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Jonathan Kimble "J. K." Simmons (born January 9, 1955 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan) is an American actor and voice actor.

Though active since 1986, Simmons' 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 mainly been typecast for Large Ham acting roles, particularly as J. Jonah Jameson across lots of Spider-Man media (most notably in the Sam Raimi film trilogy), possibly insane business tycoon Cave Johnson in Portal 2, Ax-Crazy neo-Nazi prisoner Vernon Schillinger in Oz, and the sadistic music teacher Terence Fletcher in his Academy Award-winning role in Whiplash. He also voiced the role of Tenzin in The Legend of Korra and the role of the Author in Gravity Falls, and portrayed Nolan Grayson/Omni-Man in Invincible (2021).

Simmons is additionally 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.




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