J. K. SIMMONS (Roland Hunt) has appeared in a diverse range of projects spanning
motion pictures, television and the stage, both on and off-Broadway. He won the
Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of merciless jazz instructor
"Whiplash." His performance in the film also garnered him a Screen Actors Guild
Globe, Independent Spirit and BAFTA Awards, as well as many critics' group
awards around the
world. "Whiplash" premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and won the
Award and Grand Jury Prize for Best Film. It also earned five Academy Award
including Best Picture.
Simmons' most recent film projects include "The Snowman," with Michael
Rebecca Ferguson, and "Justice League," in which he portrays the iconic
Gordon. In 2018, he will be seen in the Starz series "Counterpart."
In 2016, Simmons voiced the character Kai in "Kung Fu Panda 3," released in
voiced the character Mayor Leodore Lionheart in "Zootopia," which released in
March. Also in
2016, Simmons was seen in "The Meddler," with Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne, and
O'Connor's "The Accountant," with Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick. He also
portrayed the reallife
hero Jeff Pugliese in the 2016 Boston marathon film "Patriot's Day," directed by
That same year Simmons completed production on the independent film "I'm Not
was directed by his wife, Michelle Schumacher.
Simmons is known for playing the character J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's
trilogy and, memorably, his portrayal of the off-beat but not deadbeat father,
Mac MacGuff, in the
hit comedy "Juno."
His past projects include "Terminator: Genisys," "Jobs," "Labor Day," "The
Music Never Stopped," "Jennifer's Body," "Extract," "The Vicious Kind," "I Love
"Beginner's Guide to Endings," "Contraband," "Hidalgo," "The Ladykillers," "The
the Map," "For Love of the Game," "The Gift," "Thank You for Smoking,"
"Rendition," "Burn After
Reading" and the Academy Award-nominated "Up in the Air."
On the small screen, Simmons played LAPD Assistant Chief Will Pope in TNT's hit
"The Closer." He also played Vern Schillinger on HBO's acclaimed drama "Oz," and
recurring role as Dr. Emil Skoda on NBC's "Law & Order." He has had guest
starring roles on
NBC's "Parks and Recreation," and a recurring role on the TBS hit comedy "Men at
Simmons has appeared on the Broadway stage in performances of "Guys and Dolls,"
"Laughter on the 23rd Floor," "A Change in the Heir," "Peter Pan" and "A Few
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