Johnny Simmons
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Johnny Simmons
Johnny Simmons
Jonathan James Simmons

(1986-11-28) November 28, 1986 (age 33)
Years active2004-present

Jonathan James "Johnny" Simmons (born November 28, 1986) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Dylan Baxter in Evan Almighty (2007), Chip Dove in Jennifer's Body (2009), "Young Neil" Nordegraf in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Brad Hayes in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Shane in Girlboss, and Peter Newmans in The Late Bloomer.

Early life

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.[1] 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).[2] The film opened at South by Southwest on March 12, and was released theatrically on March 16, 2012.[3]

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.[2] 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 film Blink.[4] In 2013, he made a cameo appearance in the music video for Drake's single "Hold On, We're Going Home".[5] That same year, Simmons joined the comedy film Frank and Cindy as GJ Erchternkamp, alongside Rene Russo and Oliver Platt.[6] Also that same year, he starred in the short film Whiplash, excerpted from a screenplay by Damien Chazelle, the complete version of which became an Academy Award-winning feature-length film of the same name. [7] 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.[8] In 2015, he co-starred as Jeff Jansen in the thriller film The Stanford Prison Experiment, and in 2016, had the lead role in Kevin Pollak's comedy-drama The Late Bloomer.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Then Hereafter Young Eric Short film
2006 My Ambition Jules Walters Short film
2007 Evan Almighty Dylan Baxter
2007 Boogeyman 2 Paul
2008 Trucker Teenager #1
2008 The Spirit Young Denny Colt
2009 Hotel for Dogs Dave
2009 The Greatest Ryan Brewer
2009 Jennifer's Body Chip Dove
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World "Young Neil" Nordegraf
2010 The Conspirator John Surratt
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
2015 The Stanford Prison Experiment Jeff Jansen / 1037
2015 Frank and Cindy GJ Echternkamp
2016 Transpecos Benjamin Davis
2016 Dreamland Monty Fagan
2016 The Phenom Hopper Gibson
2016 The Late Bloomer Dr. Peter Newmans


Year Title Role Notes
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"
2017 Girlboss Shane Main role


  1. ^ Perry, Byron (March 5, 2008). "Johnny Simmons Lands Lead Role in 'Jennifer's Body'". Variety. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ a b Bettinger, Brendan (April 25, 2011). "Johnny Simmons Cast in 21 JUMP STREET and THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER". Collider. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Channing Tatum's SXSW "21 Jump Street" Premiere". March 13, 2012. Archived from the original on June 20, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ Ng, Philiana (February 26, 2013). "'Perks of Being a Wallflower' Actor to Co-Star in CW's 'Blink'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ Scarano, Ross; Rocher, Frantz; Aquino, Tara (September 24, 2013). "Rating the Acting in Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home" Video". Complex. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ Ford, Rebecca (August 19, 2013). "Oliver Platt, Jane Levy, Marc Maron, Johnny Simmons Join Indie 'Frank and Cindy' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  7. ^ "Whiplash (2013) - IMDb". IMDb. August 23, 2019.
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (January 22, 2014). "'Klondike's' Abbie Cornish, Johnny Simmons on Finding Gold in History". The Hollywood Reporter.
  9. ^ "Johnny Simmons Starring in Kevin Pollak's 'The Late Bloomer'". The Hollywood Reporter. August 25, 2015.

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