Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes
      J.K. Simmons

      J.K. Simmons

      Highest Rated: 98% Zootopia (2016)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Jan 9, 1955

      Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

      With an uncanny ability to go from understated to over-the-top, seemingly with the flip of a switch, actor J.K. Simmons became an ever-present fixture in film and on television via a tireless work ethic and nuanced performances. Although his early interest was primarily in musical composition, Simmons made a name for himself in the theater, not only as a vocalist, but as an actor of merit. After a run of shows on Broadway and in touring productions, Simmons began making small appearances in films like "The Ref" (1994) and "The Scout" (1994). The talented actor was also landing parts on various television series, most notably two recurring, diametrically-opposed characters appearing simultaneously on two different shows. On the brutal prison drama "OZ" (HBO, 1997-2003), Simmons played a white supremacist with frightening authenticity, while on "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010) he was the embodiment of empathy and rationality as state psychiatrist Dr. Emil Skoda. Steadily gaining prominence in a variety of feature film work, Simmons landed the plum role of cantankerous tabloid editor J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" (2002), earning high marks from legions of comic book fans. In addition to reprising the part for "Spider-Man" sequels, Simmons was seemingly everywhere, popping up in the features "Thank You for Smoking" (2006), "Juno" (2007) and "Burn After Reading" (2008). Transcending the category of character actor, Simmons became a welcome addition to any cast, ensuring a performance that was often affecting, frequently surprising, and always memorable. He unexpectedly made the move to mainstream star when his powerful performance in the drama "Whiplash" (2014) won him Best Supporting Actor awards at both the Golden Globes and the Oscars. Following that career high point, Simmons continued working steadily in films ranging from family-friendly animated hit "Zootopia" (2016) to tense Boston Marathon bombing drama "Patriots Day" (2016).

      Highest rated movies

      Palm Springs
      Whiplash
      Juno Spider-Man 2 La La Land Up in the Air Spider-Man
      Thank You for Smoking

      Photos

      Family Tools, Edi Gathegi (L), Danielle Nicolet (C), J.K. Simmons (R), 'Role Model', Season 1, Ep. #6, 06/12/2013, ©ABC THE LADYKILLERS, Marlon Wayans, J.K. Simmons, 2004, (c) Touchstone Family Tools, from left: Lee Weaver, Edi Gathegi, Danielle Nicolet, J.K. Simmons, 'Role Model', Season 1, Ep. #6, 06/12/2013, ©ABC Family Tools, J.K. Simmons, 'Role Model', Season 1, Ep. #6, 06/12/2013, ©ABC JUSTICE LEAGUE, FROM LEFT: J.K. SIMMONS, BEN AFFLECK AS BATMAN, JASON MOMOA AS AQUAMAN, 2017. © WARNER BROS. PICTURES JUSTICE LEAGUE, FROM LEFT: J.K. SIMMONS, GAL GADOT AS WONDER WOMAN, RAY FISHER AS CYBORG, BEN AFFLECK AS BATMAN, EZRA MILLER AS THE FLASH, 2017. © WARNER BROS. PICTURES JUSTICE LEAGUE, J.K. SIMMONS, 2017. © WARNER BROS. PICTURES JUSTICE LEAGUE, FROM LEFT: BEN AFFLECK AS BATMAN, J.K. SIMMONS, GAL GADOT AS WONDER WOMAN, 2017. © WARNER BROS. PICTURES JUSTICE LEAGUE, FROM LEFT: J.K. SIMMONS, GAL GADOT AS WONDER WOMAN, 2017. © WARNER BROS. PICTURES JUSTICE LEAGUE, FROM LEFT: J.K. SIMMONS, BEN AFFLECK AS BATMAN, 2017. © WARNER BROS. PICTURES THE MEDDLER, from left: Susan Sarandon, J.K. Simmons, 2015. ph: Jaimie Trueblood/© Sony Pictures Classics Growing Up Fisher, J.K. Simmons, 'Secret Lives of Fishers', Season 1, Ep. #11, 05/06/2014, ©NBC THE SNOWMAN, FROM LEFT: J.K. SIMMONS, REBECCA FERGUSON, 2017. PH: JACK ENGLISH/© UNIVERSAL PICTURES Family Tools, J.K. Simmons (L), Johnny Pemberton (R), 'Beachwood Approved', Season 1, Ep. #3, 05/15/2013, ©ABC SPIDER-MAN, J.K. Simmons, 2002, (c) Columbia Pictures SPIDER-MAN 2, J.K. Simmons, Tobey Maguire, 2004, (c) Columbia KUNG FU PANDA 3, J.K. Simmons, voice of Kai, 2016. ph: Brian Gordon/TM and ©Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. RENEGADES, L-R: SULLIVAN STAPLETON, J.K. SIMMONS, 2017. PH: REINER BAJO/©STX ENTERTAINMENT Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars, J.K. Simmons (L), Jimmy Kimmel (R), 02/24/2013, ©ABC THE MEDDLER, J.K. Simmons, 2015. ph: Jaimie Trueblood/© Sony Pictures Classics

