil Star (voice)
 2009 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack (TV Series)
Poseidon / Merman #2 / Pirate / ...
- Low Tidings (2009) ... Merman #2 / Pirate / Poseidon (voice)
- Down with the Ship (2009) ... Captain / Crew Member #3 (voice)
- Over the Moon/100 Percensus (2009) ... Poseidon (voice)
- Candy Cruise Blues (2009) ... Poseidon (voice)
 2009 Jennifer's Body
Mr. Wroblewski
 2009/I Up in the Air
Bob
 2009 Extract
Brian
 2009 Post Grad
Roy Davies (as JK Simmons)
 2009 Aliens in the Attic
Skip (voice)
 2009 Jewno (Short)
Father
 2009 I Love You, Man
Oswald Klaven
 2009 Red Sands
Lt. Col. Arson
 2009 The Way of War
Sergeant Mitchell
 2009 New in Town
Stu Kopenhafer
 2009 The Vicious Kind
Donald Sinclaire
 2008 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (Video Game)
President Howard T. Ackerman (as JK Simmons)
 2008 Ben 10: Alien Force (TV Series)
Magister Gilhil
- Darkstar Rising (2008) ... Magister Gilhil (voice)
 2008 Burn After Reading
CIA Superior (as JK Simmons)
 2008 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Walt Whitman (2008) ... Narrator
 2007 Rendition
Lee Mayer
 2007 Juno
Mac MacGuff
 2007 Postal
Candidate Welles
 2007 Kim Possible (TV Series)
Martin Smarty / Additional voices
- The Mentor of Our Discontent (2007) ... Martin Smarty / Additional voices (voice)
- Mathter and Fervent (2007) ... Martin Smarty (voice)
- The Big Job (2007) ... Martin Smarty (voice)
 2007 Breaking Down the Closer (Video short)
 2007 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (TV Movie)
James McLaughlin
 2007 Spider-Man 3 (Video Game)
J. Jonah Jameson (voice)
 2007 Spider-Man 3
J. Jonah Jameson
 2006-2007 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Tabloid Editor / J. Jonah Jameson
- Homerazzi (2007) ... Tabloid Editor (voice)
- Moe'N'a Lisa (2006) ... J. Jonah Jameson (voice)
 2006 The Astronaut Farmer
Jacobson
 2006 First Snow
Vacaro
 2004-2006 Justice League Unlimited (TV Series)
General Wade Eiling / German Agent / Bystander / ...
- Patriot Act (2006) ... General Wade Eiling / German Agent / Bystander (voice)
- Panic in the Sky (2005) ... General Wade Eiling (voice, uncredited)
- Question Authority (2005) ... General Wade Eiling / Mantis (voice)
- The Doomsday Sanction (2005) ... General Wade Eiling (voice)
- Dark Heart (2004) ... General Wade Eiling (voice)
 2006 The West Wing (TV Series)
Harry Ravitch
- Duck and Cover (2006) ... Harry Ravitch
 2005 Harsh Times
Agent Richards
 2005 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Dr. Clarence Weaver
- Vector (2005) ... Dr. Clarence Weaver
 2005 Jack & Bobby (TV Series)
Cyrus Miller
- Running Scared (2005) ... Cyrus Miller
 2005 Arrested Development (TV Series)
General Anderson
- Switch Hitter (2005) ... General Anderson
 2004 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story (TV Movie)
Ralph Earnhardt
 2004 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Ike Connors
- Kimber Henry (2004) ... Ike Connors
 2004 The Jury (TV Series)
Ron Stalsukilis
- Last Rites (2004) ... Ron Stalsukilis
 2004 Spider-Man 2
J. Jonah Jameson
 2004 The Floor (Short)
 2004 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Mark Wilson
- Two Families (2004) ... Mark Wilson
 2004 The D.A. (TV Series)
Dep. Dist. Atty. Joe Carter
- The People vs. Achmed Abbas (2004) ... Dep. Dist. Atty. Joe Carter
- The People vs. Sergius Kovinsky (2004) ... Dep. Dist. Atty. Joe Carter
 2004 The Ladykillers
Garth Pancake
 2004 Hidalgo
Buffalo Bill Cody
 2004 ER (TV Series)
Gus Loomer
- Impulse Control (2004) ... Gus Loomer
 2003 Disposal (Short)
Older Hunter
 2003 Everwood (TV Series)
Phil Drebbles
- Burden of Truth (2003) ... Phil Drebbles
 2003 John Doe (TV Series)
Lucas Doya
