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J. K. Simmons

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Jonathan Kimble Simmons (born January 9, 1955) is an American actor. He is considered one of the most eminent character actors of his generation, having appeared in over 200 films and television roles. He is the recipient of various Supporting Actor accolades for his performance as the music instructor Terence Fletcher in Damien Chazelle's Whiplash (2014), including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Simmons is known for his role as J. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of J. K. Simmons has received more than 14,766,008 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). J. K. Simmons is the 650th most popular actor (up from 811th in 2019), the 1,203rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,523rd in 2019) and the 323rd most popular American Actor.

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  • 60.87

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  • 52

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  • 4.24

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  • 4.73

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Among actors, J. K. Simmons ranks 650 out of 9,996Before him are Elizabeth Montgomery, Andrew Garfield, Morgan Fairchild, Wentworth Miller, David McCallum, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. After him are Idina Menzel, Bruce Dern, Max Linder, Jeroen Krabbé, Katharina Schratt, and Richard E. Grant.

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Among people born in 1955, J. K. Simmons ranks 43Before him are John Grisham, Jeff Koons, Héctor Cúper, Denis Mukwege, Katalin Karikó, and Egils Levits. After him are Shoko Asahara, Martin Schulz, Billy Idol, Brendan Gleeson, François Cluzet, and Haitham bin Tariq.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, J. K. Simmons ranks 1,203 out of 18,182Before him are Fred Trump (1905), Paul Krugman (1953), Avery Brundage (1887), Andrew S. Tanenbaum (1944), Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967), and Pete Seeger (1919). After him are Vincente Minnelli (1903), Stanley Kramer (1913), Stephanie Kwolek (1923), Harry Harlow (1905), Idina Menzel (1971), and E. Donnall Thomas (1920).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, J. K. Simmons ranks 323Before him are Scott Wilson (1942), Dennis Quaid (1954), Elizabeth Montgomery (1933), Andrew Garfield (1983), Morgan Fairchild (1950), and Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967). After him are Idina Menzel (1971), Bruce Dern (1936), Vera Miles (1929), James Spader (1960), Jackie Coogan (1914), and Uma Thurman (1970).

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