August 21, 2011 |
If J.K. Simmons were a criminal, he'd be a repeat offender. But as a character actor who often plays cops and other right-side-of-the-law authority figures, he's a muse to the TV producers and filmmakers who hire him over and over as a key player in their projects. Take, for instance, his gig as Will Pope, acting chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, in TNT's hit drama "The Closer. " It's his second starring vehicle for writer-executive producer James Duff, who's also keen on keeping Simmons around for the spinoff, "Major Crimes," that's planned after "The Closer" ends its seven-season run next year.
HOME & GARDEN
August 15, 2009 |
TV and film actor J.K. Simmons , of the police drama "The Closer" and the "Spider-Man" movies, and his actress wife, Michelle Schumacher , have put their Hollywood Hills-area contemporary on the market at $1,795,000. The two-story view home, built in 1999, sits on more than half an acre on a gated street. It has five bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms in about 4,190 square feet, with vaulted ceilings, three fireplaces and a balcony off the master suite. One of the bedrooms was converted into a home office.
HOME & GARDEN
May 31, 2011 |
Update: TV and film actor J.K. Simmons has sold his Hollywood Hills-area contemporary home for $1,585,000, the Multiple Listing Services shows. The two-story view home, built in 2000, sits on more than half an acre on a gated street. It has five bedrooms and five bathrooms in about 4,190 square feet, with vaulted ceilings, three fireplaces and a balcony off the master suite. One bedroom was converted into an office. There is a three-car garage. Simmons, 56, who played hard-boiled editor J. Jonah Jameson in the "Spider-Man" movies, will reprise the role in the upcoming "Ultimate Spider-Man" television series.
June 9, 1994 |
Gender and self-reliance are the determining factors behind "Three Women," the current show at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery. If there is an inspiring subplot, it has to do with the artists' effort to make their own opportunities. These artists put on their own show from the ground up, right down to sweeping up and keeping watch over the gallery during operating hours. Art will find its way. And there is art worth looking at.
December 11, 2009 |
Featuring a knockout performance by Adam Scott, a much-deserved 2009 Independent Spirit Award nominee for best male lead, "The Vicious Kind" upends the heavily tread dysfunctional family drama in ways that are unique, surprising and memorable. The film, also up for best screenplay at the Spirits, should prove a solid launching pad for writer-director Lee Toland Krieger. Set in small-town Connecticut over a Thanksgiving weekend, this sharp-tongued, emotionally resonant tale sets angry -- and, yes, kind of vicious -- construction worker Caleb Sinclaire (Scott)
March 2, 2008 |
BEST ACTRESS nominee 1. Sienna Miller had date Rhys Ifans -- and his coat -- to keep her warm at Film Independent's Spirit Awards Feb. 23, while winner 2. Ellen Page, with "Juno" costar J.K. Simmons, came prepared in her own suit jacket. But less-dressed attendees, including presenter Kate Beckinsale, shivered at the Santa Monica beachside ceremony, where umbrella-wielding escorts magically appeared to transport indie filmmakers from the blue carpet to a huge white tent as rain started to fall.