Jimmy Smits

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

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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.

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[Motion Picture]
2020 Motion Picture, 2020
Kevin Rosario

Original Broadway Production, 2009
Alan [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2003
Juan Julian

Jimmy Smits Movies

[1986]Hotshot Stars Team Member

[1986]Running Scared Julio Gonzales

[1986]Rockabye 2nd Policeman

[1987]Dangerous Affection Richard Braden

[1987]The Believers Tom Lopez

[1988]Glitz Vincent Marra

[1988]Mickey's 60th Birthday Victor Sifuentes

[1989]Old Gringo Arroyo

[1990]Vital Signs Dr. David Redding

[1991]Fires Within Nestor

[1991]Switch Walter Stone

[1992]The Broken Cord David Norwell

[1993]Gross Misconduct Justin / Husband

[1994]The Cisco Kid Cisco Kid

[1995]Solomon & Sheba King Solomon

[1995]My Family Jimmy

[1995]The Last Word Actor

[1996]Marshal Law Jack Coleman

[1997]Murder in Mind Peter Walker

[1997]Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special Old King Cole - Voice

[1997]Lesser Prophets Mike

[2000]The Million Dollar Hotel Geronimo

[2000]Bless the Child John Travis

[2000]Price of Glory Arturo Ortega

[2002]Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Senator Bail Organa

[2005]Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Senator Bail Organa

[2005]Lackawanna Blues Ruben Santiago Sr.

[2007]The Jane Austen Book Club Daniel

[2007]Illegal Tender

[2009]Mother and Child Paco

[2009]Backyard Mickey Santos

[2016]Rogue One Bail Organa

[2017]Who We Are Now Carl

[2020]The Tax Collector The Wizard

[2021]In the Heights Kevin Rosario

Jimmy Smits TV Shows

Ryan's Hope Jimmy

Miami Vice Eddie Rivera

All My Children Quon

Spenser: For Hire Hector Valdes

The Highwayman Bo Ziker

Cop Rock Victor Sifuentes

Pee-wee's Playhouse Johnny Wilson

[ 1986-1992]L.A. Law Victor Sifuentes

The Tommyknockers Jim Gardner

[ 1995-1997]Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Old King Cole, Prince Felipe

NYPD Blue Det. Bobby Simone

[ 1994-2004]NYPD Blue Det. Bobby Simone

[ 2004-2006]The West Wing Matthew Santos

Cane Alex Vega

Dexter ADA Miguel Prado

Outlaw Cyrus Garza

[ 2012-2014]Sons of Anarchy Nero Padilla

[ 2016-2017]24: Legacy John Donovan

[ 2016-2017]The Get Down Francisco 'Papa Fuerte' Cruz

[ 2016-2017]Brooklyn Nine-Nine Victor Santiago

[ 2017-2018]How to Get Away with Murder Isaac Roa

Bluff City Law Elijah Strait

Obi-Wan Kenobi Senator Bail Organa

East New York Chief John Suarez

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Nilo Cruz Classic Play UN PARQUE EN MI CASA Comes to Miami Next Month

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and director Nilo Cruz is internationally acclaimed and a Miami-based treasure. For the first time in Florida, he explores family, faith and politics in Un parque en mi casa (A Park in Our House), one of his first produced works, and a semi-autobiographical story of astonishing poetic power.

Corey Hawkins Signs With CAA For Representation

Emmy and Tony Award nominee Corey Hawkins has signed with CAA for representation. Learn more about Corey here!

Stand Up to Cancer Celebrates More Than $795 Million Pledged Over 15 Years of Impact

Celebrities lending their support for this year’s fundraising special included Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Biel, Don Cheadle, Katie Couric, Danai Gurira, Tony Hale, Ken Jeong, Queen Latifah, Maria Menounos, Julianne Moore, Tig Notaro, Jimmy Smits, Eric Stonestreet and Justin Timberlake. In the U.S., SU2C is still gratefully accepting donations.

President Biden & FLOTUS to Appear on Stand Up 2 Cancer Televised Special

The President and First Lady have a long relationship with SU2C. During SU2C’s 2016 fundraising telecast, President Biden—then Vice President—spoke on behalf of his son Joseph “Beau” Biden III, who passed away from brain cancer in 2015. First lady Jill Biden joined Stand Up To Cancer during game 4 of Major League Baseball’s 2022 World Series.

Video: Celebrate 15 Years of IN THE HEIGHTS

In the Heights opened on Broadway on March 9, 2008. Watch videos of the original cast in action!

Backyard Renaissance Announces The Cast of Yasmina Reza's GOD OF CARNAGE

In 2015, Backyard Renaissance's (BYR) first production out-of-the-gate was very much a couple-thing. Helmed by Director Lisa Berger and starring her husband Mike Sears, BYR founders, husband-and-wife team Francis Gercke and Jessica John, produced and co-starred in the production of Jez Butterworth's Parlour Song.

Photos: Signature Theatre's MY BROKEN LANGUAGE Celebrates Opening Night

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 MICHAEL COLBY at Urban Stages

Other Lives: The Story Songs of Michael Colby, a mélange of melody and tour de force performances featuring lyrics by Michael Colby, will be presented as part of Urban Stages 2022 “Winter Rhythms” 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

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!

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 Corey Hawkins

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 Conference Benefit Gala

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 CHATTER Podcast

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

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 Month

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.


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.

Project Angel Food LEAD WITH LOVE Telethon Raises Over $1.1 Million

The program opened with a surprise greeting from Ringo Starr and from that point on, donations poured in by phone, online, and text…and they're still coming in. They sent out a call for love, and Los Angeles answered with donations big and small. People calling in were not only giving $5, $10, $100, they were telling stories to volunteers about the son they lost to AIDS, or their own cancer battle, or their friend who has survived because of Project Angel Food.

IN THE HEIGHTS Wins Best Picture at HCA Midseason Awards

See the full list of award winners here. In The Heights took home top honors, including best picture, best actor for Anthony Ramos, and best director for Jon M. Chu.

Wake Up With BWW 6/22: HAIRSPRAY Returns to the West End, and More!

Today's top stories: Go inside Hairspray's return to the West End, Javier Munoz releases a new song, Krysta Rodriguez chats playing Liza Minnelli, and more!

VIDEO: THE TONIGHT SHOW Shares a Behind the Scenes Look at Their Broadway's Back Sketch

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon shared a behind the scenes look at their viral salute to Broadway that premiered on the show on June 8 with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phylicia Rashad, Kristin Chenoweth, Laura Benanti, Christopher Jackson, and 'In the Heights' stars Olga Merediz and Jimmy Smits!


Jimmy Smits has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Jimmy Smits has not appeared in the West End

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