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J.K. Simmons

.K. SIMMONS reprises the role he created as Peter Parker's gruff Daily Bugle boss in Spider-Man 3, which marks his fifth film collaboration with director Sam Raimi. Simmons' other films with Raimi are Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, The Gift, and For Love of the Game.

Simmons recently appeared in Thank You For Smoking, The Ladykillers, Hidalgo, Off the Map, First Snow, Rendition, and the forthcoming Juno. Simmons' other feature films include The Mexican, Autumn in New York, The Jackal, The Ref, Facedown, Texas Rangers, Above Freezing, and Extreme Measures.

On television, Simmons is a series regular on The Closer. He also starred in the acclaimed HBO original series Oz, and has a recurring role on Law & Order. Simmons plays McLaughlin in the upcoming HBO film Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. He has appeared in guest spots on The West Wing, Homicide, New York Undercover, Feds, Everwood, ER, and Spin City. He was a regular on the series The D.A.

Simmons has performed on Broadway in Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Guys and Dolls, A Few Good Men, Peter Pan, and A Change in the Heir and off-Broadway in Das Barbecu and Birds of Paradise.


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J.K. Simmons Facts

Birth NameJonathan Kimble Simmons
OccupationActor
BirthdayJanuary 9, 1955 (62)
SignCapricorn
BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is J.K. Simmons compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Terminator: Genisys
Patriot's Day
The Accountant
Zootopia
Kung Fu Panda 3
The Gift
I Love You, Man
Spider-Man 3
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