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      Jimmy Smits

      Jimmy Smits

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

      Lowest Rated: 4% 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
      Mother and Child
      Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
      My Family/Mi Familia
      Lackawanna Blues
      The Jane Austen Book Club


      Jimmy Smits at arrivals for 24: LEGACY Premiere, Spring Studios, New York, NY January 30, 2017. Photo By: RCF/Everett Collection Jimmy Smits at arrivals for SONS OF ANARCHY Season 7 Premiere, TCL Chinese 6 Theatres (formerly Grauman''s), Los Angeles, CA September 6, 2014. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Jimmy Smits at arrivals for FX Networks Series Premiere of FARGO, The School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theatre, New York, NY April 9, 2014. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection Sons of Anarchy, Jimmy Smits, 09/03/2008, ©FX Sons of Anarchy, Jimmy Smits (L), Paris Barclay (R), 09/03/2008, ©FX VITAL SIGNS, Jimmy Smits, 1990. ©20th Century Fox-Film Corporation, TM & Copyright Outlaw, Jimmy Smits (L), Ellen Woglom (C), David Ramsey (R), 'IN RE: Kelvin Jones', Season 1, Ep. #7, 11/06/2010, ©NBC Outlaw, Jimmy Smits, 'IN RE: Kelvin Jones', Season 1, Ep. #7, 11/06/2010, ©NBC STAR WARS: EPISODE III-REVENGE OF THE SITH, top, from left: Natalie Portman, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Smits, Ewan McGregor, bottom: R2D2, Peter Mayhew, 2005. Ph: Keith Hamshere/TM and ©copyright Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation. A BLESS THE CHILD, Jimmy Smits, Kim Basinger, 2000 Sons of Anarchy, Jimmy Smits, 09/03/2008, ©FX Sons of Anarchy, Jimmy Smits, 'Season 6', 09/10/2013, ©FX MY FAMILY (MI FAMILIA), Jimmy Smits, Elpidia Carrillo, 1995 Outlaw, Jimmy Smits (L), David Ramsey (R), 'IN RE: Kelvin Jones', Season 1, Ep. #7, 11/06/2010, ©NBC THE BELIEVERS, Jimmy Smits, Martin Sheen, 1987, (c) Orion VITAL SIGNS, Jimmy Smits, 1990, TM and copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved . FIRES WITHIN, Jimmy Smits, Greta Scacchi, Vincent D'Onofrio, 1991, (c)MGM PRICE OF GLORY, Jimmy Smits, Gilbert Leal, Carlos Palomino, 2000, advising the young boxer Dexter, Jimmy Smits, 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight', Season 3, Ep. #3, 10/12/2008, ©SHO Dexter, Jason Manuel Olazabal (L), Jimmy Smits (C), Michael C Hall (R), 'All In The Family', Season 3, Ep. #4, 10/19/2008, ©SHO



      94% 94% In the Heights Kevin Rosario (Character) $29.9M 2021
      96% 71% Who We Are Now Carl (Character) $18.3K 2017
      84% 87% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Bail Organa (Character) $533.2M 2016
      No Score Yet 59% Backyard Mickey Santos (Character) - 2009
      79% 76% 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
      24% 67% The Million Dollar Hotel Geronimo (Character) $52.5K 2000
      4% 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 24% 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 57% 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
      32% 44% Switch Walter Stone (Character) $14.2M 1991
      43% 30% Vital Signs Dr. David Redding (Character) $779.1K 1990
      46% 45% 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
      63% 58% Running Scared Julio Gonzales (Character) $37.6M 1986


      88% 85% East New York Chief John Suarez (Character) 2022-2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2014 2016 2018 2022
      No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2022
      36% 89% Bluff City Law Elijah Strait (Character) 2019
      95% 87% Brooklyn Nine-Nine Victor Santiago (Guest Star) 2016-2017
      60% 53% 24: Legacy Senator John Donovan (Character) 2017
      82% 88% The Get Down Francisco "Papa Fuerte" Cruz (Character) 2016-2017
      87% 91% Sons of Anarchy Nero Padilla (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      9% No Score Yet Outlaw Unknown (Character) 2010
      71% 81% Dexter ADA Miguel Prado (Guest Star) 2008
      55% No Score Yet Cane Alex Vega (Character) 2007
      81% 95% The West Wing Matthew Santos (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2000
      83% No Score Yet 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 58% Saturday Night Live Host 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1986
      71% 85% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1984