Jimmy Smits

Biography: Jimmy was born in 1955 to a Surinamese father and Puerto Rican mother. His father was a silk screen plant manager and his mother was a nurse. He was two older sisters.

From his days at Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, he enjoyed acting. His family did not traditionally go far in education, and when he fathered a child at 19 and married young, things looked bleak. However, he went on to study drama at Brooklyn College, graduating in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts and Theatre degree. He also earned a BA and an MA (Cornell University). With small roles in shows like Miami Vice, he got his big break in 1986 in LA Law, and followed it up with an award-winning stint in NYPD Blue. He divorced Barbara after 8 years in 1983. Together they have two children (Taina (b. 1973) and Joaquin (b. 1983)), and has been with Wanda de Jesus since 1985. Jimmy's career has gone from strength to strength with small screen success in The West Wing and big screen appearances the
Jimmy was born in 1955 to a Surinamese father and Puerto Rican mother. His father was a silk screen plant manager and his mother was a nurse. He was two older sisters.

From his days at Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, he enjoyed acting. His family did not traditionally go far in education, and when he fathered a child at 19 and married young, things looked bleak. However, he went on to study drama at Brooklyn College, graduating in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts and Theatre degree. He also earned a BA and an MA (Cornell University).

With small roles in shows like Miami Vice, he got his big break in 1986 in LA Law, and followed it up with an award-winning stint in NYPD Blue.

He divorced Barbara after 8 years in 1983. Together they have two children (Taina (b. 1973) and Joaquin (b. 1983)), and has been with Wanda de Jesus since 1985.

Jimmy's career has gone from strength to strength with small screen success in The West Wing and big screen appearances the Prequels to Star Wars.
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Jimmy Smits' Scores

Average career score: 67
Highest Metascore: 83 L.A. Law: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 36 Outlaw: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
10 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
49 24: Legacy: Season 1 Feb 5, 2017 John Donovan 4.9
74 Sons of Anarchy: Season 6 Sep 10, 2013 Nero Padilla 7.1
72 Sons of Anarchy: Season 5 Sep 11, 2012 Nero Padilla 7.4
36 Outlaw: Season 1 Sep 15, 2010 Cyrus Garza 4.3
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 7 Sep 8, 2009 Himself 7.0
78 Dexter: Season 3 Sep 28, 2008 Miguel Prado 8.1
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 6 Sep 8, 2008 Himself 7.0
68 Sons of Anarchy: Season 1 Sep 3, 2008 Nero Padilla 8.4
57 Cane: Season 1 Sep 25, 2007 Alex Vega 8.6
77 Dexter: Season 1 Oct 1, 2006 Miguel Prado 9.1
tbd The West Wing: Season 7 Sep 25, 2005 Matthew Santos (Episodes 114-) 7.7
tbd The West Wing: Season 6 Oct 20, 2004 Matthew Santos / Matthew Santos (Episodes 114-) 7.8
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 1 Sep 8, 2003 Himself 8.3
79 The West Wing: Season 1 Sep 22, 1999 Matthew Santos 8.9
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 7 Sep 7, 1999 Guest tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 6 Oct 20, 1998 Det. Bobby Simone [ Episodes 27 - 115, Episode 247 (Uncredited) ] tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 5 Sep 30, 1997 Det. Bobby Simone [ Episodes 27 - 115, Episode 247 (Uncredited) ] tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 4 Oct 15, 1996 Det. Bobby Simone [ Episodes 27 - 115, Episode 247 (Uncredited) ] tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 4 Sep 2, 1996 Guest tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 3 Oct 24, 1995 Det. Bobby Simone [ Episodes 27 - 115, Episode 247 (Uncredited) ] tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 3 Sep 4, 1995 Guest (Cameo) tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 2 Oct 11, 1994 Det. Bobby Simone [ Episodes 27 - 115, Episode 247 (Uncredited) ] 5.0
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 2 Aug 29, 1994 Guest (Cameo) 10
tbd L.A. Law: Season 8 Oct 7, 1993 Victor Sifuentes tbd
tbd L.A. Law: Season 6 Oct 10, 1991 Victor Sifuentes tbd
tbd L.A. Law: Season 5 Oct 18, 1990 Victor Sifuentes tbd
tbd L.A. Law: Season 4 Nov 2, 1989 Victor Sifuentes tbd
tbd L.A. Law: Season 3 Nov 3, 1988 Victor Sifuentes tbd
tbd L.A. Law: Season 2 Oct 15, 1987 Victor Sifuentes tbd
83 L.A. Law: Season 1 Sep 15, 1986 Victor Sifuentes tbd