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Red One Santa Claus (Character) - 2024
      70% 78% Rally Road Racers Gnash (Voice) - 2023
      64% 47% One Day as a Lion Walter Boggs (Character) - 2023
      87% 56% Glorious Ghat (Voice) - 2022
      80% 79% Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue Rangers Unknown (Character) - 2022
      0% 39% Marmaduke Zeus (Voice) - 2022
      No Score Yet 68% Seal Team Claggart (Voice) - 2021
      66% 79% National Champions Coach James Lazor (Character) $455.5K 2021
      68% 75% Being the Ricardos William Frawley (Character) - 2021
      84% 66% Ride the Eagle Carl (Character) - 2021
      52% 76% The Tomorrow War Slade (Character) - 2021
      72% 93% Zack Snyder's Justice League Commissioner Gordon (Character) - 2021
      95% 89% Palm Springs Roy (Character) - 2020
      54% 91% 21 Bridges Captain McKenna (Character) $28.5M 2019
      95% 96% Klaus Klaus (Voice) - 2019
      64% No Score Yet 3 Days With Dad Joey (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fanboy J.K./Frank Perry (Character) - 2019
      77% 77% A Boy Called Sailboat Ernest (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Drug$ Narrator - 2018
      58% 40% The Front Runner Bill Dixon (Character) $2.0M 2018
      No Score Yet 67% The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island Dr. Moore (Voice) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Detroit: Comeback City Narrator - 2018
      35% 70% I'm Not Here Steve at 60 (Character) - 2017
      11% 39% Renegades Levin (Character) - 2017
      17% 25% Father Figures Ronald Hunt (Character) $16.8M 2017
      39% 67% Justice League Commissioner Gordon (Character) $227.0M 2017
      80% 75% The Bachelors Bill Ponder (Character) - 2017
      7% 18% The Snowman Arve Stop (Character) $6.7M 2017
      14% 39% All Nighter Mr. Gallo (Character) - 2017
      46% 48% Rock Dog Khampa (Voice) $9.4M 2016
      77% 61% Punching Henry Jay Warren (Character) - 2016
      80% 86% Patriots Day Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (Character) $31.8M 2016
      91% 81% La La Land Boss (Character) $151.1M 2016
      52% 76% The Accountant Ray King (Character) $86.2M 2016
      20% 23% The Late Bloomer James Newmans (Character) - 2016
      98% 92% Zootopia Mayor Lionheart (Voice) - 2016
      87% 79% Kung Fu Panda 3 Kai (Voice) $143.5M 2016
      67% 80% Worlds Apart Sebastian (Character) $59.1K 2015
      97% 77% April and the Extraordinary World Rodrigue (Voice) $294.3K 2015
      85% 56% The Meddler Zipper (Character) $4.3M 2015
      26% 52% Terminator Genisys O'Brien (Character) $89.8M 2015
      71% 51% Break Point Jack (Character) - 2014
      27% 31% Murder of a Cat Sheriff Hoyle (Character) - 2014
      66% 42% The Rewrite Dr. Lerner (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ava & Lala Unknown (Voice) - 2014
      33% 44% Men, Women & Children Allison's Dad (Character) $668.0K 2014
      94% 94% Whiplash Terence Fletcher (Character) $13.2M 2014
      No Score Yet 66% The Boxcar Children Dr. Moore (Voice) - 2014
      18% 46% Barefoot Dr. Bertleman (Character) $11.8K 2014
      34% 54% Labor Day Mr. Jervis (Character) $13.4M 2013
      27% 40% Jobs Arthur Rock (Character) $16.1M 2013
      No Score Yet 23% 3 Geezers! J Kimball (Character) - 2013
      41% 49% Dark Skies Edwin Pollard (Character) $17.4M 2013
      No Score Yet 95% Whiplash Fletcher (Character) - 2013
      24% 49% The Words Rory's Father (Character) $11.4M 2012
      51% 57% Contraband Capt. Camp (Character) $66.5M 2012
      67% 81% The Music Never Stopped Henry Sawyer (Character) $258.1K 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Blackstone Detective Burke (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 89% 4192: The Crowning of the Hit King Narrator - 2010
      33% 48% A Beginner's Guide to Endings Uncle Pal (Character) - 2010
      0% 33% An Invisible Sign Mr. Jones (Character) - 2010
      73% 72% Megamind Warden (Voice) $148.3M 2010
      8% 29% Crazy on the Outside Ed (Character) $64.4K 2010
      70% 70% The Vicious Kind Donald Sinclaire (Character) - 2009
      90% 79% Up in the Air Bob (Character) $83.8M 2009
      46% 35% Jennifer's Body Mr. Wroblewski (Character) $16.2M 2009
      62% 38% Extract Brian (Character) $10.8M 2009
      34% 43% Aliens in the Attic Skip (Voice) $25.2M 2009
      83% 74% I Love You, Man Oz (Character) $71.3M 2009
      28% 37% New in Town Stu Kopenhafer (Character) $16.7M 2009
      29% No Score Yet The Little Red Truck Unknown (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 4% The Way of War Sergeant Mitchell (Character) - 2008
      78% 65% Burn After Reading CIA Superior (Character) $60.3M 2008
      9% 35% Postal Candidate Wells (Character) - 2007
      94% 88% Juno Mac MacGuff (Character) $143.5M 2007
      No Score Yet 78% Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee James McLaughlin (Character) - 2007
      63% 51% Spider-Man 3 J. Jonah Jameson (Character) $336.5M 2007
      58% 41% First Snow Vacaro (Character) $213.0K 2006
      48% 55% Harsh Times Agent Richards (Character) $3.3M 2005
      86% 87% Thank You for Smoking BR (Character) $24.8M 2005
      No Score Yet 84% 3 Ralph Earnhardt (Character) - 2004
      93% 82% Spider-Man 2 J. Jonah Jameson (Character) $373.4M 2004
      54% 43% The Ladykillers Garth Pancake (Character) $39.7M 2004
      46% 64% Hidalgo Buffalo Bill Cody (Character) $67.3M 2004
      70% 85% Off the Map George (Character) $1.3M 2003
      90% 67% Spider-Man J. Jonah Jameson (Character) $403.7M 2002
      54% 44% The Mexican Ted (Character) $66.8M 2001
      20% 53% Autumn in New York Dr. Tom Grandy (Character) $37.8M 2001
      58% 55% The Gift Sheriff Johnson (Character) $12.0M 2000
      46% 75% For Love of the Game Frank Perry (Character) $35.2M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crossing Fields Guy (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Above Freezing Unknown (Character) - 1998
      24% 51% The Jackal Witherspoon (Character) $54.9M 1997

