Simmons (center) at the premiere of Jennifer's Body, September 2009
|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, 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 South by Southwest 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". That same year, Simmons joined the comedy film Frank and Cindy as GJ Erchternkamp, alongside Rene Russo and Oliver Platt. In 2014, he starred as Jack London in the Discovery Channel miniseries Klondike, the channel's first scripted series, which detailed the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1890s. The following year, he co-starred as Jeff Jansen, prisoner 1037 in the thriller film The Stanford Prison Experiment. He will portray the lead role in the upcoming Kevin Pollak-directed comedy-drama The Late Bloomer.
|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||Grow Up Already||Andy||Short film|
|2012||21 Jump Street||Billiam Willingham|
|2012||A Bag of Hammers||Kelsey Patterson at 18|
|2012||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Brad Hayes|
|2013||The To Do List||Cameron Mitchell|
|2013||Whiplash||Andrew Neiman||Short film|
|2014||The Baddest Part||Bobby||Short film|
|2015||The Phenom||Hopper Gibson|
|2015||The Stanford Prison Experiment||Jeff Jansen 1037|
|2015||Frank and Cindy||GJ Echternkamp|
|2016||The Late Bloomer||Dr. Peter Newmans||In post-production|
|2016||Transpecos||Benjamin Davis||In post-production|
|2006||Numb3rs||Matt McCrary||Episode: "Killer Chat"|
|2011||Cinema Verite||Kevin Loud||Television film|
|2012||Elementary||Adam Kemper||Episode: "Child Predator"|
|2013||Blink||Dodge Trask||Television film|
|2014||Klondike||Jack London||Miniseries; 6 episodes|
|2015||The Good Wife||Erik Barsetto||Episode: "Innocents"|
- Perry, Byron (March 5, 2008). "Johnny Simmons Lands Lead Role in 'Jennifer's Body'". Variety. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
- Bettinger, Brendan (April 25, 2011). "Johnny Simmons Cast in 21 JUMP STREET and THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER". Collider.com. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
- "Channing Tatum's SXSW "21 Jump Street" Premiere". Celebrity-Gossip.net. March 13, 2012. Retrieved March 13, 2012.
- Ng, Philiana (February 26, 2013). "'Perks of Being a Wallflower' Actor to Co-Star in CW's 'Blink'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
- Scarano, Ross; Rocher, Frantz; Aquino, Tara (September 24, 2013). "Rating the Acting in Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home" Video". Complex. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
- Ford, Rebecca (August 19, 2013). "Oliver Platt, Jane Levy, Marc Maron, Johnny Simmons Join Indie 'Frank and Cindy' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Goldberg, Lesley (January 22, 2014). "'Klondike's' Abbie Cornish, Johnny Simmons on Finding Gold in History". The Hollywood Reporter.
- "Johnny Simmons Starring in Kevin Pollak's 'The Late Bloomer'". The Hollywood Reporter. August 25, 2015.
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