Born: July 1, 1970
Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
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..
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.
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."
He married actress Sophina Brown in May 2010.
|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|
|2005||Are We There Yet?||Frank|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|2012||"Common Law"||Morgan Watkins||One Episode|
|2013||Second Generation Wayans||Baron 'The Truth' Fouse|
|2014-present||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie||Recurring in season 2
Series regular for season 3-5
|2014||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Shakir “The Shark” Wilkins||Episode "American Disgrace"|
Henry Simmons supports the following charitable causes: Parkinsons, AIDS.