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
Homicide: Life on the Street
Kim Possible
Phineas and Ferb
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Justice League Unlimited
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
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
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
Home Movie: The Princess Bride
No Way Home: The More Fun Stuff Version
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
Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes: Maximum Overload
Justice League
The Gift
Zack Snyder's Justice League
The Ref
Megamind
Zootopia
Labor Day
Spider-Man 3
Contraband
Defending Jacob
Up in the Air
Despicable Me 4
Autumn in New York
Oz
The Boxcar Children
The Good Doctor
Phineas and Ferb: The O.W.C.A. Files
Spider-Man
The Snowman
Terminator Genisys
Face Down
Spider-Man 2
The Legend of Korra
The Jackal
Kung Fu Panda 3
La La Land
I Love You, Man
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Juno
Jennifer's Body
Major Lazer
Extract
Gravity Falls: Weirdmageddon
One Day as a Lion
What Lives Inside
The Tomorrow War 2
21 Bridges
Father Figures
The Meddler
Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man
Invincible
Red One
Patriots Day
Being the Ricardos
The Accountant
Palm Springs
The Tomorrow War
Klaus
Whiplash
Night Sky
The Closer
Whiplash
Desert Car Kings
Counterpart
The West Wing
Growing Up Fisher
Renegades
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