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
American Dad!
The Oscars
Saturday Night Live
The Simpsons
ER
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Parks and Recreation
Veronica Mars
Third Watch
BoJack Horseman
Without a Trace
The West Wing
Homicide: Life on the Street
Kim Possible
Justice League Unlimited
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Phineas and Ferb
Everwood
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Nip/Tuck
Explained
The Venture Bros.
Arrested Development
The Great North
The Talk
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics
Coronavirus, Explained
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
New York News
The Stand
No Activity
Defending Jacob
Gravity Falls
Party Down
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Young Adult
True Grit
Spider-Man: Far From Home
The First Wives Club
Goliath
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: No Way Home
No Way Home: The More Fun Stuff Version
Home Movie: The Princess Bride
Anastasia
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Men, Women & Children
Path to War
Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes: Maximum Overload
Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
Zack Snyder's Justice League
The Gift
Justice League
The Ref
Megamind
Labor Day
Zootopia
Autumn in New York
Spider-Man 3
Despicable Me 4
Up in the Air
Contraband
Oz
Phineas and Ferb: The O.W.C.A. Files
The Good Doctor
The Boxcar Children
The Snowman
Spider-Man
Face Down
Terminator Genisys
Spider-Man 2
The Legend of Korra
La La Land
The Jackal
Juno
Kung Fu Panda 3
I Love You, Man
Extract
Jennifer's Body
Major Lazer
One Day as a Lion
Gravity Falls: Weirdmageddon
Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man
21 Bridges
The Tomorrow War 2
Palm Springs
Patriots Day
The Accountant
Being the Ricardos
The Tomorrow War
The Meddler
Invincible
Father Figures
Red One
The Closer
Night Sky
Whiplash
Klaus
Whiplash
What Lives Inside
Renegades
Counterpart
You Can't Run Forever
Desert Car Kings
Growing Up Fisher
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