Fresh off his recent Golden Globe win and Oscar nomination, veteran character actor J.K. Simmons will make his "Saturday Night Live" debut later this month.

Simmons is slated to host the January 31 installment of "SNL," his first appearance on the sketch comedy show. D'Angelo and his band The Vanguard will serve as musical guests.

Simmons has been busy promoting his award-winning role in "Whiplash," in which he plays a sadistic jazz instructor who terrorizes a young drummer (Miles Teller). After scooping up the Best Supporting Actor statuette at the Golden Globes on January 11, Simmons is the heavy favorite to also take home the Academy Award on February 22.

Simmons and D'Angelo's episode is scheduled for 11:30 p.m. on January 31. Next up for "SNL" is Blake Shelton, who's pulling double-duty as host and musical guest on January 24.

[via: People]

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