Creator / J. K. Simmons

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Jonathan Kimble "J. K." Simmons (born January 9, 1955) is an American actor and voice actor. Though active since 1986, his current rise to fame began in 1994 with his 53 appearances as consulting psychiatrist Dr. Emil Skoda across the Law & Order franchise. Since 2001, he has become memetic for certain acting roles, especially as J. Jonah Jameson across Spider-Man media (most notably in the Sam Raimi film trilogy), as possibly insane business tycoon Cave Johnson in Portal 2 and as the sadistic music teacher Terence Fletcher in his Academy Award-winning role in Whiplash. He played the role of Tenzin in The Legend of Korra. Oh, and he's also the voice of Yellow in the M&M's commercials as well as Professor Nathaniel Burke of the University of Farmers in commercials for Farmers Insurance Group.

In January 2018, he began starring in the sci-fi thriller series Counterpart on the Starz channel.


Roles performed by J. K. Simmons

Live Action

Voice Roles

Tropes describing J. K. Simmons' roles

  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Many of his characters aren't what you would call stable.
  • Ink-Suit Actor:
    • To the point that many Spider-Man fans are not sure if he is J. K. Simmons, or if he is, in fact, J. Jonah Jameson.
    • While his younger and older selves look much more different, the middle-aged Cave Johnson is basically him with hair and side burns (and possibly a mustache if you find the hidden portrait).
  • Large Ham: An expert at playing roles like this. He can either be hilarious as with J Jonah Jameson or absolutely terrifying as seen in Whiplash.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: The actor who brought out such charms like J. Jonah Jameson, Vern Schillinger and Terence Fletcher, is surprisingly nice in person.
  • No Indoor Voice: Frequently
  • Only Known by Initials: Real name is Jonathan Kimble Simmons.

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