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Jimmy L. Smits net worth:
$25 Million

Jimmy L. Smits's salary (annual):
$150 Thousand Per Episode

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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 2012, he joined the main cast of Sons of Anarchy as high-level pimp Nero Padilla. Wikipedia

Jimmy L. Smits information

Jimmy L. Smits information

Birth date: July 9, 1955
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height:6' 3" (1.91 m)
Profession:Actor, Producer, Soundtrack
Spouse:Barbara Smits

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A bit more about Jimmy L. Smits:

  • Filmography
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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
24: Legacy2017TV Series announcedJohn Donovan
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story2016post-productionBail Organa
The Get Down2016-2017TV SeriesFrancisco 'Papa Fuerte' Cruz
Brooklyn Nine-Nine2016TV SeriesVictor Santiago
Gears of War 42016Video GameOscar Diaz (voice)
Sons of Anarchy2012-2014TV SeriesNero Padilla
Outlaw2010TV SeriesCyrus Garza
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Ultimate Sith Edition2009Video GameBail Organa (voice)
Mother and Child2009Paco
El Traspatio2009Mickey Santos
Dexter2008TV SeriesADA Miguel Prado
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed2008Video GameBail Organa (voice)
Cane2007TV SeriesAlex Vega
The Jane Austen Book Club2007Daniel
The West Wing2004-2006TV SeriesMatthew Santos
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith2005Senator Bail Organa
Lackawanna Blues2005TV MovieRuben Santiago Sr.
NYPD Blue1994-2004TV SeriesDet. Bobby Simone
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones2002Senator Bail Organa
Bless the Child2000Agent John Travis
Price of Glory2000Arturo Ortega
The Million Dollar Hotel2000Geronimo
Lesser Prophets1997Mike
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995-1997TV SeriesOld King Cole / Prince Felipe
Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special1997TV MovieOld King Cole (voice)
Murder in Mind1997Peter Walker
Marshal Law1996TV MovieJack Coleman
The Last Word1995Actor (Martin)
Solomon & Sheba1995TV MovieKing Solomon
My Family1995Jimmy
The Cisco Kid1994TV MovieCisco Kid
Gross Misconduct1993Justin Thorne
The Tommyknockers1993TV SeriesJim 'Gard' Gardner
L.A. Law1986-1992TV SeriesVictor Sifuentes
The Broken Cord1992TV MovieDavid Norwell
Fires Within1991Nestor
Switch1991Walter Stone
Cop Rock1990TV SeriesVictor Sifuentes
Pee-wee's Playhouse1990TV SeriesYour authorized conky repairman
Vital Signs1990Dr. David Redding
Old Gringo1989Arroyo
Glitz1988TV MovieVincent Marra
Mickey's 60th Birthday1988TV MovieVictor Sifuentes
Stamp of a Killer1987TV MovieRichard Braden
The Highwayman1987TV MovieBo Ziker
The Believers1987Tom Lopez
Hotshot1987Stars Team Member
Running Scared1986Julio Gonzales
Spenser: For Hire1986TV SeriesHector Valdes
Rockabye1986TV Movie2nd Policeman
Miami Vice1984TV SeriesEddie Rivera

