Jimmy Smits - Rotten Tomatoes

Jimmy Smits

Lowest Rated:   3% Bless the Child (2000)
Birthday:  
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.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Bail Organa
$532.2M 2016
79% Mother and Child
  • Paco
$1.2M 2010
No Score Yet Backyard (El traspatio)
  • Mickey Santos
2009
No Score Yet Latin Music USA
  • Actor
2009
65% 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
71% Lackawanna Blues
  • Ruben Santiago Sr.
2005
65% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
  • Bail Organa
$307.9M 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
26% 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 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
33% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
59% 24: Legacy
2017
  • John Donovan
  • 2017
76% The Get Down
2015
  • Francisco "Papa Fuerte" Cruz
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2011
94% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
  • Victor Santiago
  • 2016
90% 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 In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
  • Appearing
  • 2009
80% Dexter
2006-2013
  • Miguel Prado
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Narrator
  • Voice
  • Narrator
  • 2008
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Rep. Matthew Santos
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet NYPD Blue
1993-2005
  • Det. Bobby Simone
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Guest
  • 1990

Quotes from Jimmy Smits' Characters