J. K. Simmons

Ancestry of
J. K. Simmons

TV and Movie Actor


Who is J. K. Simmons?

J. K. Simmons, born Jonathan Kimble Simmons, is an American television and movie actor. While probably best known for his role as Dr. Emil Skoda on NBC’s television series Law and Order, and as the spokesperson in the Farmers Insurance commercials, he also plays the main character(s) in the Starz television series Counterpart. In addition to his television roles, J. K. Simmons has appeared in a number of films including as a voice character in a number of animated films and video games. J. K. Simmons has been nominated for and won numerous awards including an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 2014 film Whiplash.

Famous Kin

J. K. Simmons is a direct descendant of King Edward I and a number of Magna Carta sureties including, but not limited to, Sir Saher de Quincy, Robert de Ros, and Henry de Bohun. His royal kinships also include Queen Elizabeth II, the late Princess Diana, Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Middleton, Ferdinand II of Aragon (1st King of a united Spain), King Henry VIII and at least four of his wives. Presidential kin for J. K. Simmons include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, William Henry Harrison, Grover Cleveland, Millard Fillmore, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Sam Houston (President of the Republic of Texas), and a number of other U. S. presidents.

Fellow celebrities in J. K. Simmons’s family tree include Bill Paxton, Ed Helms, Sara Paxton, Kyra Sedgwick, Alan Ladd, George Hamilton, Humphrey Bogart, Dick Clark, Meghan Markle, Walt Disney, Kate Upton, Halle Berry, Grace Slick, Christopher Reeve, Mark Wahlberg, Keri Russell, Donnie Wahlberg, Paget Brewster, John Cena and many others.

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