J.K. Simmons is a famous and popular American Actor who is well known for playing J: Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man trilogy directed by Sam Raimi. Simmons is also a talented voice actor who has given the voice for some of the famous characters such as Kai in Kung Fu Panda 3 and Mayor Lionheart in Zootopia. He has featured in some of the popular TV series such as Law & Order, Oz, and The Closer. Stay with us to know more about the life, career, and net worth of J.K. Simmons in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Jonathan Kimble Simmons was born on January 9th in the year 1955, in Grosse Point, Michigan, the United States to Patricia and Donald William Simmons. His family moved to Worthington when he was 10 and Simmons attended the Thomas Worthington High School. He then studied music at the University of Montana and moved to Seattle and joined the Seattle Repertory Theatre.
J.K. Simmons married Broadway actress Michelle Schumacher in 1996. The couple has since been together and has a son and a daughter named Joe and Olivia respectively.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Simmons played a small role in the 1986 television film Popeye Doyle and went on to concentrate on theatre from 1987 to 1994. In 1994, he appeared as Jerry Luppin in the episode Sanctuary of Law & Order, and he made his film debut the same year through The Ref.
He went on to appear in several television shows such as Oz, The Closer, Raising Hope, Arrested Development, and The Adventures of Pete & Pete. In 2002, he got the role of J. Jonah Jameson, the chief editor of Daily Bugle in the Spider-Man movie which earned him worldwide recognition.
Simmons went on to portray the role in Spider-Man 2, and 3 and his performance in the 2007 film Juno was widely appreciated. He acted in starring and supporting roles in several films after that and in 2014 he acted in the film Whiplash which brought him huge accolades with more than 30 awards including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award.
He voice acted in the 2016 animation films Kung Fu Panda 3 and Zootopia, and in 2017, he appeared as Commissioner James Gordon in the movie Justice League which he will reprise in the upcoming Batman film starring Ben Affleck.
Net Worth & Earnings
Simmons’ has acted in several television shows and films and also has some big projects lined up for the future. He is also a talented voice actor who has lent his voice for several commercials, video games and animation films and series which has earned him a huge fortune. Though the exact figures of his salary are unknown, he must approximately make around $2 million per annum, and his net worth is $13 million.
Simmons’ career reached new heights in 2014 following the release of Whiplash, and with some promising projects in his bag, his net worth is expected to experience a hike in the future.