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January 13th, 2017

J. K. Simmons is joined on TODAY by real-life hero he plays in ‘Patriots Day’

Actor J. K. Simmons, who won an Oscar as an eccentric music teacher in “Whiplash,” plays Jeffrey Pugliese, a police sergeant who demonstrated calm under pressure during the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing, in the fact-based drama “Patriots Day.” He is joined on TODAY by the real-life Pugliese, and commends the officer’s bravery.

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