- The Rising (2003) ... Lucas Doya
 1997-2003 Oz (TV Series)
Vern Schillinger
- Exeunt Omnes (2003) ... Vern Schillinger
- Junkyard Dawgs (2003) ... Vern Schillinger
- A Day in the Death... (2003) ... Vern Schillinger
- 4giveness (2003) ... Vern Schillinger
- A Failure to Communicate (2003) ... Vern Schillinger
 2003 Off the Map
George
 2003 Queens Supreme (TV Series)
Ernest Fingerman
- Let's Make a Deal (2003) ... Ernest Fingerman
 2002 Homeward Bound (TV Movie)
Jim Ashton
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie)
CIA Briefer
 2002 Spider-Man
J. Jonah Jameson
 2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Dr. Emil Skoda
- Crazy (2002) ... Dr. Emil Skoda
 2000-2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Dr. Emil Skoda
- Folly (2001) ... Dr. Emil Skoda
- Noncompliance (2000) ... Dr. Emil Skoda
- Legacy (2000) ... Dr. Emil Skoda
- Honor (2000) ... Dr. Emil Skoda
- Wrong Is Right (2000) ... Dr. Emil Skoda
 2001 The Mexican
Ted Slocum
 2000 The Gift
Sheriff Pearl Johnson
 2000 M&M's: The Lost Formulas (Video Game)
Yellow Peanut
 2000 Autumn in New York
Dr. Tom Grandy
 2000 Beautiful Joe (uncredited)
 2000 Third Watch (TV Series)
Frank Hagonon
- Demolition Derby (2000) ... Frank Hagonon
 1999 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Vern Schillinger
- Jerry Seinfeld/David Bowie (1999) ... Vern Schillinger (uncredited)
 1999 I Lost My M in Vegas (Short)
Yellow (voice)
 1999 For Love of the Game
Frank Perry (as JK Simmons)
 1999 The Cider House Rules
Ray Kendall
 1999 Hit and Runway
Ray Tilman
 1998 Above Freezing
Hoyd
 1998 Remember WENN (TV Series)
Captain Amazon
- All's Noisy on the Pittsburgh Front (1998) ... Captain Amazon
 1998 Celebrity
Souvenir Hawker
 1996-1998 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Dr. Emil Skoda / Sergeant Treadway
- Mob Street (1998) ... Dr. Emil Skoda
- Unis (1996) ... Sergeant Treadway
 1997 Face Down (TV Movie)
Herb Aames
 1997 Anastasia
Ensemble and Character Vocals (voice)
 1997 The Jackal
FBI Agent T. I. Witherspoon
 1997 Crossing Fields
Guy
 1997 Spin City (TV Series)
Kevin
- Hot in the City (1997) ... Kevin
 1997 Love Walked In
Mr. Shulman
 1996 Extreme Measures
Dr. Mingus
 1996 The First Wives Club
Federal Marshal
 1996 Swift Justice (TV Series)
Mel Turman
- Stones (1996) ... Mel Turman
 1996 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Colonel Alexander Rausch
- For God and Country (1996) ... Colonel Alexander Rausch
 1995 The Adventures of Pete & Pete (TV Series)
Barber Dan
- Saturday (1995) ... Barber Dan
 1995 New York News (TV Series)
 1994 The Scout
Assistant Coach
 1994 Pom Poko
Seizaemon (English version, voice)
 1994 The Ref
Siskel
 1986 Popeye Doyle (TV Movie)
Patrolman in Park (as Jonathan Simmons)
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Other Works:

TV commercials (voiceover): American Movie Channel See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

JK Simmons | Jonathan Simmons

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

The best compliment I ever got from the public or producers or directors is that I just totally blend in and become the character and they don't notice me and that the play happens or the movie happens or the TV show happens. See more »

Trivia:

Has appeared in four films with Bruce Campbell. The first two were Spider-Man (2002) and Spider-Man 2 (2004), both directed by Sam Raimi. The third was The Ladykillers (2004) directed by Ethan Coen, who frequently collaborates with Raimi, followed by another appearance with Campbell in Raimi's Spider-Man 3 (2007). See more »

Trademark:

Often plays fathers and family men See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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