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Jimmy Smits

 
Date Of Birth:
July 09, 1955 (67)
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Bio:
Smits is a 12-time Emmy nominee and is best known for starring in shows like L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, and The West Wing. He recently starred on How to Get Away With Murder and played Bail Organa in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. On Broadway, Smits starred in the 2009 production of God of Carnage and the ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: July 09, 1955 (67)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Bio:
Smits is a 12-time Emmy nominee and is best known for starring in shows like L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, and The West Wing. He recently starred on How to Get Away With Murder and played Bail Organa in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. On Broadway, Smits starred in the 2009 production of God of Carnage and the ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Motion Picture]
2020 Motion Picture, 2020
Kevin Rosario
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Alan [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Juan Julian

Jimmy Smits Movies

Hotshot
 
[1986]
Stars Team Member
Running Scared
 
[1986]
Julio Gonzales
Rockabye
 
[1986]
2nd Policeman
Dangerous Affection
 
[1987]
Richard Braden
The Believers
 
[1987]
Tom Lopez
Glitz
 
[1988]
Vincent Marra
Mickey's 60th Birthday
 
[1988]
Victor Sifuentes
Old Gringo
 
[1989]
Arroyo
Vital Signs
 
[1990]
Dr. David Redding
Fires Within
 
[1991]
Nestor
Switch
 
[1991]
Walter Stone
The Broken Cord
 
[1992]
David Norwell
Gross Misconduct
 
[1993]
Justin / Husband
The Cisco Kid
 
[1994]
Cisco Kid
Solomon & Sheba
 
[1995]
King Solomon
My Family
 
[1995]
Jimmy
The Last Word
 
[1995]
Actor
Marshal Law
 
[1996]
Jack Coleman
Murder in Mind
 
[1997]
Peter Walker
Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special
 
[1997]
Old King Cole - Voice
Lesser Prophets
 
[1997]
Mike
The Million Dollar Hotel
 
[2000]
Geronimo
Bless the Child
 
[2000]
John Travis
Price of Glory
 
[2000]
Arturo Ortega
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
 
[2002]
Senator Bail Organa
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
 
[2005]
Senator Bail Organa
Lackawanna Blues
 
[2005]
Ruben Santiago Sr.
The Jane Austen Book Club
 
[2007]
Daniel
Illegal Tender
 
[2007]
Mother and Child
 
[2009]
Paco
Backyard
 
[2009]
Mickey Santos
Rogue One
 
[2016]
Bail Organa
Who We Are Now
 
[2017]
Carl
The Tax Collector
 
[2020]
The Wizard
In the Heights
 
[2021]
Kevin Rosario

Jimmy Smits TV Shows

Ryan's Hope
 
[1983]
Jimmy
Miami Vice
 
[1984]
Eddie Rivera
All My Children
 
[1985]
Quon
Spenser: For Hire
 
[1986]
Hector Valdes
The Highwayman
 
[1987]
Bo Ziker
Cop Rock
 
[1990]
Victor Sifuentes
Pee-wee's Playhouse
 
[1990]
Johnny Wilson
L.A. Law
 
[1986-1992]
Victor Sifuentes
The Tommyknockers
 
[1993]
Jim Gardner
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
 
[1995-1997]
Old King Cole, Prince Felipe
NYPD Blue
 
[2004]
Det. Bobby Simone
NYPD Blue
 
[1994-2004]
Det. Bobby Simone
The West Wing
 
[2004-2006]
Matthew Santos
Cane
 
[2007]
Alex Vega
Dexter
 
[2008]
ADA Miguel Prado
Outlaw
 
[2010]
Cyrus Garza
Sons of Anarchy
 
[2012-2014]
Nero Padilla
24: Legacy
 
[2016-2017]
John Donovan
The Get Down
 
[2016-2017]
Francisco 'Papa Fuerte' Cruz
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
 
[2016-2017]
Victor Santiago
How to Get Away with Murder
 
[2017-2018]
Isaac Roa
Bluff City Law
 
[2019]
Elijah Strait
Obi-Wan Kenobi
 
[2022]
Senator Bail Organa
East New York
 
[2022]
Chief John Suarez

Jimmy Smits Biography

Smits is a 12-time Emmy nominee and is best known for starring in shows like L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, and The West Wing. He recently starred on How to Get Away With Murder and played Bail Organa in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. On Broadway, Smits starred in the 2009 production of God of Carnage and the 2003 production of Anna in the Tropics. Smits can be seen in the upcoming motion picture, In the Heights portraying Kevin Rosario.




