Jimmy Smits

Jimmy Smits

Highest Rated: 96% Who We Are Now (2017)

Lowest Rated: 3% Bless the Child (2000)

Birthday: Jul 9, 1955

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Despite trying to stake his claim in features films without much success, actor Jimmy Smits earned his greatest acclaim on the small screen in roles that were connected by their proximity to the law. Smits emerged into the public consciousness as a sharp, but uptight attorney on Stephen Bochco's award-winning legal drama, "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994). After leaving the show before its run ended, he languished in a series of easily dismissed features and slightly better made-for-television movies before returning to television as an understated detective on the groundbreaking cop drama, "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005). Once again, Smits left the show prior to its time running out and again found himself taking on largely forgettable films, though he did manage a small recurring part in "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones" (2002) and "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" (2005). Returning to regular series glory, he gave a commanding performance as a legislator-turned-president on "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006), an Emmy-nominated turn as an assistant district attorney with a murderous dark side on "Dexter" (Showtime, 2006-13),and a widely praised performance as a semi-reformed gang leader on "Sons of Anarchy" (FX, 2008-14), all of which confirmed that the distinguished performer was best served in authoritative roles on the small screen.

Highest rated movies

Who We Are Now
In the Heights
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith
My Family/Mi Familia
Mother and Child
Lackawanna Blues
The Jane Austen Book Club

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
94% 94% In the Heights Kevin Rosario (Character) $29.9M 2021
96% 70% Who We Are Now Carl (Character) $18.3K 2017
84% 86% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Bail Organa (Character) $533.2M 2016
No Score Yet 59% Backyard Mickey Santos (Character) - 2009
78% 75% Mother and Child Paco (Character) $1.1M 2009
66% 67% The Jane Austen Book Club Daniel (Character) - 2007
75% 91% Lackawanna Blues Ruben Santiago Sr. (Character) - 2005
79% 66% Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith Senator Bail Organa (Character) $380.3M 2005
65% 56% Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones Senator Bail Organa (Character) $310.7M 2002
25% 67% The Million Dollar Hotel Geronimo (Character) $52.5K 2000
3% 43% Bless the Child Agent John Travis (Character) $29.4M 2000
33% 76% Price of Glory Arturo Ortega (Character) $3.4M 2000
No Score Yet 24% Lesser Prophets Mike (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 25% Murder in Mind Peter Walker (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 50% Marshal Law Jack Coleman (Character) - 1996
79% 88% My Family/Mi Familia Jimmy (Character) $11.1M 1995
No Score Yet 11% The Last Word Actor (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Solomon and Sheba King Solomon (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 50% The Cisco Kid Cisco Kid (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 35% Gross Misconduct Justin Thorne (Character) - 1993
30% 39% The Tommyknockers Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Broken Cord David Norwell (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 30% Fires Within Nestor (Character) $67.3K 1991
35% 44% Switch Walter Stone (Character) $14.2M 1991
50% 30% Vital Signs Dr. David Redding (Character) $779.1K 1990
46% 46% Old Gringo Gen. Tomas Arroyo (Character) $2.3M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glitz Vincent Marra (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Affection Richard Braden (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Highwayman Bo Ziker (Character) - 1987
59% 58% Running Scared Julio Gonzales (Character) $37.6M 1986

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet East New York Chief John Suarez (Character) 2022
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2022
36% 89% Bluff City Law Elijah Strait (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2014 2016 2018
95% 87% Brooklyn Nine-Nine Victor Santiago (Guest Star) 2016-2017
60% 54% 24: Legacy Senator John Donovan (Character) 2017
81% 88% The Get Down Francisco "Papa Fuerte" Cruz (Character) 2016-2017
87% 91% Sons of Anarchy Nero Padilla (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2012-2014
9% 0% Outlaw Unknown (Character) 2010
71% 81% Dexter ADA Miguel Prado (Guest Star) 2008
55% No Score Yet Cane Alex Vega (Character) 2007
75% 95% The West Wing Matthew Santos (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2004-2006
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2000
83% 83% NYPD Blue Det. Bobby Simone (Character) 1994-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1995 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Law Victor Sifuentes (Character) 1986-1994
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1986
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free SHOWTIME Dexter Miguel Prado (Character)