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Outlaw2010TV Series co-executive producer - 2 episodes
Cane2007TV Series co-executive producer - 12 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crude2009Documentary special thanks
Illegal Tender2007special thanks
'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute2005TV Movie documentary special thanks
Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job2002TV Short documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Made for Television Movie
CBS This Morning1995TV SeriesHimself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Television's Greatest Performances II1995TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 16th Annual CableACE Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest
L.A. Law 100th Episode Celebration1991TV MovieHimself / Victor Sifuentes
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Dramatic Series
Saturday Night Live1990TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Donahue1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in Drama Series & Co-Presenter: Best Miniseries
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Drama Program
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gregory Peck1989TV SpecialHimself
The Starlight Annual Foundation Benefit1988TV SpecialHimself
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Drama Program
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself
The Talk2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live from the Red Carpet: The Paley Center Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television2016TV MovieHimself
Conan2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The LA Law Story2014Video documentaryHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2005-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Celebrity Habla 22010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
A Capitol Fourth2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Lopez Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hot Tamales Live Kiki Melendez Presents2010TV MovieHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS2009TV MovieHimself
Latin Music USA2009TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina2009TV MovieHimself - Host
Ceremonia de clausura - 57º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián2009TV MovieHimself
2009 Alma Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 2009 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
A Capitol Fourth2009TV SpecialHimself - Host
TV Land Moguls2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Infanity2008TV Series documentaryHimself
President Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2008TV MovieHimself
X-Play2008TV SeriesHimself
A Capitol Fourth2008TV MovieHimself - Host
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2007TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Tavis Smiley2005-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1995-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
National Memorial Day Concert2007TV MovieHimself
Edens Lost and Found2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Host & Narrator
TV Land: Myths and Legends2007TV Series documentaryHimself
2006 ALMA Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Yo soy Boricua, pa'que tu lo sepas!2006DocumentaryNarrator
Voces2006TV Series documentaryHimself
2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Miniseries
The Tony Danza Show2004-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Capitol Fourth2005TV SpecialHimself - Host
Live 82005TV Special documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Lucas2005TV SpecialHimself
'Star Wars': Feel the Force2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute2005TV Movie documentaryHimself / Det. Bobby Simone
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2004TV SpecialHimself
The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema2002DocumentaryHimself
Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job2002TV Short documentaryHimself (uncredited)
3rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
America: A Tribute to Heroes2001TV Special documentaryHimself
2nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood Beat2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
2000 ALMA Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
ESPY Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Host
Adventures in Wild California2000Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
The Daily Show2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight Presents: L.A. Law - Secrets of the Firm2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
CBS Cares2000TV SeriesHimself
1999 ALMA Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Howard Stern1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Puerto Ricans: Our American Story1999DocumentaryHimself
The 41st Annual Grammy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards1999TV Movie documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series Drama
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
1998 ALMA Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
2nd Annual Latino Laugh Festival1998TV SpecialHimself
The 50th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
The 24th Annual American Music Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
1997 VH1 Fashion Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
1997 Hispanic Heritage Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 51st Annual Tony Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Play
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
The 53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala: An American Journey1997TV SpecialHimself
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The West1996TV Series documentaryVicente Perez Rosales / José María Tornel
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Made for Television Movie
1996 VH1 Honors1996TV MovieHimself
The 68th Annual Academy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: 'Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman' Song
1996 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards1996TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Male Actor / Best Ensemble in a Drama Series
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a TV-Series Drama
The 1995 NCLR Bravo Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Host
Television's Greatest Performances I1995TV SpecialHimself - Host

