Simmons, J. K. 1955- (Jonathan Simmons)

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Simmons, J. K. 1955- (Jonathan Simmons)


Full name, Jonathan Kimble Simmons; born January 9, 1955, in Detroit, MI; son of Donald William (a college professor) and Patricia (an administrator; maiden name, Kimble) Simmons; brother of David Simmons (a singer and songwriter); married Michelle Schumacher (an actress), c. 1996; children: Joseph, Olivia. Education: University of Montana, B.A., 1978; also attended Ohio University and Ohio State University; trained for the stage with Hal Holden at HB Studios and with Jacqueline Barton in New York City; studied voice with Mario Alch, Esther England, and John Mount.


Agent—Stephen Hirsch, Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Actor and singer. Bigfork Summer Theatre, Bigfork, MT, member of company, 1978-80. Performed as voice of the yellow "M&M" in animated commercials for M&M's candy, 1998; appeared in commercials for Century 21 real estate, 2002, and for other products.


Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors:

Best Actor Award, Bigfork Summer Theatre, 1978, 1979, and 1980; Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding actor in a musical, 1995, for Das Barbecu; achievement award, University of Montana, 2002; Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (with others), outstanding ensemble in a drama series, 2006, 2008, both for The Closer; Chlotrudis Award nomination, best supporting actor, Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, 2008, for Juno.


Film Appearances:

Assistant coach, The Scout, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994.

Commandant Siskel, The Ref (also known as Hostile Hostages), Buena Vista, 1994.

Federal marshal, The First Wives Club, Paramount, 1996.

Dr. Mingus, Extreme Measures, Warner Bros., 1996.

FBI Agent T. I. Witherspoon, The Jackal (also known as Le chacal and Der Schakal), Universal, 1997.

Mr. Shulman, Love Walked In (also known as Ni el tiro del final), TriStar, 1998.

Souvenir hawker, Celebrity, Miramax, 1998.

Guy, Crossing Fields, Sterling Films, 1998.

Hoyd, Above Freezing, Cooler Pictures/@ radical media, 1998.

Ray Kendall, The Cider House Rules, Miramax, 1999.

Frank Perry, For Love of the Game, Universal, 1999.

Voice of Yellow, I Lost My M in Vegas (animated short film), Ethel M Chocolates, 1999.

Ray Tilman, Hit and Runaway, 1999, Lot 47 Films, 2001.

Dr. Tom Grandy, Autumn in New York, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2000.

Sheriff Pearl Johnson, The Gift, Paramount, 2000.

Ted Slocum, The Mexican, DreamWorks, 2001.

J. Jonah Jameson, Spider-Man, Columbia, 2002.

Older hunter, Disposal, Belladonna Productions/ Shadow Garden Productions, 2003.

George, Off the Map, Holedigger Studios, 2003.

Buffalo Bill Cody, Hidalgo (also known as Dash), Buena Vista, 2004.

J. Jonah Jameson, Spider-Man 2 (also known as SpiderMan 2.1 and Spider-Man 2: The IMAX Experience), Sony Pictures Releasing, 2004.

(English version) Voice of Seizaemon, Heisei Tanuki gassen pompoko (anime; also known as The Raccoon War and Pom poko), Disney version, 2004.

Agent Richards, Harsh Times, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2005.

B. R., Thank You for Smoking, Fox Searchlight, 2005.

Vacaro, First Snow, Yari Film Group, 2006.

Jacobson, The Astronaut Farmer, Warner Bros., 2006.

J. Jonah Jameson, Spider-Man 3 (also known as SpiderMan 3: The IMAX Experience), Sony Pictures Releasing, 2007.

Candidate Wells, Postal (also known as Postal: The Movie and Postal: Der Film), Freestyle Releasing, 2007.

Mac MacGuff, Juno, Fox Searchlight, 2007.

Lee Mayer, Rendition, New Line Cinema, 2007.

CIA superior, Burn after Reading, Focus Features, 2008.

Mitchell, The Way of War, Nu Image Films, 2008.

