The Krewe of Bacchus has announced its king for 2018 -- longtime actor J.K. Simmons.
Simmons, who has been acting in films and on Broadway for more than 40 years, most recently portrayed commissioner James Gordon in the "Justice League" movie.
Simmons has also appeared in Spider-Man (1, 2, and 3), Terminator Genisys, Juno, The Accountant, The Medler, Patriots Day and Whiplash. Simmons won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in Whiplash. He has played in television shows like the NBC series Law & Order, HBO’s prison-drama Oz, and TNT’s The Closer.
“We are elated that a highly accomplished actor of J.K. Simmons stature has agreed to join Bacchus as we celebrate our Golden Anniversary," said Krewe of Bacchus captain Clark Brennan in a release.
Recent kings include actor Jim Caviezel (2017), actor Will Ferrell (2012), Saints quarterback Drew Brees (2010).
The parade will be on Sunday, Feb. 11.