J.K. Simmons
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Jonathan Kimble Simmons (born January 9, 1955) is an American actor. He has been cited as one of the greatest contemporary character actors, and has appeared in over 200 film and television roles since his debut in 1986. He is an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Critics Choice Award winner, among other accolades. His film roles include J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007), tobacco industry executive B.R. in Thank You for Smoking (2005), Mac MacGuff in Juno (2007), music instructor Terence Fletcher in Whiplash (2014), Bill in La La Land (2016), William Frawley in Being the Ricardos (2021), and Commissioner James Gordon in the DC Extended Universe films Justice League (2017), Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021), and Batgirl (2022). He reprised his role as Jameson in various Marvel media unrelated to the Sam Raimi trilogy, including multiple animated series and the Marvel Cinematic Universe/Sony's Spider-Man Universe films Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and Spider-Man: No Way Home (both 2021), and the web series TheDailyBugle.net (2019; 2021). On television, he is known for playing Dr. Emil Skoda on the NBC series Law & Order, white supremacist prisoner Vernon Schillinger on the HBO series Oz, and Assistant Police Chief Will Pope on TNT's The Closer. From 2017 to 2019, he starred as Howard Silk in the Starz series Counterpart. He has also appeared in a series of commercials for Farmers Insurance and starred in the third season of the IFC comedy series Brockmire. In 2020, he had recurring roles on the miniseries Defending Jacob and The Stand. As a voice artist, he is known for voicing Cave Johnson in the video game Portal 2 (2011), Tenzin in The Legend of Korra (2012–2014), Stanford “Ford” Pines in Gravity Falls (2015–2016), Kai in Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), Mayor Leodore Lionheart in Zootopia (2016), the titular character in Klaus (2019), Pig Baby in Season 4 of the HBO Max animated series Infinity Train (2021), and Nolan “Omni-Man” Grayson in the Amazon Prime action animated series Invincible (2021). He has been the voice of the Yellow M&M since 1996.
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Jonathan Kimble Simmons (born January 9, 1955) is an American actor. He has been cited as one of the greatest contemporary character actors, and has appeared in over 200 film and television roles since his debut in 1986. He is an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Critics Choice Award winner, among other accolades. His film roles include J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007), tobacco industry executive B.R. in Thank You for Smoking (2005), Mac MacGuff in Juno (2007), music instructor Terence Fletcher in Whiplash (2014), Bill in La La Land (2016), William Frawley in Being the Ricardos (2021), and Commissioner James Gordon in the DC Extended Universe films Justice League (2017), Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021), and Batgirl (2022). He reprised his role as Jameson in various Marvel media unrelated to the Sam Raimi trilogy, including multiple animated series and the Marvel Cinematic Universe/Sony's Spider-Man Universe films Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and Spider-Man: No Way Home (both 2021), and the web series TheDailyBugle.net (2019; 2021). On television, he is known for playing Dr. Emil Skoda on the NBC series Law & Order, white supremacist prisoner Vernon Schillinger on the HBO series Oz, and Assistant Police Chief Will Pope on TNT's The Closer. From 2017 to 2019, he starred as Howard Silk in the Starz series Counterpart. He has also appeared in a series of commercials for Farmers Insurance and starred in the third season of the IFC comedy series Brockmire. In 2020, he had recurring roles on the miniseries Defending Jacob and The Stand. As a voice artist, he is known for voicing Cave Johnson in the video game Portal 2 (2011), Tenzin in The Legend of Korra (2012–2014), Stanford “Ford” Pines in Gravity Falls (2015–2016), Kai in Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), Mayor Leodore Lionheart in Zootopia (2016), the titular character in Klaus (2019), Pig Baby in Season 4 of the HBO Max animated series Infinity Train (2021), and Nolan “Omni-Man” Grayson in the Amazon Prime action animated series Invincible (2021). He has been the voice of the Yellow M&M since 1996.
Known For
Law & Order
Law & Order
Law & Order
Law & Order
Law & Order
Law & Order
Law & Order
Law & Order
Law & Order
Law & Order
American Dad!
American Dad!
American Dad!
Saturday Night Live
The Simpsons
ER
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
The Oscars
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Parks and Recreation
BoJack Horseman
The West Wing
American Dad!
Justice League Unlimited
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Justice League Unlimited
Justice League Unlimited
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Explained
Arrested Development
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
No Activity
Defending Jacob
Desert Car Kings
Veronica Mars
BoJack Horseman
Kim Possible
Kim Possible
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
The Venture Bros.
Spider-Man: Far from Home
The First Wives Club
Goliath
Spider-Man: No Way Home
True Grit
Anastasia
The Stand
Path to War
Coronavirus, Explained
Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes: Maximum Overload
Megamind
Zack Snyder's Justice League
Justice League
Zootopia
Oz
Third Watch
Labor Day
Up in the Air
Contraband
Oz
Autumn in New York
Spider-Man 3
The Good Doctor
Spider-Man
Spider-Man 2
Juno
Spider-Man: No Way Home
The Jackal
Terminator Genisys
Major Lazer
Jennifer's Body
La La Land
Extract
I Love You, Man
Defending Jacob
Kung Fu Panda 3
Homicide: Life on the Street
The Tomorrow War 2
The Accountant
What Lives Inside
Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man
Patriots Day
The Tomorrow War
Being the Ricardos
Palm Springs
Invincible
21 Bridges
Father Figures
Night Sky
Whiplash
Klaus
Growing Up Fisher
The West Wing
Nip/Tuck
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