The Actor

Simmons spent his early artistic career as an actor performing in everything from children's theater to extra work in films such as "Falling In Love," and "Muppets Take Manhattan." The range of material ran the gamut from Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, to a sadistic killer in Titus Andronicus.

"It was always important to me to be challenged," Simmons said. "I also sought variety in the roles I chose. I needed to know that I would put 100 percent into everything I did, no matter the size of the audience or the part I played."

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