J.K. Simmons

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Jonathan Kimble "J. K." Simmons (born January 9, 1955) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles on television as Dr. Emil Skoda in NBC's Law & Order (and other shows in the Law & Order franchise), Assistant Police Chief Will Pope in TNT's The Closer, neo-Nazi Vernon Schillinger in the HBO prison drama Oz, on film as J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy and the upcoming animated series Ultimate Spider-Man, Mac MacGuff in Juno, and as the voice of Cave Johnson in Portal 2. In 2011, Simmons appeared on the Adult Swim series NTSF:SD:SUV::. He is now the voice of Tenzin, Aang's youngest son, on the Nickelodeon show The Legend of Korra. Simmons was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Patricia (née Kimble), an administrator, and Donald William Simmons, a college professor. He has a brother, David (a singer-songwriter), and a sister, Elizabeth. He attended the University of Montana and was a member of the Seattle Repertory Theatre. Simmons was a Broadway actor and singer. He was in the revival of Guys and Dolls as Benny Southstreet. In 1994 he sang multiple roles in the Wagner opera satire, DAS BARBECU.
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