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Jimmy Smits

Jimmy Smits was born on July 9, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Jimmy L. Smits. He is an actor and producer, known for Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), NYPD Blue (1993) and Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002). He was previously married to Barbara Smits. See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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 2009 Backyard
Mickey Santos
 2008 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Video Game)
Bail Organa (voice)
 2007 Cane (TV Series)
Alex Vega
- Open and Shut (2007) ... Alex Vega
- The Perfect Son (2007) ... Alex Vega
- HurriCane (2007) ... Alex Vega
- Time Away (2007) ... Alex Vega
- The Exile (2007) ... Alex Vega
 2006 Jurukan (TV Series)
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
Ruben Santiago Sr.
 1995-1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Old King Cole / Prince Felipe
- Mother Goose (1997) ... Old King Cole (voice)
- Cinderella (1995) ... Prince Felipe (voice)
 1997 Murder in Mind
Peter Walker
 1996 Marshal Law (TV Movie)
Jack Coleman
 1995 The Last Word
Actor (Martin)
 1995 My Family
 1995 Solomon & Sheba (TV Movie)
King Solomon
 1994 The Cisco Kid (TV Movie)
Cisco Kid
 1993 Gross Misconduct
Justin Thorne
 1993 The Tommyknockers (TV Mini-Series)
Jim 'Gard' Gardner
 1992 The Broken Cord (TV Movie)
David Norwell
 1991 Fires Within
 1991 Switch
Walter Stone
 1990 Cop Rock (TV Series)
Victor Sifuentes
- Potts Don't Fail Me Now (1990) ... Victor Sifuentes (uncredited)
 1990 Pee-wee's Playhouse (TV Series)
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- Conky's Breakdown (1990) ... Your authorized conky repairman
 1990 Vital Signs
Dr. David Redding
 1989 Old Gringo
Gen. Tomas Arroyo
 1988 Glitz (TV Movie)
Vincent Marra
 1987 Stamp of a Killer (TV Movie)
Richard Braden
 1987 The Highwayman (TV Movie)
Bo Ziker
 1987 Hotshot
Stars Team Member
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Hector Valdes
- In a Safe Place (1986) ... Hector Valdes
 1986 Rockabye (TV Movie)
2nd Policeman
 1984 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Eddie Rivera
- Brother's Keeper (1984) ... Eddie Rivera
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Other Works:

11/95: "TV's Greatest Performances", as host. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 6 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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Personal Quote:

I never thought television would or could be a long-term commitment. See more »


Received his Bachelor's degree in Theatre from Brooklyn College in 1980. See more »


Often plays likeable, noble characters See more »

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