J.K. Simmons. Up until recently, you probably didn't know his name, but there's little doubt you've seen him, well, just about everywhere.

Simmons's work ranges from TV to movies to commercials to theater (to even video games) and the actor blends in seamlessly in every role he takes. The ability to transform himself from part to part makes Simmons proud, but it's also partly why few knew his name until now. His recent performance in "Whiplash," the acclaimed indie starring Miles Teller, has put the spotlight onto Simmons -- and numerous honors to go along with it. We'll just have to wait and see if he takes home the Oscar.

From his work as an iconic candy to his life-paralleling role, here are 11 things you probably don't know about J.K. Simmons.

JK Simmons Facts[Sources: Wikipedia, IMDb]