Who is Timothy Simons?
American actor, comedian, screenwriter and producer Timothy Charles Simons, was born in Readfield, Maine USA, on 12 June 1978, making his zodiac sign Gemini. He’s had roles in over 50 movies and TV series, and is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Jonah Ryan in the critically acclaimed comedy series “Veep”, which Armando Iannucci created, and which starred Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. It follows Selina Meyer who’s become the US Vice President, the series aired from 2012 to 2019, and won 94 of its 342 award nominations.
Education and early life
Timothy was raised in Readfield by his father Ron and mother Susan, however, not a lot is known about Timothy’s parents, because he respects their privacy; he hasn’t spoken in public about his siblings, so most of his fans thus believe that he has none.
Timothy grew up playing football, then became interested in acting upon enrolling at Maranacook Community High School; his drama teacher was able to convince him to appear in a school play, and it was love at first try for Timothy. He still chose to pursue education, and upon matriculating in 1997, enrolled at University of Maine, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2001.
Timothy worked various jobs in the following seven years, but hasn’t disclosed which, prior to launching his career in the film industry.
Roles in movies
Timothy’s debut film appearance was in the 2008 short comedy “Scotty Got an Office Job”, while a couple of his following roles were in the 2010 comedy drama “Days Together”, the 2012 short drama “… or Die”, and in the same year the short comedy “Agent Hashtag”.
The year 2014 saw him play Marx in the critically acclaimed sports drama “Draft Day”, directed by Ivan Reitman, and which starred Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman and Jennifer Garner. It follows the life of general manager Sonny Weaver who’s working in the National Football League (NFL) – the movie was nominated for only a single award.
Timothy could then have been seen playing supporting characters in the 2014 crime comedy drama “Inherent Vice”, which won 15 of its 115 award nominations, the 2014 action adventure comedy “The Interview,” and the 2015 comedy drama “Digging for Fire”.
In 2016, he portrayed Jeff Jackson in the crime drama “Gold”, directed by Stephen Gaghan, and which starred Matthew McConaughey, Edga Ramirez and Bryce Dallas Howard. It follows a prospector and a geologist who’ve embarked on a gold hunt journey to Indonesia; the movie won one of its six award nominations.
Timothy’s also known for his voicing of Butcher Boy in the hit 2018 animated adventure comedy “Ralph Breaks the Internet”, which Rich Moore and Phil Johnston directed, and which starred Gal Gadot, Sarah Silverman and John C. Reilly. It follows arcade game characters Ralph and Vanellope who’ve just discovered the internet, and the movie won three of its 71 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.
Timothy’s three most recent movie roles have been in the 2021 family crime comedy “Home Sweet Home Alone”, and in 2022 the comedy drama “Family Squares”, and the thriller drama “Don’t Worry Darling”.
Roles in TV series
Timothy’s debut TV series role was his playing of Tall Guy in the 2012 episode “Single and Lovin’ It” of the comedy “Best Friends Forever”, and he could then have been seen playing and voicing characters in an episode or two of the comedy “The Craft Store”, the comedy “Gay of Thrones”, and the animated comedy “Stone Quackers” (voice role).
His following TV series role came in 2017, when cast to play Whitman in the episode “Package Thief” of the popular comedy “Easy”, which Joe Swanberg created, and which starred Michael Chernus, Jane Adams and Elizabeth Reaser. It follows a group of friends from Chicago, Illinois, the series aired from 2016 to 2019, and won one of its five award nominations.
In 2019, Timothy played The Eagle in the romantic mini-series “Looking for Alaska”, which starred Denny Love, Kristine Froseth and Charlie Plummer, and tells the story of a student who’s just transferred schools, and has fallen in love with a charming but deceitful girl.
His most recent TV series roles have been in 2022, in five episodes of the biographical crime mini-series “Candy”, seven episodes of the animated adventure comedy “Faifax” (voice role) and 19 episodes of the animated comedy “House Broken” (voice role).
Timothy wrote the 2013 short comedy movie “The Nanny”, and wrote and directed the 2017 short comedy film “A Tragedy”.
He sang the songs “Started From The Bottom” and “Super Freak” in a 2019 episode of the series “Veep”.
Some of the talk-shows in which Timothy’s made a guest appearance are “The George Lucas Talk Show”, “Second in Command: A Veep Rewatch”, and “Entertainment Tonight Canada”.
Awards and nominations
Timothy’s won two of his 10 award nominations: a 2016 International Online Cinema Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, for his performance in “Veep”, and he and his colleagues a 2018 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, also for “Veep”.
Love life and wife
Timothy prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, but has still let his fans have a glimpse into it. He married non-celebrity American Annie Simons on 7 June 2008, in a small and private ceremony attended by not more than 100 of their closest friends and family members; Annie – maiden name unknown – isn’t a big fan of media, and prefers to stay away from the spotlight, thus not a lot about her is known.
Timothy and Annie have twins together, a boy and a girl, but have kept their birthdates and names hidden from media.
Timothy hasn’t spoken of the women whom he’d dated prior to meeting Annie; he’s married to Annie Simons as of November 2022, and they have two children together.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Timothy’s highly active on Instagram, and has uploaded nearly 2,000 pictures and videos onto the social media network, while his account’s today followed by close to 50,000 people; most of his newer content features him spending time with his children.
Timothy loves stand-up comedy, and was a huge fan of the late American actor and comedian Robin Williams.
He’s passionate about travelling, especially road trips, and has travelled with his wife to many US states by car; many of the pictures and videos he’s taken during these travels can be found uploaded onto his Instagram account.
He likes to listen to rock music- his favorite bands are ZZ Top and AC/DC.
Timothy’s favorite actors are Jim Carrey and Morgan Freeman, and some of his favorite movies include “The Number 23”, “The Shawshank Redemption”, and “Wanted”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Timothy’s age is 44. He has green eyes and short black hair, he weighs around 190lbs (85kgs) and is 6ft 6ins (1.97m) tall.
Timothy’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million, as of November 2022.