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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 NYPD Blue (1993), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) and The West Wing (1999). He was previously married to Barbara Smits. See full bio »

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The 'In the Heights' Crew Talks Representation on Screen

Lin-Manuel Miranda joins his In the Heights director Jon M. Chu and stars Jimmy Smits, Melissa Barrera, Dascha Polanco, Leslie Grace, and more to share inspiring stories of the first time they saw their identity reflected on screen, and how their new musical movie is a big step forward for Latinx representation in Hollywood.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 13 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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NYPD Blue Det. Bobby Simone
(1994-2004)
The West Wing Matthew Santos
(2004-2006)
In the Heights Kevin Rosario
(2021)

Filmography

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 2021 In the Heights
Kevin Rosario
 2020 The Tax Collector
The Wizard
 2019 Bluff City Law (TV Series)
Elijah Strait
- Perfect Day (2019) ... Elijah Strait
- Ave Maria (2019) ... Elijah Strait
- Need to Know (2019) ... Elijah Strait
- American Epidemic (2019) ... Elijah Strait
- The All-American (2019) ... Elijah Strait
 2017-2018 How to Get Away with Murder (TV Series)
Isaac Roa
- The Day Before He Died (2018) ... Isaac Roa
- Ask Him About Stella (2018) ... Isaac Roa
- He's a Bad Father (2018) ... Isaac Roa
- Everything We Did Was for Nothing (2018) ... Isaac Roa
- He's Dead (2018) ... Isaac Roa
 2016-2017 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series)
Victor Santiago
- Two Turkeys (2017) ... Victor Santiago
- Mr. Santiago (2016) ... Victor Santiago
 2017 Who We Are Now
Carl
 2016-2017 24: Legacy (TV Series)
John Donovan
- 11:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m. (2017) ... John Donovan
- 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (2017) ... John Donovan
- 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (2017) ... John Donovan
- 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (2017) ... John Donovan
- 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (2017) ... John Donovan
 2016-2017 The Get Down (TV Series)
Francisco 'Papa Fuerte' Cruz
- Only from Exile Can We Come Home (2017) ... Francisco 'Papa Fuerte' Cruz
- Gamble Everything (2017) ... Francisco 'Papa Fuerte' Cruz
- The Beat Says, This Is the Way (2017) ... Francisco 'Papa Fuerte' Cruz
- One by One, Into the Dark (2017) ... Francisco 'Papa Fuerte' Cruz
- Unfold Your Own Myth (2017) ... Francisco 'Papa Fuerte' Cruz
 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Bail Organa
 2016 Gears of War 4 (Video Game)
Oscar Diaz (voice)
 2012-2014 Sons of Anarchy (TV Series)
Nero Padilla
- Papa's Goods (2014) ... Nero Padilla
- Red Rose (2014) ... Nero Padilla
- Suits of Woe (2014) ... Nero Padilla
- Faith and Despondency (2014) ... Nero Padilla
- What a Piece of Work Is Man (2014) ... Nero Padilla
 2010 Outlaw (TV Series)
Cyrus Garza
- In Re: Tony Mejia (2010) ... Cyrus Garza
- In Re: Kelvin Jones (2010) ... Cyrus Garza
- In Re: Tyler Banks (2010) ... Cyrus Garza
- In Re: Tracy Vidalin (2010) ... Cyrus Garza
- In Re: Curtis Farwell (2010) ... Cyrus Garza
 2009 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Ultimate Sith Edition (Video Game)
Bail Organa (voice)
 2009 Mother and Child
Paco
 2009 Backyard
Mickey Santos
 2008 Dexter (TV Series)
ADA Miguel Prado
- Do You Take Dexter Morgan? (2008) ... ADA Miguel Prado
- I Had A Dream (2008) ... ADA Miguel Prado
- Go Your Own Way (2008) ... ADA Miguel Prado
- About Last Night (2008) ... ADA Miguel Prado
- The Damage A Man Can Do (2008) ... ADA Miguel Prado
 2008 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Video Game)
Bail Organa (voice)
 2008 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Roberto Clemente (2008) ... Narrator
 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
 2004-2006 The West Wing (TV Series)
Matthew Santos
- Tomorrow (2006) ... Matthew Santos
- Institutional Memory (2006) ... Matthew Santos
- The Last Hurrah (2006) ... Matthew Santos
- Transition (2006) ... Matthew Santos
- Requiem (2006) ... Matthew Santos
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
Ruben Santiago Sr.
 1994-2004 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Det. Bobby Simone
- The Vision Thing (2004) ... Det. Bobby Simone (uncredited)
- Hearts and Souls (1998) ... Det. Bobby Simone
- Brother's Keeper (1998) ... Det. Bobby Simone
- Numb & Number (1998) ... Det. Bobby Simone
- Cop in a Bottle (1998) ... Det. Bobby Simone
 2000 Bless the Child
John Travis
 2000 Price of Glory
Arturo Ortega
 2000 The Million Dollar Hotel
Geronimo
 1997 Lesser Prophets
Mike
 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 Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special (TV Movie)
Old King Cole (voice)
 1997 Murder in Mind
Peter Walker
 1996 Marshal Law (TV Movie)
Jack Coleman
 1995 The Last Word
Actor (Martin)
 1995 Solomon & Sheba (TV Movie)
King Solomon
 1995 My Family
Jimmy
 1994 The Cisco Kid (TV Movie)
Cisco Kid
 1993 Gross Misconduct
Justin / Husband
 1993 The Tommyknockers (TV Mini Series)
Jim 'Gard' Gardner
- Part 2 (1993) ... Jim 'Gard' Gardner
- Part 1 (1993) ... Jim 'Gard' Gardner
 1986-1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Victor Sifuentes
- Say Goodnight Gracie (1992) ... Victor Sifuentes
- Steal It Again, Sam (1992) ... Victor Sifuentes
- Since I Fell for You (1991) ... Victor Sifuentes
- On the Toad Again (1991) ... Victor Sifuentes (credit only)
- There Goes the Judge (1991) ... Victor Sifuentes
 1992 The Broken Cord (TV Movie)
David Norwell
 1991 Fires Within
Nestor
 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)
Johnny Wilson
- Conky's Breakdown (1990) ... Johnny Wilson
 1990 Vital Signs
Dr. David Redding
 1989 Old Gringo
Arroyo
 1988 Glitz (TV Movie)
Vincent Marra
 1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday (TV Movie)
Victor Sifuentes
 1987 Stamp of a Killer (TV Movie)
Richard Braden
 1987 The Highwayman (TV Series)
Bo Ziker
- The Highwayman (1987) ... Bo Ziker
 1987 The Believers
Tom Lopez
 1986 Hotshot
Stars Team Member
 1986 Running Scared
Julio Gonzales
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Hector Valdes
- In a Safe Place (1986) ... Hector Valdes
 1986 Rockabye (TV Movie)
2nd Policeman
 1985 All My Children (TV Series)
Quon
- Episode #1.40000 (1985) ... Quon
 1984 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Eddie Rivera
- Brother's Keeper (1984) ... Eddie Rivera
 1983 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Jimmy
- Episode #1.2013 (1983) ... Jimmy
 1980 A Capitol Fourth (TV Series)
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Other Works:

While attending Brooklyn College, he played Lenny in "Of Mice and Men", Everyman, in "Everyman", Eben in "Desire Under the Elms". See more »

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9 Interviews | 7 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm an actor. I love to act. That's my job. I'll leave the politicking to others. See more »

Trivia:

Has played a lawyer on three different television series: L.A. Law (1986), Dexter (2006) and Bluff City Law (2019). See more »

Trademark:

Deep smooth voice See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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