J. K. Simmons Biography (1955-)

Full name, Jonathan Kimble Simmons; born January 9, 1955, in Detroit, MI; sonof Donald William (a college professor) and Patricia (an administrator; maiden name, Kimble) Simmons; brother of David Simmons (a singer and songwriter);married Michelle Schumacher (an actress), c. 1996; children: Joseph. Addresses: Agent: Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Actor, singer
Birth Details
January 9, 1955
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Assistant coach, The Scout, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994
  • Commandant Siskel, The Ref (also known as Hostile Hostages), Buena Vista, 1994
  • Federal marshal, The First Wives Club, Paramount, 1996
  • Dr. Mingus, Extreme Measures, Warner Bros., 1996
  • Witherspoon, The Jackal (also known as Le chacal and DerSchakal), MCA/Universal, 1997
  • Mr. Shulman, Love Walked In, TriStar, 1998
  • Souvenir hawker, Celebrity, Miramax, 1998
  • Guy, Crossing Fields, Sterling Films, 1998
  • Hoyd, Above Freezing, Cooler Pictures/@ radical media, 1998
  • Ray Kendall, The Cider House Rules, Miramax, 1999
  • Frank Perry, For Love of the Game, MCA/Universal, 1999
  • Ray Tilman, Hit and Runaway, 1999, Lot 47 Films, 2001
  • Dr. Grandy, Autumn in New York, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2000
  • Sheriff Pearl Johnson, The Gift, Paramount Classics, 2000
  • Ted, The Mexican, DreamWorks Distribution, 2001
  • J. Jonah Jameson, Spider-Man, Columbia, 2002
  • Film Work
  • Performer in ensemble vocals, Anastasia (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Dr. Emil Skoda, a recurring role, Law & Order, NBC, 1997-?
  • Prisoner 92S110 Vernon Schillinger, Oz, HBO, 1997-?
  • Dr. Emil Skoda, a recurring role, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC, 2000-?
  • Episodic
  • Jerry Luppin, video technician, "Sanctuary," Law & Order, NBC,1994
  • Colonel Alexander Nathaniel Rausch, "For God and Country," Homicide: Life on the Street, NBC, 1996
  • Sergeant Treadway, "Unis," New York Undercover, Fox, 1996
  • Kevin Travis, "Hot in the City," Spin City, ABC, 1997
  • Captain Amazon, "All's Noisy on the Pittsburgh Front," Remember WENN, American Movie Classics, 1998
  • "Demolition Derby," Third Watch, NBC, 2000
  • Dr. Emil Skoda, "Crazy," Law & Order: Criminal Intent, 2002
  • Other
  • Officer Miller, Popeye Doyle (pilot), NBC, 1986
  • Benny Southstreet, Guys and Dolls (special), PBS, 1992
  • Herb Ames, Face Down (movie), HBO, 1997
  • Stage Appearances
  • El Gallo, The Fantasticks, Contemporary Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1981
  • Featured singer, Five by Five, Contemporary Theatre, 1981
  • Sailor Murphy, Pal Joey, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1984-1985
  • Curtis and Vincentio, The Taming of the Shrew, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1984-1985
  • Henrik, An Enemy of the People, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1984-1985
  • Brannigan, Guys and Dolls (musical), Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1984-1985
  • (New York debut) Andy and understudy for the role of Lawrence Wood, Birds of Paradise (musical), Promenade Theatre, 1987
  • Edwin, A Change in the Heir (musical), Edison Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • Mr. Darling/Captain Hook, Peter Pan (musical), Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1991-1992
  • Benny Southstreet, Guys and Dolls (musical), Martin Beck Theatre,New York City, between 1992 and 1995
  • Brian, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York City, 1993-1994
  • Multiple roles, Das Barbecu, New York City, 1994
  • Also appeared as Miles Gloriosus, Shepard Henderson, Bell, Book and Candle, Cirque Dinner Theatre; C. M. "Kid" Russell, Cowboy, Sun Valley Opera House; El Gallo, The Fantasticks (musical), Avenue Act One Theatre; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (musical), Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA; Baptist, Godspell (musical), Avenue Act OneTheatre; Fred and Petruchio, Kiss Me, Kate (musical), Bigfork Summer Playhouse; Carl-Magnus, A Little Night Music, Bigfork Summer Playhousein Montana and Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY; John the Roy, Lone Star, Bigfork Summer Playhouse; Christian Brent, Peg o' My Heart, American Theatre Festival, VT; Starkey, Peter Pan, Pennsylvania Centre Stage; Huntington, The Rise of David Levinsky, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ; Steve, A Streetcar Named Desire, Pennsylvania CentreStage; Osgood, Sugar, Cirque Dinner Theatre; and Johnny Brown, TheUnsinkable Molly Brown, Bigfork Summer Playhouse.
  • Major Tours
  • Provost, B. D., and Roland, Doonesbury, U.S. cities, 1984
  • Mr. Darling/Captain Hook, Peter Pan (musical), U.S. cities, c. 1992

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