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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 58 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Whiplash
Whiplash Fletcher
(2014)
Spider-Man
Spider-Man J. Jonah Jameson
(2002)
The Closer
The Closer Will Pope
(2005-2012)
Juno
Juno Mac MacGuff
(2007)

Filmography

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 2017 I'm Not Here (post-production)
Steve
 2017 The Snowman (post-production)
Arve Støp
 2017 The Lake (completed)
 2016 Patriots Day (post-production)
Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese
 2016 Bastards (completed)
 2016 The Accountant (completed)
Ray King
 2016 Counterpart (TV Series) (pre-production)
Howard Silk
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Howard Silk
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Howard Silk
 2016/I La La Land
Boss
 2014-2016 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Lennie Turtletaub
- Stop the Presses (2016) ... Lennie Turtletaub (voice)
- Out to Sea (2015) ... Lennie Turtletaub (voice)
- The Shot (2015) ... Lennie Turtletaub (voice)
- Brand New Couch (2015) ... Lennie Turtletaub (voice)
- Say Anything (2014) ... Lennie Turtletaub (voice)
 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 Zootopia
Mayor Lionheart (voice)
 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3
Kai (voice)
 2008-2015 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series)
Napoleon / J.B. / Additional Voices
- O.W.C.A. Files (2015) ... Napoleon / Additional Voices (voice)
- Doof 101 (2014) ... Napoleon (voice)
- Toy to the World (2008) ... J.B. (voice)
- Jerk De Soleil (2008) ... J.B. (voice)
 2015 Lego Dimensions (Video Game)
Cave Johnson (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 April and the Extraordinary World
Rodrigue (English version, voice)
 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)
 2014 The Legend of Korra (Video Game)
Tenzin (voice)
 2014 Men, Women & Children
Allison's Dad
 2014 The Rewrite
Dr. Hal Lerner
 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 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
- The New Boss (2013) ... P.J. Jordan
 2014 Chozen (TV Series)
 2014 Break Point
Jack
 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 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 Echo Jew Gong Lok
President of Capitol State (voice)
 2012 Best Friends Forever (TV Series)
Don
- Put a Pin in It (2012) ... Don
 2012 The Words
Mr. Jansen
 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
 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 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (TV Series)
Magister Gilhil / Plumber
- Escape from Aggregor (2010) ... Magister Gilhil / Plumber (voice)
 2010 The Life & Times of Tim (TV Series)
O'Flaherty Sr.
- Personality Disorder/Stu Is Good at Something (2010) ... O'Flaherty Sr. (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/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 Red Sands
Lt. Col. Arson
 2009 The Vicious Kind
Donald Sinclaire
 2008 Ben 10: Alien Force (TV Series)
Magister Gilhil
- Darkstar Rising (2008) ... Magister Gilhil (voice)
 2008 Burn After Reading
CIA Superior (as JK Simmons)
 2007 Juno
Mac MacGuff
 2007 Postal
Candidate Welles
 2007 Kim Possible (TV Series)
Martin Smarty
- 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)
 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 (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)
- Dark Heart (2004) ... General Wade Eiling (voice)
 2006 The West Wing (TV Series)
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 The Floor (Short)
 2004 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Mark Wilson
- Two Families (2004) ... Mark Wilson
 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
 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
 2001 The Mexican
Ted Slocum
 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 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
 1997 Face Down (TV Movie)
Herb Aames
 1997 Anastasia
Ensemble and Character Vocals (voice)
 1997 Crossing Fields
Guy
 1997 Spin City (TV Series)
Kevin
- Hot in the City (1997) ... Kevin
 1997 Love Walked In
Mr. Shulman
 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 (Disney Dub 2004) (English version, voice)
 1994 The Ref
Siskel
 1986 Popeye Doyle (TV Movie)
Patrolman in Park (as Jonathan Simmons)
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Other Works:

(10/94-12/94): Stage: Appeared in "Das Barbecu" by Jim Luigs and Scott Warrender (Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City). NOTE: Nominaed for Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

JK Simmons | Jonathan Simmons

Height:

5' 10¾" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his career] If I had any other talent or salable commodity I probably would have gone into it. I mean, aside from the modelling, yeah. See more »

Trivia:

He was hospitalized because of a kidney stone after his role in New in Town, for which he gained 40+ pounds. See more »

Trademark:

Low-pitched, rolling voice See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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