|Born||Johnny James Simmons
November 28, 1986
Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.
Johnny James Simmons (born November 28, 1986) is an American actor mostly known for his roles as Dylan Baxter in Evan Almighty (2007), Chip Dove in Jennifer's Body (2009), Neil "Young Neil" Nordegraf in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), and Brad Hayes in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012).
Johnny James Simmons was born in Montgomery, Alabama, and was raised in Dallas, Texas. He attended Nathan Adams Elementary School and T. C. Marsh Middle School for his early education. In 2005, he graduated from W. T. White High School.
Simmons landed his first feature film role in the 2007 comedy Evan Almighty. He portrayed Dylan Baxter, the oldest of the three sons of Steve Carell's Evan Baxter and Lauren Graham's Joan Baxter. He then starred in a number of films, including the 2009 children's comedy Hotel for Dogs, opposite Jake T. Austin and Emma Roberts. Also in 2009, Simmons starred in the black comedy horror film Jennifer's Body as Chip Dove (although it was first reported that he would be playing a character named Nikolai). Chip is the boyfriend of Amanda Seyfried's character Anita "Needy" Lesnicki.
In 2010, he starred in the comedy film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, portraying Young Neil, a 20-year-old bass guitarist and fan of the fictional band Sex Bob-omb. In 2011, he was cast in a supporting role for the Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum led comedy 21 Jump Street (2012). The film opened at SXSW on March 12, and was released theatrically on March 16, 2012.
Also in 2012, Simmons co-starred as the closeted quarterback Brad Hayes, alongside Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller, in the teen drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The film is an adaptation of the Stephen Chbosky novel of the same name. In February 2013, he was cast in The CW's television drama movie Blink. In 2013, he made a cameo appearance in the music video for Drake's single "Hold On, We're Going Home".
|2004||Then Hereafter||Young Eric||Short film|
|2006||My Ambition||Jules Walters||Short film|
|2007||Evan Almighty||Dylan Baxter|
|2008||The Spirit||Young Spirit|
|2009||Hotel for Dogs||Dave|
|2009||The Greatest||Ryan Brewer|
|2009||Jennifer's Body||Chip Dove|
|2010||Scott Pilgrim vs. the World||Neil "Young Neil" Nordegraf|
|2010||The Conspirator||John Surratt|
|2011||Cinema Verite||Kevin Loud||Television movie|
|2011||Grow Up Already||Andy||Short film|
|2012||21 Jump Street||Billiam Willingham|
|2012||A Bag of Hammers||Kelsey at 18|
|2012||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Brad Hayes|
|2013||The To Do List||Cameron|
|2013||Blink||Dodge Trask||Television movie|
|2014||Frank and Cindy||G.J. Echternkamp||Post-production|
|2014||The Baddest Part||Bobby||Short film|
|2014||The Phenom||Hopper Gibson||Post-production|
|2006||Numb3rs||Matt McCrary||Episode: "Killer Chat"|
|2012||Elementary||Adam Kemper||Episode: "Child Predator"|
|2014||Klondike||Jack London||Miniseries; 6 episodes|
- Perry, Byron (March 5, 2008). "Johnny Simmons". Variety. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
- "Johnny Simmons Cast in 21 JUMP STREET and THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER". Collider. April 27, 2011.
- "Channing Tatum's SXSW "21 Jump Street" Premiere". Celebrity Gossip. March 13, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
- "'Perks of Being a Wallflower' Actor to Co-Star in CW's 'Blink'". The Hollywood Reporter. February 26, 2013.
- "Rating the Acting in Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home" Video". Complex. September 24, 2013.
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