He appeared as Ralph Earnhardt, the father of race-car driver , in , and also made appearances as , Assistant Chief of the , in the series.
Simmons's performance in Whiplash received widespread critical acclaim and earned him many accolades, including the , , , and for Best Supporting Actor.
He threw the for the Tigers on April 6, 2015, for.
Simmons performed various voices for several characters over the last couple of years.
The wide acclaim for Simmons's performance included winning an.
From 1970 to 1972, Simmons attended , where he participated in drama, football, and choir.