J.K. Simmons Selected as Bacchus at Mardi Gras 2018
The actor's latest role will be the god of wine at the carnival krewe's 50th anniverary parade.
Academy Award-winning actor J.K. Simmons will serve as Bacchus L for the 2018 Mardi Gras season.
Simmons will reign as the god of wine over the carnival krewe's 50th anniversary parade, which rolls Feb. 11.
The krewe's captain, Clark Brenna, said Tuesday in a news release that Simmons joins the ranks of past kings including Bob Hope, Will Ferrell, Anthony Mackie, Harry Connick Jr., Larry King, Andy Garcia and Ron Howard. Jim Caviezel reigned last year.
Simmons has been in films such as Whiplash, Spider-Man, Terminator Genisys, Juno, The Accountant and Patriots Day. He also has appeared on television shows including Law & Order, Oz and The Closer.
Bacchus has 1,600 members and 32 animated super floats including the Bacchagator, Bacchasaurus and the Bacchawhoppa.