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: 66
Highest Metascore: 83 L.A. Law: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 36 Outlaw: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
16 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
46 Bluff City Law: Season 1 Sep 23, 2019 Elijah Strait 5.1
tbd The Talk: Season 9 Sep 10, 2018 Guest tbd
tbd Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 5 Sep 26, 2017 Victor Santiago 7.7
tbd The Get Down: Season 2 Apr 7, 2017 Francisco "Papa Fuerte" Cruz tbd
49 24: Legacy: Season 1 Feb 5, 2017 John Donovan / John Donovan 4.9
tbd Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 4 Sep 20, 2016 Victor Santiago 8.5
tbd The Talk: Season 7 Sep 12, 2016 Guest tbd
69 The Get Down: Season 1 Aug 12, 2016 Francisco "Papa Fuerte" Cruz 7.8
tbd The Talk: Season 6 Sep 14, 2015 Guest tbd
68 Sons of Anarchy: Season 7 Sep 9, 2014 Nero Padilla 6.3
tbd The Talk: Season 5 Sep 8, 2014 Guest tbd
74 Sons of Anarchy: Season 6 Sep 10, 2013 Nero Padilla / Nero Padilla 7.2
72 Sons of Anarchy: Season 5 Sep 11, 2012 Nero Padilla / Nero Padilla 7.5
81 Sons of Anarchy: Season 4 Sep 6, 2011 Nero Padilla 7.8
36 Outlaw: Season 1 Sep 15, 2010 Cyrus Garza / Cyrus Garza 4.3
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 8 Sep 13, 2010 Guest tbd
48 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 18 Mar 1, 2010 Guest 1.3
77 The Adam Carolla Project: Season 4 Sep 27, 2009 Miguel Prado / Miguel Prado 9.0
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 7 Sep 8, 2009 Himself / Guest tbd
78 The Adam Carolla Project: Season 3 Sep 28, 2008 Miguel Prado / Miguel Prado / Miguel Prado / Miguel Prado 8.1
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 6 Sep 8, 2008 Himself / Guest 7.8
68 Sons of Anarchy: Season 1 Sep 3, 2008 Nero Padilla 8.5
57 Cane: Season 1 Sep 25, 2007 Alex Vega / Alex Vega 8.6
77 The Adam Carolla Project: Season 1 Oct 1, 2006 Miguel Prado / Miguel Prado 9.2
tbd The West Wing: Season 7 Sep 25, 2005 Matthew Santos (Episodes 114-) / Rep. Matthew Santos 6.0
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 14 Sep 19, 2005 Guest tbd
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 3 Sep 5, 2005 Guest tbd
tbd The West Wing: Season 6 Oct 20, 2004 Matthew Santos / Matthew Santos (Episodes 114-) / Rep. Matthew Santos 6.1
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 12 Sep 21, 2004 Det. Bobby Simone tbd
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 2 Sep 6, 2004 Guest tbd