Jimmy Smits is an American actor famed for playing notable television characters such as Detective Bobby Simone on the drama series NYPD Blue, Nero Padilla on the hit series Sons of Anarchy and Matt Santos on NBC's political drama series The West Wing. He is also known for starring in numerous films, including the Star Wars series of films, in which he played Senator Bail Organa.
He was married to Barbara Smits from 1980 to 1987. He and Barbara have two children together.
In 1987, he and his girl friend actress Wanda De Jesus were arrested after attacking three police officers at his home.
In 2001, he was arrested again while engaging in a protest against the U.S. Navy's bombing practices on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.
I 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.Jimmy Smits
I've been in California for about 15 years now. You're always in your car and insulated. I miss New York so much.Jimmy Smits
There 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!Jimmy Smits
is a famous American actor,
who was born on
July 9, 1955. As a person born on this date, Jimmy Smits is listed in our database as the 20th
most popular celebrity for the day (July 9) and the 46th most popular for the year (1955).
People born on July 9
fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab.
Jimmy Smits is the 426th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Jimmy Smits' birthday, Jimmy Smits is the 2852nd most famous American and ranks 191st in famous people born in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
In general, Jimmy Smits ranks as the 5158th
most popular famous person, and the 1011th most popular actor of all time.
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