J.K. Simmons Biography

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Born: January 09, 1955


Date of Birth: January 9, 1955

Born in Detroit, Michigan, J.K. Simmons was born Jonathan Kimble Simmons. He graduated from the University of Montana and also attended Ohio State University.

His breakthrough on screen came after years of acting, in the HBO prison drama series Oz, playing Vern Schillinger.

In 2015, Simmons won his first Golden Globe, for his supporting role in the indie film Whiplash (2014) The performance also earned him an Academy Award.

J.K. has since starred in a number of films, including Terminator Genisys(2015) and La La Land (2016). More recently, he lent his voice to the animated films Zootopia (2016) and Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016).

In 1996 J.K. married actress/producer Michelle Schumacher, whom he met while doing a tour of the musical Peter Pan. They have two sons together.


Justice League(2017)
The Lake(2017)
Patriots Day(2017)
The Accountant(2016)
Kung Fu Panda 3(2016)
La La Land(2016)
The Late Bloomer(2016)
The Meddler(2016)
Rock Dog(2016)
Break Point(2015)
The Rewrite(2015)
Terminator Genisys(2015)
Labor Day(2014)
Men, Women & Children(2014)
Murder of a Cat(2014)
The Wedding Guest (Barefoot) (2014)
Dark Skies(2013)
An Invisible Sign(2012)
A Beginner's Guide to Endings(2012)
Crazy on the Outside(2010)
I Love You, Man(2009)
Jennifer's Body(2009)
New in Town(2009)
Way of War(2009)
First Snow(2007)
Spider-Man 3(2007)
Thank You For Smoking(2006)
The Ladykillers(2004)
Spider-Man 2(2004)
The Mexican(2001)
The Gift(2000)
Autumn in New York(2000)
The Cider House Rules(1999)
Above Freezing (1998)
Love Walked In (1997)
Extreme Measures (1996)
The First Wives Club (1996)
The Scout (1994)
The Ref(1994)
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