J.K. Simmons filmography and biography
Date of birth: 9 January 1955, Detroit, Michigan, USA
J.K. Simmons trivia
- He is the father of at least one child. He has a sister, Elizabeth Simmons O'Neill, and a brother David who is a Christian singer. Has a nephew named Niko and a sister-in-law Nancy.
- Is the voice of the yellow M&M on the commercials.
- Voiceover work for Norelco razors.
- Graduate of the University of Montana. Received an Achievement Award for the UofM in April 2002. Studied to become a composer before getting to musicals and acting.
- His character of Dr. Emil Skoda is one of the few Law amp; Order recurring characters to span all three incarnations: the original series; Law amp; Order: Special Victims Unit and Law amp; Order: Criminal Intent (the medical examiner, Elizabeth Rodgers (Leslie Hendrix), has also appeared on all three shows).
- Before playing police psychiatrist "Dr. Emil Skoda" on Law amp; Order, he played a fanatical nut-case suspect on a crossover episode of Law amp; Order and Homicide: Life on the Street. He is among the few recurring members to have a guest spot as one character on a "Law & Order" series before going on to play a different character in the L&O universe (others include S. Epatha Merkerson and Jerry Orbach). Ice-T played a criminal who met a "striking" fate in Exiled (1998) (TV) before going on to star as Det. Odafin "Fin" Tutuola in Law amp; Order: Special Victims Unit.
- Attended The Ohio State University while living in Worthington, Ohio. Still remains a huge Ohio State sports fan today.
- Appeared in four films with Bruce Campbell (I). The first two were Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, both directed by Sam Raimi. The third was The Ladykillers directed by Ethan Coen, who frequently collaborates with Raimi, followed by another appearance with Campbell in Raimi's Spider-Man 3.
- Played the manager of his hometown pro baseball team, the Detroit Tigers, in For Love of the Game.
- Wore a wig to play J. Jameson in the Spiderman films.
- Met his wife, Michelle Schumacher, during a tour of "Peter Pan".
- Has been in all the feature films of Jason Reitman.