Jimmy Smits

Biography: Although this Hispanic hunk's character died quickly in his TV debut on the Miami Vice pilot, Smits parlayed what could have been 15 minutes of fame into a multi-decade career. His five-year stint on L.A. Law as a rags-to-riches lawyer turned Smits into a star, earned him an Emmy and helped pave the way for Latino actors who were sick of only playing criminals. In 1994, he joined the taboo-breaking NYPD Blue as a sensitive detective who wasn't afraid to show his backside. While Smits appeared in a handful of films along the way, including two Star Wars movies, he's most frequently seen on the small screen. In 2004, he signed on to play a Democratic presidential candidate-turned-president-elect on the last two seasons of West Wing. After that series ended, Smits executive-produced and starred on the short-lived CBS drama Cane---a casualty of the 2007-08 writers' strike---which he immediately followed with a Season 3 stint on Showtime's acclaimed Dexter. Smits also devotes hisAlthough this Hispanic hunk's character died quickly in his TV debut on the Miami Vice pilot, Smits parlayed what could have been 15 minutes of fame into a multi-decade career. His five-year stint on L.A. Law as a rags-to-riches lawyer turned Smits into a star, earned him an Emmy and helped pave the way for Latino actors who were sick of only playing criminals. In 1994, he joined the taboo-breaking NYPD Blue as a sensitive detective who wasn't afraid to show his backside. While Smits appeared in a handful of films along the way, including two Star Wars movies, he's most frequently seen on the small screen. In 2004, he signed on to play a Democratic presidential candidate-turned-president-elect on the last two seasons of West Wing. After that series ended, Smits executive-produced and starred on the short-lived CBS drama Cane---a casualty of the 2007-08 writers' strike---which he immediately followed with a Season 3 stint on Showtime's acclaimed Dexter. Smits also devotes his time to a number of charitable causes, including the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, which he co-founded in 1997 to promote Hispanic talent in the performing arts. Expand

Jimmy Smits' Scores

Average career score: 52
Highest Metascore: 83 Who We Are Now
Lowest Metascore: 17 Bless the Child
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
10 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd In the Heights Jun 26, 2020 Kevin Rosario tbd
83 Who We Are Now May 25, 2018 Carl 5.3
65 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Dec 16, 2016 Bail Organa 7.6
64 Mother and Child May 7, 2010 Paco 7.8
61 The Jane Austen Book Club Sep 21, 2007 Daniel Avila 6.3
68 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith May 19, 2005 Senator Bail Organa / Senator Bail Organa 8.0
54 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones May 16, 2002 Senator Bail Organa 6.0
25 The Million Dollar Hotel Feb 2, 2001 Geronimo 7.6
17 Bless the Child Aug 11, 2000 Agent John Travis 1.1
32 Price of Glory Mar 31, 2000 Arturo Ortega 8.0
49 Running Scared Jun 27, 1986 Julio Gonzales tbd