You know you're a character actor when the best remembered of your hundreds or roles features you in fake teeth and a giant wig.
Either that or you're simply known as the Farmers Insurance guy.
Such is the fate of J.K. Simmons (short for Jonathan Kimble), a man whose name might not come to mind right away, but whose face you'll recognize immediately from hundreds of roles in films and TV shows, including as J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" trilogy.
Because his is a name every film fan deserves to know, we asked Simmons to be the next "that guy" in our series of conversation's with the screen's great character actors. Simmons phoned in from his home in Los Angeles to talk acting, "Spider-Man," "Juno," "Oz," "Law & Order," "The Gift," "Burn After Reading," and his most recent offering, "Barefoot," an offbeat romantic comedy starring Evan Rachel Wood and Scott Speedman, which debuts on Blu-ray this week.Read More »from J.K. Simmons: That Guy From That Thing (Who You Definitely Know)