‘Whiplash’ Star J.K. Simmons Making ‘Saturday Night Live’ Hosting Debut This Month

The 60-year-old actor will be joined by first-time musical guest D’Angelo

Last Updated: January 20, 2015 @ 8:45 AM

A Golden Globe statue and Oscar nomination aren’t the only things “Whiplash” has secured for star J.K. Simmons. The actor will host “Saturday Night Live” for the first time in his long career on Jan. 31.

NBC also announced on Tuesday that D’Angelo will make his musical guest debut, along with his band The Vanguard.

Before breaking out as Miles Teller‘s twisted music mentor in the drum drama from writer and director Damien Chazelle, Simmons was best known for bringing a number of supporting characters to life in films and TV shows including “Spider-Man,” “Juno” and “The Closer.”

Simmons, who began his Hollywood career in 1986, has over 140 acting credits to his name. Upcoming projects include “Terminator Genisys,” “The Accountant” and “Kong: Skull Island.”


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