J.K. Simmons

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  • Birth Name: Jonathan Kimble Simmons
  • Birth Place: Detroit, MI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/09/1955, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor; singer
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Growing Up Fisher Creator: I Wanted to Write a Love Letter to My Dad

Most people love to share stories about their wacky and crazy families. But few experience the reaction comedian and TV writer DJ Nash (Bent, Up All Night) used to get.

"I was telling a story about my dad cutting down a tree with a chainsaw — because I thought that that was not a big deal, I really...read more

Weekend Review: About a Boy, Fisher Sneak Peeks, Downton Finale

This week's gold-medal question: Can NBC reverse its spotty track record when it comes to using the ratings boost of the Olympics to launch new programs? (Remember the Summer 2012 debacle when the network interrupted the flow of London's Closing Ceremony to inflict Animal Practice on an unwilling captive audience?)

The news is better this weekend, during the closing nights of the Games. The comedies getting a sneak peek are considerably more entertaining than Animal Practice — what wouldn't be? — and they won't air until after that night's Olympics packages are finished.

First up is NBC's best new comedy of the season (including the star-driven disappointments that flopped on Thursdays this fall): About a Boy, airing Saturday night at approximately 11/10c before moving to its regular time period next Tuesday at 9/8c. This charmingly offbeat ...read more

Jenna Elfman Replaces Parker Posey on NBC's Growing Up Fisher

Jenna Elfman has joined the cast of NBC's Growing Up Fisher, the network announced Tuesday.

Elfman...read more

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'Oz 33' Preview (HBO)
'Oz 55' Preview (HBO)
Dark Skies - Clip - Aliens
Contraband

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Labor Day
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Dark Skies
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Jobs

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The Terror Within [HD]
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Original Airbenders [HD]
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Old Wounds
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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Growing Up Fisher TV Show Series, Actor - Mel Fisher
2013 Labor Day Movie, Actor
2013 Marvel Maximum Overload TV Show Series, Voice - J. Jonah Jameson
2013 Jobs Movie, Actor - Arthur Rock
2013 Dark Skies Movie, Actor - Edwin Pollard

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NBC’s The Family Guide Changes Title to Growing Up Fisher

NBC has changed the name of its midseason comedy The Family Guide to Growing Up Fisher, a representative for the network confirmed Wednesday.

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The Wednesday Playlist: Americans Finale, ABC's Tools, HBO's Manhunt

It's May Day (as in: mayday!) for the Russian spies — and just about everyone else — in the taut first-season finale of FX's emotionally engrossing The Americans (Wednesday, 10/9c). Chivalry is not dead, even in the estranged not-quite-marriage of embedded KGB operatives Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell), as they prepare for a dangerous mission that could be a set-up, with lots of jockeying and posturing between husband (who wants to protect while serving) and wife (who's adamant about following orders to the letter) about who's going to risk everything, including their "normal" family life, to walk into what might be a trap. read more

After A Lackluster Year, Networks Aim to Make More Noise This Pilot Season

The broadcast networks are desperate for your attention. They know that you're overwhelmed with their programming and distracted by cable, the Internet and now even streaming services. Plus, they didn't produce a new major hit this season, and their ratings are suffering for it.

That's why this year's crop of nearly 100 series pilots at the five networks (48 comedy and 50 drama from the five networks) is all about being big: big stars, big producers, big concepts.

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The Closer's J.K. Simmons Heads to Parks and Recreation

J.K. Simmons has been tapped as Ben's replacement on Parks and Recreation, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Calm down, Ben (Adam Scott) and Leslie (Amy Poehler) fans! Your favorite civic-minded couple isn't breaking up... read more

Men at Work Exclusive: J.K. Simmons Returns to Face Off Against John Michael Higgins

Men at Work's boss is back, and this time, it's for good.

The Closer's J.K. Simmons, who first appeared last season as the intimidating owner/publisher of Full Steam magazine and Amy's dad P.J. Jordan, will return in a recurring role in Season 2, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Exclusive first look: Bones' Joel David Moore joins Men at Work

This upcoming season will see Simmons go head-to-head with John Michael Higgins (Best in Show, Happily Divorced), who has been cast as... read more

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