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Joseph Simmons was born on November 14, 1964 in Queens, New York, USA. He has been married to Justine Simmons since June 25, 1994. They have four children. He was previously married to Valerie Vaughn. See full bio »
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 2014 1987 (writer: "It's Like That")
 2014 Rio 2 (writer: "Tell Me When to Go" - as Joseph Ward Simmons)
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Justin Timberlake (2014) ... (writer: "Beats to the Rhyme" - uncredited)
 2014 Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Welcome to the Jungle (2014) ... (writer: "King of Rock" - uncredited)
 2013 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 December 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "Christmas in Hollis")
  Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Christmas (2013) ... (performer: "Christmas in Hollis" - uncredited) / (writer: "Christmas in Hollis" - uncredited)
 2013 Turbo (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2012 Grand Finale (2012) ... (writer: "It's Tricky" - uncredited)
 2012 The We and the I (writer: "It's Like That" - as Joseph Ward Simmons)
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (writer: "Sucker MC's")
 2011/I Jack and Jill (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2011 Showboaters (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (2011) ... (writer: "It's Like That (Jason Nevins Remix)" - uncredited)
 2010 Due Date (writer: "This Is Why I'm Hot")
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.147 (2010) ... (writer: "Peter Piper", "Paul Revere" - uncredited)
 2010 Angel Camouflaged (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2010 Madonna: Sticky & Sweet Tour (Video documentary) (writer: "Into the Groove")
 2010/I The Bounty Hunter (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2010 Cop Out (writer: "King of Rock")
 2009 Nitro Circus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Circus Heads West (2009) ... (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2009 Fast & Furious (writer: "Raising Hell" - as Joseph Ward Simmons)
 2007 Chuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Crown Vic (2007) ... (writer: "Christmas in Hollis" - uncredited)
 2007 SingStar '80s (Video Game) (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2007 Illegal Tender (writer: "It's Like That")
 2007 Who's Your Caddy? (writer: "Tell Me When to Go" - as Joseph Ward Simmons)
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) (writer: "It's Like That")
 2005 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Christmas Party (2005) ... (writer: "Christmas in Hollis")
 2005 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Everybody Hates Food Stamps (2005) ... (writer: "It's Like That")
- Everybody Hates the Pilot (2005) ... (writer: "It's Like That")
 2005 Madden NFL 2006 (Video Game) (performer: "Mind on the Road")
 2005 The Longest Yard (as Joseph Ward Simmons, "Oh")
 2004 Friday Night Lights (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2004 White Chicks (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2004 My Baby's Daddy (writer: "Peter Piper" - as Simmons)
 2003 Amplitude (Video Game) (writer: "King Of Rock")
 2003 2 Fast 2 Furious (writer: "Peter Piper" - as Joseph Ward Simmons)
 2003 Malibu's Most Wanted (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2002 The Hot Chick (writer: "It's Tricky" - as Joseph Ward Simmons)
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (writer: "Rock Box")
 2001 Undeclared (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Eric Visits Again (2001) ... (writer: "It's Tricky" - uncredited)
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (writer: "Sucker MCs (Krush Groove 1)" - as Joseph Ward Simmons)
 2000 Run-DMC: Together Forever - Greatest Hits 1983-2000 (Video) (writer: "Rock Box", "King of Rock", "Down With the King", "Pause", "It's Tricky", "Walk This Way")
 2000 Road Trip (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2000 Ready to Rumble (writer: "King Of Rock")
 1999 Skate and Destroy (Video Game) (producer: "King of Rock") / (writer: "King of Rock")
 1999 Dogma (writer: "Run's House", "It's Like That" - as J. Simmons)
 1999 The Corruptor (performer: "5 Boroughs" - as Run) / (writer: "5 Boroughs" - as J. Simmons)
 1998 Can't Hardly Wait (writer: "It's Tricky")
 1993 Judgment Night (writer: "Me, Myself & My Microphone" - as Joseph "Run" Simmons)
 1993 CB4 (writer: "King of Rock" - as Joseph W. Simmons)
 1991 Boyz n the Hood (writer: "Sucker M.C.'s" - as J. Simmons)
 1988 Crossing Delancey (writer: "IT'S LIKE THAT")
 1988 Die Hard (writer: "Christmas in Hollis")
 1987 Less Than Zero (lyrics: "Christmas In Hollis" - as J. Simmons) / (music: "Christmas In Hollis" - as J. Simmons)
 1985 Krush Groove (writer: "King of Rock", "It's Like That", "Krush Groovin'" - as J. Simmons)
 1985 Desperately Seeking Susan (writer: "SUCKER M.C.'S")
 1984 Graffiti Rock (TV Movie) (writer: "Sucker MC's")
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Show Show Self (88 credits)
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A member of the "Artists United Against Apartheid" charity project in 1985. See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Run DMC | DJ Run | Reverend Run | Rev Run | Run-D.M.C. | Run-DMC | Run | Joseph 'Rev. Run' Simmons


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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