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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 2015 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of merciless jazz instructor Fletcher in "Whiplash." His performance in the film also garnered him a Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden 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 Dramatic Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize for Best Film. It also earned five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.

Simmons' most recent film projects include "The Snowman," with Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson, and "Justice League," in which he portrays the iconic Commissioner 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 January, and 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 Gavin 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 Peter Berg. That same year Simmons completed production on the independent film "I'm Not Here," which was directed by his wife, Michelle Schumacher.

Simmons is known for playing the character J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's "Spider Man" 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 Words," "The Music Never Stopped," "Jennifer's Body," "Extract," "The Vicious Kind," "I Love You, Man," "Beginner's Guide to Endings," "Contraband," "Hidalgo," "The Ladykillers," "The Mexican," "Off 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 series "The Closer." He also played Vern Schillinger on HBO's acclaimed drama "Oz," and had a 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 Work."

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 Good Men."

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