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Jimmi Simpson plays William in the sci-fi western TV series, Westworld.

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Jimmi Simpson was born on November 21, 1975 in Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA as James Raymond Simpson. He is an actor, known for Westworld (2016), Date Night (2010) and House of Cards (2013). As well as recurring appearances on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.



  • Simpson worked out himself that his character, William, is a younger version of the Man in Black
around episode three or four, our brilliant makeup designer brought me into the makeup trailer and was looking at my face in a way that no one has ever done. (Laughs.) He starts talking about my eyebrows, and if I would mind if he shaped my eyebrows. I know women change their eyebrow shape, but literally no one has ever asked me if I would change my eyebrow shape. So it caught my attention! And he wouldn't tell me why. He was giving me vague reasons that were bullshit to me. So what was he up to? I started thinking about why someone would change my eyebrows, and the only thing I could come up with is that they wanted me to look like someone else. Then, I figured out that based on dialect and face color that the only person it could be is Ed Harris. I was walking with Lisa a couple of hours later and I asked her if that's the case. And she stopped walking and said, "Don't say that. I can't say anything!" Instantly, I knew.

–Jimmi Simpson, THR interview[1]

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