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J.K. Simmons

Jonathan Kimble Simmons is an American character actor and voice actor. In television, he is known for playing Dr. Emil Skoda on the NBC series Law & Order (and other Law & Order franchise series), neo-Nazi Vernon Schillinger on the HBO prison-drama Oz, and Assistant Police Chief Will Pope on TNT's The Closer. Since 2017, he has executive produced and starred in the Starz series Counterpart. His film roles include J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy and music instructor Terence Fletcher in 2014's Whiplash. He is also known for voicing Cave Johnson in the video game Portal 2 (2011), Tenzin in The Legend of Korra (2012), Stanford Pines in Gravity Falls, Kai in Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) and Mayor Lionheart in Zootopia (2016). Simmons also reprised his role as J. Jonah Jameson in various Marvel animated series and video games. He has also appeared in a series of highly popular television commercials for Farmers Insurance. Simmons's performance in Whiplash (2014) received widespread critical acclaim and earned him more than thirty accolades, including the Academy Award, the Golden Globe Award, and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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Invincible (2021)
Starring as Nolan Grayson / Omni-Man (8 episodes)
The Great North (2021)
Guest starring as Tusk Johnson (2 episodes)
The Stand (2020)
Guest starring as General William Starkey
  • Episode 1x01: The End (Dec 17, 2020)
Coronavirus, Explained (2020)
Starring as Narrator
Defending Jacob (2020)
Guest starring as Billy Barber (5 episodes)
Infinity Train (2019)
Guest starring as Pig Baby
Guest starring as Pig Toddler (2 episodes)
Counterpart (2017)
Starring as Howard Silk (19 episodes)
No Activity (2017)
Guest starring as Leon Fordham (2 episodes)
Live with Kelly & Ryan (2017)
Guest starring as J.K. Simmons
Brockmire (2017)
Starring as Matt "The Bat" Hardesty (4 episodes)
Goliath (2016)
Starring as George Zax (8 episodes)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Guest starring as J.K. Simmons (2 episodes)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
Guest starring as J.K. Simmons (2 episodes)
Hollywood Sessions (2014)
Guest starring as J.K. Simmons
BoJack Horseman (2014)
Guest starring as Lenny Turteltaub (12 episodes)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)
Guest starring as J.K. Simmons (2 episodes)
Growing Up Fisher (2014)
Starring as Mel Fisher (13 episodes)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
Guest starring as Frank Dillman
  • Episode 7x09: Dillman (Mar 26, 2020)
Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (2013)
Guest starring as J. Jonah Jameson (8 episodes)
Guest starring as J. Jonah Jamesasaurus
Guest starring as Vampire Jameson
Marvel's Avengers Assemble (2013)
Guest starring as J. Jonah Jameson (4 episodes)
Family Tools (2013)
Starring as Tony Shea
Men at Work (2012)
Guest starring as P.J. Jordan (5 episodes)
The Legend of Korra (2012)
Starring as Tenzin (41 episodes)
Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man (2012)
Guest starring as J. Jonah Jameson (37 episodes)
Guest starring as BBB
Guest starring as New Yorker
Guest starring as Vendor
Guest starring as J. Joanna Jameson
Guest starring as J. Jonah Jameson Robot
Guest starring as J. Jonah Jameson (Noir)
Guest starring as J. Jeremiah Jackal
Guest starring as J. Jonas James' Son
The Talk (2011)
Guest starring as J.K. Simmons (2 episodes)
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! (2010)
Guest starring as J. Jonah Jameson
Raising Hope (2010)
Guest starring as Bruce Chance
Archer (2009)
Guest starring as Detective Bob Harris (4 episodes)
Parks and Recreation (2009)
Guest starring as Mayor Stice
Party Down (2009)
Guest starring as Leonard (2 episodes)
The Closer (2005)
Starring as Assistant Chief Will Pope (109 episodes)
Numb3rs (2005)
Guest starring as Dr. Clarence Weaver
  • Episode 1x03: Vector (Feb 4, 2005)
Veronica Mars (2004)
Starring as Clyde Pickett (7 episodes)
The Venture Bros. (2004)
Guest starring as Ben
Arrested Development (2003)
Guest starring as General Anderson
Nip/Tuck (2003)
Guest starring as Ike Connors
Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003)
Guest starring as J.K. Simmons (2 episodes)
Without a Trace (2002)
Guest starring as Mark Wilson
Everwood (2002)
Guest starring as Phil Drebbles
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
Guest starring as Dr. Emil Skoda
  • Episode 1x12: Crazy (Jan 13, 2002)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Guest starring as Dr. Emil Skoda (6 episodes)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1999)
Guest starring as J.K. Simmons
Oz (1997)
Starring as Vernon "Vern" Schillinger (56 episodes)
New York Undercover (1994)
Guest starring as Dr. Emil Skoda
Guest starring as Sergeant Treadway
  • Episode 2x20: Unis (Mar 7, 1996)
The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1993)
Guest starring as Barber Dan
Law & Order (1990)
Guest starring as Dr. Emil Skoda (5 episodes)
  • Episode 13x15: Bitch (Feb 26, 2003)
  • Episode 11x22: School Daze (May 16, 2001)
  • Episode 10x09: Sundown (Dec 15, 1999)
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The Simpsons (1989)
Guest starring as J. Jonah Jameson
Guest starring as Tabloid Editor
Guest starring as JJ Gruff
Guest starring as Victor
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Guest starring as J.K. Simmons (2 episodes)
Lightyears ()
Starring as Franklin York
Oscars (1953)
Guest starring as J.K. Simmons (2 episodes)
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