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J.K. Simmons

Kids brought J.K. Simmons to film, and maybe back to theater

Fans of J.K. Simmons' work in television and film may have the actor's two children to thank.

A veteran of New York theater, Simmons moved into TV and movie work after his two children were born.

During a recent interview to promote his new film, "The Accountant ," Simmons recalled turning down an interesting play with a compelling co-star soon after he became a father.

"There was no reason not to do (the play) except for the fact that I had a little baby and a 3-year-old who wanted their daddy and wanted to get tucked in, and I didn't want to not be there six nights a week," Simmons said. "So that was when we decided to move to...