Jimmy Smits

Jimmy Smits

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 09-07-1955
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Τζίμι Σμιτς
    Jimmy L. Smits

  • Popularity: 10.15
  • Homepage: N/A

Jimmy Smits is an American actor. Smits is perhaps best known for his roles as attorney Victor Sifuentes on the 1980s legal drama L.A. Law, as NYPD Detective Bobby Simone on the 1990s police drama NYPD Blue, and as U.S. Congressman Matt Santos on The West Wing. He is also notable for his portrayal of Bail Organa in the Star Wars franchise, and Miguel Prado in Dexter. Beginning in 1986, Smits played Victor Sifuentes in the first five seasons of the NBC television Steven Bochco legal drama L.A. Law, for which he was nominated for six Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, winning in 1990. In 1999, Smits received the HOLA Award for Excellence from the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA). He appeared in films including Switch (1991), My Family (1995), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007). Smits appeared as Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005), in which the character becomes Princess Leia's adoptive father. He reappeared as Bail Organa in the game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2008) and the spinoff movie Rogue One (2016). He later reprised the role for Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022). Smits played the role of Congressman Matt Santos of Houston, Texas, in the final two seasons of the NBC television drama The West Wing. In Dexter season 3, he played the role of Miguel Prado, an assistant district attorney who befriends the title character. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for the role. He portrayed the character Alex Vega in the CBS TV series Cane, which aired from September 25, 2007, to December 18, 2007, and was subsequently canceled by the network due to the 2007 Screen Writer's Guild strike. In the fall of 2010, he starred in NBC's short-lived series Outlaw, about a U.S. Supreme Court justice who leaves the bench to return to practicing law. From 2012 to 2014, he joined the main cast of Sons of Anarchy as Nero Padilla. He also portrayed Elijah Strait in the short-lived NBC drama series Bluff City Law. He starred in The Get Down, a musical drama television series which debuted in 2016 on Netflix. In 2021, He played Kevin Rosario in the musical film In the Heights. He stars as Chief John Suarez on the CBS police drama East New York.

Year Movie Character
2000 Adventures in Wild California as Narrator
2000 Price of Glory as Arturo Ortega
1996 Marshal Law as Jack Coleman
1993 Gross Misconduct as Justin Thorne
1994 The Cisco Kid as Cisco Kid
1988 Glitz as Vincent Marra
1996 Animal Charm: Golden Digest as Himself (Archival Footage)
1991 Fires Within as Nestor
2008 Roberto Clemente as Narrator
1992 The Broken Cord as David Norwell
1991 Switch as Walter Stone
1995 My Family as Jimmy
1987 Stamp of a Killer as Richard Braden
1995 Solomon & Sheba as King Solomon
1989 Old Gringo as Gen. Tomas Arroyo
1997 Murder in Mind as Peter Walker
2006 ¡Yo soy Boricua, pa' que tú lo sepas! as Himself
1997 Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special as Old King Cole (voice)
2009 Mother and Child as Paco
1997 Lesser Prophets as Mike
2018 Who We Are Now as Carl
2009 Backyard as Mickey Santos
2005 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith as Senator Bail Organa
2000 Bless the Child as Agent John Travis
2000 The Million Dollar Hotel as Geronimo
2007 The Jane Austen Book Club as Daniel
1986 Running Scared as Julio Gonzales
2021 In the Heights as Kevin Rosario
1986 L.A. Law: Pilot as Victor Sifuentes
2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones as Senator Bail Organa
1987 The Believers as Tom Lopez
1990 Vital Signs as Dr. David Redding
2005 Lackawanna Blues as Ruben Santiago Sr.
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Bail Organa
1986 Rockabye as 2nd Policeman
1984 Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper as Eddie Rivera
1987 Hotshot as Stars Team Member
2005 A Concert for Hurricane Relief as Self
2019 Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage as Self
2022 Andor: A Disney+ Day Special Look as Bail Organa (archive footage) (uncredited)
2020 The Tax Collector as The Wizard
1997 Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western as Self
1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday as Victor Sifuentes
2001 America: A Tribute to Heroes as Self
Photo Name Department
2004 The Tony Danza Show (2 episode) as Self - Guest
1986 L.A. Law (105 episode) as Victor Sifuentes
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1 episode) as Self - Guest
1952 Today (1 episode) as Self
1984 Miami Vice (1 episode) as Eddie Rivera
2006 Dexter (12 episode) as Miguel Prado
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1 episode)
2007 Cane (13 episode) as Alex Vega
1953 The Oscars (1 episode) as Self
2010 Outlaw (8 episode) as Cyrus Garza
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (4 episode) as Self
1985 Spenser: For Hire (1 episode)
2008 Sons of Anarchy (38 episode) as Nero Padilla
1997 The View (3 episode) as Self
1999 The Early Show (1 episode) as Self
1999 The West Wing (44 episode) as Matthew Santos
1990 Cop Rock (1 episode)
2004 TV Revolution (4 episode)
1998 ALMA Awards (1 episode)
1996 The West (9 episode) as Self
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Self - Host
2017 24: Legacy (12 episode) as Senator John Donovan
2013 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2 episode) as Victor Santiago
2016 The Get Down (11 episode) as Francisco 'Papa Fuerte' Cruz
1993 The Tommyknockers (2 episode) as Jim 'Gard' Gardner
2019 Bluff City Law (10 episode) as Elijah Strait
1987 The Highwayman (1 episode) as Bo Ziker
1993 NYPD Blue (110 episode) as Bobby Simone
2016 Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (1 episode) as Dr. Fauci
1988 LIVE with Kelly and Mark (2 episode) as Self - Guest
2000 Latin Grammy Awards (3 episode) as Self
2022 East New York (21 episode) as Chief John Suarez
1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1 episode) as Prince Felipe (voice)
1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1 episode) as Old King Cole (voice)
2022 Obi-Wan Kenobi (3 episode) as Senator Bail Organa
2009 Latin Music USA (4 episode) as Narrator
2014 How to Get Away with Murder (13 episode) as Isaac Roa
2017 America's Untold Story (4 episode) as Self - Narrator
1956 Tony Awards (1 episode) as Self - Presenter
2015 The Late Late Show with James Corden (1 episode) as Self - Guest
2007 Cane (13 episode) Production as (Producer)
2010 Outlaw (8 episode) Production as (Producer)
2019 Bluff City Law (1 episode) Production as (Producer)

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