Jonathan Kimble Simmons a.k.a JK Simmons is a renowned American actor. He is well-known for his award-winning performance in Whiplash which won him the Oscar Award as the best supporting role.
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JK Simmons Biography
JK Simmons was born on January 9, 1955, in Grosse Point, Michigan. Simmons’s mother Patricia who is an administrator and his father Donald William Simmons who is a music teacher. Since his father was a music teacher, Simmons also had his interest in music. He always participated in any cultural or curricular activities arranged by his school. He received his early education from Thomas Worthington High School. Simmons always knew that music and acting would take him to the heights he dreamt of. The actor got his degree in music from the University of Montana. During his college days, he was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia which is a group of men with a special interest in music.
JK Simmons Career
JK Simmons is an amazing award-winning actor. He started his acting career with theatrical performances. He acted as Benny Southstreet in Guys and Dolls. He performed with the Houston Grand Opera as Jigger in a musical team called Carousel. His fame as a renowned actor began when he started acting in TV shows and films. His first ever TV show was Popeye Doyle in which he acted as a patrolman in the park. He starred as captain Amazon in Remember WENN. JK Simmons was the voice actor for J. Jonah Jameson in the Ultimate Spider-man. He hosted a show called Saturday Night Live which is an American late-night show.
JK Simmons is considered as one of the gifted actors in the industry. He has the ability to fill life into the character he was given. The actor started his career in the film industry in 1994 acting in The Ref as Siskel. From 1994, his marathon of success started and in 2002, he acted in one of his most famous movie Spider-man as J. Jonah Jameson. He was again cast in Spider-man 2 in 2004 and Spider-man 3 in 2007 in the same role. One of his best performances of his entire life comes from the film Whiplash in which he acted as Terence Fletcher which is a supporting character. His acting skills and his hard work finally paid off winning him over 28 awards along with the Oscar award in 2015.He also appeared with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator Genisys as Detective O’Brien.
JK Simmons net worth
JK Simmons acted in a countless TV shows and films. He hosted many TV shows and voice acted for many characters. His net worth is estimated to be $10 million.
Is JK Simmons married?
JK Simmons married to fellow actress Michelle Schumacher in 1996. The couple has two children.
Wiki and facts
JK Simmons has a degree in music but he can barely play any musical instruments. In an interview, he said that both of his kids can play piano better than him. Simmons loves playing football and he was playing for his college team. He played football for several years but because of a knee injury, he had to stop playing. JK Simmons acted in his first film at the age of 39. Simmons has voice acted for Yellow M&M for more than 20 years.
28 Feb, 2019