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A New Chapter: The Story of 'The Force Unleashed'2008Video documentary shortSenator Bail Organa
Hillary! Uncensored: Banned by the Media2008Video documentaryHimself
Al rojo vivo con María Celeste2007TV SeriesHimself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHimself
La tierra de las 1000 músicas2005TV Series documentaryHimself
NYPD Blue2004TV SeriesDet. Bobby Simone
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley1998TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Animal Charm: Golden Digest1996Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Guest Starring Role in a Television SeriesDexter (2006)
2009Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActorDexter (2006)
2006ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television SeriesThe West Wing (1999)
2005Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actor - TelevisionThe West Wing (1999)
1999ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Television Series in a Crossover RoleNYPD Blue (1993)
1998ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Individual Performance in a Television Series in a Crossover RoleNYPD Blue (1993)
1998Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, DramaNYPD Blue (1993)
1996Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaNYPD Blue (1993)
1996NCLR Bravo AwardNCLR Bravo AwardsOutstanding Television Series Actor in a Crossover RoleNYPD Blue (1993)
1995ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)· Gordon Clapp
· Dennis Franz
· Sharon Lawrence
· James McDaniel
· Gail O'Grady
· Nicholas Turturro
1990Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama SeriesL.A. Law (1986)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesL.A. Law (1986)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actor - TelevisionSons of Anarchy (2008)
2014Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionSons of Anarchy (2008)
2013Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Guest Performer in a Drama SeriesSons of Anarchy (2008)
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionSons of Anarchy (2008)
2010Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actor - FilmEl Traspatio (2009)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesDexter (2006)
2009ALMA AwardALMA AwardsActor in Television - DramaDexter (2006)
2009Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actor/TelevisionDexter (2006)
2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDexter (2006)· Preston Bailey
· Julie Benz
· Jennifer Carpenter
· Valerie Cruz
· Kristin Dattilo
· Michael C. Hall
· Desmond Harrington
· C.S. Lee
· Jason Manuel Olazabal
· David Ramsey
· James Remar
· Christina Robinson
· Lauren Luna Vélez
· David Zayas
2008Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesCane (2007)
2008Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionDexter (2006)
2006Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actor - TelevisionThe West Wing (1999)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe West Wing (1999)· Alan Alda
· Kristin Chenoweth
· Janeane Garofalo
· Dulé Hill
· Allison Janney
· Joshua Malina
· Mary McCormack
· Janel Moloney
· Teri Polo
· Richard Schiff
· Martin Sheen
· John Spencer
· Bradley Whitford
2005Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActorThe West Wing (1999)
2001ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Host of a Variety or Awards SpecialThe 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards (2000)· Gloria Estefan
· Andy Garcia
· Jennifer Lopez
2001ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Host of a Variety or Awards SpecialESPY Awards (2000)
1999TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite Actor in a DramaNYPD Blue (1993)
1999Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaNYPD Blue (1993)
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)
1999Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, DramaNYPD Blue (1993)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)· Gordon Clapp
· Kim Delaney
· Dennis Franz
· Sharon Lawrence
· James McDaniel
· Andrea Thompson
· Nicholas Turturro
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)· Gordon Clapp
· Kim Delaney
· Dennis Franz
· James McDaniel
· Andrea Thompson
· Nicholas Turturro
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)· Gordon Clapp
· Kim Delaney
· Dennis Franz
· Sharon Lawrence
· James McDaniel
· Justine Miceli
· Gail O'Grady
· Nicholas Turturro
1997Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actor in a Quality Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)
1997Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaNYPD Blue (1993)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)· Gordon Clapp
· Kim Delaney
· Dennis Franz
· Sharon Lawrence
· James McDaniel
· Justine Miceli
· Gail O'Grady
· Nicholas Turturro
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)
1996Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMale Star of the Year
1996Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadMy Family (1995)
1996NCLR Bravo AwardNCLR Bravo AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male in a Variety or Music Series/SpecialTelevision's Greatest Performances I (1995)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesNYPD Blue (1993)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesL.A. Law (1986)
1991Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama SeriesL.A. Law (1986)
1991Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionL.A. Law (1986)
1991Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesL.A. Law (1986)
1989Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesL.A. Law (1986)
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesL.A. Law (1986)
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesL.A. Law (1986)


