Jonathan Kimble Simmons was born on the 9th January 1955, in Grosse Pointe, Michigan USA, and is an actor, who has celebrated his name through appearances on television, film and also ON stage. His notable roles have been in “Law and Order” as Dr. Emil Skoda, in “Spiderman” as J. Jonah Jameson, and the most recent one, which earned him an Oscar for Best supporting actor, “Whiplash” as music teacher Terence Fletcher. His career in entertainment industry has been active since 1986.
Have you ever wondered how rich J.K Simmons is? According to sources it is estimated that J.K.’s net worth is $5 million, an amount acquired through a successful career as an actor. He also managed to expand his career to voice acting. He has been giving voice to J. Jonah Jameson in the popular animated TV series “Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes”, “Ultimate Spider-Man” and others that are related to Marvel Universe.
J.K. Simmons Net Worth $5 Million
J.K. Simmons was born in Detroit, however his family often moved in his childhood. When he was 10 years old, family moved to Worthington, Ohio, and when he was 18 years old, they moved to Missoula, Montana. He graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in music. Following graduation, he moved to Seattle and became a member of Seattle Repertory Theatre. His career really started on Broadway in 1992, in the play entitled “Guys and Dolls”. His career on Broadway was slowly gaining a momentum, and in 1994 he sang several roles in Richard Wagner`s opera “Das Barbecu”.
J.K.’s television career is best known for his appearance in “Law and Order” as Dr. Emil Skoda, however his roles are many, and have influenced his fame and net worth accordingly. He appeared in TV series such as “Oz”, as the neo-Nazi prisoner Verman Schillinger, “Arrested Development” as General Anderson, and “The Closer” as the Assistant Chief Will Pope. They all benefited his net worth.
His film career has recently added a substantial amount to his net worth, as he has been nominated for and also won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for the film “Whiplash”, for the best supporting actor. His other film roles include ones in films such as “Juno”, “Jennifer`s Body”, “Thank You For Smoking”, “Spider-Man trilogy” and most recently “Terminator Genisys”.
His net worth has also benefited from his voice roles. The notable roles are the ones as Jonah Jameson in Marvel TV series, as Tenzin in “Legend of Kora”.
Overall, his career is quite successful; he has made more than 50 appearances on film and television, of which some roles earned him notable awards and nominations. In addition to his Golden Globe and Oscar, he has been nominated for and won several awards for “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor”.
Regarding his personal life, the actor is married to Michelle, with whom he has two children. It is well known to the media that Simmons is a big fan of the Baseball team, the Detroit Tigers; he threw the ceremonial first pitch for the team on the 6th April 2015, for the Opening Day of the season.
He has English, as well as some Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), German, and Welsh, ancestry.
The name of his Farmer's Insurance TV commercials character is Prof. Nathaniel Burke, which was not spoken, but seen on the nameplate on his desk. This is also the name of the freight agent on Gunsmoke (1955) (played by Ted Jordan), though whether this is intentional isn't clear.
In the well-known and very long-running TV commercials for Farmer's Insurance, he portrays a professor at the seemingly fictional Farmer's University, which has labs or classrooms which teach students about disasters, accidents, and more. However, according to the Farmer's Insurance website: "If you become an agent, you'll find out firsthand: The University of Farmers is, in fact, a real place. Our award-winning training program focuses on the Four Business Basics: Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Financial Management. Our non-traditional insurance courses are what set us apart, including a car rotisserie and an all-weather model home.".
Attended the Critics' Choice Awards ceremony, and was interviewed by Canadian news show "E Talk" (2002). [January 2008]
Graduated from the University of Montana. Received an Achievement Award for the university in April 2002. Studied to become a composer before getting to musicals and acting.
Does voice-over work for Norelco razors.
Is the voice of the yellow peanut M&M on the commercials since the late 1990s, replacing John Goodman after the original 1995 commercials. In 2000, a video game was produced, M&M's: The Lost Formulas (2000), in which he portrayed Yellow Peanut.
He is the father of two children. He has a sister, Elizabeth Simmons O'Neill, and a brother David.
Often plays sharp-tongued and short-tempered men who intimidate other characters
Low-pitched, rolling voice
The role of J. Jonah Jameson, Peter Parker/Spider-Man's hot-tempered boss.
Often plays fathers and family men
Often plays leaders and authority figures
To me that kind of just means, he's not as good-looking as George Clooney. He's not number one on the call sheet, and he's not the leading man. It is [...] superfluous in a way.
[on winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash (2014)] Wow, thank you. Thank you to the Academy. Thank you to everyone involved in the making of Whiplash (2014). And I am grateful everyday for the most remarkable person I know: my wife, the wonderful Michelle Schumacher. I'm grateful for your love, your kindness, your wisdom, your sacrifice and your patience. Which brings me to the above-average children-even though I may try their patience more. Joe and Olivia, you are extraordinary human beings. Smart, funny, kind, loving people and that's because you are a reflection of your mother. And if I may, call your mom, everybody. I've told this to, like, a billion people, or so. Call your mom, call your dad. If you're lucky enough to have a parent or two alive on this planet, call 'em. Don't text. Don't email. Call them on the phone. Tell 'em you love 'em, and thank them, and listen to them for as long as they want to talk to you. Thank you. Thank you, Mom and Dad.
I was not a giant comic book fan as a kid, but to the extent that I did read comics, Spider-Man was always my favorite guy.
I actually have a degree in music and was aware that music was a tool used in therapy. I didn't realize how far it had come since I was in college in the mid-seventies.
The best compliment I ever got from the public or producers or directors is that I just totally blend in and become the character and they don't notice me and that the play happens or the movie happens or the TV show happens.
People evolve and it's important to not stop evolving just because you've reached 'adulthood.'
I like to act. Every other aspect of show business I find uninteresting.
I'm not a fan of any genre but am a fan of movies that are intelligent and/or funny. That goes across all genres: a horror movie, a zombie movie, alien invaders, chick flick, or raunchy comedy. If it's well done, I'm a fan.
I never listened to the Grateful Dead as a teen; the only exposure I got was what came through the walls when my sister was listening to them.
[on his career] If I had any other talent or salable commodity I probably would have gone into it. I mean, aside from the modelling, yeah.