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J.K. Simmons Biography

Birth Name:
Jonathan Kimble Simmons
Birth Place:
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Profession
Actor, singer

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)

Awards

  • 2015Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: winner
  • 2015Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2015Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2015BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2014New York Film Critics Circle-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 2014Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2014National Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2014Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2008Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated

Relationships

  • David Simmons -- Brother
  • Donald William Simmons -- Father
  • Patricia Simmons -- Mother
  • Elizabeth Simmons O'Neill -- Sister