Q&A: J.K. Simmons on His Post-Oscar Popularity and Why He's So Selective About Ads

He happily makes exceptions for Farmers and M&Ms

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You know his face. Everyone does. He's a veteran character actor whose resume includes TV appearances on Oz, Law & Order and The Closer, along with movies such as Spider-Man, Juno and the upcoming big-budget superhero flick Justice League.

And since he won the Oscar last year for his portrayal of a relentless music teacher in the indie drama Whiplash, you may even know his name now.

J.K. Simmons

Though J.K. Simmons, Midwestern-born and musical-theater trained, has been ubiquitous in popular entertainment, he's kept his advertising portfolio intentionally slim.



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