Joseph Simmons

Born Nov 14, 1964

Joseph Ward Simmons, known by the stage name Rev. Run or DJ Run, is one of the founding members of the influential hip hop group Run–D.M.C.. He is also a practicing minister, known as Reverend Run. Simmons was born in Hollis, Queens, New York. He is the brother of Daniel "Danny" Simmons, Jr. and Russell Simmons, the co-founder of Def Jam Records. He found new popularity in 2005 with his family's MTV reality show Run's House.… Read More

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1964 Birth Simmons was born November 14, 1964 in Hollis, Queens, New York. … Read More


1983 18 Years Old Simmons married Valerie Vaughn in 1983. … Read More


1994 29 Years Old He married Justine Jones on June 25, 1994. … Read More


2002 37 Years Old In 2002, he appeared on a special "Rap Stars" edition of The Weakest Link, and was the third one voted off.


2005 40 Years Old Rev Run appeared on the MTV series Run's House, a reality show revolving around his everyday life with his family, from 2005-2009.
2007 42 Years Old In 2007, he appeared with his son Diggy Simmons on My Super Sweet 16 while attending a 16th birthday party for Diddy's son, Quincy. … Read More
2008 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Simmons and his wife Justine teamed up with Kool-Aid and a non-profit organization called KaBOOM! to help build playgrounds in underserved communities. … Read More
2014 49 Years Old Simmons has also created two other cable series, both of which premiered in 2014; Rev Run's Renovation which runs on both the DIY Network and HGTV, and Rev Run's Sunday Suppers for Cooking Channel.
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