Henry Simmons

Henry Simmons

Birth name: Henry Oswald Simmons, Jr.
Born: July 1, 1970
Age: 48
Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
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Biography

Henry Oswald Simmons, Jr. (born July 1, 1970) is an American actor. He is known for portraying NYPD Detective Baldwin Jones on the ABC police drama NYPD Blue, from 2000-2005, and as Agent Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie on ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

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Life and career

Early life

Simmons was born in Stamford, Connecticut, the son of Aurelia, a school teacher, and Henry Simmons, Sr., an IRS Revenue Officer. He is one of three children, including his twin sister, and another sister. Simmons earned a basketball scholarship to Franklin Pierce University, where he earned a business degree.

Career

While attending Franklin Pierce University, he experimented in theater. After graduating from college, he briefly worked at a Fortune 500 company in Stamford. Unhappy with his job, Simmons moved to New York City and 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 for six seasons. He also played Queen Latifah's boyfriend in the 2004 action/comedy film Taxi. He had a leading role in the 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!. Recently his projects included feature films From the Rough, starring Taraji P. Henson, and No Good Deed, starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson.

Since 2014, Simmons appears on ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., portraying mechanic S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie. After being a recurring character on season 2, he was promoted as a regular character for season 3 and season 4.

Simmons can be seen in a 2015 Lexus commercial, answering the question "What makes us, us."

Personal life

He married actress Sophina Brown in May 2010.

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role
1994 Above the Rim Starnes
1999 On the Q.T. Peter
1999 Let It Snow Mitch Jennings
2002 Gentleman's Game, AA Gentleman's Game Walter Kane
2004 Taxi Jesse
2005 Are We There Yet? Frank
2006 Something New Kyle
2006 Madea's Family Reunion Issac
2006 Insurgents, TheThe Insurgents Marcus
2007 South of Pico Dr. Walter Chambers
2009 World's Greatest Dad Mike Lane
2011 From the Rough Kendrick Paulsen Jr.
2014 No Good Deed Jeffery Granger
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Saturday Night Live Basketball Player
1994 Cosby Mysteries, TheThe Cosby Mysteries Kevin Lewis One episode
1994-95 New York Undercover Jackson Two episodes
1997-99 Another World Tyrone Montgomery
2000-05 NYPD Blue Det. Baldwin Jones 106 episodes
2004 Spartacus Draba Television film
2005 Lackawanna Blues Jesse Television film
2006 Pepper Dennis Curtis Wilson Two episodes
2006-08 Shark Issac Wright 32 episodes
2009 The Cleaner Bobby Carmichael One episode
2009 Georgia O'Keeffe Jean Toomer Television film
2009 CSI: Miami Andrew Ballard One episode
2009 Raising the Bar One episode
2011 Man Up Grant
2012 "Common Law" Morgan Watkins One Episode
2013 Second Generation Wayans Baron 'The Truth' Fouse
2013-2014 Ravenswood Simon Beaumont
2014-present Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie Recurring in season 2
Series regular for season 3-5
2014 Transparent Derek Episode "Pilot"
2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Shakir “The Shark” Wilkins Episode "American Disgrace"
Charities

Henry Simmons supports the following charitable causes: Parkinsons, AIDS.

[ Source: Wikipedia ]