Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is an American actor. Smits is perhaps best known for his roles as attorney Victor Sifuentes on the 1980s legal drama L.A. Law, as NYPD Detective Bobby Simone on the 1990s police drama NYPD Blue, and as Matt Santos on The West Wing. He is also notable for his portrayal of Bail Organa in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and Miguel Prado in Dexter. In the fall of 2010, he starred in NBC's short-lived series Outlaw, about a U.S. Supreme Court justice who leaves the bench to return to practicing law. In 2012, he joined the cast of Sons of Anarchy as high-level pimp Nero Padilla.
I've been very lucky to work on a wide variety of projects, including two long-run and top-10 dramatic television shows. That is why it is so important to offer a helping hand to the next generation of young Latinos coming up behind me.
There are no right and wrong ways to work in this business, but there are some basic common-sense practices. Work very, very hard and always be prepared; never give up; and once you get the job, give them more than they ever expected: - Shine!
I've been in California for about 15 years now. You're always in your car and insulated. I miss New York so much.
|Full Name at Birth||Jimmy L. Smits|
|Date of Birth||July 9, 1955|
|Birthplace||Brooklyn, New York, USA|
|Height||6' 3" (190 cm)|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|Hair Color||Brown - Dark|
|University||BA Theater, Brooklyn College (1980)MFA, Cornell University (1982)|
|Claim to Fame||L.A. Law, NYPD Blue|