J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons

Highest Rated: 98% Zootopia (2016)

Lowest Rated: 0% An Invisible Sign (2010)

Birthday: Jan 09, 1955

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

With an uncanny ability to go from understated to over-the-top, seemingly with the flip of a switch, actor J.K. Simmons became an ever-present fixture in film and on television via a tireless work ethic and nuanced performances. Although his early interest was primarily in musical composition, Simmons made a name for himself in the theater, not only as a vocalist, but as an actor of merit. After a run of shows on Broadway and in touring productions, Simmons began making small appearances in films like "The Ref" (1994) and "The Scout" (1994). The talented actor was also landing parts on various television series, most notably two recurring, diametrically-opposed characters appearing simultaneously on two different shows. On the brutal prison drama "OZ" (HBO, 1997-2003), Simmons played a white supremacist with frightening authenticity, while on "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010) he was the embodiment of empathy and rationality as state psychiatrist Dr. Emil Skoda. Steadily gaining prominence in a variety of feature film work, Simmons landed the plum role of cantankerous tabloid editor J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" (2002), earning high marks from legions of comic book fans. In addition to reprising the part for "Spider-Man" sequels, Simmons was seemingly everywhere, popping up in the features "Thank You for Smoking" (2006), "Juno" (2007) and "Burn After Reading" (2008). Transcending the category of character actor, Simmons became a welcome addition to any cast, ensuring a performance that was often affecting, frequently surprising, and always memorable. He unexpectedly made the move to mainstream star when his powerful performance in the drama "Whiplash" (2014) won him Best Supporting Actor awards at both the Golden Globes and the Oscars. Following that career high point, Simmons continued working steadily in films ranging from family-friendly animated hit "Zootopia" (2016) to tense Boston Marathon bombing drama "Patriots Day" (2016).

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tomorrow War Slade (Character) - 2021
71% 94% Zack Snyder's Justice League Commissioner Gordon (Character) - 2021
95% 88% Palm Springs Roy (Character) - 2020
53% 91% 21 Bridges Captain McKenna (Character) $28.5M 2019
64% No Score Yet 3 Days With Dad Joey (Character) - 2019
94% 97% Klaus Klaus (Voice) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fanboy J.K./Frank Perry (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 60% The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island Dr. Moore (Voice) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drug$ Narrator - 2018
59% 39% The Front Runner Bill Dixon (Character) $2M 2018
81% 78% A Boy Called Sailboat Ernest (Character) - 2018
17% 24% Father Figures Ronald Hunt (Character) $16.8M 2017
14% 36% All Nighter Mr. Gallo (Character) - 2017
38% 71% I'm Not Here Steve at 60 (Character) - 2017
79% 75% The Bachelors Bill Ponder (Character) - 2017
7% 18% The Snowman Arve Stop (Character) $6.7M 2017
40% 69% Justice League Commissioner Gordon (Character) $227M 2017
11% 41% Renegades Levin (Character) - 2017
98% 92% Zootopia Mayor Lionheart (Voice) - 2016
87% 78% Kung Fu Panda 3 Kai (Voice) $143.5M 2016
91% 81% La La Land Boss (Character) $151.1M 2016
51% 76% The Accountant Ray King (Character) $86.2M 2016
47% 47% Rock Dog Khampa (Voice) $9.4M 2016
77% 63% And Punching the Clown Jay Warren (Character) - 2016
20% 22% The Late Bloomer James Newmans (Character) - 2016
81% 86% Patriots Day Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (Character) $31.8M 2016
97% 77% April and the Extraordinary World Rodrigue (Voice) $294.3K 2015
63% 82% Worlds Apart Sebastian (Character) $59.1K 2015
85% 56% The Meddler Zipper (Character) $4.3M 2015
27% 52% Terminator Genisys O'Brien (Character) $89.8M 2015
27% 29% Murder of a Cat Sheriff Hoyle (Character) - 2014
33% 44% Men, Women & Children Allison's Dad (Character) $668K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ava & Lala Unknown (Voice) - 2014
94% 94% Whiplash Terence Fletcher (Character) $13.2M 2014
71% 52% Break Point Jack (Character) - 2014
17% 45% Barefoot Dr. Bertleman (Character) $11.8K 2014
66% 42% The Rewrite Dr. Lerner (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 66% The Boxcar Children Dr. Moore (Voice) - 2014
41% 49% Dark Skies Edwin Pollard (Character) $17.4M 2013
35% 54% Labor Day Mr. Jervis (Character) $13.4M 2013
No Score Yet 23% 3 Geezers! J Kimball (Character) - 2013
28% 40% Jobs Arthur Rock (Character) $16.1M 2013
51% 57% Contraband Capt. Camp (Character) $66.5M 2012
24% 49% The Words Rory's Father (Character) $11.4M 2012
67% 81% The Music Never Stopped Henry Sawyer (Character) $258.1K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blackstone Detective Burke (Character) - 2011
0% 33% An Invisible Sign Mr. Jones (Character) - 2010
73% 72% Megamind Warden (Voice) $148.3M 2010
No Score Yet 89% 4192: The Crowning of the Hit King Narrator - 2010
33% 48% A Beginner's Guide to Endings Uncle Pal (Character) - 2010
8% 28% Crazy on the Outside Ed (Character) $64.4K 2010
83% 74% I Love You, Man Oz (Character) $71.3M 2009
62% 38% Extract Brian (Character) $10.8M 2009
90% 79% Up in the Air Bob (Character) $83.8M 2009
27% 37% New in Town Stu Kopenhafer (Character) $16.7M 2009
70% 70% The Vicious Kind Donald Sinclaire (Character) - 2009
45% 35% Jennifer's Body Mr. Wroblewski (Character) $16.2M 2009
33% 43% Aliens in the Attic Skip (Voice) $25.2M 2009
No Score Yet 4% The Way of War Sergeant Mitchell (Character) - 2008
29% No Score Yet The Little Red Truck Unknown (Character) - 2008
78% 65% Burn After Reading CIA Superior (Character) $60.3M 2008
9% 34% Postal Candidate Wells (Character) - 2007
94% 88% Juno Mac MacGuff (Character) $143.5M 2007
63% 51% Spider-Man 3 J. Jonah Jameson (Character) $336.5M 2007
No Score Yet 78% Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee James McLaughlin (Character) - 2007
58% 41% First Snow Vacaro (Character) $213K 2006
48% 55% Harsh Times Agent Richards (Character) $3.3M 2005
86% 87% Thank You for Smoking BR (Character) $24.8M 2005
54% 43% The Ladykillers Garth Pancake (Character) $39.7M 2004
No Score Yet 84% 3 Ralph Earnhardt (Character) - 2004
46% 64% Hidalgo Buffalo Bill Cody (Character) $67.3M 2004
93% 82% Spider-Man 2 J. Jonah Jameson (Character) $373.4M 2004
70% 84% Off the Map George (Character) $1.3M 2003
90% 67% Spider-Man J. Jonah Jameson (Character) $403.7M 2002
19% 54% Autumn in New York Dr. Tom Grandy (Character) $37.8M 2001
54% 44% The Mexican Ted (Character) $66.8M 2001
57% 55% The Gift Sheriff Johnson (Character) $12M 2000
46% 75% For Love of the Game Frank Perry (Character) $35.2M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossing Fields Guy (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Above Freezing Unknown (Character) - 1998
23% 52% The Jackal Witherspoon (Character) $54.9M 1997

