In 2015, J.K. won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role playing Fletcher on Whiplash.
J.K. was a member of the Seattle Repertory Theatre.
J.K. made his New York City stage debut in the Off-Broadway musical Birds of Paradise in 1987, and then made his Broadway debut in the play A Change in the Heir in 1990.
J.K. made his feature film debut in The Ref.
J.K. narrated the book-on-tape Dreamland: Strike Zone, by Dale Brown.
J.K. has appeared in commercials for the following: Century 21,Saab, Budget Express, AMC, and The Discovery Channel.
J.K. was cast as the neo-Nazi Verne Schillinger in Oz due to a prior performance on Homicide: Life on the Street, where he also played a neo-Nazi.
J.K. is often cast in films directed by Sam Raimi.
J.K. wore a wig for his role as J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man films.
J.K. was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Drama Series for The Closer at the 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards. They were also nominated in 2007.
J.K. married actress Michelle Schumacher in 1996.
J.K. met his wife while the two were performing a tour company of Peter Pan.
J.K.'s wife had a reoccurring role on Oz.
J.K. and his wife have two children.
J.K. is 5'10" (1.78 m).
J.K. has a brother and a sister.
J.K. appeared in the following stage plays:
-Guys and Dolls
-A Few Good Men
-A Little Night Music
J.K. started losing his hair at the age of 22.
His character, Dr. Emil Skoda, is one of the few Law & Order characters that recur in all three incarnations: the original series; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
J.K. Simmons attended the Ohio State University while living in Worthington, Ohio and remains a big Ohio State sports fan today.
J.K Simmons studied to become a composer at the University of Montana before moving to musicals and acting. He received an Achievement Award for the UofM in April 2002.
J.K. Simmons does the voiceover work for Norelco razors.
J.K. provides the voice for the Yellow M&M in the M&M's commercials.
J.K. plays J. Jonuha Jameson in the Spider-Man movies.
J.K. Simmons: Be here now. It's something that I continue to tell myself: to appreciate the moment, to live life as it is happening, not dwell on the past, not be too anxious about the future but to do my best to be here now.
Take care of yourself: Eat your vegetables. Get some exercise. Floss. Use your turn signal. I know that has nothing to do with taking care of yourself. It's just a pet peeve of mine. I needed to get that off my chest. Be on time. Please have the decency to not make people wait for you.
Take your telephone and use it to make a telephone call. Call an old person. Call your mom. Call your dad.
[On his Character J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man]
J.K. Simmons: The more I read the comics books, I thought, "You gotta have the wig, and you gotta have the mustache." And this guy's always baring his big square teeth, so I got prosthetic teeth, too.
[On if he ever considered wearing a hair piece]
J.K. Simmons: I was once counseled not to be seen without hair if I waned to be a leading man. So I had a piece made, and I wore it for a few auditions, but I could never bring myself to wear it in real life. I was never Brad Pitt movie-star handsome. I've always been a character actor waiting to happen.
[On what his wife thought of his character Verne Schillinger]
J.K. Simmons: I would come home with my swastika tattoos because keeping them on saved twenty minutes in the makeup the next morning. I had a hard time pulling my head out of Oz, and she's said there were times when I wasn't the most fun guy to sleep with.
[On his role in The Closer]
J.K. Simmons: For a 50-year-old bald guy to even be considered as a possibility of a romantic interest is kind of fun and different.