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Know Your “That Guy”: J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons

Born: January 9, 1955

Number of Roles: 99

Best Known for Playing: Fast talking, non B.S. tolerating bosses and fathers

First Appearance: Patrolman in the Park in Popeye Doyle (1986)

Most Recent Appearance: Assistant Chief Will Pope on The Closer (2011)

Notable Roles

  • J. Jonah Jameson in Spider Man 1-3
  • White Knight on Generator Rex
  • Dr. Emil Skoda on Law & Order
  • Bob in Up in the Air
  • Oswald Klaven in I Love You, Man
  • CIA Superior in Burn After Reading
  • President Ackerman in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
  • Mac MacGuff in Juno
  • BR in Thank You for Smoking
  • Buffalo Bill Cody in Hidalgo
  • Vern Schillinger on Oz
  • Brian in Extract

Fun Facts

  • Originally studied to be a composer
  • Voice of yellow M&M
  • His Law & Order character has crossed over into both Criminal Intent and Special Victims Unit
  • Has appeared in every Jason Reitman movie
  • Does the voice over for Norelco razors
  • Has appeared in four movies with Bruce Campbell, the three Spider Man movies and The Ladykillers

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