Jimmy Smits News

Photos: Signature Theatre's MY BROKEN LANGUAGE Celebrates Opening Night Photo Photos: Signature Theatre's MY BROKEN LANGUAGE Celebrates Opening Night
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 8, 2022

Signature Theatre's production of Quiara Alegría Hudes' My Broken Language, the acclaimed playwright's stage adaptation of her eponymous memoir, officially opened on Sunday night, November 6 and runs through Nov 27, 2022 in the Pershing Square Signature Center's Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre. Check out photos from inside the big night!

Janet Aldrich, Stephen Bogardus & More to Star in OTHER LIVES: THE STORY SONGS OF MIC Photo Janet Aldrich, Stephen Bogardus & More to Star in OTHER LIVES: THE STORY SONGS OF MICHAEL COLBY at Urban Stages
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

Other Lives: The Story Songs of Michael Colby, a m√©lange of melody and tour de force performances featuring lyrics by¬†Michael Colby, will be presented as part of¬†Urban Stages 2022 ‚ÄúWinter Rhythms‚Ä̬†series, produced by¬†Tom Toce¬†and¬†Sue Matsuki, on¬†Sunday, December 11 at 3pm and Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 7pm¬†at¬†Urban Stages Theater¬†

Exclusive: Watch Ruben Santiago-Hudson in a Clip From EAST NEW YORK on CBS Photo Exclusive: Watch Ruben Santiago-Hudson in a Clip From EAST NEW YORK on CBS
by Michael Major - Oct 14, 2022

Watch an exclusive video preview of the upcoming episode of East New York on CBS starring Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The episode takes place during an investigation into a fatal shooting, the team crosses paths with Demonté Green (Woody McClain), a smooth-talking businessman who may have been the intended target.

Meet the Cast of TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, Beginning Previews Tonight! Photo Meet the Cast of TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, Beginning Previews Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022

Topdog/Underdog officially begins previews on Broadway tonight, September 27. The production opens at the John Golden Theatre on October 20. Meet the cast bringing the story to life!

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Will Return to Broadway This Fall with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Core Photo TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Will Return to Broadway This Fall with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Corey Hawkins
by Team BWW - Jun 14, 2022

SUZAN-LORI PARKS’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, will return to Broadway this Fall in a 20th Anniversary Production, directed by Tony Award-winner KENNY LEON. Learn all about the new production!

Charlayne Woodard, Jimmy Smits, Ben Feldman & More to Take Part in Ojai Playwrights C Photo Charlayne Woodard, Jimmy Smits, Ben Feldman & More to Take Part in Ojai Playwrights Conference Benefit Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

On June 4, 2022, the Ojai Playwrights Conference will celebrate 25 successful seasons with a Benefit Gala to be directed and produced by OPC Artistic Director/Producer Robert Egan at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles.

Rita Moreno Talks WEST SIDE STORY Remake, Her New Documentary and More on AWARDS CHAT Photo Rita Moreno Talks WEST SIDE STORY Remake, Her New Documentary and More on AWARDS CHATTER Podcast
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 2, 2021

Living legend Rita Moreno stops by 'Awards Chatter' podcast to chat about her life in the industry. On Tuesday, October 5 (9 pm), PBS will air American Masters - Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It. 

James Magruder to Release Summer Stock Novel - VAMP UNTIL READY Photo James Magruder to Release Summer Stock Novel - VAMP UNTIL READY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2021

Librettist/fiction writer/translator James Magruder, who wrote the book for the Broadway musical Triumph of Love late in the last century, and co-wrote the book (in blank verse no less) for the far more recent Head Over Heels, has a fourth book of fiction, titled Vamp Until Ready, coming out on September 28, 2021

Rita Moreno Documentary, LA FRONTERA, & More To Premiere on PBS for Hispanic Heritage Photo Rita Moreno Documentary, LA FRONTERA, & More To Premiere on PBS for Hispanic Heritage Month
by Michael Major - Aug 25, 2021

PBS will be offering a new lineup of premiere content to celebrate Latino Heritage Month this September and October. New performances from The Met, Rita Moreno documentary, and The 34th Hispanic Heritage Awards will highlight the schedule.

RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT Will Premiere Oct. 5 on PBS Photo RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT Will Premiere Oct. 5 on PBS
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2021

Film interviewees include Gloria Estefan, Morgan Freeman, Mitzi Gaynor, Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Longoria, Justina Machado, Terrence McNally, Karen Olivo, as well as Norman Lear and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Jimmy Smits Videos

Exclusive: Watch Ruben Santiago-Hudson in a Clip From EAST NEW YORK on CBS Videoplay
Exclusive: Watch Ruben Santiago-Hudson in a Clip From EAST NEW YORK on CBS

by Michael Major - Oct 14, 2022

Watch an exclusive video preview of the upcoming episode of East New York on CBS starring Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The episode takes place during an investigation into a fatal shooting, the team crosses paths with Demonté Green (Woody McClain), a smooth-talking businessman who may have been the intended target.

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda and the IN THE HEIGHTS Creative Team in a Never-Before-Seen Videoplay
VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda and the IN THE HEIGHTS Creative Team in a Never-Before-Seen Clip

by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2021

In the clip, watch as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Quiara Hudes, Bill Sherman, Alex Lacamoire, and Andy Blankenbuehler figured out how to end the musical's big number, 96,000.

VIDEO: Jimmy Smits Talks IN THE HEIGHTS Opening at Tribeca Film Festival on LIVE WITH Videoplay
VIDEO: Jimmy Smits Talks IN THE HEIGHTS Opening at Tribeca Film Festival on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN!

by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2021

Jimmy Smits talks about coming back to New York after 14 months and being at the opening of the Tribeca Film Festival.

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jon Chu Discuss IN THE HEIGHTS on CBS THIS MORNING! Videoplay
VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jon Chu Discuss IN THE HEIGHTS on CBS THIS MORNING!

by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021

They also discussed the return of Broadway and why the industry needs to be more diverse.

VIDEO: Leslie Grace Reveals Hardest 'In The Heights' Dance Scene on THE KELLY CLARKSO Videoplay
VIDEO: Leslie Grace Reveals Hardest 'In The Heights' Dance Scene on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW!

by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021

Leslie Grace plays Nina Rosario in Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In The Heights,' which will be released in theaters and on HBO Max this Friday, June 11th. 

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Says He Plans on Going to Every Broadway Show on THE TONIGH Videoplay
VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Says He Plans on Going to Every Broadway Show on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021

The two also saluted the return of Broadway in a viral clip last night which also featured Phylicia Rashad, Kristin Chenoweth, Laura Benanti, Christopher Jackson, and more.

VIDEO: Anthony Ramos Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, Not Getting Advice From Lin-Manuel Miranda Videoplay
VIDEO: Anthony Ramos Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, Not Getting Advice From Lin-Manuel Miranda, and More!

by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2021

In the interview, Ramos talked about getting his career start in Radio City Music Hall, and teased his album Love and Lies. He also talked about stepping into Lin-Manuel Miranda’s role for the movie adaptation of In the Heights, and how Miranda didn't offer him much advice.

VIDEO: Jimmy Smits & Olga Merediz Explain Why IN THE HEIGHTS Will Resonate with Audie Videoplay
VIDEO: Jimmy Smits & Olga Merediz Explain Why IN THE HEIGHTS Will Resonate with Audiences

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2021

It took a whole lot of paciencia y fe for In the Heights fans to make it this far. Now, in just days, the highly-anticipated film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's first big hit arrives on the big screen. Equally patient have been the stars of the movie, who wrapped filming almost two years ago.

VIDEO: Watch a Closer Look at IN THE HEIGHTS From THE OSCARS! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a Closer Look at IN THE HEIGHTS From THE OSCARS!

by Stage Tube - Apr 25, 2021

The film adaptation of 'In The Heights' premieres on June 10th!

VIDEO: Christopher Ryan Grant, Jordan Hilario, and Jimmy Smits Perform From THE TEMPE Videoplay
VIDEO: Christopher Ryan Grant, Jordan Hilario, and Jimmy Smits Perform From THE TEMPEST as Part of the Public's BRAVE NEW SHAKESPEARE Series

by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2020

Christopher Ryan Grant and Jordan Hilario face off in a challenge with a monologue from THE TEMPEST accompanied by music from Michelle Rodriguez and Salomon Lerner, respectively. Jimmy Smits also performed Angel-Luis Pujante's Spanish translation of a monologue from THE TEMPEST.


Jimmy Smits Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jimmy Smits been in?
Jimmy Smits has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Jimmy Smits been in?
Jimmy Smits has not appeared in the West End