Jimmy Smits

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Jimmy Smits
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Birth name Jimmy L. Smits
Born July 9, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Notable Roles Victor Sifuentes in L.A. Law
Detective Bobby Simone in NYPD Blue
Matthew Santos in The West Wing
Notable Episodes
Awards 1 Emmy
1 Golden Globe

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
L.A. Law Victor Sifuentes 1986–1991 1 2 3 4 5
NYPD Blue Det. Bobby Simone 1994–1999 2 3 4 5 6
Cane Alex Vega 2007 1
Dexter Miguel Prado 2008 3
Outlaw Cyrus Garza 2010 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Miami Vice Eddie Rivera 1x01 - Brother's Keeper (1) September 16, 1984
Miami Vice Eddie Rivera 1x02 - Brother's Keeper (2) September 16, 1984
Spenser: For Hire Hector Valdes 1x18 - In a Safe Place February 14, 1986
Saturday Night Live Host 16x05 - Jimmy Smits/World Party November 10, 1990
L.A. Law Victor Sifuentes 6x13 - Steal It Again, Sam February 20, 1992
L.A. Law Victor Sifuentes 6x22 - Say Goodnight, Gracie May 21, 1992

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Rockabye 2nd Policeman January 12, 1986
The Highwayman Bo Ziker September 20, 1987
Stamp of a Killer Richard Braden November 1, 1987
Mickey's 60th Birthday Victor Sifuentes November 13, 1988
Glitz Vincent Marra October 21, 1988
The American Film Institute Salute to Gregory Peck Himself 1989
L.A. Law: 100th Episode Celebration Himself May 6, 1991 L.A. Law
The Broken Cord David Norwell February 3, 1992
The Tommyknockers Jim "Gard" Gardner May 9, 1993
The Cisco Kid Cisco Kid February 6, 1994
Television's Greatest Performances II Host 1995
Solomon & Sheba King Solomon February 26, 1995
Television's Greatest Performances I Host November 23, 1995
The 1995 NCLR Bravo Awards Host December 1995
2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Himself February 26, 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards
Academy Awards The 68th Annual Academy Awards Presenter
Marshal Law Jack Coleman December 16, 1996
The 51st Annual Tony Awards Presenter June 1, 1997 Tony Awards
Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western Himself July 27, 1997
Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special Old King Cole October 12, 1997
1997 VH1 Fashion Awards Himself October 28, 1997 VH1 Fashion Awards
The Best of Chris Farley Himself 1998 Saturday Night Live
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Himself 1999 Primetime Emmy Awards
ESPY Awards (2000) Host 2000 ESPY Awards
Entertainment Tonight Presents: L.A. Law - Secrets of the Firm Himself February 19, 2000
The 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards Host September 12, 2000 Latin Grammy Awards
2nd Annual Latin Grammy Awards Himself September 11, 2001 Latin Grammy Awards
America: A Tribute to Heroes Himself September 21, 2001
3rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards Himself September 18, 2002 Latin Grammy Awards
Inside "NYPD Blue": A Decade on the Job
(credited as uncredited)
Himself September 24, 2002
2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards Himself 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards
Lackawanna Blues Ruben Santiago. Sr. February 12, 2005
"NYPD Blue": A Final Tribute Host March 1, 2005
"Star Wars": Feel the Force Himself May 18, 2005
AFI Tribute to George Lucas Himself June 20, 2005
Live 8 Himself July 2, 2005
2006 ALMA Awards Himself June 1, 2006 ALMA Awards
National Memorial Day Concert Himself May 27, 2007

Talk Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Late Show with David Letterman October 25, 1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show April 15, 1997
The Rosie O'Donnell Show February 17, 1998
The Rosie O'Donnell Show November 12, 1998
Howard Stern March 31, 1999
The Daily Show March 30, 2000
The Rosie O'Donnell Show March 30, 2000
The Howard Stern Radio Show October 7, 2000
The Tony Danza Show November 10, 2004
The Ellen DeGeneres Show January 24, 2005
Live with Regis and Kelly March 28, 2005
Tavis Smiley (2004) April 1, 2005
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson April 4, 2005
The Ellen DeGeneres Show May 20, 2005
The Ellen DeGeneres Show May 23, 2005
The Tony Danza Show July 28, 2005
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno November 1, 2005
The Ellen DeGeneres Show November 2, 2005
The Ellen DeGeneres Show May 11, 2006

Producer

Series Year(s) Producer Credit Season(s)
Cane 2007 Co-Executive Producer
Outlaw 2010 Co-Executive Producer

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 12 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (1990)
L.A. Law

Golden Globe Awards

(1 Win in 4 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama (1996)
NYPD Blue