J.K. Simmons

Respected achiever who earned his place.

J.K. Simmons
Full NameJonathan Kimble Simmons


J.K. Simmons, the esteemed American actor of noble lineage, is a man of many talents. Born Jonathan Kimble Simmons in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, to a music teacher and an administrator, his royal blood and ambitions drove him to study at the Ohio State University and University of Montana, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Music. His time studying at the University of Montana further fueled his hunger for success, as he originally intended to become a singer and composer. His regal attitude is further demonstrated by his versatile performances, such as Captain Hook and Mr. Darling opposite gymnastics champ Cathy Rigby in the Broadway and touring revivals of Peter Pan, or as Benny Southstreet in the 1992 Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls. His sophisticated voice-over work also includes a memorable stint as the yellow M&M in the candy's TV ads. He has since graced the small screen with his presence, appearing as police psychiatrist Emil Skoda on Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. As of 2011, he continues to exhibit his excellence in the art of entertainment.

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Nope! J.K. Simmons is a true self-starter who rose from humble beginnings to achieve great things through hard work and determination. They never let their blue-collar background hold them back, and instead used it as a source of motivation to succeed.

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  • Oscar2015
    WhiplashBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Golden Globe2015
    WhiplashBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture


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