J.K. Simmons
Emil Skoda Emil Skoda
Dr. Emil Skoda/Jerry Luppin/Alexander Rausch
Date of birth
9 January 1955
Place of birth
Detroit, Michigan
Col. Alexander Rausch God and Country Alexander Rausch
IMDb profile

J.K. Simmons is an actor who is best known for his portrayal of Dr. Emil Skoda in Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Before he became a recurring character, he played Jerry Luppin in the Law & Order Season 4 episode "Sanctuary".

Simmons is also known as the sadistic prison inmate Vernon Schillinger on the prison drama Oz. He also played the obsessively egotistical newspaper editor J. Jonah Jameson in all three Spider-Man movies. He also stars as Ralph Earnhardt, the father of famous race-car driver Dale Earnhardt, in 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story. He has been praised for his portrayal of Mac McGuff, Juno's father, in Juno. Currently, he plays as the Assistant Chief of the LAPD, Will Pope in The Closer.

Simmons has also done voice work, lending his voice to shows such as Phinias and Ferb, Kim Possible, Ben Ten: Alien Force, American Dad, Justice League, and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. He has also voiced characters in animated movies such as Aliens in the Attic and Megamind. His voice can also be heard as Cave Johnson in Valve's video game series Portal.

Like many of his Law & Order co-stars, he also appeared in an episode of Homicide: Life on the Street, though he portrayed a criminal suspect, Alexander Rausch, rather than his Dr. Skoda character. The Season 4 episode "For God and Country" crossed over with Law & Order before Simmons joined the cast as Skoda.


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