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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, 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 been typecast for Large Ham acting roles, particularly as J. Jonah Jameson across lots of the Spider-Man media (most notably in the Sam Raimi film trilogy), as possibly insane business tycoon Cave Johnson in Portal 2, the Ax-Crazy neo-Nazi prisoner Vernon Schillinger in Oz, 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 and was the voice of the Author in Gravity Falls. He also portrayed Nolan Grayson/Omni-Man in Invincible (2021). He's 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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  • Badass Baritone: He has a very deep, instantly recognizable voice. Adding extra badass points to it, Simmons is a talented singer who has appeared on Broadway and even tackled opera.

 
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Not Quite My Tempo

Terence Fletcher scares the hell out of Andrew.

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