Henry Simmons

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Henry Simmons
Simmons, Henry (2008) 2.jpg
Henry Simmons, 2008
BornHenry Oswald Simmons, Jr.
(1970-07-01) July 1, 1970 (age 44)
Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Years active1994 - present
Spouse(s)Sophina Brown (2010 - present)
AwardsGrand Jury Award for Best Actor at the American Black Film Festival for his portrayal of Dr. Walter Chambers in South of Pico
 
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Henry Simmons
Simmons, Henry (2008) 2.jpg
Henry Simmons, 2008
BornHenry Oswald Simmons, Jr.
(1970-07-01) July 1, 1970 (age 44)
Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Years active1994 - present
Spouse(s)Sophina Brown (2010 - present)
AwardsGrand Jury Award for Best Actor at the American Black Film Festival for his portrayal of Dr. Walter Chambers in South of Pico

Henry Oswald Simmons, Jr. (born July 1, 1970) is an American actor. He is well known for playing Detective Baldwin Jones on the ABC police drama, NYPD Blue, from 2000-2005.

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Simmons was born in Stamford, Connecticut, the son of Aurelia, a school teacher, and Henry Simmons, Sr., an IRS agent.[1] He is one of four children, including his twin sister, another sister and a brother. Simmons earned a basketball scholarship to Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire, where he earned a business degree.[2]

Career[edit]

While attending Franklin Pierce College, he experimented in theater.[3] After graduating from college, he briefly worked at a Fortune 500 company in Stamford. Unhappy with his job, Simmons began to study acting and after a few bit roles, he landed a recurring role on the soap opera, Another World.

Simmons is best known for playing Detective Baldwin Jones on the ABC drama, NYPD Blue. He also played Queen Latifah's boyfriend in the 2004 action/comedy film Taxi. He had a leading role in the new CBS legal drama Shark, starring James Woods, and played a leading role in World's Greatest Dad. He recently starred in the ABC-TV comedy series Man Up!. His 2014 projects included feature films From the Rough, starring Taraji P. Henson, and No Good Deed, starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson.

Personal life[edit]

He married actress Sophina Brown in May 2010.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRole
1994Above the RimStarnes
1999On the Q.T.Peter
1999Let It SnowMitch Jennings
2002Gentleman's Game, AA Gentleman's GameWalter Kane
2004TaxiJesse
2005Are We There Yet?Frank
2006Something NewKyle
2006Madea's Family ReunionIssac
2006Insurgents, TheThe InsurgentsMarcus
2007South of PicoDr. Walter Chambers
2009World's Greatest DadMike Lane
2011From the RoughKendrick Paulsen Jr.
2014No Good DeedJeffery Granger
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1994Saturday Night LiveBasketball Player
1994Cosby Mysteries, TheThe Cosby MysteriesKevin LewisOne episode
1994–95New York UndercoverJacksonTwo episodes
1997–99Another WorldTyrone Montgomery
2000–05NYPD BlueDet. Baldwin Jones106 episodes
2004SpartacusDrabaTelevision film
2005Lackawanna BluesJesseTelevision film
2006Pepper DennisCurtis WilsonTwo episodes
2006–08SharkIssac Wright32 episodes
2009The CleanerBobby CarmichaelOne episode
2009Georgia O'KeeffeJean ToomerTelevision film
2009CSI: MiamiAndrew BallardOne episode
2009Raising the BarOne episode
2011Man UpGrant
2013Second Generation WayansBaron 'The Truth' Fouse
2013–2014RavenswoodSimon Beaumont
2014Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Alphonso "Mac" MacKenzie
2014TransparentDerekEpisode "Pilot"

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