Johnny Simmons

by follers on September 18, 2012

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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Birth Name: Jonathan J. Simmons

Place of Birth: Montgomery, Alabama, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 28, 1986

Ethnicity: English, some Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Scottish, distant German, Dutch, and Welsh, and 1/1024 French

Johnny Simmons is an American actor. He has deep roots in Mississippi, where all sixteen of his great-great-grandparents were born. His family has lived in the United States since the 1600s. Johnny was raised Southern Baptist.

Johnny’s paternal grandfather is James Samuel Simmons (the son of George Whitfield Simmons and Mary Ellis Hutchins). James was born in Mississippi. George was the son of Henry James Simmons and Fannie/Frances Louella Simmons. Mary Ellis was the daughter of Samuel Brown Hutchins and Mary “Mollie” Evelyn Ritchey.

Johnny’s paternal grandmother is Sarah Peggy Therrell (the daughter of Thomas Leon Therell and Ruth Adelma Pierce). Sarah was born in Mississippi. Thomas was the son of Benjamin Elijah/Ervin Therrell and Sarah Jane Horton/Horten/Dixon. Ruth was the daughter of James Bradford Pierce and Mary Lee Alliston.

Johnny’s maternal grandfather was James Morgan Guess (the son of James Iley Guess and Grace Dorothy Russell). Johnny’s grandfather James was born in Illinois, to parents from Mississippi. Johnny’s great-grandfather James was the son of John Morgan Guess and Margaret Lucy Wilson. Grace was the daughter of James William Augustus Russell and Mary Appalonia Randall.

Johnny’s maternal grandmother was Marjorie Anne Brigance (the daughter of The Rev. Roy Redding Brigance and Margaret Smith). Marjorie was born in Mississippi. The Rev. Roy, a Protestant minister, was the son of George William Brigance and Mattie E. Redding. Margaret was the daughter of Neulan Bonaparte Smith and Willie May Leggett.

Johnny’s matrilineal line can be traced back to his great-great-great-great-grandparents, Abraham Carr and Susan Burney Hathorn.

Sources: Johnny’s religious background –

Genealogy of Johnny’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Johnny’s paternal grandfather, James Samuel Simmons (through James’s brother, George Whitfield “Whit” Simmons, Jr.) –

Genealogy of Johnny’s paternal grandfather, James Samuel Simmons (through James’s brother, Harold Hutchins Simmons) –

Johnny’s paternal great-grandparents, George Whitfield Simmons and Mary Ellis Hutchins, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Johnny’s paternal grandmother, Sarah Peggy Therrell, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Johnny’s paternal great-grandfather, Thomas Leon Therell –

Genealogy of Johnny’s paternal great-grandmother, Ruth Adelma Pierce –

Johnny’s maternal grandfather, James Morgan Guess, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Johnny’s maternal grandmother, Marjorie Anne Brigance, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Johnny’s maternal great-grandparents, Roy Redding Brigance and Margaret Smith, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Johnny’s maternal great-grandmother, Margaret (Smith) Brigance –

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Kimmel June 12, 2016 at 12:09 pm

He freaks me out a bit. But he’s got a good build to him.

bakchoyhurl February 5, 2016 at 8:43 pm

Looks like a vampire in this picture.

gel December 30, 2015 at 2:01 pm
xoxo December 27, 2015 at 9:40 pm
Connerfromvine December 26, 2015 at 2:34 pm

he does have a terrible complexion

follers December 30, 2015 at 1:17 am
chris91 November 22, 2015 at 3:23 am

He has that kind of unhealthy paleness and undereye circles of a person with a naturally olive skin tone that’s feeling sick. He could even pass as a turkish judging by that picture. Speaking of what’s with Scots/irish people looking middle eastern (Colin Farell)? Must have mixed like crazy.

Capricious April 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm

He looks sickly white in this pic. Someone should change it.

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