Bill Simmons

Bill Simmons emerged as one of the first sportswriters to turn online articles into major national readership. He pioneered a fan-sided tone of sports writing that nevertheless remained highly analytical, while always ... Read more »
Born: 09/24/1969 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Producer (16)

Becoming 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

30 for 30 2009 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Million Dollar Arm 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Youngstown Boys 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Nine For IX 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Charismatic 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

SEC: Storied 2007 - 2008, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Renée 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Announcement 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Catching Hell 2010 (Movie)

(ESPN Films) (Executive Producer)

The Two Escobars 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Moment of Truth 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Producer

Into the Wind (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Marinovich Project (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Real Rocky (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Unguarded (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (3)

The 2008 American Music Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Writer

The 2006 American Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Writer

The 32nd Annual American Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Other Writer
Actor (2)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2002 - 2003, 2007 - 2008, 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wedding Band 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Bill Simmons emerged as one of the first sportswriters to turn online articles into major national readership. He pioneered a fan-sided tone of sports writing that nevertheless remained highly analytical, while always sprinkling his words with humor. To some degree, his rapid rise dovetailed fortuitously with the proliferation of online publishing outlets and the increasing turn of sports fans to the Internet for analysis and commentary.

Relationships

Kari Simmon

Wife

Zoe Simmons

Daughter

Benjamin Simmons

Son

EDUCATION

Boston University

1992 - 1994

College of the Holy Cross

1989 - 1992

Milestones

2012

Named as an analyst on "NBA Countdown"

2011

Launced Grantland.com as editor-in-chief

2009

Executive producer and co-creator of "30 for 30"

2007

Began his "B.S. Report" podcast

2005

Published first book, Now I Can Die n Peace

2003

Began writing for "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

2001

Started working for ESPN

1997

Started AOL's BostonSportsGuy.com

Bonus Trivia

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Attended the same middle school as George H. W. Bush.

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Chose the name Sports Guy for his early website because the site had a Movie Guy.

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Ran for president of Red Sox Nation in 2007 against Jerry Remy.

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Has run ESPN's most downloaded podcast, "The B.S. Report" since 2007.

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Co-created ESPN's "30 for 30" which won a Peabody Award.

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