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#Fact
1Staring on the CBS television drama series Cane (2007). [September 2007]
2Has a recurring role as a Miami Assistant District Attorney on Showtime's Dexter (2006). [September 2008]
3Appearing in the 2003 Pulitzer winning drama / play "Anna in the Tropics" at the Booth Theatre in New York City. The show opened November 16 and will be closing February 22. [February 2004]
4Is a partner in "The Conga Room" club in Los Angeles, California with Jennifer Lopez, Paul Rodriguez and Brad Gluckstein as partners.
5Jimmy is the name on his birth certificate and it is not short for James.
6Lives in Los Angeles, California.
7Honored by the Congressional Award in Washington, D.C. with the 1997 Horizon Award. The Horizon Award is a special recognition from the Joint Leadership of the United States Congress and the Congressional Award Board of Directors. The Horizon Award is presented to individuals from the private sectors who have contributed to expanding opportunities for all Americans through their own personal contributions, and who have set exceptional examples for young people through their successes in life.
8Has had a difficult time returning to television in recent years. In 1998, after leaving NYPD Blue (1993), he signed a development deal with ABC, but nothing ever came of it. Three years later, in 2001, he was set to play the lead in the NBC action series "UC: Undercover", but his commitments to ABC forced him to back out just four days before the pilot was shot. Shortly after, in September 2001, he inked a new seven-figure deal with ABC to develop a series for the 2002-2003 television season, but once again, the deal failed to produce a series. Later, in 2002, he turned down the chance to play the lead in "CSI: Miami" and backed out of the lead role in "Boomtown" at the last minute. In 2004, he was attached to star in a Jerry Bruckheimer produced drama for NBC called "City of Dreams" as a Los Angeles private investigator who caters to the rich and famous. However, script problems eventually caused that project to be scrapped. Finally, in August 2004, he inked a deal to join the cast of The West Wing (1999) for the 2004-2005 season, and a few weeks later, made a separate deal with ABC and Touchstone studios to develop and star in a new series after his time on "The West Wing".
9Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1991.
10Turned down the offer to play a character named Flinn on NYPD Blue (1993). The character in question was later renamed Detective John Kelly, played by David Caruso. Ironically, after Caruso's departure from the series in 1994, Smits accepted the role of Detective Bobby Simone (Detective Kelly's successor).
11Received his Bachelor's degree in Theatre from Brooklyn College in 1980.
12Has a Puerto Rican mother and a Surinamese father of Dutch descent.
13Smits has been living with actress Wanda De Jesus since 1986.
14Father of a daughter, Taina Smits (born 1973), and a son, Joaquin Smits (born 1983) with ex-wife, Barbara Smits. Barbara Smits died on April 16, 2010.
15Received his Master's degree from Cornell University in 1982.

#Quote
1When we are out there selling a new picture, when did it become part of the deal that you have to sell the family? To use the juicy part of your life to get attention? I'm not blaming the reporters. It's the system.
2I'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.
3For minority actors, developing our own projects has to be the eventual path. We have a lot of stories to tell and a really unique voice. But none of that is going to be heard as long as we're just the hired hands, acting.
4There's something so familial and intimate between a boxer and his trainer.
5Just give me a good role that allows me to hone my craft, and I am a pretty happy camper.
6In my college years, I worked as a union labor organizer. I was just one of the many workers trying to do my part to help the community.
7If you're afraid to live your life in a glass bubble, how can you do what we do in this industry?
8I've been in California for about 15 years now. You're always in your car and insulated. I miss New York so much.
9I'm an actor. I love to act. That's my job. I'll leave the politicking to others.
10I never thought television would or could be a long-term commitment.
11I am a firm believer in education and have worked very hard to tell young Latinos that they must go to college and that, if possible, they should pursue an advanced degree. I am convinced that education is the great equalizer.
12I like the gypsy aspect of this business.
13There 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!
14It's less about the physical training, in the end, than it is about the mental preparation: boxing is a chess game. You have to be skilled enough and have trained hard enough to know how many different ways you can counterattack in any situation, at any moment.
15Celebrity hits like a bomb. So you have to find what makes you stable in the storm. Then, no matter what's happening around you, no matter what the hype or the publicity, you can still manage to make leaps in your work as an artist.
16"They'd say, 'Explain this again: If you finish this degree, you'll be able to teach high-school drama?'" -- Former "NYPD Blue" on his parents' reaction after he told them he wanted to be an actor - USA Weekend (August 1999)

#Trademark
1Deep smooth voice
2Towering height and slender frame
3Often plays likeable, noble characters

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