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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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Known For

Die Hard
Die Hard Soundtrack
(1988)
Boyz n the Hood
Boyz n the Hood Soundtrack
(1991)
Red Dragon
Red Dragon Janitor
(2002)
The Bounty Hunter
The Bounty Hunter Soundtrack
(2010)

Filmography

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 2017 The 25 Songs of Christmas (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Christmas in Hollis (1987)") / (music: "Christmas in Hollis (1987)")
 2014-2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Madonna/Camila Cabello (2017) ... (writer: "Peter Piper" - uncredited)
- Jim Parsons/Evan & Jillian/DEC 99th (2016) ... (writer: "Christmas in Hollis" - uncredited)
- Edward Norton/Riz Ahmed/Reggie Fils-Aimé (2016) ... (writer: "Christmas in Hollis")
- Mark Wahlberg/Bill Burr/Sheryl Crow (2015) ... (writer: "Christmas in Hollis" - uncredited)
- Lena Dunham/Colin Quinn (2015) ... (writer: "Run's House")
 2017 T2 Trainspotting (writer: "It's Like That" - as Joseph Ward Simmons)
 2016 Lethal Weapon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jingle Bell Glock (2016) ... (writer: "Christmas In Hollis" - uncredited)
 2016 Forza Horizon 3 (Video Game) (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2016 Go for It (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... (writer: "It's Like That" - uncredited)
 2016 Britain's Got More Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.13 (2016) ... (writer: "It's Like That" - uncredited)
 2016 How to Be Single (writer: "Christmas In Hollis")
 2013-2015 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 24 December 2015 (2015) ... (writer: "Christmas in Hollis")
- Episode dated 23 December 2015 (2015) ... (writer: "Christmas in Hollis")
- Episode dated 19 December 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "Christmas in Hollis")
 2015 Dolezal Backstage (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Das Weihnachts-Special (2015) ... (writer: "Christmas in Hollis")
 2015 Sounds of the 80s (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2015 Christmas Special with Kim Wilde (2015) ... (writer: "Christmas in Hollis")
 2015/II The Night Before (writer: "Christmas in Hollis")
 2015 Straight Outta Compton (writer: "Jam-Master Jay")
 2015 Lip Sync Battle (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Salt vs. Pepa (2015) ... (writer: "It's Tricky")
- Mike Tyson vs. Terry Crews (2015) ... (writer: "Sucker MC's")
 2015 The Official Top 50 Best-Selling Singles of the 90s and 00s (TV Movie) (writer: "It's Like That")
 2015 Fresh Dressed (Documentary) (writer: "Sucker MC's", "My Adidas")
 2014 1987 (writer: "It's Like That")
 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)
  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")
 2013 The '80s: The Decade That Made Us (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lift Off (2013) ... (writer: "Hollis Crew (Krush-Groove 2)" - uncredited)
 2012 The Neighbors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Merry Crap-mas (2012) ... (writer: "Christmas In Hollis" - uncredited)
 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 Happy Endings (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Party of Six (2012) ... (writer: "RUN-DMC - King Of Rock")
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (writer: "Sucker MC's")
 2011 Rap Critic Reviews (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shaq Diesel (Album) (2011) ... (writer: "Christmas in Hollis")
 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)
 2005-2006 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Everybody Hates Kris (2006) ... (writer: "Christmas in Hollis")
- Everybody Hates Food Stamps (2005) ... (writer: "It's Like That")
- Everybody Hates the Pilot (2005) ... (writer: "It's Like That")
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) (writer: "It's Like That" - uncredited)
 2005 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Christmas Party (2005) ... (writer: "Christmas in Hollis")
 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)
 2004 Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Soul Brother #1")
 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 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (Video Game) (writer: "My Adidas" - uncredited)
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (writer: "Rock Box" - uncredited)
 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 Motown Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Seal/Chaka Khan/The Commodores/Jon B. (1999) ... (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")
 1987-1998 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 3 April 1998 (1998) ... (writer: "It's Like That")
- Episode dated 27 March 1998 (1998) ... (writer: "It's Like That")
- Episode dated 11 June 1987 (1987) ... (writer: "It's Tricky")
 1998 Half Baked (writer: "You Be Illin'" - as Joseph Ward Simmons)
 1993 Judgment Night (writer: "Me, Myself & My Microphone" - as Joseph "Run" Simmons)
 1993 CB4 (writer: "King of Rock" - as Joseph W. Simmons)
 1992 Laws of Gravity (writer: "Christmas in Hollis")
 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 Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Actor (9 credits)
Show Show Composer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (114 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

A member of the "Artists United Against Apartheid" charity project in 1985. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Trivia:

One-third of the rap trio Run-D.M.C.. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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