J.K. Simmons is an American actor, whose original goal was to be a singer. He went to the University of Montana to become a composer. His early roles were Captain Hook & Mr. Darling in the Broadway and touring of Peter Pan. He played other roles such as Benny South-Street in Guys and Dolls. Simmons has won many awards, from the Screen Actors Guild to the Golden Globes.
Simmons has received over thirty accolades for his role as Terence Fletcher in the 2014 film, Whiplash. Most recently, Simmons has voiced-acted as Kai in the film Kung Fu Panda 3 and in the film Zootopia as Mayor Lionheart.