J.K. SIMMONS has appeared in diverse projects spanning motion pictures,
television and the stage on and off Broadway. He is known for playing the
character J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's "Spider Man" trilogy. Other motion
picture credits include "Hidalgo," "The Ladykillers," "The Mexican," "Off the
Map," "For Love of the Game," "The Gift," "Thank You for Smoking," "Rendition,"
"Burn After Reading" and, memorably, his portrayal of the off-beat but not
deadbeat father, Mac McGuff, in the hit comedy "Juno."
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 TBS' new hit comedy "Men at Work."
Simmons' latest films include "The Words," "The Music Never Stopped,"
"Jennifer's Body," "Extract," "The Vicious Kind," " I Love You Man," "Beginner's
Guide to Endings," "Contraband" and the Academy Award-nominated "Up in the Air."
Last year he was seen in theaters in the Steve Jobs biopic, "Jobs," and
currently can be seen in theaters in Jason Reitman's film, "Labor Day." Last
year, JK wrapped shooting "The Reluctant Professor" opposite Hugh Grant and
Marisa Tomei, Gillian Raimi's feature "Murder of a Cat," and Jeremy Sisto's
indie "Breakpoint." JK starred in Blumhouse Productions feature "Whiplash"
opposite Miles Teller," which premiered at this year's Sundance, and won the
Dramatic Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize for best film.
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
This past month, JK filmed Jason Reitman's latest feature, "Pale Blue Dot.'
Currently, JK is shooting NBC's new comedy "Growing Up Fisher" opposite Jenna