Johnny James Simmons was born in Montgomery, Alabama on November 28, 1986, but was raised in Dallas, Texas. Although living in Los Angeles for only a little over a year, Johnny has already accomplished a surprising body of work.
His first film in Los Angeles was entitled "My Ambition". When casting notices went out, there was a misprint stating that the production was looking for a lead female to play Julie Walters. He contacted the production office in hopes they would have a part for a male and was asked to audition for the lead. Producers cast him on the spot and never bothered to rerun the correct casting notice, which in turn, got him his first manager.
His big break came on only his second feature-film audition, "Evan Almighty", in which he plays Dylan Baxter, opposite Steve Carell and Lauren Graham which he is currently shooting.