Interviewee, The Little Red Truck (documentary), Tree and Sky Media Arts, 2008.

Arson, Red Sands (short film), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2009.

Film Work:

Member of vocal ensemble, Anastasia (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Television Appearances; Series:

Dr. Emil Skoda, a recurring role, Law & Order, NBC, between 1997 and 2004.

Vernon "Vern" Schillinger (Prisoner 92S110), Oz, HBO, 1997-2003.

Dr. Emil Skoda, a recurring role, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2000-2001.

Narrator, Timeless, 2005.

Assistant Police Chief Will Pope, The Closer, TNT, 2005—.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Herb Ames, Face Down, The Movie Channel, 1997.

CIA briefer, Path to War, HBO, 2002.

Ralph Earnhardt, The Dale Earnheart Story (also known as 3 and 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story), ESPN, 2004.

James McLaughlin, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, HBO, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Benny Southstreet, Guys and Dolls off the Record, PBS, 1992.

13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Red Carpet Premiere, 2008.

Narrator, American Experience: Walt Whitman, PBS, 2008.

(Uncredited) Mac MacGuff (in archive footage), Oscar, que empiece el espectaculo, 2008.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

(As Jonathan Simmons) Officer Miller, Popeye Doyle, NBC, 1986.

Jim Ashton, Homeward Bound, ABC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Jerry Luppin, video technician, "Sanctuary," Law & Order, NBC, 1994.

"Welcome Back Cotter," New York News, CBS, 1995.

Barber Dan, "Saturday," The Adventures of Pete & Pete (also known as Pete and Pete), 1995.

Mel Turman, "Stones," Swift Justice, UPN, 1996.

Colonel Alexander Nathaniel Rausch, "For God and Country," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide), NBC, 1996.

Sergeant Treadway, "Unis," New York Undercover (also known as Uptown Undercover), Fox, 1996.

The High Life, HBO, 1996.

Sussman, Feds, CBS, 1997.

Kevin Travis, "Hot in the City," Spin City, ABC, 1997.

Captain Amazon, "All's Noisy on the Pittsburgh Front," Remember WENN, AMC, 1998.

Psychologist, "Mob Street," New York Undercover (also known as Uptown Undercover), Fox, 1998.

(Uncredited) Vern Schillinger, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 1999.

Frank Hagonon, "Demolition Derby," Third Watch, NBC, 2000.

The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition, and Jon Stewart), 2000.

Dr. Emil Skoda, "Crazy," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), 2002.

Lucas Doya, "The Rising," John Doe, Fox, 2003.

Phil Drebbles, "Burden of Truth," Everwood (also known as Our New Life in Everwood), The WB, 2003.

Gus Loomer, "Impulse Control," ER, NBC, 2004.

Deputy District Attorney Joe Carter, "The People vs. Achmed Abbas," The D.A., ABC, 2004.

Deputy District Attorney Joe Carter, "The People vs. Sergius Kovinsky," The D.A., ABC, 2004.

Mark Wilson, "Two Families," Without a Trace (also known as W.A.T.), CBS, 2004.

Ron Stalsukilis, "Last Rites," The Jury, Fox, 2004.

Ike Connors, "Kimber Henry," Nip/Tuck, FX Network, 2004.

Voice of General Wade Eiling, "The Dark Heart," Justice League (animated; also known as JL and Justice League Unlimited), Cartoon Network, 2004.

Voice of General Wade Eiling, "The Doomsday Sanction," Justice League (animated; also known as JL and Justice League Unlimited), Cartoon Network, 2005.

Voice of General Wade Eiling, "Question Authority," Justice League (animated; also known as JL and Justice League Unlimited), Cartoon Network, 2005.

General Anderson, "Switch Hitter," Arrested Development, Fox, 2005.

Cyrus Miller, "Running Scared," Jack & Bobby, The WB, 2005.

Dr. Clarence Weaver, "Vector," Numb3rs (also known as Num3ers), CBS, 2005.

"Tournament 5, Game 3," Celebrity Poker Showdown, Bravo, 2005.

