Monday, May 22, 2006

Playing Yellow M&M A Sweet Sideline For ‘Closer’ Cast Member

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A renowned character actor is getting his biggest taste of fame by playing a Yellow M&M.

Actor J.K. Simmons gets recognized for his role as Asst. Police Chief Will Pope on the TNT series The Closer and for portraying newspaper editor J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man films.

However, he admits the sweetest job on his resume is providing the voice of the Yellow Peanut M&M on candy commercials.

As he puts it, “I’ll be introduced and someone will mention my roles in Spider-Man or The Contender and they’ll be impressed but they really smile when they find out I’m the Yellow M&M.”

It has been such a sweet gig that, for a long time, Simmons would limit his candy intake to specifically Yellow Peanut M&Ms.

He can’t afford to be as particular these days because his daughter has a peanut allergy.

But M&Ms aren’t the only sweet role in Simmons’ career. He’s currently working on Spider-Man 3 and The Closer debuts for its second season on June 12.

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