Simmons in 2019
Henry Oswald Simmons
July 1, 1970
Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
|Alma mater||Franklin Pierce University|
Henry Oswald Simmons (born July 1, 1970) is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Baldwin Jones in the ABC police drama series NYPD Blue (2000–2005) and Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie in the ABC superhero drama series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014–2020).
Early life and education
Simmons was born in Stamford, Connecticut. He is the son of Aurelia, a school teacher, and Henry Simmons, Sr., an IRS Revenue Officer. He is one of three children, including his twin sister, and another sister. Simmons earned a basketball scholarship to Franklin Pierce University, where he earned a business degree.
While attending Franklin Pierce University, he experimented in theater. After graduating from college, he briefly worked at a Fortune 500 company in Stamford. Unhappy with his job, Simmons moved to New York City and began to study acting and after a few bit roles, he landed a recurring role on the soap opera Another World.
Simmons played Detective Baldwin Jones on the ABC drama NYPD Blue for six seasons. He had a leading role in the CBS legal drama Shark, a leading role in World's Greatest Dad, and the ABC-TV comedy series Man Up!
From 2014 to 2020, Simmons starred in the ABC superhero drama series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., portraying S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie. After being a recurring character in the second season, he was promoted to a series regular for season 3,, and for all remaining seasons.
|1994||Above the Rim||Starnes|
|1999||On the Q.T.||Peter|
|1999||Let It Snow||Mitch Jennings|
|2002||A Gentleman's Game||Walter Kane|
|2005||Are We There Yet?||Carl|
|2006||Madea's Family Reunion||Issac|
|2007||South of Pico||Dr. Walter Chambers|
|2009||World's Greatest Dad||Mike Lane|
|2011||From the Rough||Kendrick Paulsen Jr.|
|2012||Superman vs. The Elite||Prof. Efrain Baxter|
|2014||No Good Deed||Jeffery Granger|
|1994||Saturday Night Live||Johnny||Episode: "Martin Lawrence/Crash Test Dummies"|
|1994||The Cosby Mysteries||Kevin Lewis||Episode: "Expert Witness"|
|1994–1995||New York Undercover||Jackson||2 episodes|
|1997–1999||Another World||Tyrone Montgomery||8 episodes|
|2000–2005||NYPD Blue||Det. Baldwin Jones||123 episodes|
|2005||Lackawanna Blues||Jesse||Television film|
|2006||Pepper Dennis||Curtis Wilson||2 episodes|
|2006–2008||Shark||Issac Wright||32 episodes|
|2009||The Cleaner||Bobby Carmichael||Episode: "Standing Eight"|
|2009||Georgia O'Keeffe||Jean Toomer||Television film|
|2009||CSI: Miami||Andrew Ballard||Episode: "Point of Impact"|
|2009||Raising the Bar||Officer Howard||Episode: "Oh, Say Can You Pee"|
|2011||Man Up||Grant||13 episodes|
|2011||Let's Stay Together||Mike||Episode: "Daddy's Home"|
|2012||Common Law||Morgan Watkins||Episode: "The Ex-Factor"|
|2013||Bones||Tom Molnor||Episode: "The Corpse on the Canopy"|
|2013||Second Generation Wayans||Baron 'The Truth' Fouse||2 episodes|
|2013–2014||Ravenswood||Simon Beaumont||8 episodes|
|2014–2020||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie||114 episodes|
|2014||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Shakir Wilkins||Episode: "American Disgrace"|
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- Henry Simmons (Wiki, Wife, Divorce, Gay, Shirtless, Net Worth). Unapix.com. Retrieved on November 19, 2016.
- Strom, Marc (August 7, 2014). "Henry Simmons Joins Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." Marvel. Archived from the original on March 23, 2015.
- White, Brett (June 4, 2015). ""Agents Of SHIELD" Ups Henry Simmons To Series Regular". Comic Book Resources.
- Miller, Gerri (October 17, 2011). "Henry Simmons Lightens Up: He plays it for laughs in Man Up!". BET.com.
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