TV

Credit
98% 91% Invincible Omni-Man (Voice) 2021
100% 54% The Great North Tusk (Guest Star) 2021
100% 95% Infinity Train Pig Baby (Voice) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Unknown (Character),
Guest
2020 2018
95% 94% Brooklyn Nine-Nine Frank Dillman (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Activity Internal Affairs Investigator Leon Fordham (Guest Star) 2019 2017
No Score Yet 94% Explained Narrator 2019
98% 81% Brockmire Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
85% 76% The Simpsons Victor (Guest Voice) 2018-2019 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2019 2016-2017
No Score Yet 36% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018-2019
100% 90% Counterpart Howard Silk / Prime (Character) 2017-2019
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Hawaii Narrator 2018 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2018 2014
No Score Yet 31% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018 2016
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018 2016
No Score Yet 100% Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics Unknown (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 86% SuperMansion Unknown (Guest Voice) 2017
No Score Yet 75% SpongeBob SquarePants Maestro Mackerel (Guest Voice) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014-2016
90% 85% Archer Detective (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Conversations Guest 2016
100% 97% Gravity Falls Ford (Guest Star) 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014-2016
No Score Yet 93% Phineas and Ferb Napoleon (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 100% Major Lazer Unknown (Character) 2015 2012
No Score Yet 77% Ultimate Spider-Man J. Jonah Jameson (Voice) 2012-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Lives Inside Benjamin "Pops" Delaney (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015
89% 79% The Legend of Korra Tenzin (Voice) 2012-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2014
35% 70% Growing Up Fisher Mel Fisher (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2014 2011
8% 86% Men at Work P.J. Jordan (Guest Star) 2012-2014
13% No Score Yet Family Tools Tony Shea (Character) 2013
93% 89% Parks and Recreation Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Generator Rex White Knight (Voice) 2010-2013
82% 81% The Closer Will Pope (Character) 2005-2012
46% No Score Yet Best Friends Forever Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
96% 89% Raising Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 91% American Dad McCreary (Guest Voice) 2011 2007-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kevin Pollak's Chat Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2010 1997-2004
93% 98% Party Down Leonard Stiltskin (Guest Star) 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Merman No. 2/Pirate/Poseidon (Guest Voice) 2009
75% 94% The West Wing Harry Ravitch (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 92% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
74% 82% Arrested Development General Anderson (Guest Star) 2005
75% 79% Nip/Tuck Ike Connors (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jury Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The D.A. Deputy D.A. Joe Carter (Character) 2004
No Score Yet 80% ER Gus Loomer (Guest Star) 2004
93% 95% Everwood Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
92% 98% Oz Vern Schillinger (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1997-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Emil Skoda (Guest Star) 2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Watch Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
66% No Score Yet Spin City Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swift Justice Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1996

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