"Who Is the Host?," Baseball Bunch, 2006.

Harry Ravitch, "Duck and Cover," The West Wing, NBC, 2006.

Voice of General Wade Eiling, "Patriot Act," Justice League (animated; also known as JL and Justice League Unlimited), Cartoon Network, 2006.

Voice of J. Jonah Jameson, "Moe‘N’A Lisa," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2006.

Voice of tabloid editor, "Homerazzi," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2007.

Ernest Fingerman, "Let's Make a Deal," Queens Supreme, 2007.

Voice of Martin Smarty, "The Big Job," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's "Kim Possible"), 2007.

Voice of Martin Smarty, "Mathter and Fervent," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's "Kim Possible"), 2007.

Voice of Martin Smarty, "The Mentor of Our Discontent," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's "Kim Possible"), 2007.

Voice of judge, "The Most Adequate Christmas Ever," American Dad! (animated), Fox, 2007.

Voice of McCreary, "The One that Got Away," American Dad! (animated), Fox, 2008.

Voice of J. B., "Toy to the World," Phineas and Ferb (animated), The Disney Channel, 2008.

Voice of Magister Ghilhil, "Darkstar Rising," Ben 10: Alien Force (animated), 2008.

Also appeared in All My Children and Ryan's Hope.

Stage Appearances:

El Gallo, The Fantasticks (musical), A Contemporary Theatre (also known as ACT), Seattle, WA, 1981.

Featured singer, Five by Five, A Contemporary Theatre, 1981.

Sailor Murphy, Pal Joey, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1984-85.

Curtis and Vincentio, The Taming of the Shrew, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1984-85.

Henrik, An Enemy of the People, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1984-85.

Brannigan, Guys and Dolls (musical), Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1984-85.

(New York debut) Andy and understudy for the role of Lawrence Wood, Birds of Paradise (musical), Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Noah Topping, Dandy Dick, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Edwin, A Change in the Heir (musical), Edison Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Mr. Darling/Captain Hook, Peter Pan (musical), Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1991-92.

Benny Southstreet, Guys and Dolls (musical), Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, between 1992 and 1995.

Brian, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York City, 1993-94.

Wotan, Hagen, and several other roles, Das Barbecu, Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Also appeared as Miles Gloriosus, Shepard Henderson, Bell, Book and Candle, Cirque Dinner Theatre; C. M. "Kid" Russell, Cowboy, Sun Valley Opera House, Sun Valley, ID; El Gallo, The Fantasticks (musical), Avenue Act One Theatre; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (musical), Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA; Baptist, Godspell (musical), Avenue Act One Theatre; Fred and Petruchio, Kiss Me, Kate (musical), Bigfork Summer Playhouse, Bigfork, MT; Carl-Magnus, A Little Night Music, Bigfork Summer Playhouse and Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY; John the Roy, Lone Star, Bigfork Summer Playhouse; Christian Brent, Peg o' My Heart, American Theatre Festival, VT; Starkey, Peter Pan, Pennsylvania Centre Stage, University Park, PA; Huntington, The Rise of David Levinsky, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ; Steve, A Streetcar Named Desire, Pennsylvania Centre Stage; Osgood, Sugar, Cirque Dinner Theatre; and Johnny Brown, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Bigfork Summer Playhouse. Understudy for a production of A Few Good Men.

Major Tours:

Provost, B. D., and Roland, Doonesbury (musical), U.S. cities, 1984.

Mr. Darling/Captain Hook, Peter Pan (musical), U.S. cities, c. 1992.



Making the Amazing (also known as Making the Amazing: The Making of "Spider-Man 2" and Making the Amazing: Spider-Man 2), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2004.

Breaking Down the Closer, Warner Home Video, 2007.

Video Games:

Voice of J. Jonah Jameson, Spider-Man 3, Activision, 2007.

Voice of President Howard T. Ackerman, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, BeachHouse Films, 2008.

Audio Books:

Narrator, Dreamland: Strike Zone, by Dale Brown, 2004.

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