      TV

      Credit
      99% 89% Invincible Omni-Man (Voice) 2021 2023
      89% 79% The Legend of Korra Tenzin (Voice) 2012-2014 2023
      75% 82% Night Sky Franklin York (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet 82% The Great North Tusk Johnson (Guest Voice),
      Tusk (Guest Star)
      2021
      86% 70% Goliath George Zax (Character) 2021
      100% 93% Infinity Train Pig Baby (Voice) 2021
      95% 87% Brooklyn Nine-Nine Frank Dillman (Guest Star) 2020
      No Score Yet 81% No Activity Internal Affairs Investigator Leon Fordham (Guest Star) 2017 2019
      No Score Yet 86% Explained Narrator 2019
      98% 84% Brockmire Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
      85% 76% The Simpsons Victor (Guest Voice) 2006-2007 2018-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2016-2017 2019
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016 2019
      100% 89% Counterpart Howard Silk / Prime (Character) 2017-2019
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015-2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2014 2018
      No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016 2018
      No Score Yet 48% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016 2018
      No Score Yet 100% Robert Kirkman's Secret History of Comics Unknown (Character) 2017
      No Score Yet 86% SuperMansion Unknown (Guest Voice) 2017
      No Score Yet 71% SpongeBob SquarePants Maestro Mackerel (Guest Voice) 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014-2016
      91% 85% Archer Detective (Guest Voice) 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Conversations Guest 2016
      100% 96% Gravity Falls Ford (Guest Star) 2015-2016
      No Score Yet 100% Major Lazer Unknown (Character) 2012 2015
      No Score Yet 76% Ultimate Spider-Man J. Jonah Jameson (Voice) 2012-2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What Lives Inside Benjamin "Pops" Delaney (Character) 2015
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Host 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2014
      35% 70% Growing Up Fisher Mel Fisher (Character) 2014
      No Score Yet 92% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2011 2014
      No Score Yet 86% Men at Work P.J. Jordan (Guest Star) 2012-2014
      13% No Score Yet Family Tools Tony Shea (Character) 2013
      93% 90% Parks and Recreation Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 66% Generator Rex White Knight (Voice) 2010-2013
      83% 85% The Closer Will Pope (Character) 2005-2012
      46% No Score Yet Best Friends Forever Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      96% 90% Raising Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 91% American Dad! McCreary (Guest Voice) 2007-2008 2011
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-2004 2010
      94% 92% Party Down Leonard Stiltskin (Guest Star) 2009-2010
      No Score Yet 92% The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Merman No. 2/Pirate/Poseidon (Guest Voice) 2009
      81% 95% The West Wing Harry Ravitch (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      75% 85% Arrested Development General Anderson (Guest Star) 2005
      74% 83% Nip/Tuck Ike Connors (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jury Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      63% No Score Yet The D.A. Deputy D.A. Joe Carter (Character) 2004
      No Score Yet 85% ER Gus Loomer (Guest Star) 2004
      93% No Score Yet Everwood Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      93% 96% Oz Vern Schillinger (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1997-2003
      No Score Yet 71% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      78% 80% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Emil Skoda (Guest Star) 2000-2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2000
      No Score Yet 71% Third Watch Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      69% No Score Yet Spin City Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Swift Justice Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1996