Can you tell me about the great character actor J.K. Simmons of TV's Oz?
—Dave F., Missouri
Jonathan Kimble Simmons, born in Detroit on Jan. 9, 1955, has been lucky enough to split his career between quality television and films. Besides Oz, his TV series credits include Law & Order—his recurring character Dr. Emil Skoda has appeared on several of the series' spin-offs—and The D.A. He's also starred in commercials for Norelco razors and provided the voice of the yellow M&M. But his films (Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 and The Ladykillers) have especially distinguished him. The University of Montana graduate is married to Oz actress Michelle Schumacher.