Jimmy Smits

Highest Rated: 95% Who We Are Now (2018)
Lowest Rated: 3% Bless the Child (2000)
Birthday: Jul 9, 1955
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Born July 9th, 1955 and bitten by the acting bug while in high school, Jimmy Smits earned a B.A. from Brooklyn College and an M.F.A. from Cornell. His excellent work in off-Broadway productions led to his being cast in several movie and TV projects, notably the two-hour pilot for Miami Vice (1984). In 1986, Smits was signed to play tyro attorney Victor Sifuentes on the weekly NBC series L.A. Law, a role which would win him a fervent fan following as well as an Emmy. He eventually left the series to pursue a theatrical film career, but by 1994 was back on the small screen in such cable-TV productions as The Cisco Kid and Solomon and Sheba. While filming the latter production in Morocco, Smits was asked by the producers of the TV series NYPD Blue to replace another actor with movie aspirations, David Caruso. In the fall of 1994, Smits made his NYPD Blue bow in the role of detective Bobby Simone, almost immediately reclaiming the viewers who'd sworn to desert the series when Caruso left. Following this personal triumph, Smits starred in 1995's Mi Familia, a critically acclaimed film of barrio life.In 1998, after four years in the role of Simone, Smits chose to leave NYPD Blue, though the show would continue for another seven years without him. The first few years of his career following the departure from the show were somewhat lackluster, but Smits eventually landed the role of Senator Bail Organa in the second and third Star Wars prequels, a move that would permanently cement him in film history in the minds of at least one very large fanbase.In addition to his work with the Star Wars franchise, Smits also made an inevitable return to the small-screen mid-decade with a prominent role on NBC's The West Wing during the show's 2004-2005 season. Smits continued to find success on the small screen for his turn as assistant district attorney Miguel Prado. The role would earn him a Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
95% Who We Are Now Carl 2018
84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Bail Organa $532.2M 2016
78% Mother and Child Paco $1.2M 2010
No Score Yet Backyard (El traspatio) Mickey Santos 2009
No Score Yet Latin Music USA Actor 2009
66% The Jane Austen Book Club Daniel $3.4M 2007
No Score Yet Hispanic Hollywood - Then and Now Actor 2007
No Score Yet Yo Soy Boricua, Pa'que Tu Lo Sepas! Narrator 2006
79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Sen. Bail Organa 2005
75% Lackawanna Blues Ruben Santiago Sr. 2005
65% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Bail Organa $308M 2002
No Score Yet America: A Tribute to Heroes Actor 2001
No Score Yet Hispanic Hollywood Actor 2000
3% Bless the Child John Travis $28.2M 2000
33% Price of Glory Arturo Ortega 2000
25% The Million Dollar Hotel Geronimo 2000
No Score Yet Lesser Prophets (The Last Bet) Mike 1997
No Score Yet Murder in Mind Peter 1997
No Score Yet Marshal Law Jack Coleman 1996
No Score Yet The Last Word Actor Martin 1995
85% My Family Jimmy Sanchez 1995
No Score Yet Solomon & Sheba Solomon 1995
No Score Yet The Cisco Kid The Cisco Kid 1994
No Score Yet Gross Misconduct Justin Thorne 1993
8% The Tommyknockers Gard 1993
No Score Yet Fires Within Nestor 1991
33% Switch Walter Stone 1991
No Score Yet Remember Pearl Harbor Actor 1991
50% Vital Signs Dr. David Redding 1990
42% Old Gringo Gen. Tomas Arroyo 1989
No Score Yet Glitz Vincent Mora 1988
31% The Believers Tom Lopez 1987
No Score Yet Stamp of a Killer Actor 1987
60% Running Scared Julio Gonzales 1986
No Score Yet Rockabye 2nd Policeman 1986

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2011
59% 24: Legacy
2017
John Donovan
  • 2017
81% The Get Down
2015-2017
Francisco "Papa Fuerte" Cruz
  • 2017
  • 2016
97% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
Victor Santiago
  • 2016
  • 2014
89% Sons of Anarchy
2008-2014
Nero Padilla
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2008
6% Outlaw
2010
Cyrus Garza
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2005
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
Appearing
  • 2009
72% Dexter
2006-2013
Miguel Prado
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Voice Narrator Narrator
  • 2008
No Score Yet Cane
2007
Alex Vega Executive Producer
  • 2007
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Rep. Matthew Santos
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Det. Bobby Simone
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet L.A. Law
1986-1994
Victor Sifuentes
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host
  • 1990

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