J.K. Simmons

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Biography

  • 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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J.K. Simmons Fast Facts:
  • Originally planned to be a singer and studied at the University of Montana to become a composer.
  • Starred as Captain Hook and Mr. Darling opposite gymnastics champ Cathy Rigby in the Broadway and touring revivals of Peter Pan.
  • Played Benny Southstreet in the 1992 Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls and can be heard on the cast recording.
  • Appeared as police psychiatrist Emil Skoda on Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
  • Does commercial voice-over work, including the voice of the yellow M&M in the candy's TV ads.
  • As of 2011, has made five films with director Sam Raimi: For Love of the Game (1999); The Gift (2000); Spider-Man (2002); Spider-Man 2 (2004); and Spider-Man 3 (2007).
  • J.K. Simmons Relationships:
  • Patricia Simmons - Mother
  • Donald William Simmons - Father
  • Michelle Schumacher - Wife
  • David Simmons - Brother
  • Elizabeth Simmons O'Neill - Sister
  • J.K. Simmons Awards:
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; University of Montana, Missoula, MT (BA in Music)

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